Brown University, Providence, USA

Providence, USA

  • 1764

    Established
  • 17.2%

    International Students
  • 4

    No. of Programs
  • 57

    QS World University Rankings
  • NO

    Scholarship
  • Yes

    Hostel Accomodation

Overview

History, Affiliations & Rankings

Brown University, founded in 1764, is a prominent research university and the seventh oldest university in the United States. The private Ivy League university is among the nine institutions of higher education chartered in the Thirteen Colonies before the American Revolution. Accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education, Brown University is ranked 5th in the “Best Colleges 2021” edition of The Times Higher Education/Wall Street Journal. The U.S. News & World Report ranked the university 14th in its 2021 edition of “Best National University Rankings”. Globally, Brown is ranked 60th in QS World University Rankings 2021 and 61st in THE World University Rankings 2021.

Infrastructure, Campus & Courses

Located in Providence, Rhode Island, the campus of Brown University spans across an area of 143 acres. It comprises the College, the Graduate School, the School of Engineering, Alpert Medical School, the School of Public Health and the School of Professional Studies. Brown’s main campus includes a total of 235 buildings which sit on a 15-acre block and offers athletics and recreation facilities, a range of dedicated services in support of health and wellness, housing and dining, 400+ student organizations, 6 libraries and so on. All in all, Brown has over 80 undergraduate concentrations with 2,000+ undergraduate courses offered every year, 33 master’s degree programs and 51 doctoral programs delivered by 816 full-time faculty.

Accomplishments & Alumni

Brown University’s list of notable alumni transcends national borders in a wide spectrum of study areas. As of November 2019, the university has been associated with eight Nobel Prize winners, seven National Humanities Medal recipients, 25 Pulitzer Prize winners, 17 billions, 99 members of the US Congress, one U.S. Supreme Court Justice , four U.S. Secretaries of State, 52 Gates Cambridge Scholars and more. Prominent alumni include Emma Watson, Charles Evans Hughes, John Krasinski, Chris Hayes, John Haye, John D. Rockefeller Jr., to name a few. Brown University has been widely recognized for its innovative teaching, engaged learning, local impact and its long-time commitment to contribute to the economic development of the city of Providence.

Student Diversity & Visiting Companies

Brown has a global community of over 2,700 international students, scholars and their families representing over 63 nations and 69 languages. 43% of its students identify as students of colour. Excellent teaching environment with well equipped laboratories prepares the graduate students at Brown University for bright careers and help them achieve leadership qualities. Researchers at the university are involved in solving global problems and focus on discoveries for the betterment of society. 92% of 2020 graduates of Brown went on to employment or higher education within six months of graduation. The university also provides over 2,700 internship/research opportunities to students through BrownConnect.

COVID-19 Response

In light of the improvement in public health on campus, Brown University has started to increase levels of campus activity. The current 2021 Campus Safety Policy at Brown reflects regulations and guidelines of the State of Rhode Island. Here are the latest updates with regards to Brown’s response to the global pandemic:

  • The university requires all students, faculty and staff who are active participants in campus activities to get fully vaccinated.

  • Undergraduate and graduate students who are not fully vaccinated will not be allowed to enter the campus.

  • Covid testing frequency has been reduced to once weekly, effective June 1.

  • Community members who are fully vaccinated will not be required to wear masks or maintain social distancing at all times or in outdoor settings.

  • The university will continue to operate under a restricted travel policy for international students as per the federal and state guidelines.

  • For Fall 2021, Brown is preparing to return to its traditional two-semester academic calendar based mostly on in-person classes, normal co-curricular, residential and athletic experiences.

  • New and prospective students are encouraged to enrol in full-time in-person classes.

Brown University Facts & Highlights

Type of University

Private, Coed

Average Annual Tuition Fee

Bachelors - $62,404 (2021-22)

Masters -  $60,944 (2021-22)

Admission Intakes

Spring & Fall

Average GPA Requirement

4.08

Average Exam Score Requirement

SAT - 1485; ACT - 33; IELTS - 6.5; TOEFL - 100; GRE - 324; GMAT - 760

Admission Requirements

Standardised test scores, LOR, SOP, Academic Transcripts, English language proficiency test scores.

Admissions Deadlines

Early Decision application deadline - November 1 

Regular Decision application deadline - January 5

Percentage of International Students

20%

Size of Campus (in acres)

143

Alumni Worldwide

115k+

Females to Males Ratio

53:47

Average Salary after 10 Years

$63,433 (Annual)

Brown University Rankings

Ranked By

2022

2021

2020

2019

2018

ARWU (Shanghai Ranking) - Universities Rankings

NA

NA

101-1501

84

101-150

QS

60

60

57

56

53

Times Higher Education (THE)

64

61

53

53

50

U.S. News & World Report - Global Universities

NA

101

102

102

99

Brown University Subject Rankings

Computer Science

Ranked By

2021

2020

2019

2018

Times Higher Education (THE)

86

74

59

48

U.S. News & World Report - Computer Science

NA

NA

NA

25

Engineering

Ranked By

2021

2020

2019

2018

QS - Engineering and Technology

NA

167

155

165

Times Higher Education (THE)

83

82

80

68

U.S. News & World Report - Mechanical Engineering PG

26

NA

NA

NA

U.S. News & World Report - Biomedical Engineering PG

48

NA

NA

NA

U.S. News & World Report - Electrical Engineering PG

39

NA

NA

NA

U.S. News & World Report - Chemical Engineering PG

53

NA

NA

NA

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Brown University, Box 1906,69 Brown Street, Providence RI 02912

https://www.brown.edu/about/administration/international-student-and-scholar-services/ | 401-863-2427 | oisss@brown.edu

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