College Spotlight: Brown University

The PowerScore College Spotlight gives you a snapshot of a different college or university each week. For more information about each profiled institution, be sure to check out the school’s website.

Brown University  is today’s College Spotlight. From the school’s website:

Located in historic Providence, Rhode Island and founded in 1764, Brown University is the seventh-oldest college in the United States. Brown is an independent, coeducational Ivy League institution comprising undergraduate andgraduate programs, plus the Alpert Medical School and the School of Engineering.

With its talented and motivated student body and accomplished faculty, Brown is a leading research university that maintains a particular commitment to exceptional undergraduate instruction.

Brown’s vibrant, diverse community consists of 6,000 undergraduates, 2,000 graduate students, 400 medical school students, more than 5,000 summer, visiting and online students, and nearly 700 faculty members. Brown students come from all 50 states and more than 100 countries.

Undergraduates pursue bachelor’s degrees in more than 70 concentrations, ranging from Egyptology to cognitive neuroscience. Anything’s possible at Brown—the university’s commitment to undergraduate freedom means students must take responsibility as architects of their courses of study.


Type of school: Private

Setting: Urban, small city

Size: 6,380 (total undergraduate enrollment)

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 1,507 (2011)

Student-to-faculty ratio: 8:1

Acceptance percentage: 9%

Tuition and fees: $43,716 (2012-2013)

Room, board, and additional expenses: $16,318 (2012-2013 estimate for students living on campus)

Address: Box 1920, Providence, RI 02912
Phone: 401.863.1000
Twitter accounts: @BrownUniversity
Facebook: Brown University

All information was gathered from the school’s profile on the website and the school’s website. Please consult the school’s website and Office of Admissions with questions regarding this information. 

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