Brown University was founded in 1764 in Providence, Rhode Island. Since then, Brown has developed into the 7th oldest higher education institution in the United States and of the 9 colonial colleges established before the American Revolution. Today, this research university is the most eccentric and liberal of all Ivy League schools. At the 146-acre campus, students are encouraged to explore, take risks and develop their own multidisciplinary study in over 70 concentrations.
Brown University offers 70 concentrations for over 6,500 undergraduate students. Inside the classroom, the student-faculty ratio is 7-to-1. Nearly 71% of the classes have less than 20 students. Outside the classroom, all undergraduates at Brown are required to live on campus for their first 6 semesters. Brown University offers over 400 student organizations and the opportunity to watch NCAA Division I sports teams. Top majors include:
- Biology & Biological Sciences
- Computer Science
Brown University might be known for its eccentricities. However, it is still a highly competitive school – less than 10% of the total applicants are accepted. Once you are in, the competition continues in all concentrations. Brown is known for their 8-year Liberal Medical Education undergraduate and medical degree program as well as their engineering programs that encourages students to take risks and explore ways to solve problems.