Brown is an elite private university located in Providence, Rhode Island. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 6,666 undergraduate students. Admissions is extremely competitive as the Brown acceptance rate is only 8%. Popular majors include Biology, Economics, and Computer Science. Graduating 95% of students, Brown alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $52,500.
Brown University Rankings
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.51 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.68 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.67 responses
Most Popular Majors
Computer Science144 Graduates
Computational and Applied Mathematics138 Graduates
Neuroscience and Neurobiology72 Graduates
International Relations61 Graduates
Political Science and Government57 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
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Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.93 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.107 responses
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Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.40 responses
Brown University Reviews
Brown University has been an incredible experience and has allowed me to pursue passions that I wasn't even aware I was interested in! The unique open curriculum allows students to take courses from a broad range of subjects and helps to ensure they find the right area of study. I personally believed I wanted to go into biomedical engineering, however, after taking a variety of classes at Brown in environmental studies, I have switched my major. Every teacher, student, and dean is so incredibly passionate about the work and everyone is constantly striving to be better which makes the University an amazing place and experience!
Brown is amazing! I am convinced it is the best school in the world. The faculty is incredible and genuinely cares about the students. The students support each other and work hard every day. The education is intense and very high quality. Class options are vast, and the open curriculum gives students the ability to try many different subjects and classes that they maybe would not have tried otherwise.
I really like the school overall for its academics which friends of mine which have attended Brown agree with. Brown provides a good supply of diversity by providing need based scholarships to minorities in need. The campus is gorgeous with excellent historical forms of architecture. Its a very safe school with excellent Dorms and chill party scenes. Brown University is a very good school!