Brown University

Brown University

Rhode Island, United States | Private

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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 and graduate programs, plus the Alpert Medical School, School of Public Health, School of Engineering, and the School of Professional Studies. Brown is frequently recognized for its global reach, many cultural events, numerous campus groups and activities, active community service programs, highly competitive athletics, and beautiful facilities located in a richly historic urban setting




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Providence is a compact, thriving American capital city that neatly cross-stitches the fabric of New England history with a vibrant dining palate and an edgy arts, music and cultural scene. "Something for everyone" might be a clichéd phrase, but in Providence it's an everyday reality. This "Creative Capital" boasts the modern attractions and cosmopolitan amenities of big cities, but with unpretentious fun and an enviable array of accessible options. Overall, Providence is a small city that has mastered the blend between being a hip college town, a comfortable place to raise a family and a sophisticated travel destination. On flipside, the Rhode Island economy is depressed and taxes are high. Also, its crime rate is above the national average.


Brown's main campus located in the College Hill Historic District in the city of Providence, is a 143-acre urban campus. The university and the neighborhood has a dense heritage of buildings from the Colonial era. Comprising of 235 buildings and Brown is the largest land-owner of properties in Providence. The ‘College Street' which is one of the most important parts of Brown University, has a popular entrance gate called the Van Wickle Gates. To the south are academic buildings and residential quadrangles and to the east are the two Science Parks.
The most photographed buildings are on the core green spaces of campus. There are series of libraries at Brown like John Hay library, John Carter Library, etc. With one million artifacts, the Haffenreffer Museum is one of the most acclaimed university museums in the world.

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Brown University is known to have shockingly fewer problems. The rule is that freshmen live in doubles and your comforts and facilities increase as you get older. Dorms are known to be well-managed and are good places to garner endearing friendships. Yes, a lot of dorms may be pretty old but so is Brown University! Some of the most popular residential halls are Perkins, Keeny, Wayland (right next to frats), MoChomp, and EmWool (small and cozy). Living on-campus may cost around $8000 per academic year.


BU has a miraculous faculty to student ratio of 7:1 which makes it really easy for students to access professors. Most popular majors at Brown University are Economics, Computer Science, Biology, Entrepreneurial and Political Science. This is a tough school and students mostly work very hard to keep up the score. The environment can get really stressful and one needs to maintain sanity for one's own self. The competition in classes and on campus is very high but there's nothing different to expect from an Ivy league. The research environment is really great at Brown. Some of the popular professors on campus are Allan Bower (Engineering), Barrette Hazeltine (Engineering), Gregory Elliot (Sociology), etc.

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Average median salary of a post-graduate from Brown University is a whopping $59,700 with some of the biggest companies coming on campus such as Morgan & Stanley, Deloitte, Google, Amazon, Barclays, JPMorgan, Mckinsey and Company, Teach for America etc. 70% of the students are engaged in some kind of employment right after college out of which 68% are into for-profit organizations while 26% go to non-profit sectors.

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