Brown University

At Brown, our students have the freedom to choose their academic journeys.

Brown is a place where scholarship, problem-solving and service to the public good are defined by intense collaboration, intellectual discovery and working in ways that transcend traditional boundaries.

Confronting the challenge of Alzheimer's and dementia

With $53.4 million in support from the largest federal grant in Brown history, School of Public Health researchers will partner with Hebrew SeniorLife to lead a nationwide effort to improve health care and quality of life for people living with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.

Highlighting Brown’s distinction in entrepreneurship

With $53.4 million in support from the largest federal grant in Brown history, School of Public Health researchers will partner with Hebrew SeniorLife to lead a nationwide effort to improve health care and quality of life for people living with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.

The Impact of Our Work

Deploying knowledge to address critical and complex problems in the world.

News From Brown
Early-career researcher Jessica Plavicki is advancing understanding of how environmental contaminants interfere with heart and brain development — the formidable task of establishing her new lab should prove fruitful for decades to come.
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For the last half century, the Third World Transition Program has welcomed incoming first-years for four days of workshops and community-building exercises that center the student of color experience.
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The Brown Difference

Our commitment to academic excellence, intellectual freedom and making an impact centers all we do.

Academics at Brown University

Innovative teaching, rigorous scholarship and diverse perspectives cross boundaries and infuse Brown academics.

The College

Brown has earned a global reputation for its innovative undergraduate educational experience, based in the College and rooted in its flexible yet academically rigorous Open Curriculum.

Graduate School

With innovative, student-centered academic training and a diverse and collaborative culture, Brown prepares graduate students to become leaders in their fields inside and outside of the academy.

Warren Alpert Medical School

Brown’s renowned medical school offers an integrated medical curriculum alongside immersive clinical experiences, where students work with physician-scientists on the leading edge of biomedical innovation.

School of Engineering

Brown educates future leaders in the fundamentals of engineering in an environment of collaborative, world-class research centered on solving pressing global challenges.

School of Public Health

Throughout its teaching and research, the School of Public Health trains future public health leaders, advances knowledge on pressing health challenges and enhances population health and well-being.

School of Professional Studies

Brown’s School of Professional Studies offers executive education programs designed to advance the careers of accomplished professionals from across the globe.

Straight from the Source

Brunonians answer your most pressing questions about Brown University.

What advice do you have for incoming Ph.D. students? Byrd McDaniel
What is your advice to first-year students? Emerson Tenney
What is your advice to first-year students? Meghan Mozea

Find your way around Brown

Explore the countless paths and opportunities that Brown has to offer.

Brown is a leading research university distinct for its student-centered learning and deep sense of purpose. Our students, faculty and staff are driven by the idea that their work will have an impact in the world.
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Brown’s flexible yet rigorous approach to education pushes undergraduates to be deeply creative thinkers, intellectual risk-takers and entrepreneurial problem-solvers.
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From brain science to biomedical engineering to the arts and humanities, Brown researchers fuel discovery, solve global problems and confront complex 21st century challenges with a relentless focus on the greater good.
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Brown has earned a global reputation for its innovative undergraduate educational experience, rooted in its flexible yet academically rigorous Open Curriculum.
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With innovative, student-centered academic training and a diverse and collaborative culture, Brown prepares graduate students to become leaders in their fields inside and outside of the academy.
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Brown is distinctively known as a University-College – a major research university where undergraduate education is based in the College, and students and faculty at all levels collaborate across the College, departments and schools.
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Brown offers more than 80 concentrations, what some colleges call majors. You'll sample courses in a wide range of subjects before immersing yourself in one of these focused areas.
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With more than 2,600 graduate students and more than 700 full-time faculty members, Brown offers excellent academic training and mentoring within a supportive environment.
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In addition to undergraduate and graduate degree programs, Brown offers three certificates, an array of pre-college programs for high school students, and no-cost, no-credit online courses to learners across the globe.
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Through innovative teaching and groundbreaking research, Brown contributes in significant and enduring ways to the advancement of knowledge across all fields of study.
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Brown is distinctively known as a University-College – a major research university where undergraduate education is based in the College, and students and faculty at all levels collaborate across the College, departments and schools.
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Brown students, faculty and staff live active, engaged lives of teaching, learning and making an impact within a diverse and supportive community.
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Brown hosts the nation's fourth largest varsity athletics program and is home to a state-of-the-art, 10,000-square-foot fitness center, located alongside an expansive athletics complex.
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The story of Brown is also the story of Providence and Rhode Island. The University has been intertwined with this diverse and vibrant city since the founding of the republic.
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Readings and performances. Lectures and panels. Exhibitions, concerts and film screenings — luminaries from across the globe are featured in exceptional and extraordinary events.
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The best way to get to know Brown is to experience it — here's what you need to know to visit us in Providence, Rhode Island.
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This interactive campus map highlights campus buildings, exterior spaces, departments, rooms and more.
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Brown is located in the heart of Providence, R.I., a vibrant place to live, work and study and a city rich in cultural diversity.
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Brown offers more than 80 concentrations, what some colleges call majors. You'll sample courses in a wide range of subjects before immersing yourself in one of these focused areas.
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Brown’s flexible yet rigorous approach to education pushes undergraduates to be deeply creative thinkers, intellectual risk-takers and entrepreneurial problem-solvers.
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Brown has earned a global reputation for its innovative undergraduate educational experience, rooted in its flexible yet academically rigorous Open Curriculum.
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When students are deciding where to apply to college, or whether to accept an offer of admission, we want them to know that Brown is an affordable choice.
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Brown students, faculty and staff live active, engaged lives of teaching, learning and making an impact within a diverse and supportive community.
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With innovative, student-centered academic training and a diverse and collaborative culture, Brown prepares graduate students to become leaders in their fields inside and outside of the academy.
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With more than 2,600 graduate students and more than 700 full-time faculty members, Brown offers excellent academic training and mentoring within a supportive environment.
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From brain science to biomedical engineering to the arts and humanities, Brown researchers fuel discovery, solve global problems and confront complex 21st century challenges with a relentless focus on the greater good.
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Brown excels at education and research that integrate knowledge across diverse fields of study — a robust network of academic institutes and centers is at the heart of that work.
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Brown is located in the heart of Providence, R.I., a vibrant place to live, work and study and a city rich in cultural diversity.
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Brown University offers 51 doctoral programs and 33 master’s programs, including those of the School of Engineering, the School of Public Health and the School of Professional Studies.
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Brown’s renowned medical school offers an integrated medical curriculum alongside immersive clinical experiences, where students work with physician-scientists on the leading edge of biomedical innovation.
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A 15-month EMBA for mid-career professionals that integrates an innovative management curriculum with the humanities and liberal arts.
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A 16-month program for healthcare professionals that prepares visionary leaders to transform healthcare organizations and deliver outstanding products and services.
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The Office of the Registrar supports the instructional activities of Brown by providing essential enrollment, curricular, and student record services to the entire campus community.
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This is the right place if you’ve noticed that a student could use support and you are making time in your day to figure out how to best support them.
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University Human Resources guides and supports the professional success of Brown employees.
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Workday is the system of record for HR, finance, learning, payroll, recruiting and post-award grant accounting information at Brown University.
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Find Brown alumni groups in your area, such as a club, alumni interviewing program, or affinity group chapter.
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Miss the energy of your fellow alums? On the Brunonia calendar, there’s something for every alum!
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The online home for Brown alumni and friends. Get involved. Give back. Make lifelong connections.
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BrownTogether, with a goal of $3 billion, is the most aspirational campaign in the University's history.
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The Brown Annual Fund creates immediate opportunities for financial aid, faculty support, and the student experience.
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You can support Brown in a variety of ways, and your gift to Brown is a sound investment in Brown’s future, making it possible to maintain and build on the excellence of our students, faculty, education and research.
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Brown deploys knowledge to address critical and complex problems in the world.
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Brown hosts the nation's fourth largest varsity athletics program and is home to a state-of-the-art, 10,000-square-foot fitness center, located alongside an expansive athletics complex.
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Family Weekend provides students, parents and others the ideal autumnal setting for a reunion and exploration of Brown.
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This year, Commencement Weekend is May 24-26, 2019. Browse the schedule of events and other important information about the weekend.
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