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Brown places among top universities in national and global rankings

September 12, 2017

Media contact: O'rya Hyde-Keller   

Among many other notable rankings, the University landed the No. 14 slot in the annual U.S. News and World Report guide to the nation’s best universities, including Top 5 honors for undergraduate teaching.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — In recognition of its exceptional undergraduate teaching, student/faculty research opportunities, generous financial aid, and distinctive student experience, a wide range of higher education guides and rankings have placed Brown among the nation’s — and the world’s — top universities.

In the annual U.S. News and World Report rankings of the nation’s best universities, released on Sept. 12, Brown retained the No. 14 overall slot. The publication also named Brown to its top rankings for strongest commitment to undergraduate teaching (No. 3), high school counselors’ top college picks (No. 5), best economic diversity (No. 8) and best value (No. 14).

Many of this year’s rankings reflect Brown’s global reputation for an innovative, student-centered undergraduate experience rooted in the Open Curriculum, which positions students as the architects of their own education, and opportunities for research, internships, international study and community-based learning. 

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