Brown's Mission

The mission of Brown University is to serve the community, the nation and the world by discovering, communicating and preserving knowledge and understanding in a spirit of free inquiry, and by educating and preparing students to discharge the offices of life with usefulness and reputation. We do this through a partnership of students and teachers in a unified community known as a university-college.

Academics

80 +

undergraduate concentrations

7:1

student to faculty ratio

1,900 +

undergraduate courses offered each year

51

doctoral programs

33

master’s degree programs

70 %

of classes have fewer than 20 students

816

full-time faculty

75 +

countries Brown students can study abroad

6

libraries

Students

1,200 +

students

participate each year in Swearer Center community engagement programs

2,700 +

internship/research opportunities

posted on BrownConnect

10 %

of undergraduates

are the first in their families to attend college

666

Brown Fulbright Scholars

have taught or done research in countries around the world

Undergraduates

represent 47 states and 63 nations and speak 69 languages

Undergraduate Admission and Financial Aid

35,437
applications
to the undergraduate Class of 2022
7.7%
acceptance rate for the Class of 2022
100%
of each student's demonstrated financial need
met by Brown
43%
of the Class of 2022
received need-based scholarship or grant aid
100%
of students receiving financial aid
have no loans in their University-packaged financial aid awards
$50,108
average need-based award
for Class of 2022 students who received aid
$135.4
million
in need-based scholarship budgeted for 2018-19

Life after Brown

90%
of graduates
proceed immediately to full-time work or graduate/professional school
91%
of graduates
who applied to law school are admitted
92%
of graduates
who applied to medical school are admitted
110,166
Brown alumni around the world

Athletics

38

Division I sports teams

34

club teams

20

intramural teams

1st

NCAA Division I schools in academic achievement