Through innovative teaching and groundbreaking research, Brown contributes in significant and enduring ways to the advancement of knowledge across all fields of study.

Brown is a leading research university and the seventh-oldest college in the U.S. At the heart of the University’s teaching, research and scholarship is a commitment to academic excellence, intellectual freedom and making an impact to better serve people, communities and society.

The University is renowned for its distinctive undergraduate experience rooted in its flexible yet rigorous Open Curriculum. Its campus in vibrant Providence, Rhode Island, is home to a wide array of graduate programs, plus the Warren Alpert Medical School, School of Public Health, School of Engineering and School of Professional Studies.




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Undergraduate Education

Brown has earned a global reputation for its innovative undergraduate educational experience, rooted in the academic rigor and intellectual entrepreneurism of its Open Curriculum.

Brown’s flexible yet rigorous approach to education pushes undergraduates to be deeply creative thinkers, intellectual risk-takers and entrepreneurial problem-solvers.
Brown offers more than 80 programs, what some colleges call majors. You'll sample courses in a wide range of subjects before immersing yourself in one of these focused areas.

Graduate and Professional Education

With innovative, student-centered academic training and a diverse and collaborative culture, Brown prepares graduate students for distinguished careers in research, teaching and leadership in their fields, both inside and outside of higher education.

Brown offers 51 doctoral programs and 33 master’s programs across the life and physical sciences, social sciences, arts and humanities.
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Brown’s renowned Warren Alpert Medical School offers an integrated medical curriculum alongside immersive clinical experiences, as well as combined master's and doctoral degree programs.
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Designed to advance the careers of accomplished professionals from across the globe, executive master’s degrees are offered through the School of Professional Studies.
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World-Class Research

Brown is a world-class research university where accomplished scholars collaborate to blend deep content knowledge across many disciplines to address the defining challenges of a complex and changing world.

Schools and Colleges

Undergraduate education is based in the College, and students and faculty collaborate across more than 40 academic departments at the University’s schools and colleges.

Academic Calendar

Brown's academic calendar shows the dates classes are in session and deadlines to add and drop classes for undergraduate and graduate students.