From the moment they arrive on campus, students at Brown are encouraged to make critical decisions about their academic work and their personal lives. They interact with and learn from students of diverse backgrounds, expanding both their worldview and their social networks. They take on many kinds of leadership positions that develop their decision-making and time management skills. And they expand their cognitive abilities through courses and projects that make connections across the disciplines. At its best, a Brown education produces a person who is not just smart but truly interested in other people, comfortable with the unknown, and above all resilient. 

Click on the links at left to learn more about Brown's approach to liberal learning. You may also want to visit the websites of our  academic departments and undergraduate programs. You can also read about Brown's Graduate School, School of Public Health,  School of Engineering, as well as the Warren Alpert Medical School and its affiliated teaching hospitals. Together, these programs comprise a rich and rewarding academic environment for students as well as faculty and advisors.