U.S. News ranked Brown No. 10 for “Least Debt” upon graduation and No. 14 for “Best Value,” which assesses the average level of need-based financial aid for schools “that are above average academically.”
Among a range of financial aid and access initiatives, Brown has replaced loans with grants in University financial aid packages for students, eliminated consideration of a family’s home equity as an asset when calculating a student’s available financial resources, increased scholarships for military veterans, and created health insurance scholarships as part of all financial aid packages for uninsured students.
Forbes also featured Brown for being the nation’s No. 1 Fulbright-producing research university, which marks the fourth time in the last six years that Brown University students and recent graduates earned more Fulbright scholarships than those from any other research university in the nation.
“It’s also relevant to celebrate that in the last year, a Brown student was selected as a Rhodes Scholar and another was named as a Harry S. Truman Scholar, which are among the most prestigious academic awards available to undergraduate students in the U.S.,” University officials noted.
Leading in medicine, public health, social sciences and entrepreneurship
Internationally, Brown took the No. 7 slot for best executive MBA in the “QS World University 2022 Rankings” for its joint executive program with IE Business School in Spain.
Brown was ranked No. 10 globally for graduating the most female entrepreneurs in PitchBook’s 2021 “Top 50 Colleges for Founders” — and No. 17 for undergraduate programs that graduate the most successful entrepreneurs. Brown is home to the Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship, which hosts a range of programs and initiatives for students developing ventures, equipping the next generation of entrepreneurs for lives of innovation and impact.
In the “Best Graduate Schools” guide published by U.S. News, Brown ranked No. 16 for “Best Public Health Schools,” and its Ph.D. program in biostatistics ranked No. 13 nationally among “Best Biostatistics Programs.” Among nearly 50 other national distinctions at the graduate level, the University’s graduate programs earned the No. 12 spot for “Earth Sciences;” No. 13 ranks for “English,” “Algebra / Number Theory / Algebraic Geometry” and “Analysis;” No. 14 spots for “Geochemistry,” “Geophysics and Seismology” and “Mathematics;” No. 18 in “History;” and No. 20 in “Economics.”
In the U.S. News medical school rankings 2023, Brown’s Warren Alpert Medical School took the No. 14 spot in the nation for “Best Medical Schools: Primary Care,” up five spots from No. 19 the previous year, and No. 20 for “Most Diverse Medical Schools.” The ranking noted the medical school’s teaching hospital affiliations, its 2.1:1 faculty-to-student ratio and successful dual-degree programs. Additionally, Brown was placed at No. 16 in the U.S. News “Specialty Rankings” for “Best Family Medicine Programs.”
Ensuring an inclusive and healthy community
Outside of the classroom and the lab, Brown was recognized for its health and well-being resources and was designated Rhode Island’s “Healthiest College” on the list of “Healthiest College in Every State (2022),” created by the Nessie health and wellness publication. It praised Brown’s BWell health promotion program and support for LGBTQIA+ community members.