Located in historic Providence, Rhode Island and founded in 1764, Brown University is the seventh-oldest college in the United States. Brown is an independent, coeducational Ivy League institution comprising undergraduate and graduate programs, plus the Alpert Medical School, School of Engineering, Executive Master of Healthcare Leadership and the IE Brown Executive MBA. Brown is a leading research university that maintains a particular commitment to exceptional undergraduate instruction.
On campus, Brown’s community consists of 6,000 undergraduates, 2,000 graduate students, 400 medical school students, more than 5,000 summer, visiting and online students, and nearly 700 faculty members. Brown students come from all 50 states and more than 100 countries.
Undergraduates pursue bachelor’s degrees in more than 70 concentrations, ranging from Egyptology to cognitive neuroscience.
Graduate students study in more than 70 programs. The broad scope of options vary from interdisciplinary opportunities in molecular pharmacology and physiology to a master’s program in acting and directing through the Brown/Trinity Repertory Consortium.
Continuing Education offers degree programs, plus credit and non-credit courses, including a Master's of Biology and an Executive MBA. Other programs include the Undergraduate Summer Session, Pre-College Program, Intensive English Language Program and Brown Leadership Institute.
Around the world, nearly 90,000 Brown alumni are - in the words of Brown’s charter - leading lives of “usefulness and reputation” in every imaginable field of endeavor. Through events around the globe, reunions on campus, career resources, a host of online connections, and other services, the Brown Alumni Association fosters and supports a vibrant alumni community, wherever its members may be.