Brown University is a private Ivy League university located in Providence, Rhode Island. Founded in 1764 by Baptist minister Nicholas Brown as the College of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, it became one of the nine colonial colleges chartered before the American Revolution. It is the seventh oldest institution of higher education in New England and one of the eight Ivy League schools. The school's undergraduate program offers over 200 fields of study leading to bachelor's degrees, and its graduate programs are offered through 13 departments.
Brown University is a world-renowned institution, with a reputation for academic rigor and social engagement. It is consistently ranked as one of the top universities in the United States and has been since its founding in 1764.
Brown is known for its strong programs in STEM fields, but also offers excellent degrees in humanities and social sciences. Brown undergraduates can choose from 60 majors across 10 schools including: School of Engineering; School of Public Health; School of Business; Watson Institute for International Studies; School of Humanities & Sciences; John Carter Brown Library; Alpert Medical School (in partnership with Rhode Island Hospital); Graduate School of Arts & Sciences; Pembroke Center for Teaching & Research on Women.
The most popular majors are Biology/Biological Sciences, Economics/Business Economics/Finance, Social Anthropology/Anthropology, Psychology/Psychology & Neuroscience, English, Government/Political Science and History.
Brown is committed to providing a supportive and inclusive environment for all students. The school’s Office of LGBTQ Life offers a variety of programs, resources and services for the LGBTQ community, including the Rainbow Terrace Residence Hall.