History, Affiliations and Rankings
Brown University became the third college in New England and the sixth in Colonial America when it was established in 1764. Brown was the first Ivy League institution to admit students of all religious backgrounds, demonstrating the inclusiveness that still characterizes Brown today. Originally known as the College of Rhode Island, Brown University moved to its current location on College Hill overlooking Providence in 1770 and was renamed in 1804. The university received its accreditation from New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE) formerly the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). It has academic affiliation with Association of American Universities (AAU), Universities Research Association (URA), National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU), 568 Group and Space-grant. Brown University secured the ranking of #60 in QS World University Rankings. U.S. News and World Report ranked the University at #14 in National Universities (tie), #3 in Best Colleges for Veterans and #4 in Best Undergraduate Teaching. The Times Higher Education positioned the university at #64 in the World University Rankings.
Infrastructure, Campuses and Courses
Brown's home for more than two centuries, Providence, Rhode Island, is a bustling place to live, work, and study, a fascinating hub for innovation, and a city rich in cultural diversity. Today's gorgeous campus is made up of 230 buildings spread across 150 acres within walking distance of downtown Providence and close to the bustling Thayer Street, Wickenden Street, and Wayland Square, where students and locals mingle amid ample shopping, dining, and entertainment. It is characterized as an University-College – a large research university with undergraduate education centred in the College with students and faculty working together throughout the College, departments, and schools at all levels. It has over 2000 undergraduate and 80 graduate programmes to choose from. The university's colleges include the Graduate School, Warren Alpert Medical School, School of Engineering, School of Public Health, and School of Professional Studies.
Accomplishments and Alumni
Brown University is a top research university known for its student-centred learning and strong sense of mission. Students and teachers at Brown are working to address the nation's opioid issue, the next Mars landing site is being planned, ancient civilizations' whereabouts are being discovered, providing new political models to world leaders, and new boundaries in multimedia arts are being explored. The academics and researchers are uncommonly motivated in their intellectual pursuits by the conviction that their work must — and will — make an impact in their communities, society, and the world. The list of accomplishments at the university is infinite. It has a prominent alumni network of over 140,000 people from all around the world. Emma Watson, an actress, Ted Turner, an American entrepreneur, and John F. Kennedy Jr., an American lawyer, are among the prominent names.
Student Diversity and Visiting Companies
The university has a total of 9,948 students enrolled, with 6,792 being undergraduates, 2,561 being graduates, and 595 being medical students. 44% of students of the United States identify as people of colour. 13 percent of undergraduates in the student body are the first in their families to attend college. A total of 100 countries, 48 states plus D.C., and 70 languages are represented in the community. Within six months of graduation, 92 percent of 2020 graduates went on to work or graduate/professional school, according to a poll. Google, Microsoft, Amazon, Goldman Sachs, Apple, Morgan Stanley, and Facebook are among the top employers of university graduates.