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Brown Student Life

Brown is on a 154-acre campus in an urban setting in Providence, Rhode Island, not far from Boston. There are many activities and organizations for Brown students to participate in – band, chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.

Brown also has fraternities and sororities.

Brown students' favorite campus events are Spring Weekend Events, Campus Dance and Commencement Weekend and Ivy Film Festival.

Does Brown offer student housing?

Brown offers housing. Students are required to live on campus through junior year. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.

The majority of Brown students live on campus. In 2021, 72% of undergrads at Brown lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 28% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Brown. First year students are not allowed to park a car on campus.

Brown offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.

Safety at Brown

College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.

Brown University is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The Brown campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night. The school also has student security patrols.

Brown offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards so that students can feel confident that they are safe in on-campus housing.

Plan a Visit to Brown

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit to Brown, take Interstate 95 to Providence, RI. If you need to fly, book your flight to T.F. Green airport.

While you're planning, check out other schools in Rhode Island you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.

Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore Brown's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour

Brown Students

53%

Women

47%

Men

97%

Full Time

3%

Part Time

6%

In State

94%

Out-of-State

Ethnicity

42%

19%

11%

11%

7%

6%

4%

0.35%

0.15%

Undergraduate Students

6,792

Graduate Students

3,156

Non-Resident / International Students

734

Brown Campus Services

Student Services
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  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Health Clinic
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Women's Center
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Veterans Affairs
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Career Planning
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Alumni Networking
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 ESL
Campus Security
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Late-Night Transport / Escort
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Emergency Phone / Alarm
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Security Patrol

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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

9,948

Campus Setting

Urban

Acceptance Rate

8%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$62,504

Out-of-State

$62,504

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Jan 1
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