Brown is on a 154-acre campus in the urban setting of Providence, Rhode Island, not far from Boston.
There are many activities and organizations for Brown students to join – including band, chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.
Interested in Greek life? Brown has fraternities and sororities.
Brown students' favorite campus events are Spring Weekend Events, Campus Dance and Commencement Weekend and Ivy Film Festival.
This table offers information on housing at Brown.
|On-Campus Housing||Yes||Required for junior|
|Guaranteed Housing||Yes||Guaranteed for freshman|
|Co-ed Housing Available||Yes|
|Housing for Students with Disabilities||Yes|
|Percentage of Students Living On-Campus||––||70%|
|Spots Available in On-Campus Housing||––|
|Number of Students Living On-Campus||––|
|Percentage of Students Living Off-Campus||––||30%|
Brown offers housing for students. 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 2022, 70% of undergrads at Brown lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 30% 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.
At Brown there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.
Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the university, funding, and competition level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.
Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.
Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.
Let's take a look at the athletic options available at Brown:
|Sport||Men's Intramural||Women's Intramural||Men's Division||Women's Division||Men's Scholarships||Women's Scholarships|
|Basketball||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1|
|Crew||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1|
|Golf||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1|
|Ice Hockey||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1|
|Lacrosse||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1|
|Soccer||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1|
|Squash||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1|
|Swimming And Diving||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1|
|Tennis||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1|
|Track And Field||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1|
|Water Polo||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1|
|Cross Country Running||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1|
|Indoor Track||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1|
|Skiing (Downhill)||Intercollegiate Club Teams||NCAA Division 1|
|Cheerleading||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Sailing||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Ultimate Frisbee||√||√||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
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.
Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit Brown, take Interstate 95 to Providence, RI. If you need to fly, book your flight to T.F. Green airport.
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