For Future Barack and Michelle Obamas
Office of Admisisons
Okay, so Brown's alumni "only" includes U.S. congressmen, senators, and governors, among other notables, but no President of the United States. But with all the same values as Princeton, Yale, and Harvard, Brown's time to produce a future Chief Executive is surely not far off. If you can envision rubbing elbows with future Barack and Michelle Obamas, or maybe you're one yourself, Brown University could be the school for you.
Exceptional Undergraduate Experience
Founded in 1764 as the College of Rhode Island in Warren, Rhode Island, the school registered its first students in 1765. It moved in 1770 to its present location on College Hill, 143 acres overlooking the city of Providence, Rhode Island's capital. Brown is the thirdoldest institution of higher education in New England and seventh oldest in the United States. Today, Brown University is one of the most respected universities in the country, offering an exceptional undergraduate experience, as well as graduate programs and medical education.
Brown has nearly 6,000 undergraduates and about 80 concentrations of study. The most popular are Biology, History, and International Relations. Brown is one of the few schools in the country with a major in Egyptology and the only school in the world with a History of Math major. Brown has achieved its current level of superiority by adhering to a collaborative university-college model in which teaching staff are as committed to teaching as they are to research, and according to their website, by "embracing a unique curriculum that requires students to be architects of their education."
Eager to Cross Boundaries
According to the Brown website, "students and faculty are typically innovative, creative, and intellectually restless, never satisfied with the conventional way of doing things, always eager to cross boundaries and to experiment with new approaches to solving problems."
Ruth J. Simmons, Brown's 18th president and the first African American president of an Ivy League institution, believes in the power of education to transform lives. She believes the university is a sanctuary for "reasoned debate with the responsibility to challenge students intellectually and prepare them to become informed, conscientious citizens."
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|2. Vassar College||15. Univ. of Notre Dame|
|3. Univ. of Pittsburgh||16. The Ohio State University|
|4. Goucher College||17. Earlham College|
|5. Reed College||18. Chapman University|
|6. Hunter College||19. Warren Wilson College|
|7. Univ. of Michigan||20. Univ. of California—Santa Cruz|
|8. Hampshire College||21. Stanford University|
|9. Berklee School of Music||22. Univ. of Texas—Austin|
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|11. Brown University||24. New York University|
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