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Brown University

Brown University is a large, private not-for-profit, four or more years University that emphasizes research, culture and career located in Providence, RI.

Brown University

place One Prospect Street, Providence, RI 2912
phone Phone: (401) 863-1000
Web: http://www.brown.edu
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The mission of Brown University is to serve the community, the nation, and the world by discovering, communicating, and preserving knowledge and understanding in a spirit of free inquiry, and by educating and preparing students to discharge the offices of life with usefulness and reputation. We do this through a partnership of students and teachers in a unified community known as a university-college.


This table shows what information is required or recommended to apply to Brown University. For information on what scores are typical of accepted students, see ‘Standard Metrics below.
ItemConsidered but not requiredNeither required nor recommendedRecommendedRequired
High school GPA
High school classrank
High school record
Completion of college-prep program
Demonstration of Competencies
Admission Test Scores
Other Tests
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)


TypeStatusInitial Accreditation date
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher EducationInstitutional
American Psychological Association, Commission on AccreditationProfessional Psychology (IPSY) – Predoctoral internship programs (Alpert Medical School, Department of Psychiatry and Human behavior)
American Psychological Association, Commission on AccreditationProfessional Psychology (RPSY) – Postdoctoral residency programs (Residency in Clinical Psychology)
Council on Education for Public HealthPublic Health (PHB) – Baccalaureate and Graduate level school of public health
Liaison Committee on Medical EducationMedicine (MED) – Programs leading to the M.D. degree
Accreditors certify that the institution upholds high academic standards, and acts with integrity towards its students. Most institutions are reviewed on a 10-year cycle, with follow-up reviews at the 5-year mark.
See About Accreditation for more information, as well as links to the US Department of Education, which should verify the same info. If the institution’s accreditation standing is in doubt, it is listed here as a ‘note’ or ‘review.’


Every college reports annually to the US Department of Education, and is required by law to provide information that will enhance transparency for the prospective student or parent. These links are listed here, if they are available.


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Brown is a leading research university, home to world-renowned faculty and also an innovative educational institution where the curiosity, creativity and intellectual joy of students drives academic excellence.

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