Brown University

Providence, RI, USA

Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
46%
54%
Size of Town
Small city
In-State Students
3%
Out-Of-State Students
95%
US States Represented
52
Countries Represented
108
Ethnicity
African American
6%
Asian/Pacific Islander
15%
Hispanic
11%
White
43%
Multiracial
6%
Unknown
6%
Percent of First Generation Students
17%
Student Organizations
400
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
Yes
Cultural Student Resource Groups
Yes

Housing

0
100
72%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes
Disability Housing Available
Yes
0
100
100%
Freshman Living on Campus

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Brown Bear
School Colors
Red/White/Brown
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Ivy Group
Total Male Athletes
462
Total Female Athletes
429
Intramural Sports
17
Sports Club
42
Sports Team (Men)
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Crew-Rowing
  • Fencing
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Ice Hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
  • Water Polo
  • Wrestling
  • Squash
Sports Team (Women)
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Crew-Rowing
  • Equestrian
  • Fencing
  • Field Hockey
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Ice Hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Rugby
  • Skiing-Snowboarding
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
  • Volleyball
  • Water Polo
  • Squash
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Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
24-HR escort safety rides
Yes
Mobile campus emergency alert
Yes

What Students Are Saying

4.19 Average Rating
The food at Brown is sub-par. The Ratty (the main dining hall) usually contains unfortunately overcooked, dry, or awkwardly-seasoned materials. Sadly, the fault lies in the fact that the dining services try to achieve fancy dishes that end up being, frankly, very off. If there was one tip I would give Brown's dining services it would be try for simplicity. People like just plain mashed potatoes, plain steam vegetables, and well-cooked, unadulterated meat options.
Vivian from South Windsor, CT
Assorted dining halls for different styles of food and eating, can find whatever you want either on campus or off campus
Brown Student
The food is good but it gets repetitive in the dining halls. The key is to use meal credits at other places like Joe's or the Blue Room. But you'll learn more about that when you arrive in September ;).
Quinn Li from Canajoharie, NY
There are a variety of clubs and sports to join. You could take the metro to Boston or walk to the mall- which is right down the street.
Logan from Columbus, OH
With six dining halls, there is always a lot to choose from at all hours. Vegan and kosher meals are also available. Overall, the food is pretty good and having variety helps keep students from getting food boredom, but if that does happen, a short walk takes students to several restaurants on Thayer Street.
Brown Student

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