Three schools make up the University-College
Approximately 5,900 students are enrolled in the Undergraduate College, 1,500 in the Graduate School and 340 in the Medical School. These students represent all 50 states and many foreign countries. For 2010, more than 18,000 applicants applied for 1,450 places in the freshman class. All undergraduates were admitted under a need-blind admission policy.
Brown’s three schools offer nearly 100 programs of study. The University adheres to a collaborative university-college model in which faculty are as committed to teaching as they are to research, embracing a curriculum that requires students to be architects of their education.
With 628 faculty members, the largest number in Brown’s history, the current student to faculty ratio stands at 9 to 1. Through the Plan for Academic Enrichment, the University is in the process of hiring 100 new faculty members.
Students participate in more than 300 organizations at Brown. In addition, students have the opportunity to join one of Brown’s 37 varsity athletic teams or compete at the club and intramural levels.
Brown’s campus is composed of 238 buildings and sits on 143 acres in Providence, the capital of Rhode Island. The University library system contains more than 6,000,000 items, including bound volumes, periodicals, maps, sheet music and manuscripts. Other facilities include several hundred personal workstations, computers and terminals located around campus.