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Brown University

Brown University is a private, Ivy League university located in Providence, Rhode Island. Founded in 1764 prior to American independence from the British Empire as the College in the English Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations early in the reign of King George III (1760-1820), Brown is the third oldest institution of higher education in New England and seventh oldest in the United States. Academically, Brown consists of The College, Graduate School, Alpert Medical School, and the School of Engineering. Brown's international programs are organized through the Watson Institute for International Studies. The school has the oldest undergraduate engineering program in the Ivy League (1847). Every year Brown welcomes students from around the world. In fact, about 15 percent of our students come from abroad. The International Students Resources web portal provides links and information to support services and offers a view of what you can expect as an international student at Brown.There is not a separate application for international applicants. Please complete the application appropriate to your status as an incoming first-year or transfer student. You should indicate your citizenship according to the passport with which you plan to enter the United States.  - Link in with Brown University on Univariety today.


# 60th

QS Survey 2021

# 57th

QS Survey 2020

# 14th

US News 2018

# 50th

Times Higher 2018

Admission Criteria & Eligibility

To gain admission into the esteemed Brown undergraduate programme:
English Proficiency
Since English is the language of instruction at Brown, you must demonstrate that you:
  1. Understand English as spoken in the classroom
  2. Express thoughts quickly and clearly in both spoken and written English
  3. Read English with ease  
English language proficiency must be achieved before you are admitted. Brown does not offer courses in English as a second language for its undergraduates and does not accept on a provisional basis students who are deficient in English. We highly recommend that international applicants take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) and arrange for Brown to receive the official results. A TOEFL score of 100 or above on the internet-based exam, or 600 or above on the paper-based exam, or a score of 8.0 or above on the IELTS, is expected in most cases. Note that in addition, students are expected to complete all other test requirements outlined in the Standardized Test Requirements section of this website.

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Contact Details

Brown University

75 Waterman St, Providence, Rhode Island, United States of America, 02912

Phone: + 1- 401- 863-2378
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