Brown University has a 6 to 1 student to faculty ratio. Over the years, the faculty has included Nobel Laureates, former world leaders, famous writers, and many other national and world award winners. The school also offers programs such as study abroad, ROTC (Army, Air Force, and Navy), and teacher certification. Currently, there are over 700 faculty and 4,600 staff members on campus.

After four years, 85 graduate from Brown, with 95 graduating in six years. Almost all freshman decide to stay after their first year, resulting in a first year retention rate of 98%.

Although known for its diversity, most students are from the Northeast, including New York, Rhode Island, New Jersey, Massachusetts, and Connecticut. Many other students are from Illinois and California.

Academic Profile for 2019

Four Year Graduation Rate
85%

Six Year Graduation Rate
95%

Eight Year Graduation Rate
96%

Student to Faculty Ratio
6 to 1

First Year Retention Rate
98%


Distribution of Students per State

for the first-year class of
1,637
students in 2017

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None
1 To 5
6 To 15
16 To 25
26 To 50
51 and Above

Student Race, Ethnicity, and Age Information


Total Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity for the 2018 school year

Students Total
6,970

Total Enrollment by Age for the 2017 school year

Students Total
6,988

Other Learning Opportunities
Distance learning
Does not offer distance education opportunities
Special learning
ROTC - Air Force
ROTC - Army
ROTC - Navy
Study abroad
Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)


Accreditation

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Agency Period of Accreditation Status
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
07/01/1929 - Current
Accredited
Specialized

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Agency / Program Period of Accreditation Status
Council on Education for Public Health
[Public Health (PHB) - Baccalaureate and Graduate level school of public health]
06/15/2016 - Current
Accredited
Council on Education for Public Health
[Public Health Programs (PHPG) - Graduate level program offered outside a school of public health]
06/01/2002 - 06/15/2016
Loss of Accreditation or Preaccreditation: Voluntary Withdrawal
Liaison Committee on Medical Education
[Medicine (MED) - Programs leading to the M.D. degree]
07/01/1963 - Current
Accredited
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