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, 84% 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 2022

Four Year Graduation Rate

Six Year Graduation Rate

Eight Year Graduation Rate

Student to Faculty Ratio
6 to 1

First Year Retention Rate

Distribution of Students per State

for the first-year class of
students in 2019

(Hover in each state to view details of distribution)

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 2019 school year

Students Total

Total Enrollment by Age for the 2019 school year

Students Total

Other Learning Opportunities
Distance learning
Graduate level programs or courses are offered via distance education
Undergraduate level programs or courses are offered via distance education
Special learning
ROTC - Air Force
ROTC - Army
ROTC - Navy
Study abroad
Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)



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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

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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
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
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