All freshmen are required to live on campus when accepted to Brown, which includes enough room for 5092 students. The residence halls are all located in scenic areas and courtyards.

The school is home to dozens of traditions, including the Campus Dance, which is a university wide dance held during commencement weekend. Also popular is the Gala, a school wide formal with themes such as Casablanca, Grecian, or Moulin Rouge and every Halloween, the University Orchestra plays death themed music followed by Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in D Minor.

Students can choose to participate in the over 300 student run organizations, featuring political, cultural, ethnic, religious, interest, and event groups. For musically inclined students, The Brown Band or Ballroom Dance are suggested. For students who love the outdoors, there is the Brown Outing Club. There are also several publications including the Brown Daily Herald and Brown Noser and the media group, Brown TV. Fraternities, sororities, and public service groups are also available on campus.

Brown University is part of the Ivy Group athletic conference, with 880 Brown Bears. Although the school boasts the nation’s broadest number of varsity teams, Football, Basketball, Ice Hockey are the most popular. Club and intramural sports, fitness centers, and 64 P.E. classes are also available to students (including martial arts, yoga, and dance).

The University Library System is comprised of 6 libraries: John D. Rockefeller Jr, Sciences, John Hay, John Carter Brown, Orwig Music, and Art Slide. Together, they house nearly 7 million items, which include bound volumes, maps, sheet music, manuscripts, internet materials, periodicals, and more. Academic and career counseling, placement services, and employment services are also available to students and graduates.

Brown is located in the heart of Providence, allowing students to easily visit the city, featuring plenty of history, museums, galleries, shops, parks, and restaurants. The school is also intertwined with the surrounding area offering many programs for public service, community, and welfare.

Campus Housing - Dorms and Meal Plans

Provides on campus housing

Residence hall capacity

Does college offer a meal plan?
Yes, number of meals in the maximum meal plan offered

Must all students live on campus?

Number of meals per week are provided with the meal plan
Residence halls on campus:
Andrews Hall, Angell Street, Archibald House, Barbour Hall, Benevolent Street, Bowen Street, Bro Street, Bronson House, Buxton House, Casewell Hall, Champlin Hall, Chapin House, Charlesfield Street, Cushing Street, Diman House, Emery Hall, Everett House, Fiering House, Goddard House, Graduate Center Tower, Harkness House, Hegeman Hall, Hope College, Jameson House, King House, Littlefield House, Lloyd Avenue, Machado House, Marcy House, Mead House, Meeting Street, Metcalf Hall, Miller Hall, Mnden Hall, Morriss Hall, New Pembroke #, Olive Street, Olney House, Perkins Hall, Poland House, Power Street, Sears House, Slater Hall, Thayer Street, Vartan Gregorian Quad, Waterman Street, Wayland House, West House, Woolley Hall, Young Orchard #

Sports Programs & Athletics

Athletic conferences
    Football - Ivy Group
    Basketball - Ivy Group
    Baseball - Ivy Group
    Cross Country/Track - Ivy Group

Number of Varsity Athletes by Sport in 2020

Sport # of Men # of Women
All Track Combined 108 128
Baseball 28
Basketball 15 18
Equestrian 24
Fencing 8 13
Field Hockey 23
Football 91
Golf 9 11
Gymnastics 14
Ice Hockey 28 23
Lacrosse 43 33
Rowing 45 56
Skiing 9
Soccer 26 25
Softball 20
Squash 13 14
Swimming and Diving 28 37
Tennis 11 10
Volleyball 19
Water Polo 19 24
Wrestling 26
Other Sports 20
Data from 2018
Athletic Association
Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

Athletic Classification
NCAA Division I-FCS



Athletic Summary
Total # athletes


Male Athletes 437
Female Athletes 443


Total sports revenue

Total sports expenses

Avg. head coach salary - Women
(# full-time equivalents)
$103,586 (15.6)

Avg. head coach salary - Men
(# FTE)
$149,876 (12.4)

Campus Services and Programs

Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Library facilities
Access to digital/electronic resources
Access to library collections that are shared with other institutions
Established library hours
Organized collection of printed materials
Physical facilities
Staff trained to provide and interpret library materials
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges
Recognized student veteran organization
Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Hospital on campus?


% of students with registered disabilities

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Miles From Campus: 0.18

Wong's Kitchen

Miles From Campus: 0.21

Den Den Korean Fried Chicken

Miles From Campus: 0.23

Bajas Tex Mex Grill

Miles From Campus: 0.27

East Side Pockets

Miles From Campus: 0.28

Den Den Cafe Asiana

Miles From Campus: 0.28

Mike's Calzones & Deli

Miles From Campus: 0.29

Chinatown On Thayer

Miles From Campus: 0.29

Harry's Bar & Burger

Miles From Campus: 0.32

Rogue Island Local Kitchen & Bar

Miles From Campus: 0.39

The Congress Tavern

Miles From Campus: 0.39

Dune Brothers

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Ocean State Sandwich

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Mokban Korean Bistro

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Fellini Pizzeria

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Tori Tomo

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Friskie Fries

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Murphy's Providence

Miles From Campus: 0.64

The District

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Xaco Taco

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Providence Coal Fired Pizza

Miles From Campus: 0.66

Tallulah's Taqueria

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Jr's Providence

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Noodles 102

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The Slow Rhode

Miles From Campus: 1.15

Providence Burger Bar

Miles From Campus: 1.17

Enoteca Umberto

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Hometown Cafe & Poké Bar

Miles From Campus: 1.2

Asian Bakery & Fast Food

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Ogie's Trailer Park

Miles From Campus: 1.37

Los Andes Restaurant

Miles From Campus: 1.78

The Sandwich Hut

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Troop PVD

Miles From Campus: 1.96

Olneyville New York System

Miles From Campus: 2.18

Brass Monkey

Miles From Campus: 2.32

Sticky Rice Restaurant

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RISD Museum

Miles From Campus: 0.19

Kabob and Curry

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Dave's Coffee

Miles From Campus: 0.33

Circe Restaurant & Bar

Miles From Campus: 0.34

The Dorrance

Miles From Campus: 0.43

The Eddy

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Small Point Café

Miles From Campus: 0.5

The East End

Miles From Campus: 0.53

Providence Performing Arts Center

Miles From Campus: 0.55

The Malted Barley

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The Shop

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Bolt Coffee

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Massimo Restaurant

Miles From Campus: 0.98

White Electric Coffee

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The Grange

Miles From Campus: 1.02

Bayberry Beer Hall

Miles From Campus: 1.08

The Nitro Bar

Miles From Campus: 1.15

Venda Ravioli

Miles From Campus: 1.21

Federal Taphouse & Kitchen

Miles From Campus: 1.22

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Miles From Campus: 1.22

The Avery

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Pane E Vino

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Seven Stars Bakery

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Wara Wara

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Loie Fullers

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Three Sisters

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