All freshmen are required to live on campus when accepted to Brown, which includes enough room for 4903 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 855 Brown Bears. Although the school boasts the nation’s broadest number of varsity teams, Football, Basketball, and 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, Goddard House, Graduate Center Tower, Harkness House, Hegeman, Hope College, Jameson House, King House, Littlefield House, Lloyd Avenue, Machado House, Marcy House, Mead House, Metcalf Hall, Miller Hall, Minden 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 2022

Sport # of Men # of Women
All Track Combined 59 61
Baseball 29
Basketball 14 15
Beach Volleyball
Equestrian 24
Fencing 11 11
Field Hockey 24
Football 88
Golf 8 9
Gymnastics 15
Ice Hockey 29 19
Lacrosse 48 30
Rowing 40 48
Skiing 10
Soccer 26 27
Softball 18
Squash 15 14
Swimming and Diving 28 38
Synchronized Swimming
Table Tennis
Team Handball
Tennis 11 8
Track and Field, Indoor
Track and Field, Outdoor
Track and Field, X-Country
Volleyball 19
Water Polo 20 23
Weight Lifting
Wrestling 22
Other Sports 32
Data from 2019
Athletic Association
Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

Athletic Classification
NCAA Division I-FCS



Athletic Summary
Total # athletes


Male Athletes 430
Female Athletes 425


Total sports revenue

Total sports expenses

Avg. head coach salary - Women
(# full-time equivalents)
$110,800 (15.8)

Avg. head coach salary - Men
(# FTE)
$154,512 (12.5)

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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