Brown University

Brown University is a private university in Providence, Rhode Island founded in 1764 as the College of Rhode Island. Brown is the 3rd oldest institution of higher learning in the Eastern United States. Brown offered the first undergraduate program in Engineering in the United States. Brown University is one of the most selective universities in the U.S., for selecting students for admissions. Ranking factors include, grades, test scores, interests and possibility of success. Brown University is ranked in the top 50 of universities for peer review and research rankings. Brown University has both undergraduate and graduate students. The graduate level has approximately 50 different degree programs. Brown is the first university to offer a degree in Egyptology in the US. The Warren Alpert Medical School is ranked 23rd in the nation for primary care. Admittance to the medical school is highly competitive for the 94 spots available each year.

Box R, 38 Brown Street
Providence, RI 02912
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Measuring the height of the world's forests

If we know the height of the world's forests, then we can estimate how much carbon they store. That will improve our understanding of how forests interact with the atmosphere and their role in mitigating ...

Oct 02, 2014
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Extinctions during human era worse than thought

It's hard to comprehend how bad the current rate of species extinction around the world has become without knowing what it was before people came along. The newest estimate is that the pre-human rate was ...

Sep 02, 2014
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Children's book explores Really Big Numbers

A new children's book written and illustrated by a Brown mathematics professor Richard Schwartz takes readers on a visual journal through the infinite number system. Schwartz hopes Really Big Numbers will ...

Aug 01, 2014
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Boron 'buckyball' discovered

The discovery 30 years ago of soccer-ball-shaped carbon molecules called buckyballs helped to spur an explosion of nanotechnology research. Now, there appears to be a new ball on the pitch.

Jul 13, 2014
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