Brown University in Providence, RI Video Review

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Brown University is located in Providence, Rhode Island. The most popular undergraduate degrees are biology, history, international relations, English and political science.

Located in the capital city of Providence, Brown University is a private institution considered to be among the elite schools in the nation. A member of the Ivy League, Brown is ranked #13 by U.S. News & World Report in its 2008 report of America's Best Colleges. Known for the quality of its teaching programs and research opportunities, Brown features excellent programs in virtually every academic area.

Among the oldest universities in the nation, Brown is known for its classical campus which features many architectural masterpieces of the colonial era. Academic resources are plentiful, including a library system that has over six million items and research facilities that are among the best in the nation. A small, cosmopolitan campus makes for a close community of students, 80 percent of whom live in university-affiliated residences.

Brown University offers nearly 100 programs of study through three colleges. The school also allows students to craft their own degree programs with oversight from faculty. Individual attention is also a priority for the school, and the university has a student-faculty ratio of 9:1, which is among the best in the nation. Popular majors for Brown undergraduates include biology, history, international relations, English and political science.

Brown University has an undergraduate student body of about 6,000. One of the 'most selective' schools in the nation, Brown has a freshman acceptance rate of just 13 percent. Incoming students typically score in the range of 1350 to 1530 on the SAT and 27 to 33 on the ACT.

-statistics compiled by U.S. News and World Report in its annual list 'America's Best Colleges.'

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