Brown University is a private and very exclusive Ivy League research university in Providence, RI, founded in 1764 as “The College in the English Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations” by petition of Ezra Stiles, William Ellery, Jr., and Josias Lyndon to the Colonial Assembly.
Admission is highly selective, even apart from the freewheeling curriculum. Brown College was originally an undergraduate school for men only until the coeds of Pembroke College were admitted in 1891 and the two integrated in 1971. The acceptance rate is just 1 in 11 (8.7%, 2% for the Medical School) and is the lowest countrywide.
Below are the latest Brown University mascot info:
Bruno the Bear
|Mascot Color||Seal Brown, Cardinal Red & White|
|Mascot Meaning||The original mascot a Burro was frightened by the noise of the game, so the school picked a Bear. The bear mascot was not scared of anything.|
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Brown University is the seventh-oldest college in the United States and offers undergraduate and graduate programs, plus the Alpert Medical School, School of Public Health, School of Engineering, and the School of Professional Studies.
The student body comprises 6,200 undergraduates, 2,000 graduate students, 490 medical school students, more than 5,000 summer, visiting, and online students, mentored by over 700 faculty members. All told, the university has 51 doctoral programs and 28 master’s programs.
Undergraduate concentrations range from Egyptology to cognitive neuroscience. Since 1970, anything’s possible at Brown—the university’s commitment to total undergraduate freedom means students must take responsibility as architects of their courses of study. The choice from among 2,000 courses each year in more than 40 academic departments is augmented by a strong advising network.
Over the last two academic years, various publications have ranked Brown from third to no lower than thirteenth in the nation.
Mascot and School Colors
The Brown university mascot is Bruno the Bear. The school colors are Seal brown, Cardinal red and White. The 38 varsity teams (same count as Princeton and just 4 less than Harvard), nicknamed the Brown Bears, compete in the NCAA Division I – Ivy League.
The newest teams in the varsity roster is women’s rugby, upgraded from club-sports status just last year. The men’s and women’s rowing teams have won championship trophies at the Henley Royal Regatta and the Henley Women’s Regatta.
Dorms and College Life
Brown university dorms and residence halls consist of Residential and Greek societies, 11 in all. There are also the Program Houses that accept new members at the start of the Spring semester. Currently, there are three student cooperative houses at Brown. Two of them, Watermyn and Finlandia on Waterman Street, are owned by the Brown Association for Cooperative Housing (BACH), a non-profit corporation owned by its members. The third co-op, West House, is located in a Brown-owned house on Brown Street. The three organizations run a vegetarian co-op for the larger community.
Two major dining halls are the Sharpe Refectory and the Verney-Woolley, augmented by snack carts and late-night eateries across campus. Student life at Brown boasts global reach, plentiful cultural events, numerous campus groups and activities, active community service programs, highly competitive athletics, and facilities located in a richly historic urban setting.
The well-equipped fitness centers permit students to take more than 64 physical education courses in aerobics, fitness, martial arts, dance or yoga and subsequently form intramural or 17 highly competitive Club Sports teams.
For additional information on Brown University, please visit their official website.