Brown University Top Rankings

Founded in 1764, Brown University is a top ranking private university located in Providence, Rhode Island. It is a member of the Ivy League - a group of eight leading private universities in the northeastern United States.

Brown consists of The Undergraduate College, Graduate School, and Alpert Medical School. The Warren Alpert Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


- Ranked 16th overall among national universities in 2010 (US News & World Report). It is placed 9th in the country for selectivity, 5th in graduation and retention rank.

- Brown University is nationally ranked on the 2010 Peace Corps top 25 list of medium-sized schools producing Peace Corps volunteers.

- Ranked 54th for its graduate engineering programs (US News 2010).

- 69th among the Top 100 Universities in the World (Academic Ranking of World Universities 2009). In addition it is placed 40th globally for Clinical Medicine and Pharmacy.

- Brown University is ranked 31st in the world (QS World University Rankings™ 2009).

- Rated 3rd in the nation in the number of students awarded Fulbright grants, according to the October 2009 ranking compiled by the Chronicle of Higher Education.

- 20th among the Top Graduate Schools for Computer Science (USNWR 2009).

- The 2008 Center for College Affordability and Productivity (CCAP) ranked Brown 5th in the country among national universities.

- 15th among the Most Expensive Colleges in the US, based on 2007-2008 tuition rates.

- 56th in the Newsweek ranking of top 100 global universities 2006.

- Brown University made Forbes magazine’s second-annual ranking of America’s 600 best colleges. It is ranked 72nd on the list.