Video:Profile of Brown Universitywith Nick Jaynes
Want to learn about Ivy League school Brown University? Here, see helpful information about the area, the school, and its history.See Transcript
Transcript:Profile of Brown University
Hi I'm Nick Jaynes for about.com and I'll be talking about one of the best schools in the country today, Brown University.
Information About Brown University
Brown is one of the most prestigious Ivy League schools located in the heart of Providence, Rhode Island.Brown is the 7th oldest college in the United States, and was founded in 1764. The school is now nestled on the east side of Providence, which has an eclectic and artistic culture. Nearby, Thayer Street contains not only a place to eat and drink, but the bookstore is conveniently located here. Providence, being the second largest city in New England is easy to explore on foot, and with RISD and the statehouse nearby, is a center for art, culture, and politics.
Facts About Brown University
Statistically speaking, the school consists of over 6,000 undergraduates, 2,000 graduate students and about 400 medical students. 93% of the applicants in the class of 2014 were in the top 10% of their high school class. Tuition, always on the ride, for this year is close to 40,000 dollars; with room and board it is an additional 11,000 dollars. While 50,000 per year may seem like a lot, the education you will receive here is second to none especially if you are in the medical program.Brown has one of the strongest medical programs in the country. The Alpert Medical School has been granting it's doctor of medicine since 1975, and has seven affiliated teaching hospitals. Together it attracts 213 million in sponsored research funding per year.
More Facts About Brown University
While Brown attracts top students from across the world for its educational value, its athletics program is actually pretty good. It has all the major sports, and a variety of others you wouldn't normally find elsewhere, such as fencing, squash, and water polo. There are also some very famous alumni who went on to have careers in sports. John W. Heisman, the namesake of the Heisman Trophy, graduated in 1891. Longtime sportscaster, Chris Berman also was also a Brown Bear. The list of graduates goes on and on ranging from mayors to Olympians. Philanthropist, John D Rockefeller Jr. graduated in 1897 and went on to make millions.
While many of Brown's graduates will go on to affect the world in different ways, the University itself has helped Rhode Island thrive. It is the state's 6th largest employer, and accounts for millions of dollars in statewide economic outputThanks for watching. Hopefully this video will help give you a better idea about Brown University. It's one of the most academically stimulating schools in the country, and if you have the opportunity to apply, you should.