Vault's Rating 4.5 out of 5


  • Picturesque campus in Providence, R.I., near Boston
  • Small class size and low student-teacher ratio


  • Highly selective
  • Expensive

The Bottom Line

  • Brown University, located in the historic capital of Rhode Island, is a well-respected, longstanding research university known for its challenging academic programs and for giving students the freedom to create their own core curriculum.

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