Brown University (BU) is an institution of higher education in the United States of America with state ownership and excellent rating indicators. At the same time, Brown University is one of the most respected universities in North America with a classical form of education. Urban campus is located within the city of Providence (Rhode Island). The rich history of the university and its famous traditions have allowed BU to enter several prestigious academic groups, such as the Ivy League.
The history of the creation of Brown University begins in 1764. Three respected residents of Newport (who belonged to the state of Rhode Island) decided to organize an institution of higher education for the youth of the surrounding places. To this end, a petition was drafted to the General Assembly of the colonial authorities. The school was supposed to teach mathematics, geography, history and various languages. The authorities supported the idea and, since September of the mentioned year, the first students came to study at the College of Rhode Island. It is worth noting that this was the seventh institution of higher education in the United States, created under the colonial authorities. This college at that time was the only place of higher education in the British colony in North America, where students were accepted without focusing on their religious views. At the same time, the first president of this educational institution was the pastor of the Baptist Church D. Manning.
As for the modern name of the university, it arose in connection with the charitable actions of N. Brown. This millionaire constantly donated large sums to college development. At the beginning of the 19th century, it was decided to assign a school to its name. In the following decades, the heirs of the patron also supported the financially ward institution. Brown University is the first among all members of the Ivy League to develop a program to train qualified engineers. Since 1847, the most talented engineers of the country began to leave the walls of this university.
Through the efforts of the student community, in 1969 there was a reform of the entire education system BU. If earlier teachers listed dry facts without proper commenting, then a modern university is focused on the development of a student’s analytical thinking and the ability to think creatively in the learning process. Now the student has become the central figure of the educational process. There was a complete abolition of all basic courses and the student was able to compile the course he needed.
Modernity has put BU in a leading position in higher education. For example, the National Academic Rating allows Brown University to occupy 25th place among the most prestigious educational institutions of the United States of America. At the same time, an international assessment enables Brown University to be located at the 48 level of the world ranking of the best universities of the world.
We should also note the whole constellation of graduates that the university is rightly proud of. We list the most famous of them:
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Most of the campus is occupied by a residential quarter of 49 hostels. In terms of architecture, these are old and modern buildings. 8,000 students can live in dormitories. Be sure to make an application for accommodation to 15. 06. Based on the submitted questionnaires will be formed the composition of the room in the hostel. At the same time, race, religion and sexual orientation are completely ignored. But only people of the same sex can live in the room. Students with disabilities are provided with special rooms.
All buildings are picturesquely located on the hills in the eastern region of Providence. The area occupied by the university is 600 000 m2. Over the centuries, 235 buildings with different types of architecture have grown here. Students can attend 7 academic libraries, museums and cafeterias.
Each student dormitory has the necessary set of furniture for living and learning. Bathroom and bath are in each room. The territory of the hostel is strictly prohibited to smoke. The cost of living is $ 8,800 per academic year. You can eat in the dining room three times a day. It will cost about $ 5,300 per year.
As mentioned above, this university has excellent teaching quality and excellent rating indicators. But besides these criteria, there are a number of additional reasons, on the basis of which applicants are trying to enroll in exactly Brown University:
In BU, as in the entire US higher education system, it is possible to receive financial assistance from the university administration or third-party funds. According to statistics, about 40 percent of all students use these programs. The average scholarship is about $ 48,000 per year per student of the university. We emphasize that foreign students also have the right to apply for a scholarship (the main condition: this must be done before 01.11 or 01.02). If a student does not submit an application on time, he will not receive monetary support, despite his financial condition.
Separately, at Brown University there are scholarship programs designed to compensate for educational services. But to apply for the provision of such assistance is possible only in the second year of university. The main goal of all scholarships and grants is to motivate students to achieve high results in their studies or scientific activities. It is worth paying attention to the programs developed by the state and focused on supporting promising students.
The amount provided to the student to cover the costs of education at Brown University is directly dependent on the financial possibilities of the student. This size should be documented at the stage of applying for admission. If the student’s family has an annual income of less than $ 60,000, then the applicant can claim to be reimbursed for all costs associated with obtaining an education. However, it is worth bearing in mind that the family’s financial assets are also taken into account. That is, the amount in bank accounts and deposits should not be greater than $ 100,000. A definite advantage is the provision of financial assistance to students, regardless of their grades or participation in public life: the administration of the university helps students who prove their low incomes.
Based on its long history, BU was able to become a respectable educational institution with a complex organizational structure. It includes schools, institutes and the main College of Brown University. At the same time, college is the main core of the whole educational institution. Only in it 6,400 students are enrolled in seventy-five programs. Consider the main structural units of such a famous university.
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