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Brown University

Capital city students in the tiny state of Rhode Island, have a wonderful selection of colleges and universities to choose from. Brown University, located in Providence, was established as one of the nine Colonial Colleges that were chartered after the American Revolution, before United States became a sovereign nation.

This private, Ivy League university was founded by a Baptist Church Association and named, College in the English Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations. King George III granted the charter for the college in 1764. Three of the sixty signatures on the charter were from the Brown family. The college was renamed Brown University, in honor of the strong connection to the Brown family.

Approximately 6,000 undergraduate students pursue Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees from The College, the oldest school at Brown University. The Graduate School offers twenty-three master's programs and forty-three doctoral programs for its 2,000 graduate students. The Warren Alpert Medical School was established in 1811 and is included in Brown University's Division of Biology and Medicine.

Ruth J. Simmons has served as the University President since 2001. She was the first African American to be named President of an Ivy League higher education institution. She was also the second woman president of an Ivy League university. Tour the Main Campus, Pembroke Campus, East Campus, the John Carter Brown Library and the John Hay Library, while in town. Stay close to campus, in the Warwick Best Western hotel and enjoy a wonderful night's rest.

Address: Thayer Street Providence, Rhode Island 02912  |  Phone: 401-863-1000


2138 Post Road, Warwick RI 02886-1401
Phone: (401) 737-7400  |  Fax: (401) 739-6483  |  Hotel Details  |  Reservations


BEST WESTERN West Greenwich Inn

99 Nooseneck Hill Road, West Greenwich RI 02817-1525
Phone: (401) 397-5494  |  Fax: (401) 397-7185  |  Hotel Details  |  Reservations

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