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Coordinates: 41°49′34″N 71°24′12″W / 41.826167°N 71.403250°W / 41.826167; -71.403250

Brown University
Latin: Universitas Brunensis
Motto In Deo Speramus (Latin)
Motto in English In God We Hope[1]
Established 1764
Type Private
Endowment US$ 2.5 Billion[2]
Chancellor Thomas J. Tisch
President Dr. Christina Hull Paxson
Academic staff

682 full-time
200 Humanities
137 Bio/Medical
188 Physical Sciences

157 Social Sciences[3]
Students 8,649[4]
Undergraduates 6,316[4]
Postgraduates 2,333 (410 medical)[4]
Location Providence, Rhode Island, United States
Campus Urban
143 acres (579,000 m²)
Colors      Seal brown
     Cardinal red
Sports 37 varsity teams
Ivy League
NCAA Division I
Brown University old logo.svg
Memorial Park at Brown University

Brown University is an American private Ivy League research university in Providence, Rhode Island, United States and is a member of the Ivy League. It was founded in 1764 as the College in the English Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, early in the reign of King George III (1760–1820) and before American independence from the British Empire. Brown is the third oldest institution of higher education in New England and seventh oldest in the United States.[5]

Brown is ranked as the 14th national university behind Princeton, Harvard, Yale, Columbia, Stanford, University of Chicago, Duke, MIT, University of Pennsylvania, Cal Tech, Dartmouth, Johns Hopkins, and Northwestern. Brown was the first college in the country to accept students of any religion.[6]

It is the second last ranked Ivy League University with Cornell being the last.