Brown Lands Top Honors in National, International Rankings

From U.S. News and World Report to the Wall Street Journal, a wide range of organizations and higher education guides across the globe have recognized Brown among the world’s top universities in their 2018-19 rankings.

A series of rankings awarded Brown scores in the Top 10 in recognition for its innovative approach to teaching and learning, outstanding research and scholarship, unmatched student experience and commitment to enrolling students from all socioeconomic backgrounds.

In the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education (WSJ/THE) College Rankings, Brown advanced four spots to the No. 7 rank among U.S. universities. Brown was also ranked No. 6 for schools where students feel most engaged — “how challenged and inspired students feel inside and outside the classroom, as well as the breadth of courses their schools offers,” according to the WSJ/THE methodology. Brown again received top marks in U.S. News and World Report’s ranking of American colleges and universities, published on Monday, Sept. 10, retaining the No. 14 overall slot.

With more alumni entrepreneurs than all but a handful of U.S. universities, Brown landed the No. 17 slot among schools that produce the most venture capital-backed entrepreneurs. According to a report by Seattle-based investment analyst PitchBook, Inc., 444 Brown alumni have raised a collective $10.64 billion in venture capital over the past decade.

U.S. News and World Report also recognized Brown’s Graduate School in this year’s graduate program rankings, which were released in March. Five Brown graduate programs ranking in the top 25 in their respective fields: applied mathematics (No. 4), geophysics and seismology (No. 10), mathematics (No. 14), Earth sciences (No. 15) and computer science (No. 25).

In addition, the University’s Warren Alpert Medical School received top honors, ranking No. 9 in the U.S. among obstetrics and gynecology programs.

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