Academics at Brown University - Majors, Faculty & More

Wondering what academic life at Brown will be like? In addition to the degrees and majors, as well as the faculty composition at Brown this section includes detailed information on freshman retention rates, reasons students did not graduate, and an analysis of full-time and tenured faculty vs. adjunct teaching staff.

All About Academics

What's the point of going to college without academics? Find out more about the faculty and staff, what majors and fields of study are offered at this college, and information on online classes if offered. Here are some of the things you'll learn in this section.

  • The student to faculty (instructor) ratio.
  • The Majors offered at this college.
  • What online and distance learning options are available.

Faculty Resources

The total number of instructional staff teaching the 7,043 undergraduate students at Brown University is 991 . When this is adjusted to account for those with part-time status, the result is the "full-time equivalent" (FTE) count. Using the FTE count for students and staff results in a "student to instructor" ratio of 6 to 1 which places Brown University among the best concerning instructional attention.

For every instructor (FTE) at Brown University , there are 6 undergraduate students (FTE). This ratio is among the best regarding instructional attention.
The vast majority of the instructors (86.0% ) are full-time.
The vast majority of instructors (96.0% ) are "faculty" rather than "lecturers".
The vast majority of the faculty (90.0% ) are full-time.
A slim percentage of the faculty (29.0% ) are adjuncts (not in the tenure system).

Learn how the faculty structure at Brown University compares to the national average

Most Popular Majors

Brown University offers 94 distinct undergraduate degrees, concentrated into 59 majors within 21 broad fields of study. Across all fields of study, Brown University awarded 2,182 undergraduate degrees in 2019 - 2020 .

Most Popular MajorsAssociates GraduationsBachelors GraduationsAll Graduations
Computer Science0229229
Economics0203203
Applied Mathematics0178178
General Biology09393
History08787

Find out what Brown University's top fields of study and majors are

Additional Questions to Ask

  • Are you looking for a lot of flexibility? Does this college offer online or summer classes that might help you finish your degree?
  • Interested in graduate school? How many students from this college go on to achieve additional degrees?
  • Will a degree from this school land you a job? How many graduates were employed full time a year after graduating?

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