Top 22 Colleges With Smartest Students



Brown University
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Schools are constantly being ranked on everything from student happiness, campus beauty, success of alums, and professor prestige. But where should you go if you want to be among the most intelligent students in America?

Here are Top 22 Smartest Colleges In USA In 2015:

22. Brown University – Average SAT: 1435

Brown University is a private institution that was founded in 1764. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 6,455 and the campus size is 146 acres. Its tuition and fees are $47,434 (2014-15).

Located atop College Hill in Providence, R.I., Brown University has a college-town feel with Thayer Street serving as a center of activity for shopping and dining. The Brown Bears have about 35 NCAA Division I athletic teams and compete in the Ivy League.

The Bears are well known for their men’s soccer team, which consistently ranks among the top 25 teams in the nation. All students at Brown are required to live on campus for their first six semesters, and housing options include traditional singles, doubles and suites.

With around 400 student organizations on campus ranging from The Brown Jug comedy magazine to Brown Ballroom Dance, students can find a way to pursue their interests. Brown also has a small but vibrant Greek community with approximately 10 chapters, including a few co-ed Greek organizations.

Brown offers a number of a graduate studies through its Graduate School, which offers well-regarded programs in English and history, and the highly ranked Warren Alpert Medical School. The center section of the Van Wickle Gates on Brown’s campus opens only twice a year: once to let incoming students onto campus and once to let recent graduates exit after commencement. Brown hosts an annual celebratory “Spring Weekend” with athletic events, concerts and free food.

Notable alumni include John D. Rockefeller Jr., John F. Kennedy Jr. and CNN founder and media mogul Ted Turner.

Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Brown University is 8:1, and the school has 69.1 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Brown University include: Economics, General; Biology/Biological Sciences, General; Engineering, General; International Relations and Affairs; and Political Science and Government, General.

The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 97.5 percent.

Student Life

Brown University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 6,455, with a gender distribution of 48 percent male students and 52 percent female students. At this school, 78 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 22 percent of students live off campus.

Brown University is part of the NCAA I athletic conference.

Campus Services

Brown University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, women’s center, placement service, health service, and health insurance.

Brown University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Brown University, 30 percent have cars on campus.

Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Brown University.

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