Every summer, Brown University welcomes about 5,000 talented students seeking a college-level academic and residential experience at an Ivy League university. The university offers a wide array of programs that span two to six weeks in length, with about 200 courses taught by incredible faculty from Brown and other top academic institutions.
Students can choose from several different programs, which include college credit courses, travel programs and specialized programs in topics like leadership, the environment, theatre, sports and science. As each program has its own framework, students are recommended to read the descriptions on the Summer@Brown website to determine which is the best program for them.
Students who attend Summer@Brown live in residence halls, which are within walking distance from academic buildings and other campus resources. Trained community directors and resident assistants also live in the dormitories and serve as resources for students throughout the program. Summer@Brown also offers a wide range of both co-curricular and extracurricular activities. College success workshops help Summer@Brown students sharpen academic skills that are integral to the college experience, and the program also offers sessions on college admission essays and SAT/ACT prep. Other activities including college visits, The Brown Speaker Series, the Annual College Fair, film viewings, yoga classes, and much more. There also are plenty of weekend activities such as dances, talent shows, open-mic nights, movie trips, and day-trips to Boston, beaches, and shopping outlets.
Applications can be submitted starting in early December, and acceptances and financial aid awards are granted starting in late December. Both admission and financial aid is considered on a “rolling” basis (in other words: first-come, first-served), so early applicants have the best chance at both.
The complete application calendar/requirements, fee schedule, and Sibley Scholarship application forms are generally published on the program’s website prior to December 1st. Dean’s Scholarship Applications must be accompanied by recent tax and W-2 Forms. Students needing financial aid must submit their applications and aid materials by early February—but it is highly recommended that you apply as early as possible, since scholarship funds often run out before the deadline.