The Brown Stadium, formerly the Brown
University Field, opened in 1925. It is a
football stadium located along Elmgrove
Avenue in Rhode Islandís capital of
The stadium is approximately a
mile away from the main campus.
The buildingís footprint is trapezoidal
in shape and is strategically oriented
along the northwest-southeast axis.
This orientation ensures that, during competitions, neither team
by the sunís glare. Since it opened its own stadium, Brown
University has produced
many successful football players such as
Joe Paterno, Don Colo and Steve Jordan.
Paterno used to be the head football coach
at Penn State. Both Colo and Jordan were former NFL stars. Colo
belonged to the Cleveland Browns while Jordan was from
the Minnesota Vikings.
Brown Stadium also hosted the 1976 and 1985
NCAA Menís Lacrosse Championship. Brown
University is a member of the distinguished
Ivy League. It is not only known for having
its own world-class football stadium. The private university, which
was originally founded as the College of Rhode
Island in the year 1764 in a town called Warren, was the first college to open its doors to
students of varying religions and affiliations. At that
time, Harvard and Yale only accepted Congregationalists,
Princeton only welcomed Presbyterians and Penn and Columbia
only took in Episcopalians.
During the 1770s, the school moved to its current location
in College Hill, and in 1804, the College of Rhode Island
was renamed Brown University after Nicholas Brown. In 1971,
the all womenís college of Pembroke merged with Brown
University, which is famed for being the third oldest
institution and seventh oldest institution of higher
education in New England and in the United States
respectively. The schoolís 143 acres is now home to 238
At present, there are around sdfix thousand undergraduate
students, over one thousand graduate students and over three
hundred medical students enrolled in Brown. Those who enroll
in Brown University come from not just the fifty American
states, but also from various other countries. All of the
three schools (Undergraduate, Graduate and Medical) offer a
hundred programs of study to cover all possible areas of
interest the students may have.
In line with every schoolís thrust towards producing
well-rounded and multi-faceted graduates, Brown University
has established more than three hundred organizations that
its students may participate in. There are also over
thirty-seven varsity teams to cover all types of athletics.
The present faculty of more than six hundred members is the
largest in the universityís history. The ratio between
students and teachers is an astounding 9 is to 1. Still, the
college is hiring a hundred more faculty members. This is
because of the schoolís Plan for Academic Enrichment
program, which will pave the way for higher benchmarks of
excellence in the fields of research, education and public