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    Brown UniversityUniversity of Southern California
    collegedunia score6.7 Out of 105.9 Out of 10
    ranking (overall)# 60 Center for World University Rankings 2021
    # 60 QS World University 2021
    # 61 Times Higher Education 2021
    # 43 Times Higher Education 2021
    # 51 Center for World University Rankings 2021
    # 53 Times Higher Education 2021
    subject strength# 52 for Clinical Science by Times Higher Education 2021
    # 55 for Psychology by Times Higher Education 2021
    # 57 for Arts by Times Higher Education 2021
    # 25 for Education by Times Higher Education 2021
    # 38 for Computer Science by Times Higher Education 2021
    # 42 for International Business by Times Higher Education 2021
    programsUG Programs -64
    PG Programs -21
    Doctorate Programs -37
    UG Programs -140
    PG Programs -110
    Doctorate Programs -6
    acceptance rate8.1 %16.0 %
    exam scoreIELTS - 8.5
    TOEFL - 110
    SAT - 1488
    ACT - 33
    GMAT - 745
    IELTS - 6.8
    TOEFL - 90
    SAT - 1400
    ACT - 32
    cost to studyAverage Tuition Fees   59254 USD
    [For UG Program]
    Average Tuition Fees   59254 USD
    [For PG Program]
    Hostel + Meal - 9774 USD Per Year
    Average Tuition Fees   27660 USD
    [For UG Program]
    Average Tuition Fees   25795 USD
    [For PG Program]
    Hostel + Meal - 33712 USD Per Year
    placement (average package)

    Graduate Employability Ranking 2020: 47; Annual ROI is 6.6%; Highest paying degrees along with their annual salary are Doctorate: 160,000 USD, BS: 128,000 USD; BA: 120,000 USD and PhD: 87,000 USD

    Graduate Employability Ranking 2020: 64; Graduates are offered salary within a range of 77,000 USD to 145,000 USD per year. Annual ROI is 5.3%. Doctorate and MBA are highest paying degrees with average annual salary of 145,000 USD and 144,000 USD respectively. 

    application requirements

    School Report; Counsellor’s recommendation for UG admission; Letters of Recommendation; Writing Sample

    3 to 4 years of work experience for some graduate programs; at least 2 letters of recommendation; 2 to 3-page statement of purpose

    campuses and b schoolsNAMarshall Business School
    collegedunia reviews8.4/10 Read 17 reviews8.3/10 Read 41 reviews
    General Facts Comparison
    General FactsBrown UniversityUniversity of Southern California
    type of universityUniversity
    Student:Faculty Ratio11:1
    Male:Female46% Male, 54% Female46.6% Male, 53.4% Female
    location facts

    Campus is located in College Hill and Jewelry District; Main campus is situated on the east side of Campus Hill and has 235 buildings

    Has two campuses located in Los Angeles: University Park having Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences and many professional schools; Health Science campus having Keck School of Medicine, School of Pharmacy and three teaching hospitals. 


    One of the USA’s oldest library; has 6 million items including bound volumes, periodicals, maps, sheet music, digital objects, manuscripts, and electronic resources; 6 libraries ie. John D. Rockefeller Jr Library for humanities and social science, Science Library, John Hay Library for special collections, Orwig Music Library, Art Slide Library and Library Collections Annex

    Over 22 campus libraries having –

    Total Volume: 5,919,656;

    Title Held: 5,007,597;

    Serials: 77,299;

    Physical Media: 172,964, Electronic Media: 122,269; 

    Electronic Books: 1,682,067;

    Electronic Journals: 172,964;

    campus life

    38 varsity sports team having more than 900 student-athletes; Over 400 student organizations including Capella groups and community services, 4100 intramural sports participants and 60 public service groups; Main campus centuries-old-structures, labs and world-class ibraries

    Cultural Communities: Asian Pacific American Student Services, LGBT Resource Center, International Services, etc;

    Graduate, Undergraduate and Residential Student Governance; 

    Volunteer Center; Trojan Marching Band; Relationship & Sexual Violence Prevention Services

    hostel#On campus - $9774
    #On campus - $14886
    #Off campus (not with family) - $14886
    #Off campus (with family) - $3940
    famous alumni

    John Hay (US Secretary of State); Charles Evans Hughes (Chief Justice and US Secretary of State); John D Rockefeller Jr (philanthropist); Jim Yong Kim (World Bank President); Ted Turner (CNN founder and America’s Cup yachtsman); Dara Khosroswshahi (Uber CEO); Emma Watson (actress); Mary Chapin Carpenter (humorist); Samuel Gridley Howe (historian)

    Neil Armstrong (astronaut); George Lucas (creator of Star Wars); Zulfikar Ali Bhutto (former Prime Minister of Pakistan); John Wayne (Academy Award winner); Andrew Viterbi (co-founder of Qualcomm Inc.); Will Ferrell (actor)

    city life

    Providence is the capital city of Rhode Island; Originally was known as Providence Plantations; One of the first industrialized cities in the USA; known for textile manufacturing, machine tool, jewelry, and silverware industries; Unemployment rate was 4.1% in January 2020

    Los Angeles (LA) is the second most populous city of USA; Hollywood is located here; 841 Museums and art gallaries, California Beaches, Disneyland park, Los Angeles offers various concert halls, regular festivals, and bustling nightlife; Ranked 7th on Global City Index and 9th on Global Economic Power Index; Unemployment rate in December 2019 was 4%; Industries employing maximum number of people are healthcare, retail, hospitality, and manufacturing