Brown University is a private Ivy League university located in Providence, Rhode Island. Founded in 1764 prior to American independence from the British Empire as the College in the English Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations early in the reign of King George III (1760–1820), Brown is the third-oldest institution of higher education in New England and seventh oldest in the United States.
Brian Griffin went to college there but dropped out. He later went back in "Brian Goes Back to College" to qualify for a job at The New Yorker, but failed again. Meg had wanted to go to Brown ever since she was a little girl, but was told it is unlikely that she will get in because she had not participated in any extracurricular activities, as seen in "The Story on Page One".