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2 College Freshman

Parking: New England. Tiny streets. Tourist attraction.
Its tough to find parking, but if you need it you'll find it (barring holidays).

4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Everything is extremely laid back. There are some stereotypes of Brown that every one of us is a pothead treehugger, but so many people are straight-edge. The first month of school is unique in that the most vocal population of the school is the partying crowd, but that buckles down when classes start, as with any school. People are generally smart about their drug use, but thankfully the medical services and good friends keep things going when they take a turn for the worse.

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4 College Freshman

Computers: The computer labs are always open and staffed, as well as the libraries. You can always print and find computers with the necessary software.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: Food sucks but the dorms are nice and good for bonding.

1 College Junior

Weather: It can be so icy that everyone is literally crawling to class, and they will not cancel classes. One guy broke his nose because he was walking with his hands in his pockets and slipped.

4 College Junior

Nightlife: Parties are fun but nothing like at west coast schools

3 College Freshman

Campus Dining: I think that the variety offered at the Ratty dining hall is excellent. The food is great too. At the V-dub variety lacks but it's because the size of the dining hall is smaller. However, quality is excellent. It sucks that they close weekends though because people who live nearby it like me have to walk further to eat on weekends. But even then it's relatively close. Josiah's is a great place to have dinner and late night snacks if you plan to stay up late studying. There are more places and overall they're all great.

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4 College Freshman

Scholarships: I received a full ride and was very satisfied that students like me who need the money, did receive it. It was a bit tough for me communicating with financial aid because they can get so busy but making appointments makes it much easier. Always review your financial aid package and stay on top of things!

5 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Facilities: The open curriculum is great to see whatever classes you want to pursue and you don't have to waste time in classes that you hate or would never use in your major. The shopping period allows you to go and sit in on the classes so you can decide whether or not you want to take the class and you have a chance to check it out.

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2 College Freshman

Weather: Providence weather is very rainy and dreary most of the time. It doesn't always downpour, it's usually just annoying light rain and misting, just enough to make it humid and gross out.

1 person found this useful Report
1 College Freshman

Parking: Providence is very small and there are a lot of people so it is always very crowded so there's hardly any room to park. The parking garage that is very empty is very far away from everything so it's not really worth it to park there.

3 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Providence has so many cute little shops, stores, restaurants and bars that are very accessible and fun to go to. The main street, Thayer, always has a lot going on.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: There are a variety of freshman dorms available, two that are all freshmen, so it's good to be around all people your own age that are going through the same things as you are. They aren't the biggest or best, but it has a sense of camaraderie that is really great. Upperclassmen dorms are spacious and nice because you can choose to live with your friends and you have a lot of different options and rooms.

4 College Junior

Academics: Being a biology major at brown is wonderful. There are many opportunities for research and the classes are all very interesting. There is something for every interest. The professors all really love what they teach too. It can be difficult, but is manageable.

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Justin Kim
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Brown has a reputation that precedes itself. As an Ivy League school, Brown carries a distinction that many students desire, while knowing little about what they need or want in a liberal arts education. In that sense, Brown’s liberal nature and open curriculum exceed that of the average liberal arts school. Many students redefine and rediscover themselves in college, and Brown’s biggest strength is that it promotes individual development and self-discovery over the course of the undergraduate career. Internally, you have a lot of chances to make mistakes, which the University calls “discoveries,” in the course of your studies. It’s easy to change your concentration in the fifth or even sixth semester.

Few people who choose Brown regret it. While it’s not the school for everyone, almost anyone can find what they are looking for at Brown. Whether you are from New England or Siberia, there are clubs, organizations, classes, and fellow students who share your academic and personal interests. Most people choose Brown for its liberal nature and its strong academic resources, and few are disappointed.

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