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Providence, RI
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Diversity: Diverse compared to what? Compared to Berkeley, it's not diverse. Compared to Princeton, it's very diverse. I don't know; people have different opinions on this, too.

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Diversity: Brown has a diversity of opinions and political views, as well as students with all types of geographical, religious, racial, and educational backgrounds. If you want to meet people different form you, you have to make an effort.

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Diversity: Brown is not as diverse as it claims to be, especially not economically.

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Diversity: The University is an interesting size. It's small enough that you recognize a lot of faces on campus, but your social circle doesn't change that much. You always have a home base, but I engage with a lot of people.

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Diversity: It's not terrible. We're doing okay by the percentages. But it's very hard to be here and forget that you are in very white, very middle-class New England. I don't think it's an us-versus-them environment, but the manifestation of relations, either racial or class, exist.

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Diversity: There is not enough political diversity among the professors, and certainly not among the students.

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Diversity: There are two indications that race is still an issue around campus. One, there is still a lot of dialogue between the students and the administration on the subject; but also, the overwhelming sense of mistrust that most white students show when it comes to minorities. I think a lot of students feel that there might be overcompensation and that white problems, whatever those are, are not addressed.

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Diversity: Brown is diverse. I would say we are the most genuinely diverse student body. We also have every possible student activity that you could want. If we don't have it, it's easy to start your own and get funding.

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Diversity: Frankly, in terms of Brown's image, once you get here you realize that there are so many pockets, like hippies and hipsters. It's all here.

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Guys & Girls: The social life is fun, though there isn't a ton of dating at Brown. There are plenty of attractive people here. Like everything at Brown, you have to be persistent. The social life revolves around the school.

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Guys & Girls: I'd have to say the guys at Brown are hotter than the girls. It's not exactly a big dating school, but people do date and hook up.

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Guys & Girls: I haven't had too much success with girls at Brown. Freshman year I had a girlfriend. That was about it. I meet most girls at parties.

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Guys & Girls: I don't know how much of a dating scene there is, but there's certainly enough action to go around.

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Guys & Girls: Once you find a good one, you should hold on to her.

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Guys & Girls: Beautiful women. So many beautiful women.

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Guys & Girls: I always had a good time at parties, as long as I stayed away from Greek life. It's unclear how much actual dating is taking place.

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Guys & Girls: I don't know much about dating at Brown. The girls are cool. I can't complain. Try dating around RISD.

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Guys & Girls: There are some cool girls, and there are interesting people. Good diversity.

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Guys & Girls: Guys at Brown are flaky. I've dated enough to know. I've met a lot of people that are socially awkward, but I think that's why we get along so well. It's funny when they all come together.

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Guys & Girls: The guys at Brown are a lot cooler than the girls at Brown.

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Guys & Girls: There are two kinds of relationships here: major serial monogamy and screwing a lot of people.

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Guys & Girls: No serious dating. Not here. I think there's a variety of guys. Some guys like to take girls out on dates. A lot of guys don't; they're more into the hook-up thing. I think that there is more going here than at most places. It happens pretty often; it's definitely common.

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Guys & Girls: We're certainly hotter than Harvard or Columbia. Dating depends on your clique. There's a lot of sex, but I don't know how many relationships there are.

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Guys & Girls: I know a lot of people who have been dating the same person for three years.

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Guys & Girls: Brown is one of those places where you meet really cool people, but there's not so much casual dating going on. You are either in a long-term relationship or single.

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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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