Location
Providence, RI
Undergrads
6,118
Tuition
$42,808
Admission Difficulty
Very Hard
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4 College Sophomore

Nightlife: A consistent rotation of the same places to go. During the months of midterms and finals, availability of on campus parties almost completely diminishes. At the beginning of semesters and Spring Weekend, there are a lot of fun on campus options. Always off campus bars available.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Computers: Lots of computers, but notoriously poor wifi connection.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Even with the stuff I would change, Brown is a wonderful place and most people don't get the chance to experience it. Everyone graduates with a different type of knowledge than what other universities will give you.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The dorms aren't that great for the status of the school. As of recently, many dorms are being remodeled.

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Nightlife: There is almost always something going on each night. Everyone is free to go to the parties unless if it's an invite only such as for greek houses.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life isn't very big on campus but they do throw most of the parties. People do not hold Greeks on a higher social status.

5 College Sophomore

Diversity: Diversity in general is rampant here. You are bound to meet someone who you would never have thought you'd meet.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: School policies aren't very strict or severe unless something really dire happens.

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: If you're willing to go downtown or other nearby cities, there are a variety of different dining places with very affordable food.

5 College Sophomore

Majors: I have not had an internship yet but most opportunities that students get are wonderful and help them to realize what career path they wish to take.

5 College Sophomore

Majors: Most programs are the best here. I am not concerned at all about finding a job in this field.

3 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: There isn't much to do off campus unless if you interact with the local people. However, the people of Providence and the people at Brown usually don't get along because of the superiority attitude surrounding Brown. Most students tend to stay on campus and find much to do here or school related parties.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: The dining halls are crowded during crunch hours for lunch and dinner. The food isn't that great and most is unhealthy unless you eat salads or vegan/vegetarian options. All the eateries close by 2 am except for one that closes by 12 am. It's difficult to obtain any food after that hour. The food at the eateries are unhealthy also. The meal plan is very pricey for what we're able to buy with it. The food is over priced.

3 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Transportation: It's difficult to get around the city because it is down the hill and many places are not within walking distance if you want to get off CollegeHill or go to Walmart.

3 College Sophomore

Computers: The computers in the libraries are not as updated as they could be and many times they are very slow when it comes to logging in.

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Many students take part in alcohol drinking but there is relatively no peer pressure at all.

5 College Sophomore

Academics: It is not a usual concentration offered at most universities or colleges. The professors are wonderful and the classes are engaging. The workload isn't as intense as other science concentrations.

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Academics: The professors and classes are some of the best offered in the nation. The curriculum is wonderful because we are able to explore diverse areas of study that aren't part of our concentrations.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The dorms are pretty nice -- especially since the recent renovations. Lots of space and the communities from close bonds.

3 people found this useful Report
2 College Freshman

Athletics: There are some great varsity and club teams, but games are generally poorly attended and some sport teams need work.

3 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Providence is a great college city. RISD is right next door, which is awesome because there is a lot of interaction between the two schools and their students. The city itself is also very interesting with plenty of cool areas to explore, great places to hang out, and unique happenings around town.

4 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Campus Dining: The main dining halls can get exhausting and boring, however the eateries are generally pretty good and open until 2:00 am.

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Diversity: Diverse in every way except for political beliefs.

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Providence is often referred to as one of the best food cities in the country. Thayer has tons of cheap, late-night chains and pizza places but once you leave, there are tons of great options for any food you could want.

5 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: The administration and law enforcement generally respect the student body and will allow you to make smart decisions for yourself.

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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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