Brown University Summary

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Basic Statistics

Location
Providence, RI
Website
www.brown.edu
Full-Time Undergrads
6,118
Part-Time Undergrads
318
Setting
Mid-sized city
In-State Tuition
$42,808
Out-of-State Tuition
$42,808
Room & Board
$11,258
Acceptance Rate
9 %
Admission Difficulty
Very Hard
Average SAT Scores
1990–2310
Average ACT Scores
29–34

Best ThingsMore . . .

  • The New Curriculum
  • The student body
  • President Ruth Simmons
  • Thayer Street

Worst ThingsMore . . .

  • On-campus cable
  • The paltry endowment
  • Long winters
  • The meal plan

Frequently ComparedCompare . . .

Overall ExperienceWhat's This?

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.

Brown Student Reviews

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4 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Dining: Providence has one of the best dining scenes including cheap eats and classy date night restaurants.

4 Recent Alumnus

Local Atmosphere: Take the time to venture off College Hill--you will find some gems in Providence!

3 Recent Alumnus

Athletics: Certain groups of people are very involved in athletics, but it is not a cornerstone of overall student life.

3 Recent Alumnus

Greek Life: Greek life is not a huge influence on campus. It is mainly viewed (by non-Greeks) as the party supplier.

3 Recent Alumnus

Campus Dining: Use your meal credits when you can and save your precious points!

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