Brown University Summary

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Basic Statistics

Providence, RI
Full-Time Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
Mid-sized city
In-State Tuition
Out-of-State Tuition
Room & Board
Acceptance Rate
9 %
Admission Difficulty
Very Hard
Average SAT Scores
Average ACT Scores

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

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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 College Junior

Guys & Girls: Everyone has unique personalities, looks, interests

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Greek Life: I'm not in Greek life, don't seek it out, it doesn't seek me out.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Health & Safety: During the day time it's generally very safe. After dark there are muggings that happen occasionally. Also, invest in a good bike lock because there are lock cutters.

1 person found this useful Report
4 Recent Alumnus

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


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