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4 College Senior

Campus Quality: The Science Library (Sci Li) Freidman Study Center stays open 24 hours 5 days a week all semester long and the main libraries are 24 hours during finals period.

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4 College Senior

Campus Quality: I love how we are able to immediately start taking classes related to our major and topics we enjoy without needing to take a basic core set of classes. I also like how we are able to take classes pass/fail, this allows us to take classes in topics that may be very different and far from our majors without the added stress of trying to maintain a high GPA in that course.

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5 College Senior

Overall Experience: I absolutely love Brown! When I came here to begin my undergrad career I had never visited the campus before but as I have spent more and more time here, I realize that this school is the perfect fit for me. I especially love the professors here and how they are willing to get to know each and every one of their students even if they are teaching an intro course with 150+ students. I also really like the size of the school - it is by no means super small but it is definitely not a big school: only about 8600 undergrads, grads, and medical students total.

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4 College Senior

Technology: Really my only complaint is the cost for printing. The school supplies every student with $30 total for each year in 'free' printing. However, for those who are english majors, engineering majors, science majors...those $30 are typically used up within the first few weeks of the fall semester and after that each student must pay for their own printing - 7 cents for a single page and 10 cents for front and back printing.

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3 College Senior

Athletics: Athletics is not very big or important here. Our varsity teams are okay. There is school spirit but losing a football game is not really a big deal.

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4 College Senior

Diversity: Brown is a very diverse university. There are people of all ethnic/racial backgrounds, religious beliefs, and sexual orientation to name a few.

4 College Senior

Campus Food: I find that the vegetarian options on campus are numerous and very flavorful, however, I wish that the second main dining hall would have more vegetarian options and not just veggie burgers all the time.

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Definitely a lot of options, though not a lot of student discount.

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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life is present if you want to get in on it but there isn't much pressure to. Themed parties thrown by the Greek house are popular and generally non-Greeks appreciate Greeks.

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Safety is very important at Brown. Everyone is supposed to have the numbers of all safety personnel on their phone. There is a program called safe-walk which stations individuals at locations all over campus who are willing to walk people home from various locations if they feel unsafe. Safety services are generally very accessible and convenient.

4 College Freshman

Local Area: Providence is cute. It's similar Cambridge, MA as in it definitely has a lot of character. They are plenty of opportunities and things to do at all times but as a small city is does close pretty early around 2 AM.

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Brown is like no other. The worst part about it is leaving and that's realized during freshman year which encourages students to take advantage of Brown while they can.

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: Brown took care of me and I received the aid I needed as did many other I know.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Food: Food isn't the best but there are always options. If you don't want to eat on-campus food, there are local options including those on Thayer Street.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Quality: The programs are plentiful, extensive and very engaging. Typically you'll be able to get involved in anything you want and have a very good experience while doing so.

4 College Freshman

Campus Quality: Facilities are conducive to students needs but not amazing. No one is complaining though. Everything is generally convenient and accessible.

3 College Freshman

Weather: Providence weather is a gamble. It could literally change at any given moment. Your best bet is to appreciate good weather when it's present because it could be gone in an instant.

3 College Freshman

Transportation: The campus is generally walk-able. Cars definitely aren't necessary. If you don't want to walk the campus shuttle comes in a reasonable amount of time to various campus locations. Zipcars are available as are taxis and campus shuttles to places that are further.

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4 College Freshman

Diversity: You'll find people from all walks of life at Brown. People generally welcome diverse backgrounds. But do be wary of a tendency to cling to popularly and exculsively liberal takes on issues.

4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Students can basically do whatever they want as long as they're smart about. Typically they do. Although there is no peer pressure. Excess use can and does lead to some policing but for safety issues above anything. Similarly students can easily opt to not engage this scene via evasion or substance-free housing.

4 College Freshman

Academics: The registration is a bit of a process but you can typically get into any class during the two-week shopping period. Professors can range from amazing to boring. Similarly, the workload depends on the course and department. Typically you get what you put into a class.

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4 College Freshman

Party Scene: There is always something going on whether or not it's something that interests you. But if there isn't anything to your liking, you can easily host your own.

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4 College Freshman

Administration: Students are tasked with the responsibility to make their own decisions and deal with the repercussions. School police are not present to get students in trouble but moreso to ensure students' safety and well-being.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: School spirit is present but sport culture is not that typical. As a school, certain teams do better than others. Athletic facilities aren't awesome but they are sufficient and very convenient and accessible.

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4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Students are very, very attractive and you can generally find a hook up with ease. There are relationships, flings, dating and combinations of these present. In terms of dress, people typical have good fashion sense but students are free to express themselves however much they'd like. Similarly, individuals are pretty friendly and open to new interactions with many new people.

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Mencoff Hall Mencoff Hall Mencoff Hall, also known as the Cabinet Building, is home to the Population Studies and Training Center at Brown University.

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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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