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3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: As long as you stay on campus at night, you should be okay.

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4 College Freshman

Technology: Plenty of computers. It can get crowded though.

1 person found this useful Report
1 College Freshman

Drug Safety: No drugs should be used on campus. Period.

1 person found this useful Report
1 College Freshman

Greek Life: I just don't like Greeks.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: What was on my award letter did not match my bill.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Lot's of variety. Be careful, I spent a lot of money on Thayer Street. Also There are great places Downtown too.

4 College Freshman

Weather: Lots of diversity of weather. Tolerable and it is wonderful watching the change of seasons.

College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I don't know anything about this honestly.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Some residential houses are newer and better than others.

College Freshman

Administration: They aren't strict enough. It almost seems as if they encourage disrespect for the University.

4 College Student

Scholarships: Financial aid will completely depend on the person. Get accurate financial aid information, and run it through Brown's net price calculator to see what you're working with. I got an awesome financial aid package, but I'm also low-income, so your mileage may vary

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Student

Administration: The Brown Police (BroPo) are pretty chill. They usually will only enforce things to keep students safe. As long as you're being conspicuous with your alcohol/drug use, you shouldn't have a huge problem.

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Student

Diversity: Brown is extremely diverse! You are bound to meet people from all walks of life (ethnic, sexual, religious, national). Everyone is also very nice and accepting of differences. In general, it's just really cool to learn in such a diverse, beautiful place! If the College could improve, it would be in the areas of political and economic diversity though. Most students are left-leaning, and in general, students are pretty well off (especially transfers and internationals, since Brown is need-aware for them). That's pretty typical though

4 people found this useful Report
3 College Student

Technology: Brown's wifi is not the best, but there are ethernet ports around campus, so if you bring a cord, you should be fine. Also, do yourself a favor and bring your own laptop, it makes everything so convenient. The financial aid office will work with you to fund one if finances are a problem.

3 College Student

Athletics: There is not much school spirit around the athletics at Brown. With that being said, there is Greek Life, and some students are passionate about Brown athletics. However, if you're looking for the big time, "ra-ra" sports feel, look elsewhere

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4 College Student

Transportation: All Brown students can use RIPTA buses for free with their Brown ID. These can generally get you all around Rhode Island. They have been clean and safe each time I used them. On Campus, Brown provides a shuttle that runs pretty late in the night (3am), which is generally helpful when trying to head home at night. Most students don't use much of the transportation though, since the campus is self-contained and easy to walk.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: There are notable alumni and the school's names can help your career.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: There is no pressure into doing drugs.

2 people found this useful Report
College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I do not have experience with off campus housing.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Dorms are very old, and freshman live in renovated buildings.

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3 College Sophomore

Transportation: students get free bus transportation, taxis are fairly cheap, and there are a good amount of zipcar parking lots around campus.

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3 College Sophomore

Administration: The school clearly has rules, but it is also very hard to get in serious trouble.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: Games offer great options in the weekends, and the athletic facilities are average.

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5 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I love the financial aid that the University offers.

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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: The city is diverse enough, so that are are many cuisine oprions.

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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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