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Brown University

1 Prospect St, Providence, RI 02912 (College Hill)
401-863-1000
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Ranked #2 of 70 attractions in Providence
Type: Educational Sites
Description: University located in Providence.
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Skaneateles, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

I was here for a pre-college program and loved it! gave a real feel for the college experience and Thayer street restaurants are magnificent!

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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Loved the way the this college looks and feels. Very classic British Style. The place is definitely a must visit when in Providence, Rhode Island.

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Miami
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Stopped by the bookstore , lots of hustle and bustle in the surrounding area. Good eating options. Parking can be a problem. Don't miss this beautiful campus..voted happiest students at an ivy league college ...I can see why

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New York, New York, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 via mobile

The one thing I love about this school, is it's surroundings... There isn't enough words to describe or explain it... You just have to see it for your self. You might end up transferring from your current school.

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Charleston,SC
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98 reviews 98 reviews
25 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

If you are anywhere near Providence (all of RI, and MA from Attleboro to Boston), you owe it to yourself to visit this historic campus. One of the oldest colleges in the nation, is amazing how the new blends with the old. It's a lesson that my current domicile, Charleston, SC, should learn. You don't have to build new old... More

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Los Angeles, California
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206 reviews 206 reviews
110 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

If you have time, I would visit but other than the clock and the one main bldg for landmark/photos not much to see. Parking could be tricking during the week. We could not find the book store. We did not do the official tour. We just parked on a side street and strolled the campus. Lots of people on the... More

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Alexandria, VA
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304 reviews 304 reviews
127 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

This Ivy League institution sits on a hillside overlooking Providence. Throughout its history, Brown has become known for its high quality of teaching iand nnovative research by a dedicated faculty and a student body with impeccable qualifications. Its alumni have taken leadership in all sectors of America as well as many other countries. The physical foundation for this crucible of... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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278 reviews 278 reviews
20 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

To visit this campus with its eclectic collection of building from the earliest days of the college to the vibrant present is to walk through American architectural history. The setting above Providence on the historic East Side makes for an interesting exploration of the campus and the surrounding colonial homes. Tours are available for interested students and there is plenty... More

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Greenwood, South Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The pomp and ceremony was outstanding and memorable. It was quite long but a wonderful experience. The Friday evening dance was also outstanding

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Went to Brown with my daughter for a college visit over Spring Break. What a beautiful campus it was! Lots of green spaces, all of the students looked genuinely happy...and engaged. We did not see a single person that had that "I am just a college student" look...they really did have that "I am a BROWN college student" look! The... More

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