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Brown University

1 Prospect St, Providence, RI 02912 (College Hill)
401-863-1000
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Ranked #3 of 70 Attractions in Providence
Type: Educational Sites
Description: University located in Providence.
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Geneva, Switzerland
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Our children attend the university, so we are quite biased. The campus is beautiful, historical and gave a sense of intimacy which Harvard does not have.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Not enough informational markers to place items in their cultural and historic contexts. Even scultures had not plaques

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Toronto, Canada
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610 reviews 610 reviews
262 attraction reviews
397 helpful votes 397 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Brown is not a large campus, certainly not on the same scale as some of its Ivy League brethren such as a Harvard or Yale. It is a compact campus confined to a rectangular shape covering the equivalent of about five large city blocks. While Brown is celebrating its 250th anniversary you really don't get a true sense of this... More

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Syracuse, NY
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46 reviews 46 reviews
10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

If you like going to see college campuses or need something to do, Brown is very pretty and historic. As with any college campus, be careful of parking rules, but don't be afraid, particularly if class is not in session.

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Katonah, NY
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299 reviews 299 reviews
180 attraction reviews
311 helpful votes 311 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

My daughter is interested in attending Brown and so we visited the campus first in the evening, then in the morning. Brown just feels like your favorite sofa. It fits in with the decor of the area, it looks lovely and comfortable, and it seems like it has always been there. We liked Thayer Street nearby and had a very... More

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Union City, New Jersey, United States
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505 reviews 505 reviews
118 attraction reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

It's the Brown of the Ivy League. I can't speak to the academics here, but rather the campus. There is some nice architecture with the older buildings, particularly around the main quad, but something about the campus is rather non-descript. The landscaping is very plain and devoid of color. Campus was totally empty on a spring day which seemed odd.... More

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U.S.
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Campus was gorgeous, felt a little like a European town with narrower streets that weren't strictly on a grid, plenty of brick walkways on campus and streets, interesting mix of architecture, and nice "quiet spaces" amongst the mature plantings. The staff was incredibly friendly and helpful, all the way from the cafeteria workers to the tour guides. I know that... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

nice campus on the top of the hill. great architecture and buildings to view. the quad has a nice place to sit and relax on the grass and contemplate higher learning.

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Los Angeles
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Had the chance to visit Providence, Rhode Island back in May 2014 for my brothers graduation. Had a tour of the school which is beautiful. Also had a tour of the city its very nice small but nice. If you ever have a chance to go, go visit it's a nice little city only 3.5 hours from New York City... More

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Bath
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

After an afternoon's walk here, I'm suffering campus envy. Brown University is beautiful! Many nice cafes and restaurants in the area, or take a picnic up to Prospect Park and enjoy the view.

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