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Brown University

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Address: 1 Prospect St, Providence, RI 02912
Phone Number: 401-863-1000
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Brown Campus is a Treat to Visit

Beautiful, historic campus, friendly students, pleasant and safe to stroll around campus at any time. Many of the buildings have historic significance and you can walk-in to see... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Beautiful, historic campus, friendly students, pleasant and safe to stroll around campus at any time. Many of the buildings have historic significance and you can walk-in to see them.

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Not a cheap school to attend and a class A school.Very good reputation. I would attend if I was a student

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Queens Village, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Saw the opening of the Lovecraft Collection at the John Hay Library. Go! You will learn things you did not know and see some very interesting letters and art.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

I thought Harvard was nice but it doesn't hold a candle to brown. What an entrance, beautiful gates tucked back into the city on a quiet street. A must see if your in town even if it's just a drive by.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Love walking around the quad. The views here make you feel like you're in another country or have gone back in time. A short walk to the Providence Athenaeum or Thayer Street will round out your visit.

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New York City, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

The campus of Brown University is not particularly interesting when compared to, say, Harvard's, Yale's, or Columbia's campuses. But it's worth a walk through. Continue on to the street at the top of the campus (it's on a hill) where students hang out. Turning left there are good places to lunch; turning right some interesting architecture.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

The campus spreads out over many blocks. This is a beautiful campus and has so many cute shops on Thayer street. The parking is difficult.

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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Such a nice, calm walk. Beside the campus, one can admire the perfectly victorian houses of the neighborhood. Try to start or finish your visit in a restaurant or creamery on Thayer street.

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Bernardsville, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Terrific tour given by a Brown student! Great information session. Beautiful campus in an interesting city.

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Winchester, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Brought my daughter on an unguided walk around. Beautiful campus. Lots of shops and restaurants close by.

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