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Brown University

Address: 1 Prospect St, Providence, RI 02912 (College Hill)
Phone Number: 401-863-1000
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Ranked #2 of 69 Attractions in Providence
Type: Educational Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: University located in Providence.
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Type: Educational Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: University located in Providence.

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Chicago, Illinois
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78 reviews 78 reviews
13 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Beautiful campus. We were in Providence as part of an east coast swing for our anniversary and did a tour of the campus since I had wanted to go there out of high school but couldn't afford it at the time :( Trees everyone, lovely brick facades, and friendly people living the dream. Definitely get out of your car and... More 

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Wollongong, Australia
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21 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

We did a student led tour of Brown University and it was really informative and fun. We had a great guide who told us a lot about the University, and a lot of things that you would not read in a book so it gave you a real insight to being a student here. If you are wanting to have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Liked it all and the people were engaged....wish it were closer...we will be back and spend more time in this wonderful venue

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Palm City, Florida
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86 reviews 86 reviews
11 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

We took a driving tour of this campus - it is simply beautiful. Old stately buildings and winding streets. A must see if you're traveling to Providence.

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Orlando, Florida, United States
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Really enjoyed our visit at Brown. The students were so proud of the campus and it's history. The campus is absolutely beautifuk!

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Orange County, CA
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119 reviews 119 reviews
13 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

I toured Brown with a former student. While some facilities are in need of updating, it's a beautiful, sprawling, urban campus. The surrounding neighborhood is stunning, and there is easy access to downtown Providence.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Brown is located on top of the hill and is very well blended in with the community and the neighboring schools.

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Bicester, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Its difficult to tell where the University begins or ends in relation to other parts of the city. This East bank location is a mass of older elegant small New England barge board buildings combined some larger brick institutional establishments. You can get guided tours. Well worth a visit along with a stroll along Benefit St.

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Cumming, GA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

We walked the campus on our own, my mom attended school there. We located her dorm form the 1950's, which was part of Pembroke College. They have a memorial to the all-girls school. Very cool. Book store is huge! It put the hook in my daughter, need to start saving. Parking is limited. Be patient.

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Chicago, Illinois
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59 reviews 59 reviews
38 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Loved the university! Kids all looked very happy and engaged. Did not get the vibe of "preppy" or "entitled" air.

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