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Brown University

List Art Center, 64 College Street, Providence, RI 02912 (College Hill)
401 863 1000
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Ranked #2 of 66 attractions in Providence
Type: Educational Sites
Description: University located in Providence.
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

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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Providence, Rhode Island
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Not a bad campus for one that was 'named for a rum-runner/slave-trader/tobacco -seller. LOOK DEEPLY into the history of The Brown Family and their relatives, the DeWolfes. Then appreciate the wonderful mix of academics that this member of the Ivy League offers!

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Canmore, Canada
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58 reviews 58 reviews
9 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Brown U is a very special place - incredible history and just a lovely campus. After walking the campus I strngly suggest a visit to the bookstore on Thayer.

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Bristol, Rhode Island
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

Our niece goes to school here and the campus is beautiful , you forget how much this school contributes to the local economy, I hope that the mayor realizes that .

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

The birth of local culture rest within its educational Hub. Visit the school bookstore, and local eclectic dining, fun and friendly atmosphere and extraordinary museum RISD

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Belleville, Kansas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

I love Brown! We came up for mid-year graduation. The University is so beautiful and historic. Conveniently located by Thayer St., so you can walk and shop in quaint shops. I've been here in the Spring, Fall and Winter. It is uniquely beautiful in all seasons.

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Toronto, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

The campus grounds are a stunning walk. Benefit st has some of the oldest buildings - all add to an incredible ambiance. The various quads are also worth hanging out in. Breathtaking!

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Columbia, Maryland
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

College is expensive enough, why pay for classes not needed for your major or desired for interest. The admittance staff was very knowledgable and engaging and the campus is beautiful. The students conducting the information session and tours were very engaging, informative and breathe brown!

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Providence, Rhode Island
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

The campus is spread over many blocks in the most beautiful "ivy" area. Cultural experiences, diverse choices in food and an active life can be had! Lovely, lovely. Walk around and stop frequently - much to explore!

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san diego
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

Beautiful campus. Our son is a freshman and when I asked what he liked about the school, he gave us a long list. When I asked what he didn't like, he said " I can't think of anything". What more could a parent ask for?

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