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Brown University

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Neighborhood: College Hill
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Address: 1 Prospect St, Providence, RI 02912
Phone Number: 401-863-1000
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Description: University located in Providence.

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The Laid-back Ivy

Upon stepping foot on campus, you'll immediately feel that the school escapes the hustle and bustle of Providence. With open greens to lay on and breathtaking red-brick... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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Warren, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Upon stepping foot on campus, you'll immediately feel that the school escapes the hustle and bustle of Providence. With open greens to lay on and breathtaking red-brick architecture, one could get lost behind Van Wickle Gates for an entire day. This review may be biased because I'm attending Brown next fall.

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Ligonier PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Beautiful campus on a plateau with wonderful mix of buildings and pleasant grounds. Manageable size, surrounded by gentrified neighborhoods. Thayer Street is ultimate college strip. Brown is a nice compromise between the decidedly urban Ivies like Yale, Harvard, Penn and Columbia, and more bucolic Ivies like Dartmoutn and Colgate. Park yourself at a cafe or bistro and eavesdrop to hear... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015 via mobile

We enjoyed our tour of the university. Orlando, out student tour guide was very informative and knowledgeable, but also super enthusiatic. His love of the school was evident! Very nice campus as well! This university has a lot to offer perspective students. Even if you don't have a perspective student, it is worth taking the tour. It has a very... More 

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Rolling Meadows, Illinois
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83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

I visited on a rainy day, so it made my experience a little skewed, as I hurried through the visit. The athletics area was easy to find although I couldn't find an outdoor track. The academic area was on the other side of the main street there, all very old (appearing at lest) buildings.

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Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

My son and I toured Brown and found the information session and tour to be well worthwhile. Both the admissions staff person and the student representative were enthusiastic, articulate and entertaining. What I appreciated the most was that both of them personalized their experiences at Brown to give us an idea of what it was like for them to be... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

We were here for my brother's graduation, walked all over campus. For the most part, it is a lovely campus with many interesting buildings, some historic, some more modern with curious designs, and a lot of libraries. The shops and restaurants around Brown are not great, but the campus itself is lovely.

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Aldan, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

We were unable to view inside the buildings but enjoyed the grounds and book store! Close to shopping and restaurants.

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Wiesbaden, Germany
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

My daughter is a studen there. It is a beautiful campus with a quality education. The open curriculum is what attracted my daughter. Theater productions are top notch. Also, I found the university to be great communicators about campus/school activities.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Brown manages to be self contained in a very nice neighborhood while also being an open urban campus. Great people watching and dining on Thayer Street, nearby to waterfire and RISD museum, lovely place for a stroll and taking in some architecture and history.

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Colorado Springs
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Even if you have no other reason to visit, this campus--one of the oldest in North America--offers a beautiful stroll through a vibrant university community.

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Address: Address: 1 Prospect St, Providence, RI 02912
Phone Number: 401-863-1000
Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Providence>  > College Hill

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