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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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Marvelous campus

I stayed in Providence for a week. The place I visited during my stay was Brown and kept going back there almost every day. It has a beautiful campus with old buildings and quiet... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I stayed in Providence for a week. The place I visited during my stay was Brown and kept going back there almost every day. It has a beautiful campus with old buildings and quiet gardens. Loved the architecture and the vibe of the place. I want to go back there again !!

Thank Brahmakhyapa
Syracuse, New York
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I walked around the campus on a Sunday morning. It was extremely picturesque. It had many buildings from the 1800s which were well kept. Also there were nice views of downtown Providence. We've been to three other Ivy league campuses. It was my wife's favorite and my second. It's well worth just walking around for a couple... More 

Providence, Rhode Island
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Brown University is a must see for anyone visiting the Providence area. The picturesque and historic campus is located in the heart of College Hill surrounded by gorgeous townhouses and historic homes. Not only is the campus amazing but the student body is incredibly friendly and it is not uncommon to see students helping visitors find their way on the... More 

Thank Nick F
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spent time walking the campus and enjoyed the buildings, the history and the views of Providence. It is hillside but worth the walk and can be combined with walking along the canal on the east side. Providence was founded in 1636 and Brown established in 1764. You have to appreciate the age of the history of the city and its... More 

Thank ReddyBro
New York
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24 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This campus is up on a hill with nice views of the city below and perfectly fine to integrate in a walking tour of the city! It neighbors RISD and RISD MoMA as well as many famous streets like Benevolence and Thayer Streets! Really fun because Brown fits in so well with what makes Providence so charming.

Thank Katie O
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

Clearly it's more beautiful, inclusive and welcoming than many of the universities on the same level and popularity! I may be biased given my student identity there, but it is really worth a visit. An Australian band that performed near Providence actually visited here too

Asbury Park, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

As an alumnus, I always love visiting the Brown campus and seeing all the changes. Lots of shops and restaurants nearby, and memories everywhere. Love the on-campus as well as the East Side architecture.

Thank JerseyShoreGma
key west, United States
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73 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

Brown arena, football field are all great. Catch a hockey or football game. Walking around the campus on homecoming weekend is really fun.

Thank William A C
Newtown, Pennsylvania
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194 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Everything at Brown is for and about student life and achievement. It has a wonderful campus, and the student vibe is both upbeat and relaxed. I would like to request a college 'do-over' please!

Thank clevertravelers
Denver, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

We visited Brown after a previously disappointing excursion to Yale a couple days earlier. School was not in session but I believe international student orientation was going on, at least that's what the calendar I found said. We took a personal tour of the campus, see the various buildings and open areas. The overall atmosphere felt intimate but not exclusionary,... More 

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