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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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Description: University located in Providence.

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Superb Campus Tour

Brown University is a very nice school in Providence, Rhode Island. Area is very nice with medium sized city. The whole student body seemed very friendly and open. Our tour guide... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
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Palo Alto, California
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Palo Alto, California
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127 reviews 127 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Brown University is a very nice school in Providence, Rhode Island. Area is very nice with medium sized city. The whole student body seemed very friendly and open. Our tour guide was amazing. Out of all the tours we did, he was the best.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We toured Brown with our admitted daughter. I was so Impressed with how honestly nice all the students seem. And friendly and welcoming, very refreshing from many college tours we have taken. I particularly Liked that it was our tour guides birthday and he was told happy birthday at least 9 times by students passing by our group at various... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Wow, all the great things about Harvard, plus a nicer surrounding village, and warmer people. It didn't attract the homeless the way Cambridge did, so it feels like a cleaner, shinier version of Harvard.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Open campus, something for everyone. There's a feeling of a small community within the community. Ethnically diverse resturants and shops. Area is somewhat pricey but the stores were having some great end of season sales for the students to take advantage of.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Did not see entire campus but did get to spend quite a bit of time in the LIST Art Center in the galleries. Top notch work. Walked because concerned about parking...and its a very steep hill coming from downtown. Not for the out of shape.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Brown is a wonderful home away from home for many a progressive at heart like me. the school cultivates the most amazing community and alumni.

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Galway, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

There are lovely buildings at Brown but, interestingly, on the campus (now) there are art exhibits that just pop up and are worth looking for (including one of people in a ring chain that look to be made from tin foil)….

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New England
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87 reviews 87 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

'Cause we love our college dear; no matter where we go, we are ready for a cheer. The best university on the planet, and beautiful to look at too.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

The front gates are worth the trip, make sure you take a camera...this University has a beautiful campus.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Near Bristol, RI we visited this interesting, historical, and remote place. From Web Site, "Today, Brown University owns 376 acres (1.52 km2) of woodland on Mt. Hope off Tower Street in Bristol. The university's grounds on Mount Hope include King Philip's Seat (or "chair"), a large quartz rock formation where Wampanoag sachem King Philip held meetings. The site of King... More 

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