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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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Beautiful Campus

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
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Aldan, Pennsylvania
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Aldan, Pennsylvania
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45 reviews 45 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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302 reviews 302 reviews
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121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
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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Bangkok, Thailand
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145 reviews 145 reviews
59 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

A very welcoming admissions staff kept meeting pertinent and interesting. Nice tour of a lovely campus and a terrific library. Top flight education with lots of student leadership involvement.

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Palo Alto, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

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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16 reviews 16 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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32 reviews 32 reviews
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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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