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Brown University

1 Prospect St, Providence, RI 02912 (College Hill)
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Ranked #2 of 70 Attractions in Providence
Type: Educational Sites
Description: University located in Providence.
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Beautiful school, very nice students, and helpful staff. Plenty to see and do - make sure to visit Thayer Street.

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New York
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89 reviews 89 reviews
25 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I have visited Harvard, and MIT, and they are both nice, but I really love Brown University. We were in the area, and I wanted to show my daughters what a traditional Ivy League College looks like. Who knows, maybe plant a seed in their minds for the future... Obviously, it's a very selective school, and of course very expensive.... More

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Geneva, Switzerland
17 reviews 17 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Our children attend the university, so we are quite biased. The campus is beautiful, historical and gave a sense of intimacy which Harvard does not have.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Not enough informational markers to place items in their cultural and historic contexts. Even scultures had not plaques

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Toronto, Canada
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277 attraction reviews
426 helpful votes 426 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Brown is not a large campus, certainly not on the same scale as some of its Ivy League brethren such as a Harvard or Yale. It is a compact campus confined to a rectangular shape covering the equivalent of about five large city blocks. While Brown is celebrating its 250th anniversary you really don't get a true sense of this... More

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Syracuse, NY
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47 reviews 47 reviews
10 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

If you like going to see college campuses or need something to do, Brown is very pretty and historic. As with any college campus, be careful of parking rules, but don't be afraid, particularly if class is not in session.

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Katonah, NY
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302 reviews 302 reviews
183 attraction reviews
318 helpful votes 318 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

My daughter is interested in attending Brown and so we visited the campus first in the evening, then in the morning. Brown just feels like your favorite sofa. It fits in with the decor of the area, it looks lovely and comfortable, and it seems like it has always been there. We liked Thayer Street nearby and had a very... More

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Union City, New Jersey, United States
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508 reviews 508 reviews
117 attraction reviews
144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

It's the Brown of the Ivy League. I can't speak to the academics here, but rather the campus. There is some nice architecture with the older buildings, particularly around the main quad, but something about the campus is rather non-descript. The landscaping is very plain and devoid of color. Campus was totally empty on a spring day which seemed odd.... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Campus was gorgeous, felt a little like a European town with narrower streets that weren't strictly on a grid, plenty of brick walkways on campus and streets, interesting mix of architecture, and nice "quiet spaces" amongst the mature plantings. The staff was incredibly friendly and helpful, all the way from the cafeteria workers to the tour guides. I know that... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
13 reviews 13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

nice campus on the top of the hill. great architecture and buildings to view. the quad has a nice place to sit and relax on the grass and contemplate higher learning.

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