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Brown University

1 Prospect St, Providence, RI 02912 (College Hill)
401-863-1000
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Ranked #2 of 70 Attractions in Providence
Type: Educational Sites
Description: University located in Providence.
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New York City, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Such a beautiful campus. As a visiting parent of a graduate student, I appreciate that the luncheon dining room cashier, an adult woman, and a student worker, were so pleasant, and helpful.

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New York City, New York
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78 reviews 78 reviews
58 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Brown University is simply beautiful. Want that Ivy League experience even if only for an afternoon? This is your spot. The East side of Providence is a stroll through America's early architectural past. Georgian, Second Empire, Victorian, Beaux Arts, Colonial. They are all here standing proudly. I would live in this part of the country for the beauty alone. I'm... More

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Seattle, Washington
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343 reviews 343 reviews
113 attraction reviews
236 helpful votes 236 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

We went to Providence to visit Brown and tour the school. It was a great way to hear about the history of the school and see the campus. I would highly recommend the tour, even if you are not with a perspective student.

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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

We visited Brown more out of curiosity than anything. How does a college that charges $57,000.00 a year in tuition look? The answer? Pretty darn good. We spent some time walking around the campus and even sneaked in on a tour of prospective students for a bit. The campus is charming and quaint, some times you are not sure where... More

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Lancaster
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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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90 reviews 90 reviews
26 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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
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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
3 helpful votes 3 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
440 helpful votes 440 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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