Brown University
Brown University
4.5
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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University located in Providence.
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  • SNM
    Manila, Philippines361 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely campus worth the visit!
    When walking through the area just go in through this campus and there’s lots to see! We used to come here to the lawn too and read a book when the weather was nice out. Then we would grab a meal nearby for dinner at Thayer street. Lots of nice and friendly students too. Don’t miss the famous gates of Brown where there’ll be a great photo op.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written June 9, 2023
  • Michael L
    Watchung, New Jersey204 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Pleasant, informative tour of the campus in a quaint college town.
    Came here as part of a scheduled tour for a prospective applicant. The surrounding town has quaint, narrow streets and historic looking houses, with lots of, well, brown. The campus offered at least one convenient parking structure, which is great because street parking looked like a bear. Up Thayer Street, there is a strip of several blocks, chock full of shops and eateries. I didn't get to explore everything, but at a glance it looked like an active, storied college town. I could envision Providence as a fun stomping ground, and the Brown campus as a nurturing environment for a budding mind. Spent some time in the student union / campus center. Friendly staff. Buzzing full of students. A bit stuffy inside, but it had good facilities. The bathrooms were modern and well maintained. The campus looked green, lively and safe. The tour was informative enough, but some of it was a bit hard to hear. Note, instead of an information session followed by a tour, it was just the tour, with the information provided along the way.
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written April 9, 2024
  • Pete
    Fredericksburg, Virginia1,206 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    No Ivy covered walls?
    It’s well known that Brown is both Ivy League and always ranks in the top of the best schools in the country. The very not important thing I learned about this visit is that Ivy League schools don’t have to have ivy covered walls. Maybe I missed it.
    Visited May 2024
    Traveled solo
    Written May 2, 2024
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Pete
Fredericksburg, VA1,206 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
It’s well known that Brown is both Ivy League and always ranks in the top of the best schools in the country. The very not important thing I learned about this visit is that Ivy League schools don’t have to have ivy covered walls. Maybe I missed it.
Written May 2, 2024
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Josie Iino
Cambridge, UK605 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Friends
I would not go to Brown unless one was visiting as a potential student, or visiting friends. It is a pretty campus! There are some very beautiful buildings, but it is all spread out, and a long walk from place to place. There is a main area, Thayer Street, where one can buy a wide myriad of things, and eat at a large variety of places.
Written July 23, 2023
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SNM
Manila, Philippines361 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
When walking through the area just go in through this campus and there’s lots to see! We used to come here to the lawn too and read a book when the weather was nice out. Then we would grab a meal nearby for dinner at Thayer street. Lots of nice and friendly students too. Don’t miss the famous gates of Brown where there’ll be a great photo op.
Written June 9, 2023
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Jake23
New Jersey6,837 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Couples
Brown is a beautiful university in the center of Providence. Take a walk through the center of the campus and admire the architecture. Like most campuses in cities it extends well beyond the main green and has buildings scattered about.
Written October 12, 2019
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RandyinBrklyn
New York City, NY161 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2014 • Couples
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 jealous that I did not go to college in a place like this...
Written September 29, 2014
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MayLehmannNYC
New York City, NY1,295 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
Beautiful mix of architectural styles make this a must see campus.
Inviting squares and quadrangles seem to invite you to stay a while and take it all in.
Written October 24, 2020
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RedLyght
Philadelphia, PA308 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2015 • Family
We are here on vacation and just decided to walk through the university. I have a 14, almost 15 year old and she is already thinking about colleges so we talked about the prospect of Brown. We walked down Benefit street and Rhode Island School of Design. We encountered some students and they were friendly. Talked about their experiences at Brown. When we later sat down to eat I asked her how she felt. She said she put it on her list! Not a wasted walk down Benefit street after all!
Written September 27, 2015
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garyrichmond
New York City, NY182 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2014 • Friends
The campus of Brown University is not particularly interesting when compared to, say, Harvard's, Yale's, or Columbia's campuses. But it's worth a walk through. Continue on to the street at the top of the campus (it's on a hill) where students hang out. Turning left there are good places to lunch; turning right some interesting architecture.
Written August 13, 2015
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WanderingSpriti
Chicago, IL267 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2014 • Family
Loved the university! Kids all looked very happy and engaged. Did not get the vibe of "preppy" or "entitled" air.
Written October 30, 2014
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Notsoditsy
Greater London, UK32 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2014 • Family
Well my sister's kids attend Moses Brown School and she keeps on about how they are going to Browns university the best in RI. I trust her judgement.
Written October 21, 2014
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