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Brown University

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Address: 1 Prospect St, Providence, RI 02912-9127
Phone Number: 401-863-1000
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University located in Providence.

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Beautiful campus

This campus is located really close to downtown Providence. The school is beautiful. We walked about for about 2 hours. The bookstore and student union were really nice. there are... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
michelewelker
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This campus is located really close to downtown Providence. The school is beautiful. We walked about for about 2 hours. The bookstore and student union were really nice. there are a ton of restaurants and store right on their Main Street.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are coming for the tour expect to be here about 2hrs. A student guided tour begins at Faunce House 75 Waterman St. and my best kept secret is use the visitor parking lot ( Brook and Waterman St.) 2 blocks east across from bank. Street meters last two hours and the city is monitoring meters. If you want... More 

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Thank John R
Medon, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Brown University is a good 10 minute walk or so from the Rhode Island Convention Center. Lots of historical buildings to see on this walk. Walking around the area can be challenging due to the hilly terrain, so I recommend good walking shoes. The campus was nice and enjoyed the greenery and mature trees. Definitely a nice place to stop... More 

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Thank Charlesvincent A
Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've never been to Providence and was pleasantly surprised by this campus. I never went to college and found myself smiling our entire walk through the campus. If your in the city and want to take a memorable stroll this is the place.

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Thank Dynamicjohn
Wayne, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed walking thru this typical college campus. The highlight was watching a game of quidditch in the quad.

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Wakefield
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Since I went there, hard to be objective, but the location on the east side above the city is good. Best feature is probably a collection of buildings on the main quad that feature probably 10 different architectual styles, dating back to the 1700's

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Thank Gary S
The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent a day strolling around Providence's East Side and Brown University is the heart of that. It's a beautiful, scenic campus, and seemingly open to the public on weekends (we didn't go in any buildings).

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Thank Marie400nl
Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm a Brown alum, so I'm biased, but College Hill is truly a beautiful place. It's worth exploring campus for a walk regardless of whether you are affiliated with Brown.

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Thank WeIITraveIed
Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had a nice time at Brown, would advice you to take a tour. Also visited Harvard University in Boston and I must say I liked Brown better.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is where my son chose to take a Pre-College course this summer. I'm overwhelmed by the campus, the feeling that he is getting from his first in-college experience. Everyone has one concern: that you have the best learning experience. As a parent, I'm thrilled that he goes there and have a wonderful summer, meeting new people, learning to be... More 

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