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Brown University

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Neighbourhood: College Hill
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Address: 1 Prospect St, Providence, RI 02912-9127
Phone Number:
+1 401-863-1000

University located in Providence.

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I am lucky to have attended Brown University for my undergraduate degree, not only is it the highest quality education, but its the most gorgeous setting, historical architecture... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Providence, Rhode Island
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Providence, Rhode Island
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

I am lucky to have attended Brown University for my undergraduate degree, not only is it the highest quality education, but its the most gorgeous setting, historical architecture, and beautifully kept grounds of any school I have ever visited. As the name of Old Brown in loud chorus we raise!

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Denver, Colorado
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9 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visiting this campus was amazing! The staff, students, locals are all very welcoming and helpful. There are great places to eat every where. This is really up on a hill.

Thank SweetE143
Lyon, France
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55 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice stroll on this beautiful Campus and the surrounding neighborhood. The bookstore is kind of oldish but good enough for Brown memorabilia. Not much shopping on Thayer street but a couple of decent restaurants.

Thank bchrysos
Santa Monica, California
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15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017

what can one say: its beautiful, quiet, quaint, historic, educational ....lovely all around! although (with RISD) separate from the city, it is well integrated and not isolated...the neighborhood streets are lovely.

Thank izakthemindful
La Jolla
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51 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2017

Brown is a beautiful and impressive campus in the picturesque town of Providence. High quality education which doesn't come cheap.

Thank matelajolla
Providence, Rhode Island
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72 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Although there are a few "modern" buildings, most of the Brown campus is filled with classic New England college and university architecture dating from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries -- and with few exceptions they are a marvel to behold. Visitors can explore the campus on their own or join a tour given by especially trained and well-informed student tour... More 

Thank John B J
New York
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260 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

The campus is beautiful and quite compact. You can easily spend 30 minutes walking around campus, and there are plenty of good options for food, coffee, and dessert nearby. It would be shame not to visit Brown's campus if spending time in Providence.

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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Located in downtown Providence, the campus is really pretty and the grounds and gardens are beautiful. You definitely get a sense of the history when exploring the campus. Brown is within walking distance to many shops and restaurants.

Thank tbwg
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017

Brown is located on the East Side of Providence and is a lovely setting of historic homes and streets. Enjoy the ambiance.

Thank McCroson
Beijing, China
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

I'm a Brown student so of course I love it here. The campus is absolutely gorgeous: the buildings are old-fashioned and grand, the scenery is lovely. This is only my first semester but Brown in autumn is wonderful. The trees turn such fiery colors while the grass remains green so everything looks so alive. The buildings are also all historic... More 

1 Thank kding2

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