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Brown University

1 Prospect St, Providence, RI 02912-9127
+1 401-863-1000
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A Taste of the Ivy

While in Providence we took a quick trip to Brown University. A very quick trip. Not much time is... read more

Reviewed 16 January 2018
JacknJill A
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Wayne, New Jersey
Amazing university

My tour of the campus was amazing. It was absolutely beautiful and exceeded my expectations. The... read more

Reviewed 11 January 2018
Todd H
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Becker, Minnesota
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University located in Providence.
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good25%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“ivy league” (34 reviews)
“campus tour” (8 reviews)
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1 Prospect St, Providence, RI 02912-9127
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"beautiful campus"
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"ivy league"
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"campus tour"
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"information session"
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"student body"
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"alma mater"
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"visitor parking"
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"great school"
in 10 reviews
"surrounding neighborhood"
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"east side"
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"interesting buildings"
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"four years"
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"high school"
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"lots of history"
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"downtown area"
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Reviewed 16 January 2018

While in Providence we took a quick trip to Brown University. A very quick trip. Not much time is needed to walk around the area, take in the architecture and visit some of the buildings. It’s nice. That’s all. I’m sure a guided tour would’ve...More

Thank JacknJill A
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Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

My tour of the campus was amazing. It was absolutely beautiful and exceeded my expectations. The grounds were groomed to the highest degree. I loved the historic buildings and everyone I meet was happy to tell me some of the history. A must see if...More

Thank Todd H
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Reviewed 6 January 2018

Brown University is made up of a number of architecturally very interesting buildings to view. We visited the University on a very cold winter morning after heavy snow storms and the place was a million post card pictures. Located very close to the CBD of...More

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Reviewed 31 December 2017

Unique picturesque sights, hard to find architecture, a must see when in Providence. Visit university commons...

Thank Nicolas P
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Reviewed 10 December 2017

Ivy League University makes for an interesting visit. The buildings have character and it is simply fun to walk the grounds. Have a cup of coffee. Talk to the students and discover how bright the kids are.

Thank Cavydad
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Reviewed 5 December 2017

It was a highlight to visit Brown University while in Rhode Island. The grounds were beautiful and the architecture was stunning. I love the modern conveniences - power cords in the lamp posts outside so students can study. A must do when in Providence.

Thank PaulyFrequentFlyer
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Reviewed 14 November 2017

We visited H and MIT and this place out did them both. It's a beautiful campus to visit. During our time it had a lovely vibe. There were students studying (relaxing) on the lawns and a local market was being held within the grounds, where...More

Thank Ali921
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Reviewed 11 November 2017

A must-go place in RI. It's perfect for a peaceful walk. I was there in summer when students were gone and it was such a joy to visit.

Thank Haitong Y
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Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

A beautiful Ivy League school, in the heart of Providence, Rhode Island. In a super location, with lots of college action. Brown is a city school with a campus. Providence is a great town to live in. Less than a mile from RISD and Johnson...More

1  Thank Bobbie W
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Reviewed 30 October 2017

This is a great place to see and walk around. The architecture here is beautiful and unique. A good place to be outside and walk around in Portland. There's a visitor parking lot at the corner of Thayer and Power.

1  Thank turbotrevor
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Free, but you must register before coming to campus
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it was my advixw! So thanks for the feedbaxk, Willy Fran
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Rt. I-80 is the route with the least tolls. Ends ar GW bridge in NY, and then I-95 from there to Providence(the worst part of the trip). Brown does a great job helping new students move in! My younger son will be a senior... More
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