Recent Alumnus 2011-06-07T04:37:11Z
Guys & Girls:
Meh and Mediocre – There's a wide range of personality types, so you can definitely find someone similar personality-wise. If you're part of a small personality-niche or you're picky about the people you hang out with, you might have to do a lot of searching to find a guy you can connect with. In terms of looks, Brown guys aren't great eye candy.
Recent Alumnus 2011-06-07T04:32:19Z
Health & Safety:
Totally Safe, Especially If You Use the Available Resources – Brown has a lot of resources to keep students safe, including SafeRide and SafeWalk. The former is a van/transportation service, and the later is a walking-escort system. The Department of Public Safety also gives out personal alarms to freshmen in their mailboxes and to other students who ask for one at the office. There are also emergency blue light phones stationed across campus. Occasionally, there are a few crimes/incidents on or around campus, but they usually happen on te outskirts of campus late at night.
Recent Alumnus 2011-06-07T04:27:18Z
Hard to Leave the College Hill Bubble – Providence is the biggest city in Rhode Island, but it's hard to get around without a car. The public transit system, RIPTA is fairly reliable, but its routes are limited and they shut down early into the night. You're pretty much stuck on College Hill. Besides, there's never really that much going on in Providence besides Water Fire and whatever shows are playing at the Dunkin Donuts Center.
College Senior 2011-06-02T02:22:35Z
Brown is one of the best universities around, not simply because of its prestige but due to the amazing atmosphere and people. There seems to be a general friendliness to everyone and there is no competitive air that is often found at other universities. It has the best qualities of both a small and large university.
College Senior 2011-06-02T02:19:56Z
At Brown, there is quite a bit of drinking at parties and activities. However, there is little pressure to drink from others. So it's your choice. Drugs are here and there, but you have to seek them out. Basically it depends on your choice of friends.
College Senior 2011-06-02T02:18:07Z
Night life at Brown is great. There is always a party going on somewhere. The price is usually 3 dollars to go in and a dollar for drinks. There used to be a club called Fishco that was very wild, but it got renovated and is now a little more strict. Usually, stay on campus for parties.
College Senior 2011-05-24T04:30:58Z
Gorgeous or Raining – The days the sun is out are absolutely beautiful. Too bad it rains two days out of three.
College Senior 2011-05-24T04:28:51Z
Dining Hall, Eatery, or Out-Of-Pocket – The food is decent but it gets tiring after a while. The eateries are a nice change but even those get tiresome, which make food trucks and local restaurants lifesavers.
Recent Alumnus 2011-05-11T00:49:26Z
Not an Issue – Drugs/alcohol were available but not rampant in a way that would make anyone uncomfortable one way or the other.
Recent Alumnus 2011-05-11T00:48:44Z
Varied If Sought Out – There are lots of bars on Thayer Street, there are always things to do on campus, and if you have a designated driver or don't drink, there's plenty to do in other parts of Providence as well.
Recent Alumnus 2011-05-11T00:47:11Z
Amazing Freedom and Standards – The curriculum was flexible, and students pushed each other without being competitive with one another. Professors were always available and are amazing mentors if you seek them out.
College Senior 2011-05-04T21:40:02Z
Wells, I think my fave foods are kosher dill picles and vegetarian sausage (i'm a vegan!!!) and brown didn't fail to satisfay me! providence has some yummy indian places and this great tea
College Senior 2011-05-04T21:38:06Z
Gyms: a Premium Place to Whore Around – I initially had trouble meeting people when I got to the Big B last year, since i was surrounded by soo many hipstery-types (yuck!) but then i went to my failsafe standby -- the gym!!! hangin out by the lockers, i met lotsa cool guys and a couple girls (brown's a liberal place, kiddos ;) ) So yeah...come be a locker whore hereee!!!!!!!
Recent Alumnus 2011-03-04T00:42:02Z
Diverse in Some Ways More Than Others – Brown is an open and accepting place almost by definition. It is a core value of most of the student body. As such, no one will be made to feel unaccepted or "tolerated" by the student body. That said, in terms of sheer representation on campus, certain groups are more heavily represented than others. Brown has such a large and visible LGBT population, for instance, that it is nearly taken for granted that anyone could be LGBT--thus it is a very easy place to come out, relative to many other places. When it comes to socioeconomic diversity, on the other hand, the campus feels wealthy. Issues of class may make those from less privileged backgrounds feel uncomfortable. The renewed focus on financial aid after the economic crisis, however, is aiming to address this area. A wide range of views on religion and politics are represented on campus, though like most of the Ivy League, "godless liberals" certainly compose the majority of students.
College Senior 2011-03-04T00:04:59Z
Greeks Don't Dominate Campus Life, but It's Present – Brown's greek life is present, but it doesn't dominate life at Brown. Some greek houses throw awesome parties, and if you don't drink, you don't have to at these parties. Besides partying, the philanthropy of each Greek house is seen through the various activities held on campus, although it could be stronger. There are frats, sororities (including 2 Black sororities) and co-ed frats.
Recent Alumnus 2011-03-03T23:35:26Z
Guys & Girls:
Hard to Find Decent Men – Hard to find decent men on this campus. They are either taken, gay or complete ass*****. Don't really expect to find your soulmate here, but it could happen.
Recent Alumnus 2011-02-28T21:12:14Z
Really Awesome – I love that Brown students are so enthusiastic about everything they do, but that there's not an atmosphere of competition. It makes for a really nice experience on campus, and lets you explore any area that holds your interest.
College Senior 2011-02-20T19:34:14Z
I decided that I will go to Brown, after my sixth grade. Something fascinated me about Browm. Before email was everywhere, my dad, always the techie type, was connected to the net. Anyway, I wrote to Brown about what it will take to get there. They replied with a canned answer. needles to sya that I got in and was wait-listed at Harvard. After one semester at Brown, I couldn't have chosen a perfect school for myself. Brown is nuturing and a great school and to me, it is the best of the IVYs.
Recent Alumnus 2011-01-25T02:34:01Z
You should read the Brown Daily Herald for more information on housing. It's generally available, and here is off-campus housing on all sides of campus. There is a big range in quality and price-- you just don't want to be paying more for lower quality (which sometimes seems to be the case).
Recent Alumnus 2011-01-25T02:31:05Z
A Good Number of Premeds – Many people who are in biology are, by extension, premed. Because of Brown's flexible curriculum, many biology majors double major-- usually in a humanities or arts.
The academics are decently challenging, and most of the intro courses are curved.
College Senior 2011-01-24T23:38:45Z
Great Experience – I talked to many schools as I began to finalize my college decision process. However, Brown was the most friendly and prompt in response. They worked with me and were willing to put me in the right direction to ensuring the numbers were accurate.
College Senior 2011-01-24T23:37:08Z
Pretty Bad – I'm only a freshman at Brown, but I work at the info desk. So, I often have to direct visitors around campus. The main parking lot is often full. Being situated in a medium sized city, Brown is a somewhat condensded campus. It is very hard to find a spot at times. Only juniors and seniors are allowed to have parking permits.
College Senior 2011-01-12T20:10:12Z
Not Shabby – Freshman housing is great--rooms are big, everyone gets a double, and is living around other freshman. That said, dorms are not palaces, but they aren't the reason you come here
Recent Alumnus 2011-01-12T18:10:28Z
No Aid for Midde Class Students – It is very difficult for a middle to upper-middle class student to receive financial aid. Loans and scholarships are the best bet for these students.
Recent Alumnus 2011-01-12T18:09:05Z
Moderate Strictness – Most often, campus police monitor parties and exceptionally unruly behavior and don't interfere with students' usual activities.
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