Recent Alumnus 2010-07-12T03:41:54Z
There is a lot of rain and not very good drainage so definitely a lot of flooding in the street. If it rains it rains for large chunks of time.
Recent Alumnus 2010-07-12T03:41:16Z
Saferide Sucks – SafeRide service does not have much room, and it is more of a van than a shuttle with rude and incompetent drivers.
Recent Alumnus 2010-07-12T03:36:45Z
Not strict at all. No police arrests, no trouble, no adults watching over you.
Recent Alumnus 2010-07-12T03:34:02Z
Pepople look diverse on the outside, but really people are very similar in the inside. I wish there was more (deeper, more meaningful) diversity, not just black and white, rich and poor.
Recent Alumnus 2010-07-12T03:32:59Z
Thayer Street – Many locaitions very near campus. Some student discounts, some variety, anything on Thayer street is frequently traversed by Brown students.
Recent Alumnus 2010-06-14T16:10:24Z
Parking is only really available for seniors. You can purchase spots off campus as an underclassman but they are very expensive.
Recent Alumnus 2010-06-14T16:08:16Z
Guys & Girls:
Brunonians Are Lovely! People at Brown seem to be either single or in a long-term relationship. I'm not entirely sure how that happens. People at Brown are fantastic in general!!
Recent Alumnus 2010-06-14T16:04:46Z
Lots of Options Near Campus – There are lost of apartments available to rent on or very near to campus which is great! They are pretty reasonably priced as well.
Recent Alumnus 2010-06-10T17:18:05Z
The food at the dining hall isn't that bad, but it's very bland! It gives you the chance to be creative with your food though. Brown University caters to Vegetarians, but if you're not one, it can sometimes be hard to find something really good to eat.
Recent Alumnus 2010-06-10T02:24:32Z
Campus Is Very Small – there is rarely a need for transportation besides walking
Recent Alumnus 2010-06-10T02:20:35Z
all the dorms are very spacious. and everyone on campus is amazing
Recent Alumnus 2010-05-31T01:33:29Z
All Seasons. In Providence, you get to see all the seasons. Fall is, to me, the most beautiful - so many warm colors and the climate is just right...it's my favorite. Winter was a bit hard for me (coming from Texas) because THERE'S SO MUCH SNOW. But I got used to it. Just make sure you buy a good winter coat and nice boots and little accessories like scarves, gloves, hats, etc. and you'll be fine. Spring is gorgeous too. Everyone will be outdoors laying on the grass and taking advantage of the weather during springtime. And summer is HOT (but not quite as hot as Texas) and VERY humid (a lot more so than I'm used to). Oh yea, and it rains A LOT in Providence (regardless of the season). Like literally on average about 3 days a week. So invest in rainboots and a good raincoat and umbrella. Other than that, you'll be fine. I LOVE PROVIDENCE WEATHER!
Recent Alumnus 2010-05-31T01:27:59Z
Not Really – As far as I have seen, drugs aren't a big scene at Brown. What's more prevalent is alcohol and marijuana. People get drunk and high a lot. Drugged, not so much.
Recent Alumnus 2010-05-31T01:21:46Z
Most of the labs are found in the libraries. They do get crowded during crunch times like finals and midterms. However most people have laptops. It would be best to have one of your own to use when writing papers and whatnot. But if you don't have one, it's not a huge problem. The labs are nice, especially the one in the SciLi. You get $30 worth of printing credit for each year, and each page is only 10 cents so it's a pretty good deal. There are also copy machines and scanners. Scanner usage is free. There's a really nice Mac lab too.
Recent Alumnus 2010-05-27T04:56:19Z
What Makes My School Unique – Brown has the open curriculum, which gives many students the opportunity to try out new things. As a freshman, I took a musical theatre class pass/fail, which was something new to me. It was a great class, and I learned many interesting things about musical theatre.
The diversity on campus is also really unique. Compared to other campuses, I think Brown has a very different mix of students from different backgrounds.
Recent Alumnus 2010-05-27T04:47:26Z
School Spirit – Many Brown students enjoy going to athletic events and games, but sports culture is not that big on campus. The athletes usually stick with other athletes. I personally haven't been to any sports related events yet at Brown.
Recent Alumnus 2010-05-27T04:43:17Z
There are great events like WaterFire and really nice places like Providence Place Mall, but Providence's attractions are limited. It would be nice if there were more attractions on College Hill other than what's on Thayer Street.
Recent Alumnus 2010-05-25T23:40:01Z
Student Independence and Rigor – Since Brown has an open curriculum, students have to have the independence and motivation to structure their own course of study. This is what sets Brown apart for all other colleges! The open curriculum is one of the main reasons students choose to come to Brown.
At the same time, a Brown education is rigorous no matter what path a student chooses. I think that is the mark of an astounding institution - student choice AND rigor!
Recent Alumnus 2010-05-25T23:31:03Z
Health & Safety:
I would have to say that Brown provides services to keep students safe but we are always encouraged to take personal safety measures (carry a whistle, walk in groups, etc.). We have SafeRide that travels all around campus to pick up students. We also have shuttle services students can call. In addition, there is SafeWalk (people walk students to necessary destinations) and emergency poles all around campus.
Recent Alumnus 2010-05-25T23:26:28Z
Brown has a multitude of resources at each library to assist students. The two main libraries are the Rockefeller Library and the Sciences Library. There are great study rooms (group and individual) and amazing resources (books and internet) to help students research for papers or projects.
Recent Alumnus 2010-05-25T18:57:02Z
The weather in providence is always unpredictable, yet it usually gets very cold.
Recent Alumnus 2010-05-25T18:55:21Z
Thayer is the main street and there are a few bars/clubs during the weeknights and weekends. The greek life has a few major parties each semester, but isn't the main source of entertainment.
Recent Alumnus 2010-05-25T18:50:32Z
AB Human Biology – Human Biology is a unique concentration because it is essentially half biological science and half humanities. It offers flexibility and is very interdisciplinary.
Recent Alumnus 2010-05-24T02:12:07Z
The drug scene at Brown varies. For those interested, there are places where you can find them and people who want to participate. For those who don't, it will never be hard to find events without drugs.
Recent Alumnus 2010-05-24T02:11:07Z
Greeks Aren't Huge – Greek life at Brown is not huge. Those who belong to the Greek life enjoy it and get to know each other and take advantage of the perks. For those who don't it is not a big deal, since it is a small deal, most social events do not revolve around it.
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