Recent Alumnus 2009-03-04T02:25:15Z
Being a liberal campus and all, there are a lot of pot heads.
Recent Alumnus 2009-03-04T02:24:41Z
The winter in Providence is brutal. It is really cold and nothing like California weather at all.
Recent Alumnus 2009-03-04T02:23:16Z
Parties on campus are alright. The frat parties get old after awhile. Machado House holds the best parties. There's a nearby club called Fish Co. that is a real hot spot-Wednesday is Brown college night. Of course, Brown's two biggest controversial parties are SexPowerGod and Starf*ck. There's an awesome gay club in downtown Providence called Mirabar. Here, workers can be found walking around the dance floor with jello tube shots in hand and wearing nothing but tighty whities and sneakers.
Recent Alumnus 2009-03-04T02:23:13Z
Rainy. Snowy. Cold as hell. Occasionally, though, you'll get the best day ever. The beaches are pretty close and generally free if you take advantage of RIPTA, the public transportation.
Recent Alumnus 2009-03-04T02:19:39Z
Brown students get free bus transportation from Rhode Island's public transportation system. The central hub of Rhode Island's bus system is in downtown Providence, just a couple minutes away by bus, which come every five minutes. Buses going downtown and to useful places like supermarkets are frequent. All other buses aren't very frequent, but you can get pretty much anywhere in the state for free.
Recent Alumnus 2009-03-04T02:19:39Z
The traditional dining halls are decent-they always offer enough options to keep everyone happy. The informal eateries are all great, especially since they're open until 2 a.m. The Gate has great pizza and panini, Jo's has great burgers, quesadillas, and fresh salads, and the Ivy Room has great falafel. We also have a campus café called The Blue Room that has great coffee and pastries, and a campus pub called the Hourglass, which always has really great music on Saturday evenings.
Recent Alumnus 2009-03-04T02:17:25Z
It's really good. RIPTA is free for Brown students anywhere in Rhode Island, and the buses are pretty frequent. The trolleys are also fun to ride and go to some of the more popular, scenic parts of the city. There's also SafeRIDE on campus for late at night or when it's cold.
Recent Alumnus 2009-03-04T02:17:14Z
Guys & Girls:
Surprisingly, the general population is more attractive than any other college I've visited outside of some California colleges.
Recent Alumnus 2009-03-04T02:16:17Z
Coming from Brooklyn, New York, I found the campus overwhelmingly white/Asian and wealthy. It's also commonly acknowledged here that politically, we live in a "liberal bubble". The good news is that we all realize this and want to have our political views challenged. I find the campus to be very sexually diverse-there is a thriving gay community here. There are also quite a few international students here.
Recent Alumnus 2009-03-04T02:15:51Z
Although the campus is fairly diverse, there is an overwhelming Jewish population, and nearly all of the students are liberal. Generally, though, they're not the preachy type and tend to listen to all opinions. There are not as many protests as you'd think.
Recent Alumnus 2009-03-04T02:12:17Z
Thayer Street is one of my favorite place to eat in Providence. It has so many places to eat.
Recent Alumnus 2009-03-04T02:11:13Z
Brown is fairly diverse but not politically. It is sexually tolerant, though.
Recent Alumnus 2009-03-04T02:11:02Z
I feel that Brown is the most diverse of all the Ivys.
Recent Alumnus 2009-03-04T02:10:58Z
The food is pretty tasty, with the V-Dub being the preferred of the two main dining halls. The Gate and Jo's have pretty good food at decent times. My only gripe would be the V-Dub being closed on weekends, so you have to resort to the Ratty, which is consistent but generally worse.
Recent Alumnus 2009-03-04T02:10:21Z
Overall, the teachers are good, but every once in a while, they really aren't.
Recent Alumnus 2009-03-04T02:08:56Z
Providence is a great place to explore, and although the town is pretty small, everything is easy to get to. There's not a lot of school interaction outside of RISD-which is almost an extension of Brown itself.
Recent Alumnus 2009-03-04T02:08:24Z
V-Dub, Jo's, and The Gate are good. The Ratty is less good.
Recent Alumnus 2009-03-04T02:07:43Z
The restaurants around Thayer are some of the best in the city. There are not too many chains and not a lot of American food, but you'll likely be hitting staples like Louis, Kabob and Curry, and Shanghai quite a bit.
Recent Alumnus 2009-03-04T02:06:28Z
There are plenty of good restaurants right here on Thayer Street. Kabob and Curry has amazing Indian food, and Byblos has great Middle Eastern food-and I'm from New York, so I'm picky about ethnic cuisine! Andreas and Paragon are also good. Downtown, there's a great restaurant called Local 121 that only uses locally grown foods, and it's absolutely delicious.
Recent Alumnus 2009-03-04T02:05:59Z
I don't really know about non-freshman dorms except New Pembroke. Those rooms are really small, but as a sophomore, you really have so little say over where you live.
Recent Alumnus 2009-03-04T02:05:01Z
I couldn't say what it's like, but from my experience walking to off-campus housing, it can be far away from campus. It seems worth it, though, if you want to live in a house and don't want to deal with the housing lottery.
Recent Alumnus 2009-03-04T02:04:40Z
Guys & Girls:
When I first got here, I was like, "Wow, everyone here is so attractive!"
Recent Alumnus 2009-03-04T02:03:36Z
It's pretty diverse, except ideologically. Everyone here is pretty much liberal.
Recent Alumnus 2009-03-04T02:03:34Z
Brown is in its own, cute little area of Providence on Thayer Street, where there are plenty of restaurants and shops and a movie theater. Downtown is a great theater district and the largest mall in New England, but a lot of people tend to hang out on or around campus mostly. Sometimes people like to go to Boston on the weekends-it's only an hour away by community rail, and there's plenty to do there.
Recent Alumnus 2009-03-04T02:02:26Z
It's not strict. Room inspections are so lenient, and everything is pretty lax-except for the parking enforcement who are good at their jobs.
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