College Freshman 2013-11-04T07:40:53Z
Not much need for a car in the first place. But parking is sparse and not easily procured.
College Freshman 2013-11-04T07:39:49Z
Safety is highly pressed and students are educated and always willing to help one another when in need.
College Freshman 2013-11-04T07:38:50Z
Love this town! It is the perfect size and is in the perfect location. Close enough to Boston so we can get big city perks but not too crowded with people.
College Freshman 2013-11-04T07:37:13Z
Games are fun to attend with friends and students are encouraged to go (free)! But there is not always a great show of school spirit except to important games.
College Freshman 2013-11-04T07:36:03Z
Facilities are great. Recent renovations to most buildings and more renovations in the works.
College Freshman 2013-11-04T07:34:33Z
Lucked out on dorms: not necessarily the nicest, some others were more recently renovated but I do get semi-private restrooms and the cafeteria and gym are in the same building so I don't have to go to the cold to get food or work out.
College Freshman 2013-11-04T07:32:47Z
There is late night transportation which definitely helps with the cold. Transportation is available to and from popular destinations. RIPTA is free. Shuttles run a lot but the need isn't that high.
College Freshman 2013-11-04T07:31:04Z
Guys & Girls:
Really nice people. Variety of styles and interests. It's impossible not to find a group to fit into (or a dozen).
College Sophomore 2013-11-04T04:25:55Z
There is hardly any parking on campus and off campus spots can also be hard to come by or expensive.
College Sophomore 2013-11-04T04:24:46Z
Most people on campus are involved in athletics, but there is limited fan support.
College Sophomore 2013-11-04T04:23:49Z
Athletic centers are brand new, the aesthetics of the school are beautiful, and campus is always well kept.
College Sophomore 2013-11-04T04:22:27Z
The weather is commonly cold and very rainy, especially during fall semester.
College Sophomore 2013-11-04T04:21:49Z
Taxi services are available, but expensive. The RIPTA bus system is free and convenient, but there are limited travel times. The train is available and accessible.
College Sophomore 2013-10-13T22:06:05Z
all the dorms are great.
College Sophomore 2013-10-13T22:05:05Z
There is a zero tolerance for underage drinking.
Recent Alumnus 2013-09-04T17:33:11Z
Parking at Brown is difficult because of its location in Providence. The streets are somewhat narrow and the spaces available on the street are being made into permit parking only, at least during certain hours. The process to acquire parking is difficult and elusive as it is not highly advertised to those who may be interested. On the other hand, there is not much need for a car on campus because of the close proximity of dorms to classes and stores. Ticketing and fines are average and the parking enforcement is very diligent which can be both a good and bad thing depending on your view.
Recent Alumnus 2013-09-04T17:29:03Z
The housing at Brown University is diverse just like the student body. There are buildings that are small and newly renovated or larger but more run-down. I've stayed in dorms that are particularly nice and one that was pretty bad with large patches of peeling paint and unclean floors when moving in. Amenities are nice as there are usually kitchens and lounges in all of the dorms. Of course, some of these spaces are better than others. The social atmosphere is better in some dorms than others depending primarily on the layout and the type of students. For instance, freshman are generally more outgoing in making friends while upperclassmen are more set in their social circles. The cost of the housing is like paying for an actual apartment but the time spent in these dorms is invaluable, much like the college experience as a whole. The social atmosphere is also aided by the proximity of campus to Thayer Street which features many popular shops and restaurants. The housing process is interesting and often frustrating as there is a housing lottery where numbers are issued based on seniority. The process itself can be hard but if you follow the guidelines, you should be able to find something that you like.
Recent Alumnus 2013-09-04T17:20:48Z
The drug scene at Brown University is more active than I thought it would be before arriving on campus. This is not to say that everyone is doing drugs, but it is more prevalent that I would except. There is smoking, drinking, and in some cases, heavy pot use. This primarily depends on the individuals and/or housing type as there are both substance free floors, where drug use is not existent, and buildings that I've lived in where the smell of pot was salient especially on the weekends.
College Sophomore 2013-08-21T18:36:46Z
If you're into drugs it's easy to find a group to do them with frequently or tag along with a few times just to try. There is no pressure to do anything you don't want to and the visibility of drugs outside of parties or other drug scenes is low.
College Sophomore 2013-08-21T18:31:06Z
Guys & Girls:
You find all types of people of all gender identities who are passionate, interesting, and eager to make friends or at least have casual conversation. Social life and dress varies from one person to the next but you can always find someone to match your interests. The only thing holding back an A+ is that about halfway through the first semester cliques become more pronounced so patterns of behavior tend to solidify.
College Sophomore 2013-08-21T18:26:13Z
I plan to get an internship some time during or immediately after this upcoming school year. The best way to understand astrophysics and closely related subjects it is to go out and do the hard observations, research, math, and analyses required to get answers. I don't believe the astrophysics and cosmology department at Brown are that huge so it should be easy to get an internship of some sort as competition shouldn't be huge.
College Sophomore 2013-08-21T18:20:42Z
I'm happy so far but I haven't delved deep enough in my major to form a strong opinion either way.
College Sophomore 2013-08-21T18:19:20Z
I applied with the idea that I'd be doing another concentration and neither that one (biochem) nor my current one have a special admissions procedure. I haven't officially declared my concentration (major) yet but the process is pretty simple. I've already started taking necessary courses and briefly spoke with the physics concentration adviser regarding questions about particular courses. In my fourth semester I'll fill out the necessary paperwork and be accepted if all goes well.
College Sophomore 2013-08-21T18:04:12Z
We have two main dining halls which are buffets and tend to be between fair and fairly good. The other four eateries are good for niche tastes and after hours eaters.
College Sophomore 2013-08-08T03:19:41Z
Police are pretty strict about breaking up large parties, but Brown is mostly relaxed.
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