College Sophomore 2013-06-05T19:53:36Z
I received a decent amount of financial aid, and the university does have a lot of money, but you should always try to find other supporting scholarships, because it's never enough.
College Sophomore 2013-06-05T19:51:01Z
There are a lot of new renovations to Brown's facilities such as the new athletic center, gym and pool, which are all really nice and great to use. There are a lot of great traditions and events on campus, such as the Naked Donut run and Heavy Petting of dogs on the Main green during finals periods. In the Spring, Spring Weekend is always a big deal, and its great to go to the concerts and have fun with your friends, even though that means you'll get no work done at all. There are so many places to hang out and work or just chill when the weather is nice, there are a lot of different greens and libraries near, no matter where you live on campus.
College Sophomore 2013-06-05T19:46:18Z
There's a great variety that range from Thai to Ethiopian cuisines, all of which are really good and not too expensive. Most restaurants are not too far, and there are a lot of fancy and expensive places to go downtown.
College Sophomore 2013-06-05T19:42:32Z
There are many parties on the weekends, and a few 18 and older bars and clubs that are not too far from campus. Most bars and clubs don't have very expensive cover charges and are lots of fun when there are Brown events going on there. Some frats have cover charges when they have themed parties.
College Junior 2013-05-18T16:07:41Z
Brown University is one of two institutions in the country to offer a Public Humanities Masters Program.
College Junior 2013-05-18T16:04:28Z
Brown University is an ivy league institution with very high faculty standards.
College Freshman 2013-04-22T13:03:27Z
Brown is a very liberal school in all sense of the word. Students are pretty serious about their studies too. That being said, drinking is frowned upon, as is academic cheating or plagiarism. These are very serious offenses, and will result in sanctions. For instance, two students who collabortated on a project and wrote similar answers were sent letters and had to see an academic honesty review board -- even though the prof had told them it was ok to work together! Be careful and do you own work and make sure everything is in your own words!
College Freshman 2013-04-22T13:00:29Z
Parking is impossible. Freshman are forbidden to have cars. Brown is in the middle of Providence, a busy city. It's always hard to find parking. But you don't really need a car - there's lots of public transportation, like a train or a bus to Boston, and lots of cabs and shuttles. Plus, the campus is all in a pretty compressed space, so it's easy to walk around. Just get out of the mindset of needing a car, and you'll be fine.
College Senior 2013-04-13T03:23:38Z
I'm over satisfied with the school. The instructors, administrators, and career services make life so easy for everybody at the school. They've helped me so much I can't help but love this school!
College Sophomore 2013-03-31T17:54:01Z
Off-Campus dining is great. There are many choices within an extremely short walk from campus. Prices are reasonable, and the food is absolutely delicious!
College Sophomore 2013-03-31T17:52:13Z
The academic facilities at Brown are pretty good. They are nicely decorated and have nice accommodations for handicapped students. Some classrooms are a little cramped when full, but for the most part class time is comfortable.
College Sophomore 2013-03-31T17:38:42Z
The atmosphere surrounding Brown is outstanding. The largest carpeted mall in America is less than a 20 minute walk from campus. There are many clubs that are student-friendly. There is a local store/restaurant strip that runs through campus with great eats. Public transportation makes it extremely easy to get around Rhode Island. The zoo is less than a 20 minute bus ride. There is an amazing feel-good vibe to Brown's campus and beyond.
College Sophomore 2013-03-31T17:28:59Z
Greek life is not very prominent at Brown. There are many parties on the weekends, but one does not hear about community events as often. There are only a few Greek houses so it is not a big deal to join a frat at Brown. Currently there are no sororities, but one is in progress of getting Greek status.
College Sophomore 2013-03-25T20:19:59Z
Everything is accepted as being a spectrum including race, religion, sexuality, and gender and every group is well represented. People of all backgrounds feel safe and have different clubs/student groups that help them maintain and/or grow their identity.
College Junior 2013-02-08T06:19:10Z
I have had the lovely opportunity of meeting many people from all over this planet, and coming from Texas, it is mind-blowing to become acquainted with peers straight out of Nigeria, Switzerland, New York City, Canada, Australia, and Haiti. I rated the diversity at Brown University a B, however, because as many people of color that I have seen and come across, the school is still primarily White.
College Senior 2013-02-07T04:03:42Z
Lots of options to choose from and everything is in pretty close proximity, especially with the bus and trolley systems. Federal Hill is known for its fine Italian cuisine, not to mention one of the best dessert places in town - Pastiche. Within walking distance from campus, there's great pizza, fine dining, and amazing coffee too.
College Sophomore 2013-02-03T18:23:22Z
The quality of the dining halls is decent, there is always a lot of variety although it can get tiring after a while. The campus eateries are much better in terms of quality, but you can only use meal credits there after 4:00pm. Flex 460 is definitely the way to go in terms of meal plan, you get a lot more flexibility.
College Sophomore 2013-01-31T01:32:47Z
Providence has lots of events to offer students to keep us busy on the weekends. There's almost always something to do.
College Sophomore 2013-01-31T01:30:23Z
Greek life is there for parties and some other events, but it doesn't dominate at Brown. It's not a big deal if you are in a frat or sorority, and it is not a big deal if you never set foot in one. It's nice because you can go to frat parties, which can be fun, but it's not a status thing
College Sophomore 2013-01-31T01:28:45Z
Health & Safety:
Crime in Providence is pretty bad, and some assaults and robberies occur on campus--although mostly at night. Brown provides SafeRide and SafeWalk to help students deter situations such as these.
College Sophomore 2013-01-31T01:27:33Z
The freshman dorms at Brown are great. They are newly renovated and are always kept clean.
College Sophomore 2013-01-21T22:42:12Z
Big partiers can usually find something happening at the fraternity houses on Friday-Saturday nights. Otherwise, you'll have to rely primarily on friends throwing parties in their dorm rooms. There are off-campus parties, but those are a hassle to get to unless you know someone with a car. Then again, the reason I give this topic a higher grade than one would expect is because I have a great time, personally, at night. I'm not a huge partier but I still get to be social with my friends at night, and there are usually events with free food for people who don't drink or party.
College Sophomore 2013-01-21T22:26:11Z
There are several options for places to eat depending on your diet (vegan, vegetarian, omnivore, allergies). However, the menus at these places don't vary much and can become boring. The most variety on campus exists at the V-Dub (Verney-Wooley Dining Hall), where one can find a little bit of everything each day. Sometimes the Ratty (Sharpe Refactory) surprises you and throws an amazing themed night with great food cooked by visiting chefs. For snacks and quick to-go meals, there are several food carts on campus as well as the famous Blue Room, which has delicious cinnamon rolls and muffins. When it's midnight and you're craving food, Jo's is the place to go; they specialize in salads, burgers and Brown's very own spicy chicken sandwiches. All in all, the food is average to amazing. The pickier an eater you are, the more quickly you'll get bored with the options, though. Still, Thayer Street has some decently priced food places (Mama Kim's Korean BBQ food truck, East Side Pockets) and many restaurants deliver to dorms (Shanghai for Chinese, Sicilia's for pizza).
College Sophomore 2013-01-21T20:01:57Z
Parking on campus is not hugely available, but at the same time, it's not necessary at all. Everything you need is within walking distance, and traveling by bus within Providence is free for students. Permits are expensive and the police around the school do tend to enforce tickets and fines, but these are avoidable if students walk or use bicycles.
College Sophomore 2013-01-21T19:46:14Z
Sports at Brown University are rigorous, and sports events receive a lot of on-campus coverage. Many students attend these events, and Brown is known for its excellent crew teams, swimming teams and rugby.
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