College Junior 2013-01-16T18:55:37Z
Greek Life isn't extremely popular on Brown's campus. It's not serious if you're in a frat or sorority, and certainly doesn't create social status. Everyone is seen on an even level, and most people do it simply to live with their friends and nothing else. Also, with the current situation of many frats, they can't throw official parties without some reprimanding from the school.
College Junior 2013-01-16T18:44:31Z
It rains plenty here, so pack a rain coat. It is not always dreary or constant, but it does happen on a weekly basis. However, when the spring rolls around it is the most beautiful weather you could ask for. Warm breezes, sunny days, and everyone hanging out on the main green is a good time.
College Junior 2013-01-16T18:36:41Z
Many people are able to find a lot of different cultures, ethnicities and lifestyles within the walls of Brunonia. The LGBTQ group is very strong on campus, as well as political groups for all parties. The athletic teams also intertwine with this as well. Many people do not discriminate, and if they do, most of their friends reprimand them for doing so. It is a very open environment.
College Junior 2013-01-16T18:34:24Z
It all depends on the menu that they post at the dining halls. The Sharpe Refectory, known as the Ratty, serves many ethnic meals as well as your standards of burgers, chicken, fries, and salad. The salad bars have been improved in all of the dining halls too. Late night campus dining thrives due to their alternative to the not always appealing Ratty or V-Dub. The Gate, and Josiah's have panini's, pizza, hoagies, as well as chicken cutlets. Off campus, food trucks and thayer street's wide variety of vendors offer plenty to mumch on. From falafel to indian to johnny rockets to sushi, we've got it all.
College Junior 2013-01-16T18:30:57Z
The nightlife at Brown is very lively depending on where you go and what you are looking for. Thayer Street offers a fantastic opportunity to mix in with the local crowd, as well as Wednesday nights, Whiskey Republic is an 18+ club. On campus, many kids will have their own parties, as well as the fraternities and sororities too. However, there is access to Johnson and Wales, Bryant, and Providence College by car or by bus.
College Senior 2013-01-16T03:03:06Z
Brown has an eclectic campus. There have been major renovations in the last few years so many places such as the student lounge, athletic center, creative arts center, are still in mint condition. Despite being an urban campus, Brown has amazing green spaces which are filled to the brim with students when the weather is cooperative.
College Senior 2013-01-16T02:51:31Z
There are 2 main dining halls which are open until 7:30 pm, and then there are 3 eateries: the Blue Room, the Gate, and Joe's. The Blue Room makes amazing sandwiches for which there is always a long line, and the Gate and Joe's are the late-night options (open until 2am). The Gate and Joe's are on opposite sides of campus so students aren't too far from a late-night snack.
College Senior 2013-01-16T02:48:26Z
Health & Safety:
I personally have never felt unsafe on Brown's campus, but that's because late at night, I usually am walking around the center. There are incidents of muggings, but those usually happen on the periphery of the campus. Brown offers a late-night shuttle service so sometimes, if I'm walking from one end of campus to another, that's an alternative option to walking.
College Sophomore 2013-01-14T00:15:36Z
Health & Safety:
On campus, Brown police, or BroPo, are very helpful. They are not aimed at shutting things down. Their primary objective is to keep students safe on campus and they do this well. Off campus can get a little dangerous though.
College Sophomore 2013-01-14T00:14:07Z
Guys & Girls:
There are a lot of fun and exciting people here at Brown. While the student population is very diverse, it manages to be a collection of some of the most driven and intelligent people one can hope to meet. While you may not find most students in tabloids, both guys and girls are generally attractive. It is said that Brown is the most attractive Ivy.
College Junior 2013-01-13T22:38:38Z
There is a great variety of restaurants on Thayer Street. There are also some great Italian restaurants on Federal Hill.
College Sophomore 2013-01-13T18:00:13Z
There are some gems and some bad dorms. Thankfully, Brown has realized the inconsistency and is building newer more beautiful dorms.
College Sophomore 2013-01-13T17:58:27Z
The off campus options are superb, and the non dining hall campus eateries are also pretty good. The food at the Ratty (main dining hall) gets repetitive though.
College Sophomore 2013-01-13T17:47:43Z
There is a lot of diversity on campus. Diversity through country of origin, race, ethnicity, and sexuality.
College Sophomore 2013-01-13T05:38:35Z
The computer labs are reliable, and the printing stations are accessible. Not many Macs, but the PCs do the job.
College Sophomore 2013-01-13T05:36:44Z
Our sports are decent, but the only problem is the lack of school spirit. People do go see the games, just not most people.
College Sophomore 2013-01-13T02:07:31Z
All transport, including RIPTA (RI busses) is free
College Senior 2013-01-07T23:18:24Z
Great academics, the facilities are for the most part nice, especially the newer ones. Brown just built a new recreation center that's quite beautiful with an olympic sized swimming pool and everything. I also love studying on the second floor of the Stephen Roberts' Campus Cente.r
College Senior 2013-01-07T23:17:14Z
Buses come frequently and are very accessible to many areas in the city. Also, Brown provides its own Saferide system for students (free!) who are on campus late and need to get home.
College Senior 2013-01-07T23:15:33Z
Well, it's the northeast, what do you expect? For the most part, it's fine even if there's inclement weather, because the college is located on the hill. It can get a little icey if the snow melts and freezes again - also the snow generally gets pretty gross several hours after it falls because of the plows. But the spring and fall are beautiful. Summer isn't bad either, but it can get VERY hot for a few days and consistently humid.
College Senior 2013-01-07T23:13:16Z
Drug scene is not totally noticeable, although you hear stories. It depends on who you hang out with. Drinking and partying is much more common.
College Senior 2013-01-03T22:06:52Z
Freshman year, I loved the Ratty, but after going there every day for two and a half years I'm really sick of it. There's a fancy new salad bar this year though, and that's pretty exciting.
The VW on the other end of campus from where I live and where my classes are, so I don't go there often, although I do partake in the occasional Chicken Finger Friday. That's a pretty big deal.
Jo's and the Gate are late-night places that rock, especially if you're drunk which I almost always am when I'm at Jo's. The Blue Room is good too but massively overpriced.
College Senior 2013-01-03T21:59:30Z
I literally love Brown's DPS. They will call you out if you are being dumb (e.g. carrying a case of beer into a freshman dorm and being obviously underage -- I've had friends who have had to pour out all their precious Natty), but otherwise they really are pretty chill. Brown on 4/20 is a sight to behold, and DPS stands by so that the Providence police don't show up. That said, they DO do things. I lost my phone a while ago and they helped me out a bunch, and everything I've heard is consistent with that. Basically, they're on your side unless you're being totally belligerent.
College Senior 2013-01-03T21:50:42Z
The freshman dorms are actually being renovated and super nice now (so part of my low grade is that I'm jealous/bitter). Only doubles for freshmen, but it's good - helps you make friends. Housing for upperclassmen isn't so nice. Can be dirty/gross, and facilities only helps you out if you really really pester them.
College Freshman 2012-12-30T14:38:58Z
It's New England. Be expecting everything from blaring heat to frigid cold, humidity, wind, rain, snow...the works
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