College Freshman 2012-12-30T14:38:00Z
I have another sister how attends Brown. The financial aid process is extremely time consuming, and I do not believe 100% of one's need is met, but it is worthwhile.
College Freshman 2012-12-30T14:36:49Z
Health & Safety:
I always feel safe walking on campus. I never have any concerns.
College Junior 2012-12-29T15:42:12Z
The computers in the libraries typically work well
College Junior 2012-12-29T15:38:29Z
The classes are interesting as well as challenging
College Sophomore 2012-12-24T11:09:44Z
Whenever Ruth Simmons was in charge, the police were a lot less strict. But now that we have a new president, the whole campus experience has changed. Parties get broken up at 10:00, and you can't expect a party to go all night. But if you are having a smaller gathering in your room, then I can guarantee that the police probably won't bother you.
If you are an idiot, get drunk, and try to climb up the side of a building to get to an open window or if you run around Keeney breaking down exit signs, you will get in trouble with the police, and this might affect your academic record (not your social live).
If you get drunk and get sick enough to have to call for help, you will not get in much trouble. They really just want the students to be happy and safe. (:
Recent Alumnus 2012-12-17T04:01:37Z
There are so many majors available. In fact, you can even make your own. However there are not many professional/practical major such as accounting, business, etc, so that's a downside.
Recent Alumnus 2012-12-17T03:57:50Z
If you are talking about buildings and logistics, things are not that fancy and perfect. However, Brown does offer fantastic programs: a range of various study-abroad program, independent studies where you can make your course or even a major, and research program with a grant. PLME is also a great track for students who want to be a doctor, and RISD-Brown dual program is fantastic for ones who are interested in both art and academics. You really make anything happen here if your really want it.
Recent Alumnus 2012-12-17T03:44:49Z
The drug scene and drinking scene are pretty big at Brown, but it really depends who you are with. They do not force you to do anything, and if something happens (overdose/over-drinking), they react very properly and smoothly. People here party hard as much as they work, and so they really do know how to enjoy their free time whether it be with substances or not.
Recent Alumnus 2012-12-17T03:40:02Z
Dining halls do not offer good dining plan, so I personally got off the meal plan after my first year (people have to be enrolled in a meal plan at least for a year.) However there are lots of good food at the Blue room which is like a campus cafe. There bakery is amazing. It is really cheap, too, but meal menus are bit pricey.
Recent Alumnus 2012-12-17T03:38:03Z
It is very safe in Providence, especially College hill where the university is located. The general atmosphere is very chill and calm since there are not many things to do; you can find everything you need such as a mall, movie theater, and restaurants, but there is no excitement. There is bi-weekly event called Waterfire downtown which is one of main attractions here in Providence. Sports is not that big since Brown is not really into athletics, but it is artsy as it is close to the best art school, RISD.
College Senior 2012-12-01T22:48:10Z
Guys & Girls:
Girls are great and pretty attractive, well dressed. Guys, however, are harder. The problem is that Brown has really become a hub for smart, gay men. Think about it- of the other ivies, Brown and Columbia are really the only two that I would qualify as very accepting. Consequently, gay men seem to really flock here. I have nothing against that, but it makes it really hard for straight women to find a mate. Luckily I have a boyfriend, but my friends' first question when they see a cute guy isn't "is he single?" but "is he straight?" That's the reason I give Brown a B+ rather than an A or A-. The people here are great personally, and, if available, generally make excellent partners.
College Senior 2012-12-01T22:39:02Z
Weather seems even worse then the rest of the east coast
College Senior 2012-12-01T22:37:02Z
There to help with drinking issues (ie get someone to the hospital if they need to ), not to get you in trouble
College Senior 2012-12-01T22:33:12Z
It's fine, a presence if you want it, but not pervasive if you aren't into that. Don't come here if youre a girl looking for sororities though. there are only two, and they are not active or "cool," but frats are pretty well respected around campus generally. They throw decent parties too
College Senior 2012-12-01T22:31:44Z
Pretty terrible food. The "points" versus meal credit system is also incredibly inefficient financially. in my opinion, protein is the biggest problem. no real consistent source ,and they got rid of a lot of the good protein sources at the salad bar.
College Senior 2012-11-28T16:41:54Z
Brown has very nice buildings equipped with practically anything you need for a successful year both socially and academically.
College Sophomore 2012-11-27T07:43:48Z
New England. Tiny streets. Tourist attraction.
Its tough to find parking, but if you need it you'll find it (barring holidays).
College Sophomore 2012-11-27T07:39:35Z
Everything is extremely laid back. There are some stereotypes of Brown that every one of us is a pothead treehugger, but so many people are straight-edge. The first month of school is unique in that the most vocal population of the school is the partying crowd, but that buckles down when classes start, as with any school. People are generally smart about their drug use, but thankfully the medical services and good friends keep things going when they take a turn for the worse.
College Sophomore 2012-11-27T07:34:21Z
The computer labs are always open and staffed, as well as the libraries. You can always print and find computers with the necessary software.
College Senior 2012-11-16T02:05:00Z
Food sucks but the dorms are nice and good for bonding.
College Senior 2012-11-16T02:04:22Z
It can be so icy that everyone is literally crawling to class, and they will not cancel classes. One guy broke his nose because he was walking with his hands in his pockets and slipped.
College Senior 2012-11-16T01:57:56Z
Parties are fun but nothing like at west coast schools
College Sophomore 2012-11-10T19:06:32Z
I think that the variety offered at the Ratty dining hall is excellent. The food is great too. At the V-dub variety lacks but it's because the size of the dining hall is smaller. However, quality is excellent. It sucks that they close weekends though because people who live nearby it like me have to walk further to eat on weekends. But even then it's relatively close. Josiah's is a great place to have dinner and late night snacks if you plan to stay up late studying. There are more places and overall they're all great.
College Sophomore 2012-11-10T18:59:19Z
I received a full ride and was very satisfied that students like me who need the money, did receive it. It was a bit tough for me communicating with financial aid because they can get so busy but making appointments makes it much easier. Always review your financial aid package and stay on top of things!
College Senior 2012-11-05T17:59:42Z
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.
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