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Brown University

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Neighbourhood: College Hill
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Address: 1 Prospect St, Providence, RI 02912
Phone Number:
+1 401-863-1000

University located in Providence.

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great campus to walk through

what can one say: its beautiful, quiet, quaint, historic, educational ....lovely all around! although (with RISD) separate from the city, it is well integrated and not... read more

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Santa Monica, California
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Santa Monica, California
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16 reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

what can one say: its beautiful, quiet, quaint, historic, educational ....lovely all around! although (with RISD) separate from the city, it is well integrated and not isolated...the neighborhood streets are lovely.

Thank izakthemindful
La Jolla
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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Brown is a beautiful and impressive campus in the picturesque town of Providence. High quality education which doesn't come cheap.

Thank matelajolla
Providence, Rhode Island
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

Although there are a few "modern" buildings, most of the Brown campus is filled with classic New England college and university architecture dating from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries -- and with few exceptions they are a marvel to behold. Visitors can explore the campus on their own or join a tour given by especially trained and well-informed student tour... More 

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New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

The campus is beautiful and quite compact. You can easily spend 30 minutes walking around campus, and there are plenty of good options for food, coffee, and dessert nearby. It would be shame not to visit Brown's campus if spending time in Providence.

1 Thank RunrDave
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Located in downtown Providence, the campus is really pretty and the grounds and gardens are beautiful. You definitely get a sense of the history when exploring the campus. Brown is within walking distance to many shops and restaurants.

Thank tbwg
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017

Brown is located on the East Side of Providence and is a lovely setting of historic homes and streets. Enjoy the ambiance.

Thank McCroson
Beijing, China
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Reviewed 17 January 2017

I'm a Brown student so of course I love it here. The campus is absolutely gorgeous: the buildings are old-fashioned and grand, the scenery is lovely. This is only my first semester but Brown in autumn is wonderful. The trees turn such fiery colors while the grass remains green so everything looks so alive. The buildings are also all historic... More 

1 Thank kding2
Warwick, Rhode Island
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Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Been through Brown University many times. It has a beautiful quad and the surrounding area is great. A walk away is RI School of Design and Johnson and Wales University. Brown U. is walking distance to downtown Providence. The school is surrounded by lovely residential property as well as restaurants, and shopping. The Convention Center and Providence Performing Arts Center... More 

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Bayside, New York
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Reviewed 4 January 2017

Brown University is a campus with old and new buildings. One should see how the campus has tradition and build through time.

Thank John R
Blackstone, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Strolled through campus & surrounding area many times. The campus is always expanding & there are always upgrades going on. Campus security is always present, so you can feel safe. Great vibe on the hill, all within walking distance of downtown Providence.

1 Thank rbuskey106

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