Brown University
Brown University
4.5
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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University located in Providence.
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  • SNM
    Manila, Philippines361 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely campus worth the visit!
    When walking through the area just go in through this campus and there’s lots to see! We used to come here to the lawn too and read a book when the weather was nice out. Then we would grab a meal nearby for dinner at Thayer street. Lots of nice and friendly students too. Don’t miss the famous gates of Brown where there’ll be a great photo op.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 9 June 2023
  • Michael L
    Watchung, New Jersey204 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Pleasant, informative tour of the campus in a quaint college town.
    Came here as part of a scheduled tour for a prospective applicant. The surrounding town has quaint, narrow streets and historic looking houses, with lots of, well, brown. The campus offered at least one convenient parking structure, which is great because street parking looked like a bear. Up Thayer Street, there is a strip of several blocks, chock full of shops and eateries. I didn't get to explore everything, but at a glance it looked like an active, storied college town. I could envision Providence as a fun stomping ground, and the Brown campus as a nurturing environment for a budding mind. Spent some time in the student union / campus center. Friendly staff. Buzzing full of students. A bit stuffy inside, but it had good facilities. The bathrooms were modern and well maintained. The campus looked green, lively and safe. The tour was informative enough, but some of it was a bit hard to hear. Note, instead of an information session followed by a tour, it was just the tour, with the information provided along the way.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 9 April 2024
  • Pete
    Fredericksburg, Virginia1,206 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    No Ivy covered walls?
    It’s well known that Brown is both Ivy League and always ranks in the top of the best schools in the country. The very not important thing I learned about this visit is that Ivy League schools don’t have to have ivy covered walls. Maybe I missed it.
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 2 May 2024
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Pete
Fredericksburg, VA1,206 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
It’s well known that Brown is both Ivy League and always ranks in the top of the best schools in the country. The very not important thing I learned about this visit is that Ivy League schools don’t have to have ivy covered walls. Maybe I missed it.
Written 2 May 2024
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Michael L
Watchung, NJ204 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Came here as part of a scheduled tour for a prospective applicant. The surrounding town has quaint, narrow streets and historic looking houses, with lots of, well, brown. The campus offered at least one convenient parking structure, which is great because street parking looked like a bear. Up Thayer Street, there is a strip of several blocks, chock full of shops and eateries. I didn't get to explore everything, but at a glance it looked like an active, storied college town. I could envision Providence as a fun stomping ground, and the Brown campus as a nurturing environment for a budding mind.

Spent some time in the student union / campus center. Friendly staff. Buzzing full of students. A bit stuffy inside, but it had good facilities. The bathrooms were modern and well maintained.

The campus looked green, lively and safe. The tour was informative enough, but some of it was a bit hard to hear. Note, instead of an information session followed by a tour, it was just the tour, with the information provided along the way.
Written 9 April 2024
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Linn F
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
Brown University sits on the top of the hill. The vibrations around campus are so amazing. I am simply infused by the beautiful quality of the campus.
Written 7 October 2023
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MidwestKathM
Detroit, MI934 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Our visit to the Brown University campus was quite enjoyable. We love architecture and college campuses have long attracted some of the best architects of their day! Brown has buildings dating back to the 1800s and even to the late 1700s as well as 20th century modern buildings by Philip Johnson. The story of Carrie Tower is touching. The Venetian-Gothic style of Robinson Hall is not to be missed. Manning Chapel is a wonderful example of classical design. The Rock (aka John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library) is a nice Brutalist architecture example. Philip Johnson's two works--10 years apart--reflect his changing style of architecture. Great to see students returning to the campus for the fall semester. What an atmosphere!
Written 24 September 2023
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Josie Iino
Cambridge, UK605 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Friends
I would not go to Brown unless one was visiting as a potential student, or visiting friends. It is a pretty campus! There are some very beautiful buildings, but it is all spread out, and a long walk from place to place. There is a main area, Thayer Street, where one can buy a wide myriad of things, and eat at a large variety of places.
Written 23 July 2023
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SNM
Manila, Philippines361 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
When walking through the area just go in through this campus and there’s lots to see! We used to come here to the lawn too and read a book when the weather was nice out. Then we would grab a meal nearby for dinner at Thayer street. Lots of nice and friendly students too. Don’t miss the famous gates of Brown where there’ll be a great photo op.
Written 9 June 2023
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katem j
Suffern, NY122 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
Quiet early morning walk. Beautiful buildings. Took many pictures including some by the gates. Very few students as it was summertime.
Written 15 October 2022
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daniel t
Portland, OR60 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
Beautiful campus full of youth and energy and jay walkers! Off beat shopping and quirky street layout. Fun and lovely.
Written 23 September 2022
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maconMouse
Macon, GA605 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
Don't miss walking around this gorgeous campus. So many historic buildings and amazing architecture everywhere you look.
Written 20 September 2022
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kc04950
Bangor, ME41 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Family
Brown University has an amazing staff, the summer program that they have for kids is great! The location is amazing as well as the campus itself. I was very pleased to see the amount of security for the campus.
Written 25 July 2022
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