Brown University Reviews

  • 118 Reviews
  • Providence (RI)
  • Annual Tuition: $55,466
94% of 118 students said this degree improved their career prospects
96% of 118 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

Dominick Calvao
  • Reviewed: 5/21/2015
  • Degree: Biomedical Engineering
"It's a great network of students and faculty. A very collaborative environment, not cut throat like the other Ivy's. Depending on personal work ethic it can be overwhelming."
payal patel
  • Reviewed: 4/4/2015
  • Degree: Biomedical Engineering
"I absolutely love the biomedical Engineering Master's program at Brown. The faculty is extremely supportive and are always accessible when you need to talk with them. The professors care about the student's educational and self growth, which is really important. The program really focus's on research and for me specifically, it has been the most rewarding. I worked in industry for a few years and was nervous of the thought of going back to school after so long and forgetting what I learned as an undergrad. But the professors, graduate students, and staff all work together to make sure you feel comfortable and provide extra help if you need it. Only con is that I wish they provided more courses - as the program has limited courses for graduate students."
Victoria Wilson
  • Reviewed: 12/7/2014
  • Degree: Elementary Education
"The MAT in Elementary Education at Brown is really, really wonderful. Although it is difficult to receive financial aid, the workload is tricky but manageable, and I feel well-prepared to become a teacher at the end of the year. The MAT program is practice-based, informed by theory, and concerned with issues of social justice in education."
Hua Guo
  • Reviewed: 12/7/2014
  • Degree: Computer Science
"Brown has one of the most generous Computer Science graduate program: all PhD students have guaranteed 5-year funding, which is not true for many of the places that I looked at when applying. PhD students are matched to advisors as soon as they enter, so no one needs to worry about not being able to find an advisor, but it is also not difficult to switch advisors if research interest changes later. The atmosphere in the department is really friendly, open, and supportive. Grad students are encouraged to voice their opinions in many issues in the department, ranging from office renovation to faculty recruitment. Many social events happen on a weekly basis, as well as research and industry talks. The cost of living is quite affordable in Providence."
Ramon Castillo
  • Reviewed: 12/5/2014
  • Degree: Biomedical Engineering
"Fantastic learning experience, but it is very expensive, and time management makes it exceedingly difficult to excel in your classes and your lab concurrently. However, the program absolutely provides knowledge and background vital to the workforce."
Ashley Lowery
  • Reviewed: 12/4/2014
  • Degree: Public Health
"The rigor and interdisciplinary nature of the program thoroughly prepares students for entry into highly competitive doctoral programs as well as leadership positions in top public health agencies."
Kanika Khanna
  • Reviewed: 12/4/2014
  • Degree: Public Policy
"The program is changing to a one year accelerated MPA, so a lot of what I've experienced may not apply to future applicants. Very little is given in terms of merit scholarships (and the dept is inconsistent in following their written procedure of doling them out). The Brown name is not without value. It is not a large program, which allows for more attention and interaction with faculty. Rhode Island transportation is abysmal, but you can use the bus for free with your Brown ID."
Alexa Steuer
  • Reviewed: 12/4/2014
  • Degree: Public Health
"Brown's MPH Program achieves a masterful balance between providing baseline guidance and direction and allowing students to pursue their own individual interests in their studies. The faculty is not only extremely accomplished in their respective fields, but are also approachable and willing to work with students that express interest. I am so thankful to have had the opportunity to pursue my public health graduate studies (and undergraduate studies) at Brown and would highly recommend the program!"
Molly Hannon
  • Reviewed: 12/4/2014
  • Degree: Business Administration
"The value of this program cannot be overstated. Professors are incredibly knowledgeable and approachable. The coursework is rigorous but worth the effort. I know that this program is preparing me to be a contributing member of whatever organization I go to next, and I know that with the prestige of this program, that organization will be a great one."
Samuel Klarich
  • Reviewed: 12/4/2014
  • Degree: Public Policy
"Pros: Faculty and staff are sincerely interested in your academic and career goals and development. Coupled with the Brown name and quality of coursework, the opportunities that will arise from graduating from this program are above and beyond your typical graduate program. Cons: As with most Ivy League degrees, the price is heavy."
Shudi Liu
  • Reviewed: 12/4/2014
  • Degree: Public Health
"The professors are very nice and we'll-trained. The facilities are convenient . There is a friendly atmosphere in the school . The knowledge is useful . We could always get useful suggestions from our professors ."
Rebecca Wojciechowicz
  • Reviewed: 12/4/2014
  • Degree: Biomedical Engineering
"The Biotechnology program at Brown is extremely flexible, making it possible for students to choose exactly what they want to study in an environment conducive to learning."
Taylor White
  • Reviewed: 12/4/2014
  • Degree: Philosophy
"Overall excellent professors and a great community of students. Greatest flaw of program is lack of sufficient structure."
Allison Ray
  • Reviewed: 12/4/2014
  • Degree: Secondary Education
"The major pro is that there is always help available and the professors are amazing. A major con is that the workload is rough and does not leave time for a very active social life. The other major con is the cost of the program. It is not cheap, and Providence is not very cheap either."
Valerie Estela
  • Reviewed: 12/4/2014
  • Degree: Neuropsychology
"This is a really great program where both the professors and fellow students want you to succeed and will do whatever they can to help make that happen."
Mhari Cowan
  • Reviewed: 12/4/2014
  • Degree: Public Policy
"Lovely campus with very helpful staff. Lack of international outlook regarding the courses."
Raul Smego
  • Reviewed: 12/4/2014
  • Degree: Public Health
"The people running the program are extremely nice and helpful in the transition into graduate school"
Cansu Aslantas
  • Reviewed: 12/4/2014
  • Degree: Computer Science
"Brown CS has a great network for research in the New England area, including MIT, UPenn, Brandeis etc. Also the department administration works very hard to connect students to potential employers and good job/internship opportunities."
Mario Francesco Carillo
  • Reviewed: 12/4/2014
  • Degree: Economics
"The program is hard, classes are difficult and students are pushed to the limit. But you learn a lot and you become a real economist."
Yang Shen
  • Reviewed: 12/4/2014
  • Degree: Economics
"It's a small program, so everyone is well connected. Faculty and staff are nice and easily accessible. The area is also very nice to live."