Brown University Reviews

  • 13 Reviews
  • Providence (RI)
  • Annual Tuition: $55,466
92% of 13 students said this degree improved their career prospects
100% of 13 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 7/20/2015
  • Degree: Public Health
  • Graduation Year: 2007
"Brown is an amazing place for a student to learn and grow. It truly was a life-changing experience for me. But, some students probably would not succeed in an environment with very little boundaries and lots of freedom. For those students, I'd suggest looking at different schools."
Interactive digital media grad 2007
  • Reviewed: 6/11/2015
  • Degree: Interactive Media Design
  • Graduation Year: 2007
"A school with good educational experiences and great people."
Nathan
  • Reviewed: 5/27/2015
  • Degree: Physics
  • Graduation Year: 2013
"Brown is a truly incredible place, and I am proud to have called it home for four years. I'm sure many people say this in their reviews, but Brown's greatest strength is its student body. Brown students are both interesting and interested - they tend to be very involved in lots of fun / interesting / surprising activities (I met a competitive spear fisherman my freshman year) and also very open to other peoples interests and willing to become engaged in the fun / interesting / surprising activity that you are into. Obviously, that's a generalization, but I found it to be true almost all of the time. Brown students also tend to be super into talking about important things, and not afraid of having tough conversations. Some of my favorite memories at Brown include staying up until 2am in the laundry room of my freshman dorm (the closest common space) talking about philosophical arguments for and against the existence of a god. Students also tend to be very vocal around issues of race, gender, sexuality, privilege and inclusion, which is a conversation I greatly benefited from and appreciated during my time there. Brown also has incredible faculty that take a strong interest in students and actually making sure that students are learning (again, another generalization). One of my professors gave my a crash course on economics at the beginning of the semester so that I could take a high level public policy class she was teaching - it involved many hours of her explaining basic economics concepts to me (which clearly was not in her job description) solely because I was interested. When I think of Brown, I think of small classrooms full of really smart and really engaged students and a professor that works hard to keep them that way. Third in my long list of reasons why I love Brown: student and campus life is awesome. There are approximately a billion clubs that do awesome things, and if you can't find what you are looking for, you can start your own - it's pretty much guaranteed that you'll find other people interested in joining. There are of course negative things about Brown. From my perspective as a student, the administration isn't always the most responsive to student needs. Last year's student protests in favor of divesting from coal which drew huge support from the student body didn't change the investment decisions of the school, for example. That being said, I'm sure that it is hard to see the full position of the administration as a student, and many factors play into hard decisions (such as what to do with investments). Brown can also be a little bit of a bubble (which is both good and bad), and I found it very hard to get off of campus and explore the rest of Providence (mostly because there was so much exciting stuff going on around campus), but living in a bubble is almost never ideal. Overall, I had an amazing experience at Brown and couldn't recommend it more highly as a University. "