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

yeounoh chung
  • Reviewed: 12/4/2014
  • Degree: Computer Science
"Brown CS is a small but very focused program. Faculties and the department itself are very committed to not only achieving excellence in their research, but also teaching and advising their graduate students."
Ariel McCarter
  • Reviewed: 12/4/2014
  • Degree: Secondary Education
"My graduate program is intensive and rigorous, but provides an excellent network of support and assistance both from faculty and other students as well. The short time frame means a greater amount of work than most comparable graduate schools, but I believe that Brown's program is exceptional in its ability to combine practical and theoretical applications of learning. It is rather expensive to live in Providence, but that does not take away from the accessibility of the area."
Sarah Davey
  • Reviewed: 12/4/2014
  • Degree: Public Health
"I came to the Brown University School of Public Health for the concentration in Global Health. From the moment i submitted my acceptance for admission, I have been supported by my advisor and had many doors opened for me in pursuing my career."
Eleanor Pace
  • Reviewed: 12/4/2014
  • Degree: Secondary Education
"I am in the Masters of Arts in Teaching, which allows students to get certified as a teacher while also continuing study in their fields (English, Social Studies or Science). The program is difficult and, since it is only one-year, it is a big commitment and a busy time. But the support and personalization of the program is unparalleled. We get to know our faculty directors and professors well, which means we have strong allies when job search time comes around. The program is divided into three parts. Summer is the hardest because we jump almost immediately into teaching--but this experience is really valuable, especially because of the amount of feedback from mentor teachers and professors. During the "academic semester," MAT students have a lot of freedom to take classes throughout Brown in their fields. I was glad of the opportunity to take English classes while working for my certification. Then student teaching takes up one semester. We are personally paired with mentors and usually get a lot of independence in planning and running our classes."
Tayina Jolicoeur
  • Reviewed: 12/4/2014
  • Degree: Biomedical Engineering
"As a minority, I love how diverse the campus is. It is quite different from my alma mater. Faculty and Staff are extremely friendly and supporting. They reach out in multiple ways and always find a way to make students feel at ease. The workload is hectic sometimes yet manageable. I love how professors at Brown, unlike other institutions, understand we have other coursework and life responsibilities. They become easy going with their class requirements because of this. I have recommended several of my friends to pursue a graduate education at Brown based off of my positive experiances!! The only con is the lack of financial aid for Masters students. Hopefully that will improve."
Sarah Gordon
  • Reviewed: 12/4/2014
  • Degree: Healthcare Management
"The program is small and therefore doctoral students get a lot of individual attention. However, since it is small, it does not have the same access to resources and networks as more prominent public health schools."
Catherine Ardrey
  • Reviewed: 12/4/2014
  • Degree: Liberal Arts
"This is my first semester and I have been enjoying it so far, but the core classes required haven't been as beneficial as I was hoping because of how specific my goals are. I do look forward to my electives and actual track completely."
Kun Yang
  • Reviewed: 11/11/2014
  • Degree: Biomedical Sciences
"Brown is an Ivy League School in a small city. Lift quality is good while academic environment is good, too."
Marina Shay
  • Reviewed: 11/11/2014
  • Degree: Performing Arts
"Brown/Trinity is one of the top programs in my field in the world and it truly prepares you for a career after Brown. It's a prestigious and challenging program. The financial aid has made it possible for me to attend. The faculty support has made it beyond worthwhile. It's an incredible program."
Jennet Toyjanova
  • Reviewed: 11/11/2014
  • Degree: Mechanical Engineering
"Great school. Great environment. High workload, but fun"
Hongkai Sun
  • Reviewed: 11/10/2014
  • Degree: Computer Science
"The department is small, which means we have more connections with the faculty members and peers, but it also means that sometimes the courses are not comprehensive."
Lauren Hazlett
  • Reviewed: 11/10/2014
  • Degree: Biomedical Engineering
"Major pros of this program are its flexibility-- it's not the type of graduate school program where you are forced to sit behind a desk all day- and the support system, from the faculty and staff who are all friendly and supportive and truly want to get to know the graduate students."
Kumud Nepal
  • Reviewed: 11/10/2014
  • Degree: Computer Science
"Small program with helpful and easily accessible faculty."
John McHugh
  • Reviewed: 11/10/2014
  • Degree: Healthcare Management
"Great program! Very supportive and accessible faculty."
Mayara Grizotte-Lake
  • Reviewed: 11/10/2014
  • Degree: Biology
"Brown is an amazing school! The faculty here really cares about their students. I have nothing bad to say about the school or the program itself. I feel like I belong."
Kellyanne Duncan
  • Reviewed: 11/10/2014
  • Degree: Biology
"I love the pathobio grad program. It's competitive without being overly stressful. The teachers genuinely care about every individual's success and well-being."
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  • Reviewed: 11/10/2014
  • Degree: Economics
"It's a small but growing and extremely supportive department. The professors are all available and the environment is very enriching."
Aislinn Rowan
  • Reviewed: 11/10/2014
  • Degree: Biology
"Pros: Just about everything is pretty great. Cons: Responsible Conduct of Research was the biggest waste of time imaginable. Distance between department buildings is irritating, but the shuttle makes it a bit more manageable."
Louis Gularte
  • Reviewed: 11/10/2014
  • Degree: Philosophy
"The intellectual community is supportive and challenging, and the academic resources are top-notch. I have easy access to leading experts in my areas of interest, who also attract neighboring experts from surrounding universities. The department encourages cross-disciplinary collaboration and exploration, and is supportive with practical advice."
Katherine Etter
  • Reviewed: 11/10/2014
  • Degree: Healthcare Management
"Great program, has some of the leaders in the field of long term care. Could do better on helping with a industry job search, overall loved my time there"