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

hyojin han
  • Reviewed: 11/10/2014
  • Degree: Economics
"The pros are that the faculty members are very supportive of their students and the program in general has a friendly environment. The cons are that as any other graduate programs, the TA load is high."
Daniel Carrigg
  • Reviewed: 11/10/2014
  • Degree: Political Science
"Fantastic program. But it's very small. That provides lots of possibilities for crossing subfields, but doesn't allow for the depth of larger programs."
Hilary N
  • Reviewed: 11/10/2014
  • Degree: Liberal Studies
"The MPP program at Brown University is wonderful. There is no shortage of support and everyone from faculty to other students to administrative staff will put down whatever they are doing to help you succeed. A well-funded program with a light courseload complimented by a very research-focused curriculum."
Chen Lin
  • Reviewed: 11/10/2014
  • Degree: Computer Science
"Engineering is a small department, but definitely an excellent one!"
Chad Marxen
  • Reviewed: 11/10/2014
  • Degree: Philosophy
"The stipend, graduate students, faculty are great. It would be nice if there were more scheduled times for everybody to get together and talk about philosophy."
Branden Casey Brown
  • Reviewed: 10/4/2014
  • Degree: Biomedical Engineering
"I really appreciate the faculty and their willingness to help students achieve their goals and reach a higher understanding of a subject or topic of interest. I am disappointed that there was no half time masters degree program available."
Julio Alicea
  • Reviewed: 8/1/2014
  • Degree: Social Sciences
"Quick, intensive masters program with great financial aid and faculty support. I only had to take out loans to pay for housing, which was very expensive because of the city (Providence). Overall, would highly recommend."
Alana Levine
  • Reviewed: 6/16/2014
  • Degree: Biomedical Engineering
"One large con is that no Master's students are eligible for financial aid, which leaves many students extremely financially strained."
Matthew McAvoy
  • Reviewed: 6/3/2014
  • Degree: Biomedical Engineering
"The Biotechnology program at Brown University is top notch. Being able to work with so many wonderful faculty has really enlightened me to the possibilities of science. All of my peers are really friendly and cool. The facilities are superb. Providence is an amazing town to live in. All in all, I have no complaints and only love of my school."
Tuba Tariq
  • Reviewed: 4/16/2014
  • Degree: Public Policy
"Brown University offers an incredible education and opportunity to students to survive and make a difference in the real world. The unfortunate part in this is that the lack of financial aid options makes obtaining a degree from this university something only left to dream about. The trade off of cost vs the importance of a degree from Brown can be very overwhelming."
Igor Minevich
  • Reviewed: 2/7/2014
  • Degree: Mathematics
"The people are so friendly that I felt right at home. The environment is collaborative rather than competitive. The faculty are extremely knowledgeable about their subject matter and how it relates to other areas, and are always willing to talk to students or answer questions. The staff at the math department are extremely friendly and helpful, making everything really easy and accessible. The only downside I have ever found is that the environment does not put a lot of pressure on you to work really really hard."
Elena Luchkina
  • Reviewed: 1/9/2014
  • Degree: Cognitive Psychology
"The program, faculty and resources are great. Camus safety and the surrounding are aren't that amazing."
  • Reviewed: 1/2/2014
  • Degree: Public Health
"Brown University provides many resources for its students. They teach public health by doing public health such as conducting and writing you own journal manuscript. The staff and teachers are very supportive and helpful."
Hyung Jin Sun
  • Reviewed: 12/18/2013
  • Degree: Engineering
"One of the major pros of this particular graduate program includes the small size of the program. The student to faulty ratio is outstanding, thereby giving students ample opportunities to access individualized help of professors. Professors in the solid mechanics program are all very renown in their fields of expertise. More than anything, the willingness of professors to help individuals surpasses those of any other professors at other schools i've attended."
Mim Plavin-Masterman
  • Reviewed: 12/17/2013
  • Degree: Sociology
"The program provides pretty comprehensive graduate education. I definitely did work outside the majority and didn't have a lot of guidance in my research. Our program focuses a lot on certain methods, and on regions of the world, at the expense of others - students who work beyond those are definitely at a disadvantage."
Yiming Li
  • Reviewed: 12/17/2013
  • Degree: Computer Science
"There is a free environment to choose your advisor. Graduate courses are suitable for Phd to improve the ability of research. Industrial Partners Program (IPP) provides a great opportunity for Master. However, the department is small."
Silverdale Nina
  • Reviewed: 12/17/2013
  • Degree: Sociology
"The program provides pretty comprehensive graduate education. Although I wish I had more guidance in my research. The university seems to focus too much on certain regions of the world, at the expense of others - hence making students who work beyond the conventional regions, at a disadvantage."
Jessi Pollack
  • Reviewed: 12/17/2013
  • Degree: Sociology
"There is a lot of support for the graduate students in this program--it's a rigorous program, but not cut-throat at all, really friendly."
Kaushik Vijaykumar
  • Reviewed: 12/17/2013
  • Degree: Mechanical Engineering
"Its a brilliant school for acads sans social life"
Stephen Racca
  • Reviewed: 12/17/2013
  • Degree: Mechanical Engineering
"They offer NO financial aid for Masters students. The work load is average for colleges but the teachers are very good. Most of the students are from India or China so thats the extent of the diversity. Grading is fair for the courses and I've learned a lot since I've been here. Overall Great school and great surroundings."