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Most Helpful Review for Brown University
  • Category: Am learning a lot
  • Review by: Rachel from Redondo Beach, CA
  • 87 out of 88 people found this review helpful

Brown truly emphasizes learning in its purest sense. There are no general ed requirements and students are encouraged to take courses outside of their concentration on a pass/fail basis—students are free to explore all of their academic interests without feeling trapped in one area of study. Professors are largely passionate about their fields and LOVE spending time with undergrads. Whether you're arranging time outside of class for help on a paper, showing up to office hours to learn more about your professor's personal research or meeting them on Thayer street for a coffee, you're guaranteed great conversation.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: in 3 Sentences
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  • Jan-18-2015 I am a current student here

    It is very hard to describe Brown in three sentences; Brown is beyond amazing. Brown is a community, a melting pot, an institution to learn, and a hub of activity, but most of all, Brown is home. The people here are friendly and diverse, with different interests and from all over the world; professors are passionate, knowledgeable, and helpful; and Brown constantly holds events for students like Heavy Petting and Fall Fest with lots of free stuff!

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  • Rakel from Hawley, PA
  • Jan-01-2015 I am a current student here

    Brown is a great place to be because it has so many options for concentrations, extracurricular activities, and learning in general. The professors are incredibly engaged and available, and they are more than willing to allow undergraduate students to join their research projects. As a freshman, I have been able to gain so much experience and connections.

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  • Jul-27-2014 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    It seems to be an intellectually riveting and achieving school. I wonder how long the athletes practice, as I have heard many rumors. I look forward to learning more in the future.

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  • Vivian from South Windsor, CT
  • Jun-10-2014 I am a current student here

    Brown University is a great place to expand not only your knowledge in academia but also your personal context in the world. This university is a place of diversity and freedom. The students, faculty, staff, and courses are all wonderful attributes to the Brown community.

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  • May-02-2014 I am researching this school and have not visited the campus

    This is my dream school. Will definitely apply next year though chances are slim. Love the open curriculum!

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  • Edward from Seattle, WA
  • Apr-29-2014 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    I went to this college last year, and what struck me was just how integrated it was with the neighborhood. You could easily traipse through part of the campus and never even realize that you were in a college. Definitely shortlisted.

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  • Jenny Davis
  • Apr-27-2014 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    I spent last summer at Brown University at I must say it was the best summer of my life. I fell in love with Brown, its peaceful main green, the quiet green and the Rock. Highly recommend everyone who can to apply to Brown University for either a summer program or for college.

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  • Paige from Jersey City, NJ
  • Mar-31-2014 I am a current student here

    Brown is an amazing place with bright students, great courses and tons of freedom. The campus has the most accepting atmosphere I've ever experienced. The people here will inspire and amaze you on a daily basis.

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  • Mary from CT
  • Mar-17-2014 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    All of the students I ran into while visiting seemed really happy, nice, and funny- at one point my mom made a comment about a guy in a car who couldn't seem to get out of his driveway, and a group of Brown students stopped and joked about it with us for a good minute before continuing on. The school is obviously very prestigious, but it seems to have a very flexible course plan that allows the students to determine their path. The atmosphere at the school is fantastic- you can tell that everyone likes to learn, but that they also like to have fun.

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  • Josephine from Bowling Green, OH
  • Feb-05-2014 I am a current student here

    Brown has been described as a wonderfully odd journey to adulthood. The classes are engaging, and while many will claim the school is laid back, everyone is ambitious. Everyone wants to do everything, so it's hard to get spots in great classes, but when you land them, the experience is unparalleled.

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