Brown University, Providence

About Brown University, Providence

Brown University, Providence - Address, Phone Number

Address: Providence, RI 02912

Phone: +1-4018631000

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Even if you aren't planning on enrolling at the University here, it's worth checking out this historic 143 acre campus for its lovely layout, elegant Georgian and Victorian architecture, and student watching. Highlights to watch for include:

  • Notable entrances: Van Wickle Gates, Faunce Arch, Wayland Arch
  • Student hangouts and activity hubs: Main Green, Quiet Green, Ruth J. Simmons Quadrangle, Sciences Park, Keeney Quadrangle, Wriston Quadrangle
  • Libraries: John Hay Library, Rockefeller Library, John Carter Brown Library, Brown University Library
  • David Winton Bell Gallery, Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology
  • Manning Chapel, Annmary Brown Memorial

Trivia: The Brown Alumni includes 8 Nobel Prize laureates, 8 billionaires, a U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice, 4 U.S. Secretaries of State, and 19 Pulitzer Prize winners. 

Brown University Information

  • You can get a map of the campus from The Visitor Center which makes self guided tours easier.

Brown University Opening and Closing Hours

  • The individual buildings may have their own opening and closing hours.

How To reach Brown University by Public Transport

  • Buses 1, 32, 33, 34, 40, 49, 61X stop Tunnel Before Thayer
  • Buses 35, 60, 78 stop S Main at Superior Court
  • Drive to here or take a taxi.

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  • We were here on a college tour. Jasmine (? Her last name escapes me) was our tour guide and she did a thorough and fabulous job at explaining the history, motto, and course studies of Brown University. She was very knowledgeable about the student body and overall campus life. Our students though young, had excellent questions and inquiries about campus curriculum, life. The students have a lot of autonomy in the courses or rather the concentrations they take. Their voices are really powerful in the education and experience they receive. Brown is a large campus with a great blend of historical and modern buildings. The most important history that Jasmine shared with our group was that Brown was built by African Americans that were still held as slaves. Before the founders even established Brown University, the land was all owned by indigenous Native tribes. Who had their land taken over by these ruthless English enslavers. The tuition is very high on Google you'll see numbers like 48k for 2015. Now students enrolling in the school are paying slightly under 70k if you're staying on campus. There are also additional fees associated with the tuition. However, if a family makes less than 60k and their child qualifies with phenomenal grades then the child gets a full scholarship.

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  • It's the Brown of the Ivy League. I can't speak to the academics here, but rather the campus. There is some nice architecture with the older buildings, particularly around the main quad, but something about the campus is rather non-descript. The landscaping is very plain and devoid of color. Campus was totally empty on a spring day which seemed odd. The surrounding area has some nice stores and is walking distance from downtown, but to me, the campus lacked life and soul. At least the huge bear statue on the main quad was cool and unique

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  • It has an amazing campus along with a lovely student atmosphere.

  • University is great. It's big and offers open curriculum. It's great for self driven people.

  • I don't go to this university but I wish I did. The area is beautiful and the campus itself is stunning. I get a very peaceful but fun neighborhood feel

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