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- Campus FoodB+
- Student LifeA+
Brown is an elite private university located in Providence, Rhode Island. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 6,735 undergraduate students. Admissions is extremely competitive as the Brown acceptance rate is only 8%. Popular majors include Computer Science, Economics, and Biology. Graduating 95% of students, Brown alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $52,500.
Brown University Rankings
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.51 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.70 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.69 responses
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Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.95 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.109 responses
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- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.40 responses
Brown University Reviews
Brown University has been an incredible experience and has allowed me to pursue passions that I wasn't even aware I was interested in! The unique open curriculum allows students to take courses from a broad range of subjects and helps to ensure they find the right area of study. I personally believed I wanted to go into biomedical engineering, however, after taking a variety of classes at Brown in environmental studies, I have switched my major. Every teacher, student, and dean is so incredibly passionate about the work and everyone is constantly striving to be better which makes the University an amazing place and experience!
All things considered, Brown did its best to offer resources to all students. However, there are deeply rooted disparities between individual experiences from students, so there were plenty of people who felt their academics dipped as a direct result of going remote so suddenly. In the beginning, it was clear that Brown had in mind the generic student’s experience upon going remote, which ultimately left out a lot of perspectives from individuals who come from less affluent communities. It seems, however, that this is changing for the better as the university, and especially its professors, tries to improve on its mistakes.
As with any college, Brown has its ups and downs. I personally liked the academics offered here and there are plenty of resources that try to help students out. That being said, Brown may not do the best job of helping individual students out. Additionally, you will likely feel like an outsider if you are low income student from an urban area like myself. Overall, I’ve loved going to Brown and I know that the issues I have with the school are only worse at other schools, and for the most part, Brown tries to do its best to adapt to feedback.