- 4 Year
- PROVIDENCE, RI
Brown University Reviews
Rating 3.8 out of 5 1,018 reviews
Brown University is an amazing university that offers its students incredible opportunities, particularly if you take the initiative to find and utilize them. The community is lovely, the professors normally take a genuine interest in your physical and mental wellbeing, and the freedom to forge your own academic path is not seen at many other universities in the US. As for cons, the food and dorms are expensive and very average, our athletics are pretty sub-par on the whole (other than a few incredible teams!), and the administration, as per normal, doesn't seem to care much about the needs and wants of the student population.
The greatest place in the world. A magical Narnia of weirdos thriving and curious exploring who they are and how they want to change the world for the better.
Great school. Hoping for renovation of the facilities. I think that would better the school experience for students.
Professors are as accommodating as many other schools. I'm glad we had a spring break compared to some other schools.
I love being here because I'm surrounded by so many hardworking, driven and diverse people. The food is really good and there are plenty of options. I do wish the administration was a little more organized and coordinated better with all the different organization and groups on campus, but maybe COVID has made this more difficult. Everyone I've met so far is very open and collaborated and I don't feel the competitive culture I felt in high school at all.
It was excellent, as good as could be expected. I felt that I was able to learn well and was able to interact with fellow students and professors.
It's a great university that has met and exceeded all of my expectations! I would highly recommend Brown to all prospective applicants.
Brown is an amazing place. Students are there to be successful, but most importantly learn. They care about the classes they are in because they chose to be there. There are absolutely no requirements. People seem happy, not stressed. I think this is because everyone is so willing to help each other out. The professors are incredible. They are clear, understanding, interesting and are available very often to meet.
I took my physics class online. It was asynchronis, so I could watch the lecture whenever made sense for me. I was overseas this past semester and I didn't feel pressured to watch the lecture at an inconvenient time. They used technology really well so that demonstrations were clear and tough problems were explained really well. We made a class chat and I was even able to make friends while being away!
Overall, mostly wonderful people and wonderful experiences. Definitely challenging academically at times.
Classes were not really meant to be online, but professors did their best, with the pandemic and everything. Leveraged a lot of zoom capability, but not much beyond that.
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.
Online learning was pretty messy, but given that professors had minimal time to prepare for it, I would say they created an effective grading system and adjusted their expectations appropriately.
The courses are diverse and challenging. The school gives academic freedom to pave your own path to academic success. Brown is one of best institutions in the world to both discover yourself and set yourself up for success in the future.
The online experience has been positive. Obviously, in person is the best but out of all online learning experiences this is about as good as it gets.
Most of my professors did a wonderful job transitioning from in person to online classes. However, it is certainly not worth Brown tuition.