Location: Providence, Rhode Island.
Providence is the capital and most populous city of the state of Rhode Island. By train or car, we are about 1 hour south of Boston, MA and about 3 hours north of New York, NY.
Tuition: $50,224 (+ Fees $1,142), Room & Board $13,200
Ranking: #=51st World University Rankings, # 20th US College Rankings (Times Higher Edu), #=49th QS World University
Schools: Biology & Medicine, Engineering, Public Health, Professional Studies, Graduate, Social Sciences.
6,200 Undergraduate population
Student Review: Brown University is found in Providence, Rhode Island. Not the worst city in America, but it is not exactly a major urban hub that would be ideal for a school to be located in.Plus this god awful piece of strange artwork plagues the campus only further perpetuating the notion to the fact that they are the hippies of the Ivy League.
In fact, the only reason many of its students have ever been to Providence is because that is where the school is located. The school is the draw, not the location. That is why many who have a choice of Ivy League schools will not go to Brown.
You can go to Ivy League schools in major cities like New York Philadelphia, or Boston, or go to ones with excellent scenic views such as Princeton or Cornell. Overall Brown University just does not have enough in terms of majestic scenery, urban appeal, or historic tradition to make it stand out in comparison with other Ivy League campuses.