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I was accepted to several top-level universities andQuite BrightOther
I was accepted to several top-level universities and was unsure of which to attend until the very last minute. However, I am grateful to have chosen Brown literally every day that I am here.

Students here are not only brilliant but also warm, open, friendly.
DIversity encompasses diversity not only of race but also of background, interests, and beliefs.
Brown is the university in which students have the most conrol over their studies- apart from concentration requirements, the only courses you take here are the ones that you want to. And you can shop them. I have loved and enjoyed going to my classes at Brown; though they are challenging, students are so engaged with the material that, for the most part, the work load is not a burden. Students are happy; faculty are more than accessible; deans are your friends and mentors; heirarchy is minimal; research opportunities are available from week 1 if you're proactive.

1st Year Female -- Class 2011
Education Quality: A+, Collaboration/Competitive: A
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Brown years are probably the most memorable yearsMechanical Engineering
Brown years are probably the most memorable years of my life to date. It is an amazing place, right on top of the hill, where you are hurrying around for a class, eating a quick lunch, enjoying the main green, walking on Thayer street, studying in Sci Li and the list goes on.

Being an engineering major, I was pretty much confined to Barus and Holly, the engineering building. The classes are small in size and the attention you get as a student is amazing. You really get to know your cohort of engineering students (at least by face) because they are the ones who are not basking in the main green on the weekends when the weather is really good. But the upside is that you get to know material which is substansive and getting difficult things done decently is always a good feeling.

Engineering majors should be prepared to have a different lifestyle. There is a lot of work and upper level classes become theoretical and difficult, so you have to put in some energy to learn the concepts well. However, there is plenty of time to hang out or just relax. People wanting to go to grad school for engineering/business should have absolutely no problem getting in the program of their choice if they did well in coursework. My acceptance rate was 100% for grad school (all schools that I applied to were top notch). It struck me at that point that Brown's reputation in general is superb as an undergrad school of top caliber.

The campus is just too nice. Main green and Wriston are very pretty. I liked all my dorms and eating halls a lot.

The people at Brown are also cool. There are a lot of fashionable male and female students here, especially in the humanities department. Generally outgoing, friendly and concerned about their own learning. It is all about personal development on this campus.

Off campus life is a bit dull but you dont need that really. Having a car is nice so that you can go to Boston and enjoy the drive as well.

I especially liked the sports facilities. Squash courts, athletics, gym, pool etc all close to the campus and dorms.

You could also run up or down the hill if you felt super fit.
Overall, an amazing experience that stays with you forever. Great people, great air, great academics.

Alumnus Male -- Class 2000
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All I have to say is that comingSuper BrilliantMath
All I have to say is that coming to Brown was the best decision of my life. While I could talk about how enjoyable my time spent at the school has been, it would just be a rehash of what everyone else is saying. Instead, let me tell you about life after Brown. I'm headed to business school later on, so placement statistics were important to me at the school I chose. 99.5% of Brown's applicants to B-School get in at one of their top three choices (usually Wharton or Harvard), and that's pretty damn good. Law School and Medical School are at 95% each. It is telling, I think, that something like 80% of Brown's graduates pursue an advanced degree of some kind.
3rd Year Male -- Class 2006
Education Quality: A+, Individual Value: A
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