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| Though an ivy league school of great notoriety, Brown has started to slip in the past few years. Yes, the professors and classes will still run you into the ground, if that"s what you're in to. But if you went to college to party and have a good time, you will be severely disappointed. Be ready for on and off weekends, and lots of nights just chilling with your boys in a dorm room doing generally nothing. Thursdays are almost guaranteed to be lame, and most Friday and Saturday nights end around 1 am because that's when the frats run out of alcohol. Not to mention, to get into the frat you usually have to wait in line for about an hour because the University plants monitors at the parties who don't let the brothers pack the house the way it should be. Also the University does nothing to help its students beyond providing teachers; it is the stingiest, most uncaring corporation in the world of higher education. The food is shit, the social groups are shit, and instead of helping them out, Ruth Simmons and her cronies skim all the profits to pad their own salaries. Its like a microcosm of America for the past four years (Brown gave a total of $900,000 to ALL its student groups last year to support an undergraduate class of 6000... this is out of a budget of hundreds of millions of dollars, by the way, and that's not including money from investments, endowment funds, or donations).|
About the only good thing Brown has going for it is the open curriculum. That is, outside your major, you can take whatever you feel like. That's why I recommend taking a major with very few requirements, like Lit Arts (10 classes), so you can fully utilize this.
Now, the people here are not that bad. Most of them are interesting enough to give the time of day, though granted there are a lot of very cold, condescending assholes (mostly the attractive women... what a shocker - which, I should mention, there are much fewer of than one would expect). However, there are some cool people who like to party till 5 am every weekend, but by party I mean getting drunk with dudes in the nearly empty frat bar. Its really just oppressive. I highly recommend NOT applying here, unless you have no desire to party at all during college. Then you'll be pleasantly surprised every once in a while.Oh, and did I mention the parties suck? Like seriously, way lacking on the rampant alcoholism, drug use, and sex that I hear about from all my friends around the country. If you come here, be rich enough to afford being an alcoholic for the next 4 years so you can forget about the lack of fun.
|Sep 28 2008|| 1st Year Male --
Class 2011 |