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Brown University at Rhode Island

Brown University

Prospect Street, Providence, Rhode Island, 02912
Category: Attractions
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Brown University: Historic Campus, Colonial Architecture, Renowned Library

Founded prior to the American Revolution, this Ivy League institution is one of the world's most exclusive universities. The school features 37 varsity athletic teams, and a campus with 18th-20th century buildings - a fine collection of American colonial era architecture. Brown University Library is well known for its early American historical sources, a Shakespeare First Folio and the best-preserved copy of the Bay Psalm Book, the first publication printed in British North America.



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  • Brown University Folk Festival
  • French Film Festival
  • Rhythm of Change Festival


  • Campus Tours
  • Athletics
  • Museums
  • Performing Arts
  • Library


  • Where is Brown University?

    The Brown University location (for the main campus) on College Hill on the East Side of Providence, Rhode Island. There are additional facilities in the city's Jewelry District.
  • Are there tours of the university?

    Yes. Tours last approximately one hour and are accompanied by an information session. Tours begin at the Stephen Robert '62 Campus Center, located at 75 Waterman Street. Please refer to the website for information on tour schedules, or visit the campus center information desk.

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