Brown University Graduate Program Reviews

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96%
of students recommend
(4.33 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 157 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Programmatic Accreditation: ABET, + 3 more
  • Campus Setting: City: Midsize
  • Student Population: 9,458 (6,652 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 9 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 8% part-time, 92% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $49,146
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

3.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Elementary Education
Graduation Year: 2015

The MAT in Elementary Education at Brown is really, really wonderful. Although it is difficult to receive financial aid, the workload is tricky but manageable, and I feel well-prepared to become a teacher at the end of the year. The MAT program is practice-based, informed by theory, and concerned with issues of social justice in education.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Computer Science
Graduation Year: 2016

Brown has one of the most generous Computer Science graduate program: all PhD students have guaranteed 5-year funding, which is not true for many of the places that I looked at when applying. PhD students are matched to advisors as soon as they enter, so no one needs to worry about not being able to find an advisor, but it is also not difficult to switch advisors if research interest changes later. The atmosphere in the department is really friendly, open, and supportive. Grad students are encouraged to voice their opinions in many issues in the department, ranging from office renovation to faculty recruitment. Many social events happen on a weekly basis, as well as research and industry talks. The cost of living is quite affordable in Providence.
3.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Biomedical Engineering
Graduation Year: 2015

Fantastic learning experience, but it is very expensive, and time management makes it exceedingly difficult to excel in your classes and your lab concurrently. However, the program absolutely provides knowledge and background vital to the workforce.
3.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Health
Graduation Year: 2016

The rigor and interdisciplinary nature of the program thoroughly prepares students for entry into highly competitive doctoral programs as well as leadership positions in top public health agencies.
1.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Policy
Graduation Year: 2015

The program is changing to a one year accelerated MPA, so a lot of what I've experienced may not apply to future applicants. Very little is given in terms of merit scholarships (and the dept is inconsistent in following their written procedure of doling them out). The Brown name is not without value. It is not a large program, which allows for more attention and interaction with faculty. Rhode Island transportation is abysmal, but you can use the bus for free with your Brown ID.
4.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Health
Graduation Year: 2015

Brown's MPH Program achieves a masterful balance between providing baseline guidance and direction and allowing students to pursue their own individual interests in their studies. The faculty is not only extremely accomplished in their respective fields, but are also approachable and willing to work with students that express interest. I am so thankful to have had the opportunity to pursue my public health graduate studies (and undergraduate studies) at Brown and would highly recommend the program!
4.58 out of 5.0
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Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2016

A very structured program aimed at mid-career healthcare professionals who want to develop their leadership capabilities across the healthcare spectrum through an integrated learning experience. The program is challenging and requires commitment and hard work. This program focuses on transforming different healthcare systems, at both organizational and country level. This mix of both international application and organizational management, makes this program unique and a transforming experience for the executive.
4.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Business Administration
Graduation Year: 2015

The value of this program cannot be overstated. Professors are incredibly knowledgeable and approachable. The coursework is rigorous but worth the effort. I know that this program is preparing me to be a contributing member of whatever organization I go to next, and I know that with the prestige of this program, that organization will be a great one.
3.42 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Policy
Graduation Year: 2016

Pros: Faculty and staff are sincerely interested in your academic and career goals and development. Coupled with the Brown name and quality of coursework, the opportunities that will arise from graduating from this program are above and beyond your typical graduate program. Cons: As with most Ivy League degrees, the price is heavy.
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Health
Graduation Year: 2016

The professors are very nice and we'll-trained. The facilities are convenient . There is a friendly atmosphere in the school . The knowledge is useful . We could always get useful suggestions from our professors .
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