MSN Encarta - The Ten Toughest Schools to Get Into
MSN Encarta - The Ten Toughest Schools to Get Into: "10. Brown University (Providence, Rhode Island)
Brown's famous 'do-it-yourself' experience makes it 'an Ivy League education without the pretense,' which attracts a broad spectrum of 'bright freaks' to its doors. If opening those doors is a feat, so is flourishing without rigid structure. It takes 'incredible maturity' and focus to 'balance all your courses and choose the right ones.' The university, however, prides itself on 'helping undergrads achieve their utmost potential.'"