Brown University is the best thing that ever happened to me. I really received the best education I could. Brown offers the independence and responsibility of structuring your own education. It gives you the freedom to explore your interests by not setting boundaries on what classes you can take. The school environment fosters diversity and exploration of interests. The campus is mostly liberal students. While there are very many wealthy kids on campus, most everyone is very chill and relaxed. There's no need to show off your style - in fact, students might even try to hide their wealth.
There's so much you can do - create your own class, major, start up an organization, protest, speak to the president, anything you want is within reach.
Brown recently went need blind and now has an extra $20 Million from Sidney Frank himself (think Jager and Grey Goose). The only things lacking are the student newspaper, needs more diversity in faculty and staff, spirit in sports.
The location is also great. It's in the quaint, up and coming city of Providence. There's so many fantastic Italian restaurants. It's near Boston and NYC, Newport, Martha's vineyards, Cape Cod, and Nantucket islands.
What more could you want in a university?