What is the Critical Review?

The Critical Review is a Brown University student organization that publishes course reviews based on surveys distributed to all students in every class. All reviews are held to the highest editorial standards and are based on the consensus of class members.

We respect instructors' privacy: you must be a member of the Brown community to read reviews.

The Critical Review is an invaluable resource for the Brown community. We rely on the continued participation of both instructors and students to bring it to you.

Learn more about the Critical Review or get help for using this website.

Fall 2013 course reviews have been published!

This is an exciting semester for the CR. For the first time, we will be trying out online student questionnaires for select courses. You will receive details from your professors about how to complete these.

Secondly, we have revised our student questionnaire. Most notably, our numbering scheme has changed: 5 corresponds to a positive rating and 1 corresponds to a negative rating. The new numbering scheme was created in response to many requests over the years to make it more intuitive. You can preview the new questionnaire here.

Two other notes:

  1. Check out our Funny Quotes section.
  2. Pre-registration for the Fall 2014 semester begins at 8AM on Tuesday, April 15 for rising seniors and closes at 5PM on Tuesday, April 22 for all students.
As always, please send us your thoughts at Critical_Review@brown.edu.

— Critical Review Executive Board

April 1, 2014