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Historic Jacob Hill Inn is popular with the College bound

ProvidenceIf you are planning a East Coast Ivy league tour, trying to decide between Yale, Dartmouth, Harvard or Brown, you will probably want to find the best bed and breakfast, to get a sense of the local culture. Although Brown University is the closest school to the Historic Jacob Hill Inn and a popular rest stop for both students and parents, there are many other local colleges that take full advantage of our bed and breakfast. In fact Rhode Island is known as the state with more students per capita than any other state in the United States.
Literally next door to Brown University is RISD which stands for Rhode Island School of Design. RISD offers art history, graphic design, film, animation, video, photography and visual arts programs. Students can share classes and a social life between RISD and Brown because they’re so close. More information on visiting Brown or RISD 
Many of our guests use the Inn as a place to relax after dropping their son or daughter off at Brown University or RISD to take a summer program, some stay and drive in for day programs, there are many options. More info on summer programs at Brown.

Providence College is about a 15 minute drive west of the Historic Jacob Hill Inn, just outside of the city PC has more of a “campus-y” feel. More information about PC tours.
Johnson & Wales University is known for culinary and hospitality, as well as international business programs. The Downtown campus is only 10 minutes from the Inn, more information of tours at J&W 

Roger Williams University is strong in Law and architecture programs, RWU is located on 140 acre campus overlooking beautiful Mt. Hope Bay in Bristol, RI only 20 minutes away from the Historic Jacob Hill Inn. More information on RWU tours 

Wheaton College is located in Norton, MA, which is an easy 30 minute drive away from the Inn. Wheaton College is small liberal arts college only about 1600 undergraduates. More information on visiting Wheaton 

Whether you are just looking, a beginning Freshman, visiting for parents weekend in the fall, searching for commencement lodging or coming to join your alumni for home coming at these schools or the many others that we did not mention in this blog. We are here at the Historic Jacob Hill Inn and our sister property the Providence Luxury Hotel waiting to make your stay the best you have ever had. One last link to check availability and a recommendation to book early!