Location
Princeton, NJ
Undergrads
5,327
Tuition
$39,537
Admission Difficulty
Very Hard
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Reviews 528 total reviews with an average rating of 3.9

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4 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: The town can get pricey, but it's a pretty area - lots of shops and nice places to walk.

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4 College Junior

Nightlife: There are lots of parties on Thursday and Saturday nights, mainly at the Eating Clubs.

5 College Junior

Athletics: There are tons of athletic opportunities on campus for people of every interest and level.

4 College Junior

Guys & Girls: There is a lot of diversity on campus, and I've enjoyed getting to know people from very different backgrounds from me and with very different interests from mine.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: Greek life barely affects the social scene. Instead, the eating clubs dominate.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: I feel very safe on the campus. The campus police are very nice and easy to get in touch with.

5 College Junior

Academics: My department is very small, and I am on a first name basis with most of my professors, which is really nice.

5 College Junior

Academics: The professors are (overall) excellent. Courses are easy to register for, and professors are very accessible.

5 College Junior

Campus Strictness: They have a safety first policy, which is excellent. If you bring someone to the health center who has had too much to drink, there is no punishment.

5 College Junior

Campus Housing: There are some fantastic dorms at Princeton. I've had a single room the whole time I've been there.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: There are plenty of places to eat off campus, but many are quite expensive as a student.

2 Recent Alumnus

Diversity: Princeton needs more true diversity.

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4 Recent Alumnus

Majors: The anthropology department is very welcoming and enjoyable

Recent Alumnus

Majors: I never had an internship

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4 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: Crime is very rare on campus

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5 Recent Alumnus

Campus Strictness: Public safety is pretty chill and there are almost no consequences for drinking

2 Recent Alumnus

Campus Dining: If you like non-bland food, late meal will be your only salvation. Dining hall food sucks. Eating club food is sometimes good but sometimes sucks too.

3 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: Princeton can be extremely stressful and that can impinge on your overall happiness.

5 Recent Alumnus

Facilities: Princeton keeps everything nice, tidy and functional for the most part.

4 Recent Alumnus

Facilities: The range of opportunities Princeton provides has to be the most extraordinary aspect. You can get funding to travel the world and study the topic of your choice, engage in diverse service initiatives and receive support for virtually any endeavor you are passionate about.

3 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Housing: Very few people live off campus & I'm unaware about the particulars of what it's like.

4 Recent Alumnus

Local Atmosphere: The town of Princeton is very beautiful and peaceful.

5 Recent Alumnus

Scholarships: Princeton is extremely generous with financial aid. Their no loan policy ensures students are taken care of financially.

5 Recent Alumnus

Majors: If I could do it all over again, I would choose Princeton 100% but perhaps choose a different major. It's difficult to choose your major and then you get so swept up and away by it that by the time graduation rolls around, some people think their lives would have been easier/nicer if they had chosen a different major.

5 Recent Alumnus

Majors: Honestly, it's so selective that the most qualified of candidates could potentially not get it. I would suggest participating in activities you love and not because you want to get into PU. It is better to do a couple things well for a long time than to do a mediocre job at many things.

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Kristen McCarthy
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Once students get past the relative isolation of Princeton, they immerse themselves in the multitude of campus academic and social activities, from political and humor publications to debate societies to eating clubs. The academic program is demanding, which students appreciate, and it prepares students for not only the work force but also top-notch graduate schools. The historic buildings and eating clubs give Princeton its own sort of feel that may not mesh well with all students but certainly provide Princeton undergrads with a plethora of traditions and opportunities that are characteristically Princeton.

Princeton is not just a school, it is an experience. Students who take full advantage of what Princeton has to offer have the opportunity to work with some of the most talented professors and scholars in the world on an idyllic campus. They graduate with one of the best undergraduate educations in the country and with all the connections the alumni experience has to offer. Some students may not realize the significance of the Princeton experience until they march on to Elm Drive for their graduating P-Rade, but the majority of students know how special the Princeton experience is by the time they are back from the woods on their pre-frosh Outdoor Action trip.

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