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4 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: Understanding Administration – The Administration cares most about student safety. McCosh has entire amnesty programs for the few who drink excessively and seek medical treatment.

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4 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: The town of Princeton is cute. With so much happening on campus, I rarely go, though. Princeton is 45 minutes from NYC and Philly; last semester, I went to NYC 6 times with friends, trips financial aid covered.

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5 College Freshman

Scholarships: Paying for Everything – I am paying nothing for my four years at Princeton. Absolutely nothing. Tuition AND room and board were covered. Princeton has the largest endowment per student of any University in the world and this manifests itself as a substantial advantage in terms of financial aid. It was very easy to get the aid too. I could not be more pleased.

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5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Princeton spends so much money on its housing. Whitman College, for example, has enormous rooms and air conditioning in each one. People complain about the housing, but they do not seem to recognize how incredible they are relative to other colleges.

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4 College Freshman

Athletics: Stanford of the Ivies – Princeton does very well in sports. Whenever we beat Harvard and Yale in football for a season, we have a huge bonfire. Basketball is becoming bigger on campus. Generally, we are very competitive in the Ivy League and lots of kids attend games against Harvard and Yale.

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4 College Freshman

Nightlife: Everybody Is Studying – Nightlife is there, if you want it. Students at Princeton are very studious and many do not participate. On Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday, nightlife is almost nonexistent. Friday is date night; most of my friends and I usually spend our Fridays study. About 70% of the kids study on Thursday nights, but 30% do party. Finally, nightlife is pretty constricted to Saturday nights on the Street (where the eating clubs are), but a lot of kids avoid it.

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3 College Freshman

Athletics: It's Okay. I am not really involved in the athletics at Princeton. However, we have dedicated teams and coaches and the university is also very spirited and supported of groups, from football to the squash team.

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Really Safe. Princeton University is a really safe environment-- I never feel endangered walking through campus at night. Public safety is everywhere, and if you need help medically, the Health Center is always open.

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4 College Freshman

Facilities: It Could Be Better. I think that the university has a lot to offer with a very diverse assortment of things to take part in. However, it would be nice for there to be more information about these facilities-- more media.

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5 College Freshman

Computers: There are so many locations to work on a computer if you don't have one, and they are very up-to-date. If you want a mac or PC, it's available, and there is also free printing. It is definitely convenient.

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5 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: I love the whole scene at Princeton, probably because of the diversity of the student body. You have people from around the world, rich and poor, all beautiful in their own way. I cannot judge someone on their looks alone, and everyone here has something that makes them unique and attractive.

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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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