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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5 Recent Alumnus

Campus Dining: There are multiple colleges within the Princeton University umbrella, and each college or pair of colleges has its own dining hall (all dining halls are open to all students). Eating clubs and the Frist campus center are also food options. With so much food everywhere, you will definitely find what you want to eat. And the food is great! People who whine about the food are spoiled by all the choices. Ask those same people who complain how they fair with food after graduation.

4 Recent Alumnus

Athletics: The amount of attention and success is sport-dependent.

5 Recent Alumnus

Facilities: Great free gym for working out, safe campus paths for running, beautiful libraries, comfortable and fun campus center with food (convenient store, desserts, icecream, cafe, etc), tables, lounge chairs, study rooms with chalk/marker boards, televisions, piano, etc.

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5 Recent Alumnus

Facilities: Academically, athletically, monetarily (i.e. financial aid), socially superior.

4 Recent Alumnus

Campus Housing: Freshman year is a toss-up because you're new and thrown into a dormitory with people you don't know, but after your first year, you are able to room with whomever you choose. This process is done in a fair, random lottery system.

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3 Recent Alumnus

Guys & Girls: There are many different types of people at Princeton, and I am sure that if you are looking for a significant other, you will find him/her.

4 Recent Alumnus

Local Atmosphere: Princeton is a wealthy, quiet, safe neighborhood.

What's so great, though, is that NYC is a train ride away, and the school provides insanely discounted tickets to Broadway plays, professional sporting events, and museums/shows.

5 Recent Alumnus

Scholarships: Princeton University probably has the best financial aid gifts/process in the country. If you need aid, they will provide it and work with you. If PU thinks that you are a qualified candidate to attend its institution, they don't want money to stand in the way.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: I am not into those things, but I don't think it is that bad...

3 College Freshman

Athletics: I am not really that sure because I am not all into sports...

4 College Freshman

Diversity: Our campus it very diverse. There are people from different backgrounds, religion, sexual orientation, etc.

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: I don't really go out to dine, but the prices are worth it...

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The dorms are pretty expensive and it is also not air conditioned, so it gets hot during the summer.

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4 College Freshman

Nightlife: Well is is in Jersey, so the nightlife is pretty rowdy...

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3 College Freshman

Weather: The temperature is pretty moderate..

3 College Freshman

Academics: The classes are pretty rigorous but I guess it is worth it in the end...

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4 College Freshman

Academics: Like I mentioned previously, the classes are pretty challenging and you get tons of work everyday, but then again, it is an ivy league...

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4 College Freshman

Computers: The speed of the wireless internet connection is incredible. It is extremely fast...

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3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: They all dress pretty rich.... It is an ivy league...

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3 College Sophomore

Nightlife: It's not all that interesting unless one is drunk

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3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: The hookup culture is a problem here

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4 Recent Alumnus

Local Atmosphere: It was a lovely college town, with great restaurants and shopping. Very safe and walkable.

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3 Recent Alumnus

Athletics: Club tennis was a little lacking

3 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: Positive, except for eating club social scene

4 Recent Alumnus

Majors: Great support in my department, but not the most practical.

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Kristen McCarthy
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Mahwah, N.J.
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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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