Location
Princeton, NJ
Undergrads
5,327
Tuition
$39,537
Admission Difficulty
Very Hard
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Reviews 476 total reviews with an average rating of 3.9

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5 College Freshman

Facilities: everything is great--there are options for absolutely anything and Princeton is an incredible opportunity.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: really good options with some variety for a relatively small town

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3 College Freshman

Transportation: pretty easy to get around, ask friends if you need advice

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5 College Freshman

Computers: lots of availability, but particularly for STEM you need your own computer

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Nightlife: nightlife occurs pretty much only through the eating clubs

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Academics: ...everything is amazing academically, but the work is even harder than you might expect.

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Academics: Every topic pretty much ever with the top professors in the field. pretty much anything you want to do, you can.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Diversity: people are super diverse and i have yet to hear of anyone being unaccepting

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5 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: People are really normal, but people rarely go out more than twice a week

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4 College Freshman

Greek Life: Most people join to meet upperclassmen in eating clubs

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4 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Close to NYC, but not much going on off campus at night

5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Everyone does, and it can be great with some luck

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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: It really depends what residential college you are placed into. Some are very old while others are new and have personal bathrooms. Most rooms are better than the average college by far.

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4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Most people are very friendly and helpful and want to get to know you.

5 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Athletics: Varsity sports are paid attention to when Princeton plays the big Ivies. Students not in Varsity sports can still participate in as much as they want.

4 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Scholarships: No other school could offer me as much financial aid. The $15 billion endowment gives students so many options, you just have to ask for money and it will be given.

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4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Police on campus are very strict about drugs but not about alcohol. Just don't be dumb.

4 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Transportation: Most students use the train to either get home or to get to the airport. The Dinky is the two car train that exclusively takes Princeton students from Princeton Junction train station onto campus.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Facilities: Really good for the most part. Everything is clean and fairly new on the inside of the buildings.

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College Freshman

Parking: Most students don't have cars even as upperclassmen.

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Prices can be a bit expensive but the food is very worth it.

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4 College Freshman

Diversity: The University has worked very hard to diversify the school by bringing in many international students and students from all over the country.

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4 College Freshman

Academics: Study areas are abundant and perfect. Workload is particularly heavy but manageable if you know your work habits and how to manage time.

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Academics: #1 ranked for many reasons.

5 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: The University is very lenient towards alcohol. The University is only concerned with students' safety and you won't get in trouble for calling for help for a friend in trouble. They will actually email you thanking you the next day.

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Kristen McCarthy
Hometown
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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