Princeton University Summary

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Basic Statistics

Location
Princeton, NJ
Website
www.princeton.edu
Full-Time Undergrads
5,327
Part-Time Undergrads
0
Setting
Suburban
In-State Tuition
$39,537
Out-of-State Tuition
$39,537
Room & Board
$12,630
Acceptance Rate
8 %
Admission Difficulty
Very Hard
Average SAT Scores
2120–2390
Average ACT Scores
31–35

Best ThingsMore . . .

  • Strong academic program
  • Focus on campus undergraduate life
  • Renovated dorms
  • Tradition and strong alumni programs

Worst ThingsMore . . .

  • The relative isolation of the town
  • Rainy springs
  • Old, outdated dorms
  • Crowded Stephens Fitness Center

Frequently ComparedCompare . . .

Overall ExperienceWhat's This?

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.

Princeton Student Reviews

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3 College Sophomore

Diversity: There's a sprinkling of everyone, but not enough for it to really be a comfortable environment.

5 College Sophomore

Nightlife: Technically, we have amazing nightlife. If you, like me, don't drink, just think of it as having 12 different nightclubs to choose from three nights a week. At 11, you have the option to drink or not, and at the 12th, there is no alcohol anyway.

2 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Speaking specifically about alcohol: once the weekend comes, it's almost everywhere. Whether in its physical form or if a student is talking about it. Pregaming is almost the rule. Fortunately, most of it is in a designated location (Prospect) with the exception of students who stash in their room. If you get caught with alcohol, you will probably be given a warning.

College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: I have never been to any of the off-campus restaurants. I have never felt the need to.

4 College Freshman

Diversity: There seems to be a wide diversity of beliefs, socio-economic class, and race here.

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