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Reviews 376 total reviews with an average rating of 3.9

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4 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: There are campus safety cars EVERYWHERE, and they are not there to get people in trouble, just to keep everyone safe.

3 Recent Alumnus

Campus Housing: Some of the buildings are very old. The buildings known as "the slums" have tons of cockroaches. You do not really have a choice of where you get placed your first two years, and there is a wide variety of quality of the dorms.

3 Recent Alumnus

Greek Life: I did not feel like joining a sorority was worth the trouble

4 Recent Alumnus

Athletics: I was an athlete, and I thought the overall experience was great. Sometimes there is less fan support during midterms, etc., but overall the student body is small and tight-knit, and there will almost always be friends in the stands.

5 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: Even when it is hard, you are with such an incredible group of people that the entire experience is amazing. There is room for whatever you commit to making time for - athletics, socialization, volunteering, etc.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I have never felt unsafe on campus and I have never heard of anyone else feeling unsafe.

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: A Princeton degree is worth a lot. It helps greatly with internships and just about anything else career related.

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: It's Princeton for a reason. Professors are amazing and geniuses. They are also typically very helpful and care immensely about the undergrads.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: It's like living in a castle. It's pretty awesome. That being said, your experience varies depending on your res college. The newer the room, the better.

2 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life is not really recognized by the university and not really a part of student life.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: I am a Varsity athlete and there is not a ton of support for athletics, but it is certainly a great experience.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: It is the most challenging yet most rewarding experience I have ever had. I am growing so much as a person and learning so much about myself and the world around me.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: There is barely any Greek life presence on campus since the University does not really recognize the groups. Most people are not involved in Greek life and it usually won't have an effect on the social scene.

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4 College Sophomore

Athletics: If we were a bigger football school with a better team, I think athletics would be more of a thing on campus among students but otherwise most other sports get a fair amount of recognition.

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: It is very hard and challenging but if you capitalize all of the resources available to you and learn to ask for help, you will have a much better experience. The challenges become smaller.

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4 College Freshman

Athletics: For big games, a good amount of the student body comes out and supports the team.

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The vibrant social life helps counterbalance the workload each week.

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5 College Senior

Overall Experience: As a graduating senior, I can definitively say that my four years at Princeton have been the best four years of my life. No-loan financial aid, a wealth of quality opportunities, and the best student and faculty body I could have ever wanted combine here to make a school which has rightly been rated #1 the whole time I've been in attendance. Princeton has some of the tightest-knit and most generous alums in the world, and it's easy to see why. If you get accepted, you'd be a fool not to come.

17 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Princeton is a place of incredible opportunity. Where else could first year students learn from a Nobel laureate in a class of 25 students? Over the past months, the integrated science curriculum at Princeton has introduced me to new subjects and ways of thinking about problems that are totally different from anything I have experienced before. I was also impressed with how approachable faculty are and how easy it is to form relationships.

15 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Like with any school, Princeton has its pros and cons. One of the best things the school has provided me with and one of the major reason's I chose it is because of its financial aid package, and the financial support it gives students in whatever endeavor you wish to pursue. Princeton has renowned professors, classes are rigorous but rewarding, the campus is beautiful and the food is excellent. On the other hand, one of the things that has frustrated me is that selectivity seems to be the rule of the game on campus beyond academics - whether its for extracurriculars which often have application processes, or socially with eating clubs. However, it is the best school in the country for a reason.

30 people found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: It's been a dream come true! Of course I'm challenged daily socially, physically and of course, academically! That's just all a part of the fun!

12 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Literally the best university in the world, no doubt.

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I would choose this school for many reasons, one of which being I don't think I could go to a better school for less money. Princeton is a great school but what really helped me choose this school over others was their great financial aid package. I also enjoy how Princeton feels like the best of both worlds in a way. If you like a suburban sprawling campus with a heavy focus on undergraduates (seriously, sorry potential grad students) then Princeton is definitely unique, especially when it comes to other Ivies and equally competitive universities. I like that I don't feel overshadowed by a renowned graduate school. I like that I can see new people every day but I can also recognize faces in Frist. There are things that Princeton should work on: like economic diversity (or at the least, addressing it), spiffing up cultural understanding amongst the student body and frankly changing the entire finals schedule but overall, Princeton is a pretty cool place.

20 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Campus Quality: One of the things that I think every Princeton student can agree on is how pretty the campus is. The campus sprawls but it's neither too big nor too small. Since I've come to campus, there are plenty of new places I've discovered. It's a rather old campus so while it maintains the old style for which it owes its famous (IMO) it also addresses that yeah, we live in the 21st century, silly.

10 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Princeton doesn't have much of a dating culture, especially early on in college careers. That's not to say that there aren't relationships, because there are but they are less common than just hookups (whatever you perceive that to be). The guys and girls here are okay. There's a rather negative perception that all Princeton students are "preppy" but that's really not the case. People are pretty approachable here and although you may find that some people are a bit into themselves, there are plenty of people who are willing to talk or socialize (either platonically or romantically).

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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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