College Freshman 2013-11-05T01:05:02Z
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.
College Freshman 2013-11-05T01:03:33Z
Guys & Girls:
Most people are very friendly and helpful and want to get to know you.
College Freshman 2013-11-05T01:02:06Z
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.
College Freshman 2013-11-05T00:59:48Z
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.
College Freshman 2013-11-05T00:58:59Z
Police on campus are very strict about drugs but not about alcohol. Just don't be dumb.
College Freshman 2013-11-05T00:57:40Z
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.
College Freshman 2013-11-05T00:56:18Z
Really good for the most part. Everything is clean and fairly new on the inside of the buildings.
College Freshman 2013-11-05T00:54:48Z
Most students don't have cars even as upperclassmen.
College Freshman 2013-11-05T00:52:38Z
Prices can be a bit expensive but the food is very worth it.
College Freshman 2013-11-05T00:51:29Z
The University has worked very hard to diversify the school by bringing in many international students and students from all over the country.
College Freshman 2013-11-05T00:48:48Z
Study areas are abundant and perfect. Workload is particularly heavy but manageable if you know your work habits and how to manage time.
College Freshman 2013-11-05T00:48:47Z
#1 ranked for many reasons.
College Freshman 2013-11-05T00:45:57Z
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.
College Freshman 2013-11-05T00:42:36Z
It's beautiful! Autumn is beautiful with all the leaves falling. The campus is gorgeous in general.
College Freshman 2013-11-05T00:41:53Z
Right now Greek life is pretty underground after the University made it against the rules for freshman to even be in a Greek house. The Greeks are not recognized by the University at this time.
College Freshman 2013-11-04T23:21:24Z
Admissions is a game of luck if you have the same numbers as every one else. Make sure the essays are really good.
College Freshman 2013-11-04T23:21:24Z
Princeternships matches you with an alumni who is in a field you are interested in. There are also plenty of abroad internships available. I plan on doing an abroad internship.
College Freshman 2013-11-04T23:19:10Z
Breakfast is awesome. Lots of cereal and sandwiches consumed for dinner and lunch gets kind of boring.
College Sophomore 2013-10-14T19:40:06Z
The living situation is okay depending on which residential college you draw into. Butler/Wilson is probably the best location as far as freshman and sophomore dorms go. It's probably the closest to academic buildings. Whitman isn't bad either. Butler is extremely modern. Whitman was built most recently, but it has a pseudo-gothic look. During the day, if you don't keep your light on, especially if you have a single, your room will feel very small and dark. Forbes is beautiful, but it's really far from everything. (I left out Rocky/Mathey because I never lived there). As a freshman and sophomore, regardless of where you live, you will be subjected to sharing a dorm with all people of your chosen gender who live on your floor. Fortunately, if you draw well, upperclass housing will be quite palatable. I don't know what the best option is, but if you know you will be an engineering major, rethink drawing into Forbes because it is the furthest away from the E-Quad. However, if you want to live in one of the best-looking dorms, choose Forbes. The social atmosphere in the residential colleges is good if you are an outgoing person. We have study breaks once a week for the whole community, and College Night on Tuesdays. You will survive these much easier if you have friends who live in your residential college (for me, that's Whitman. If you want one night every couple of weeks to have dinner with students who are only in your residential college, then Whitman is for you). In order to choose housing, you are assigned a specific lottery time. Log in to the housing website at that time and watch in real time as other students make their decisions as well..
College Sophomore 2013-10-14T18:58:50Z
I feel comfortable with the amount of minority students here, whether it's ethnic, racial, or sexual minorities. However, the atmosphere isn't as welcoming at times. As with most elite universities, Princeton is a predominantly white institution. However, students do make good friendships with people of other races. After being here for a year, I'm able to detect more atheism and prejudice (but that's just a relatively small amount of people).
College Sophomore 2013-10-07T22:57:37Z
There are a bunch of Mom and Pop shops along with affordable, health-conscious options, and some more upscale, expensive dining options . Not a lot of fast-food or places that offer significant student discounts. There is a decent variety for the area.
College Sophomore 2013-10-07T22:55:05Z
Dining halls have a variety of food and menus and many of the residential colleges have special dinner nights. However choosing where to eat becomes a bit more convoluted when one must decide their sophomore year whether to remain in the dining hall system, join an eating club, go independent, etc. This can cause some anxiety about not being in the same club as friends and being able to have meals with them but otherwise the off-campus options are pretty good and the dining staff here is excellent.
College Sophomore 2013-10-07T22:51:33Z
Not a strong prevalence of recreational drugs. The substance utilized most would likely be alcohol. There is definitely a drinking culture but not everyone participates and compared to other colleges it is not as pronounced because the main priority here is on schoolwork more so than partying.
College Sophomore 2013-07-28T18:55:32Z
Other than the eating clubs, there isn't much on/around campus. And if the eating clubs aren't your scene, well... sucks for you. Pregames are fun, they just get shut down a lot especially around midnight.
College Junior 2013-07-20T02:46:31Z
Guys & Girls:
Social life gets monotonous sometimes... work hard all week, drink a lot Thurs/Sat nights, stay up late Sunday catching up on work, wash, rinse, repeat.
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