College Senior 2011-07-14T21:32:27Z
The great thing about Princeton is that it really is like a liberal arts college within a major university. The faculty are accessible to undergrads, particularly because of undergrad independent work.
Recent Alumnus 2011-06-30T23:31:20Z
Coming from Cali, I Like It. It's cold during the winter, but fall and spring are absolutely gorgeous. And the first bout of snow is magical, but it wears a little when there is still snow in March. It's fun to have different seasons though.
Recent Alumnus 2011-06-30T23:28:03Z
Grade Deflation -- to Bitch or Not to Bitch? You will get lower grades than you expect. Some people hate that. I like it, it means more when I get A's now.
Recent Alumnus 2011-06-30T23:23:03Z
Ok, so maybe I pull an all nighter a week to get everything done, but it's so worth it. Brilliant teachers sit and discuss books with bright and assertive students -- I'm in heaven.
Recent Alumnus 2011-04-17T02:28:31Z
princeton has a great financial aid system and most of my friends are very satisfied
Recent Alumnus 2011-04-17T02:24:19Z
Limited Selection – There's very few choices for off campus housing, and they are more expensive compared to on- campus housing. Most students live on campus.
Recent Alumnus 2011-02-03T01:23:35Z
There If You Want Them - No Pressure Otherwise – Besides drinking, I'd say the next favorite drug activity is smoking pot, yet it's only really visible if you chose to be in the crowd that uses. Hard drugs are rarely ever seen around campus, and those who use them tend to do so very much in private. There isn't really any peer pressure to do any drugs, or even to drink for that matter. Princeton takes a good stance towards drinking on campus, as you cannot get in trouble for drinking in a dorm room (even if you're underage) as long as nothing above 30 proof is present in the room.
Recent Alumnus 2011-02-03T01:20:12Z
Fun to Do, but Definitely Not Required – The University doesn't actually recognize Greek Life on campus, which is kind of a pain because it always seems like the school is out to get Fraternities and Sororities. The Eating Clubs really dominate the social scene, therefore most Fraternity/Sorority events end up being dorm room parties before heading out to the Eating Clubs. They are a great network to meet other interesting and fun people, and can help members get into particular eating clubs their sophomore year. Other than that, they definitely aren't a necessity, and a large portion of the campus decides not to join them and still participates in the eating club drinking scene.
College Senior 2011-01-29T03:39:59Z
I come from a low-income family and Princeton was generous enough to pay everything except for $2,000 which I made up for with work-study. However, even people who I thought were not getting financial aid (because I've seen the size of their houses) and yet Princeton also gave them a percentage of their tuition in financial aid.
College Senior 2011-01-29T03:37:13Z
Academic Calendar Sucks – The academic calendar allows for a fall break, so you're home when none of your friends are home. Then we only get a two week Christmas Break to study for a two week final period and then a one week intersession. So while you're worrying over finals while opening Christmas presents, you're also wondering why they don't just combine the week-long intersession with Christmas break to give you three weeks off.
Other than that the teachers seem very eager to help any students out. The food is really great. The party scene is a bit monotonous. The football team isn't a great one. However, the people you meet here (students and faculty) are the most amazing and interesting people you will ever meet.
College Senior 2011-01-29T03:31:56Z
Definitely Not California – The summers are sticky, but definitely bearable. The only problem is that many rooms get soooo hot, a fan is a must. Fall is nice, except that by the end of it, it gets very windy. Winter is very nice and definitely not as cold as I thought it would be. I'm from California and I'm ok with the winter, however, my roommate is from California too and she's always freezing. We both agree that it's not that bad. GET RAINBOOTS because there are definitely times when it rains a lot, but it's way too warm to use snow boots.
College Senior 2010-11-05T05:46:32Z
Walked on-to Varsity Crew without ever rowing a boat in my life before. Lots of opportunities. NOt a huge student fan base but still a decent, fun size.
College Senior 2010-11-05T05:45:38Z
So Beautiful – And so much to do. Only negative: a lot of activities/clubs are exclusive, based on interviews and/or auditions
College Senior 2010-11-05T05:45:08Z
I Learned Good Here – But really, the academics are top-notch. Why is Princeton > Harvard? Because you get an equivalently prestigious degree but a much better education at Princeton because of the undergraduate focus.
College Senior 2010-11-05T05:43:57Z
Full Spectrum – It really depends on where you live. Everything has its pluses and minuses, but no one complains - in fact, a lot of people brag.
College Senior 2010-11-05T05:43:01Z
The food at the cafeterias can get repetitive and boring, but there are other options such as the Frist Campus Center and various cafes that add variety. Also, late meal (look it up) is a life-saver.
College Senior 2010-11-05T05:41:34Z
A lot of people that truly are diverse start to act the "Ivy League" type. However, there are seriously people from all backgrounds here.
College Senior 2010-11-05T05:40:09Z
Health & Safety:
Campus is safe and getting medical treatment is quick and easy.
Recent Alumnus 2010-09-28T05:12:40Z
I love it here. I think Princeton has something to offer for everyone. I don't exactly have the same idea of a good time as others on this campus but I've found great people to hang out with and have fun with all the same.
Academics will suffocate you, but only if you let them. There are tons of resources available to you if you are struggling or if you just need some help with problem sets or essay writing or whatever. It's really hard to fail at Princeton.
If I could choose again, I would definitely still choose Princeton. I can't see myself anywhere else.
Recent Alumnus 2010-09-28T05:03:41Z
Student Center & Libraries – Our main student center offers great food, multiple study spots, lots of places to hang out and a number of free events. The student centers located in each of the dorms are a good place to get some work done and on weekends spend some time with friends.
The libraries on campus are great. There are so many to choose from so you never get bored going to just one. If you like natural lighting, there's a library for you, if you prefer complete silence, there's a library for you.
Recent Alumnus 2010-08-21T03:41:12Z
P-Safe Can Be Tough – Public safety, if they catch you, will be strict. While you are safe on the Street or walking around campus drunk, DO NOT ever drink outside. Drinking in your room is safe, provided you are never caught with a drink in your hand. As for parties in dorms, make sure that there are no drugs (if drugs are found, everyone at the party gets punished), but feel safe going to one. P-safe doesn't come too often, usually only in cases of extreme noise. Just don't get caught with a drink in your hand, and you are fine.
Recent Alumnus 2010-08-21T03:37:49Z
Booze. That's It. Drugs are very uncommon on campus, apart from one well-known eating club. Apart from that, most people on campus stick to drinking, with the occasional cigarette being a rarity.
Recent Alumnus 2010-08-21T03:36:11Z
Guys & Girls:
Ladies With Looks and Personality – While some of the girl's here are hot, all of the ladies are excellent to talk to. Being with them is easy, regardless of how awkward you are. Go to the Street, and you'll find a hot hookup that you can share a hoagie with later.
Recent Alumnus 2010-08-07T00:36:23Z
Im not a big partier.It would be nice if there was more nightlife not assosiated with drinking.
Recent Alumnus 2010-08-07T00:32:06Z
Health & Safety:
I always feel safe although I have heard of theft.
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