College Student 2009-12-20T09:14:11Z
Weather at Princeton can get kind of crazy sometimes. We will have one week where is is 60-70 degrees in November, and the next week it will be in the 30's. Princeton also tends to have very rainy springs and somewhat cold winters. Overall, the weather isn't too bad, but it can be unpredictable.
College Student 2009-12-20T09:11:42Z
Princeton University has it's own train station called the Dinky. The Dinky runs every 15-20 minutes and takes you to Princeton Junction where you can catch a train to pretty much about anywhere, but students mainly use it to get to New York or Philadelphia.
College Student 2009-12-20T09:06:45Z
Alumni Spirit – Current Princeton undergraduates don't typically go to every athletic event on campus, however, they always sport their orange and black shirts, scarves, sweatshirts, etc all over campus. The athletic facilities are all state-of-the-art and are fantastic. If anything, it seems like Princeton alumni care more about some sporting events than students.
College Student 2009-12-20T09:03:00Z
Lots of Different Backgrounds – While there may be somewhat of a divide between students of different economic backgrounds, there is an amazing amount of students from all over the world, from everywhere in the United States, and from all different sorts of backgrounds.
College Student 2009-12-20T09:00:18Z
98-99% of all undergraduates live on campus. Enough said.
College Student 2009-12-20T08:59:28Z
Great Dorms – The dorms at Princeton have really improved over the last 4-5 years. With the addition of Whitman College, and the complete reconstruction of Butler Colleges, the quality of residential life has exponentially increased. The dorms all have heating, and in some cases air conditioning, and the newer dorms have private bathrooms or bathrooms steps outside of your door. However, in some of the older dorms, you may end having to walk down 3-4 flights of stairs to use the bathroom or do laundry.
College Student 2009-12-20T08:55:21Z
Off-Campus dining at Princeton is basically limited to Nassau Street, where there are many, but expensive, restaurants of all types. The most popular off-campus dining would the be Wawa, which is normally filled with students grabbing late-night snacks.
College Student 2009-12-20T08:53:44Z
Dining Is Fantastic – The food at Princeton is fantastic, simple as that. As a freshman and sophomore, you typically eat in one of the residential college dining halls. The food in the dining halls is generally the same across the board and is very good. As an upperclassmen, you can choose to join one of 10 Eating Clubs.
College Student 2009-12-20T08:51:17Z
The majority of Princeton's facilities are up-to-date and have been recently renovated. My only complaint is that Dillon Gym can seem a little outdated, but other than that, everything on Campus looks brand new.
College Student 2009-12-20T08:50:13Z
Princeton has top notch computer labs spread all over campus. Rarely do I ever see a lab completely filled with students. In the Fall of 2009, the University established a printing quota for the academic year (2100 sheets), which is much more than what the average student uses.
College Student 2009-12-20T08:48:11Z
Small Town – Princeton, NJ is a fairly small town, centered around the University. Nassau street has a ton of different kinds of ethnic restaurants, ice cream shops, or pretty much anything you can imagine. The most convenient/popular establishment in Princeton is the Wawa. As for nightlife, most students stick to the Eating Clubs on Prospect Ave. rather than going out to local pubs.
College Student 2009-12-20T08:44:37Z
-Registration is done online and is fairly easy.
-Workload is very tough and demanding.
-Professors are brilliant
-Wide variety of course offerings
College Student 2009-12-20T08:42:33Z
The average Princeton grant is 99% of the cost of tuition. Even then, nearly 60% of the student body is on some form of financial aid and there are absolutely no loans given.
Recent Alumnus 2009-03-03T03:06:12Z
Greek life does not dominate the social scene by any means. It is a great way to meet new people, mingle with other Greeks, and get into or passes for eating clubs. I am personally in a sorority, and I really do enjoy it.
Recent Alumnus 2009-02-26T13:04:05Z
There are buses that can take you to Wal-Mart, Target, the grocery store, the mall, or wherever you need to go to run errands. Also, there is New Jersey Transit to take you to New York City or Philadelphia should you want to go. All in all, it's a great system.
Recent Alumnus 2009-02-26T05:03:06Z
The Greek scene at Princeton is absolutely amazing, and by that I mean basically nonexistent. The school doesn't support them, so they're basically run out of people's dorm rooms. It's a pretty nifty setup.
Recent Alumnus 2009-02-25T22:57:31Z
As long as you don't make too much noise while you're throwing a party or you don't have an open container outside of your room, you're good to go.
Recent Alumnus 2009-02-25T21:55:14Z
The drug scene isn't that noticeable. A lot of kids drink, but unless you want to do drugs, you're not going to run into them.
Recent Alumnus 2009-02-25T21:48:41Z
It's very, very lax and sort of ridiculous. Surely, the University knows kids get wasted, but very little is done about it. Princeton in general puts a lot of trust in the students. As long as you're not stupid about it, you can have a party and not get caught.
Recent Alumnus 2009-02-25T21:41:05Z
Princeton's campus is not as diverse as I would have liked, but there is definitely some level of diversity.
Recent Alumnus 2009-02-25T21:38:56Z
Health & Safety:
The school is very safe. The worst thing I've heard of is bike theft.
Recent Alumnus 2009-02-25T21:38:28Z
Guys & Girls:
At Princeton, you find guys and girls from all across the spectrum. There are definitely geeky kids and outgoing kids. Who you hang out with just determines which of the two you see more often. Finding an attractive guy tends to be a problem for girls sometimes.
Recent Alumnus 2009-02-25T21:38:07Z
Bring your own computer-it's just more convenient. There is wireless all over campus, so it's nice to have your own laptop.
Recent Alumnus 2009-02-25T21:36:45Z
The computer network at Princeton is excellent. There are so many computer clusters that students can use that tend to not get crowded. Most students do bring their own laptops, and often they buy them through a program the school sponsors called the Student Computer Initiative.
Recent Alumnus 2009-02-25T21:35:31Z
Students usually bring there own computers, though there are many labs around the campus that are not crowded.
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