Princeton University - Comments and Student Experiences|
While some faculty are friendly and helpful, but some of the tenured faculty are downright abusive. However, because of "academic freedom" they get away with it. Non-tenured faculty are treated like crap. Google Antonio Calvo and see for yourself.The administrators are arrogant and hush up any kind of disagreement or negative experiences. There's no reason to change, whether it applies to the grading policy, abusive faculty, or whatever else because they know that there are enough suckers who still want to attend Princeton. Not sure whether Yale or Harvard would have been better, but at 200K, it wasn't worth it. If you work your butt off for 4 years, may as well have better options afterwards.
Academically, if you have a preceptor who doesn't speak English, switch into a different section!! And do your problem sets and outlines with friends because it's much easier than attempting on your own. Go to office hours for extra help. Lastly, make sure you go out and have fun!! Many of my friends stopped going out to the Street after sophomore year, and missed out on a lot of fun. Even if it's midterms week, I'm sure you could spare an hour or two.