StudentsReview :: Princeton University - Comments and Student Experiences
Search for Schools by Region

or within distance of city

Similar Schools
Harvard University -- Cambridge, MA
Yale University -- New Haven, CT
Columbia University in the City of New York -- New York, NY

  Who's got the Best?

Perceptual Rankings:
You Make 'Em.
We Post 'Em.
You Vote 'Em Up.
You Vote 'Em Down.
Aww yeah.

Princeton University

There are 15 Comments


Sort By: [Date] [Major] [Rating]

Select Comments:

Positive Negative Neutral Advice
Be prepared to work.BrightPsychology
Be prepared to work. Everything here is do-able, it just takes focus and being able to take full advantage of the facilities available to you. The are invaluable resources in people, amazing, world-renowned faculty, great opportunities. You just have to know how to get involved in all of it.
3rd Year Female -- Class 2005
Faculty Accessibility: A, Surrounding City: D+
Rate this comment:
Useless (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) Helpful
Princeton has amazing things about it.Super BrilliantEconomics
Princeton has amazing things about it. Firstly, the academics are the best on the planet. I could never have received a better education, I think. The location too was impeccable. Sure it's not in a city, but its nestled in a nice place where you can study with no distraction. Also, the campus is beautiful and it looks exactly how I imagined college would look. The bad things are there too. I am from the south, Virginia, to be exact, and it seemed scary that almost every student I met was from the south, and tons were from Virginia. It seemed liked the school was full of southerners, not to say we are bad but the school was quite conservative. The school is not very diverse and has an extremely homogeneous student population. Also, the eating club system should be revamped. That was the worst part about Princeton. The eating clubs are everything they sound like, elitist, snobby and exclusive. I saw many a situation where students from rich families would form an eating club and would not allow in virtually anyone from a poor minority family. That disgusted me. Also, a boy who I looked up to while I was growing up, a boy who was the best at everything, didn't get into the eating club he wanted to get into, and he was depressed for the rest of his time. Also, another sad thing was that everyone can be in an eating club, there are less posh ones that you can just sign up for, and don't have to "bicker" to get in. The sign up eating clubs are the poor kids and minorities. That too was depressing. Basically, the school lives up to the title of being the "northernmost southern school". If I could choose my college again, I would choose a place that's a bit more liberal and diverse. I would probably choose Stanford or Yale.
4th Year Male -- Class 2001
Campus Maintenance: A, Social Life: C-
Rate this comment:
Useless (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) Helpful
The social life at Princeton is dominated byBrightArt & Design Department
The social life at Princeton is dominated by the eating clubs, which are a combination of country club and sorority/fraternity. The town offers very little to college students, though very safe and clean.

I've had excellent teachers here that excited me in the course subjects and terrible classes in which the material studied was crappy and the professor's lectures consisted of worming his theories into the minds of students. Some departments are well-funded while the programs and smaller departments are not. Anyone who is interested in the arts (performing, visual, etc.) should think carefully before enrolling, as resources for the arts are fewer than those at other similar universities (Yale, for instance). Too many students here are quietly taking antidepressants, drinking too much, or resigned to being unhappy with the academic side of their college experience. Perhaps these aspects are true for most other universities as well, but Princeton's polish and prestige may mask the more disturbing aspects of campus life to those outside its walls.

3rd Year Female -- Class 2003
Perceived Campus Safety: A+, Surrounding City: F
Rate this comment:
Useless (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) Helpful
Princeton University
Princeton University
Compare PrincetonSave Princeton

StudentsReview Advice!

• What is a good school?
• Statistical Significance
• How to choose a Major
• How to choose your Career
• What you make of it?
• How Ivy League Admissions works
• On the Student/Faculty Ratio

• FAFSA: Who is a Parent?
• FAFSA: Parent Contribution
• FAFSA: Dream out of reach

• College Financial Planning
• Survive College and Graduate
• Sniffing Out Commuter Schools
• Preparing for College: A HS Roadmap
• Talking to Your Parents about College.
• Is a top college worth it?
• Why is college hard?
• Why Kids Aren't Happy in Traditional Schools
• Essential College Tips
Ah, college. Considered by many to be the time of a young person's lif... more→
• Cost of College Increasing Faster Than Inflation
According to NPR, the cost of college... more→
• For parents filling out the FAFSA and PROFILE (from a veteran paper slinger)
Just so you know, filling out these forms is a lot more than penciling... more→
• How to choose the right college?
My name is Esteban Correa. I am currently a second year INTERNATIONAL ... more→
• Create The Right Career Habits Now
Getting ahead in your career can be easier if you make the choice to b... more→

• Senior Year (Tips and experience)
It's the end of junior year and everyone is anticipating the arrival o... more→
• Informational Overload! What Should I Look For in a College or University?
We are in an instant information age, where you can find almost anythi... more→
• Personality Type and College Choice
Personality type is something very important to consider when deciding... more→
• A Free Application is a Good Application
As a senior finishing her scholastic year, I feel that it is my duty ... more→

• College Academic Survival Guide
The leap from high school to college academics is not an insignificant... more→
• Getting Involved: The Key to College Happiness
As a tour guide, the absolute, most frequently asked question I got wa... more→
• Choose a Path, Not a Major
Unless you're one of the fortunate souls who's already found their cal... more→
• The Scoop on State Schools
A recent college graduate, I vividly remember touring campuses as a p... more→

• The Purpose of a Higher Education
You are one of the millions of people this year applying for admission... more→
• The Importance of Choosing the Right College Major (2012)
One of the most important academic choices you'll make while in colleg... more→
• How to choose a college major
I was not sure what college major to choose. When you are in your late... more→
• How to guarantee your acceptance to many colleges
Are your grades are not what you think they should be from high school... more→

• Nailing the College Application Process
College applications seem to always be put on top of students procrast... more→
• What to do for a Successful Interview
Interviews seem to become more commonplace in every facet of life as o... more→
• I Don't Know Where to Start (General College Advice)
Preparing for college is a difficult time for every student and it?s o... more→
• Attitude and Dress Code for an Interview (General College Advice)
An interview is something we all have to go through when we get a job... more→

• Starting College (General College Advice)
College is a huge milestone in your life. You?ve seen the castle like ... more→
• Boston Apartment lease: Watch out!

Are you a student and about to sign the very first lease in your li... more→

• What college is right for you?
When thinking about their choices for colleges, many students and pare... more→