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| I would have focused significantly more on making a "network" while in college as opposed to trying so hard to be the outsider. Also, the fact that I never did finish graduate school is a thing that I think about and think how it could have changed my trajectory and position in the world...I am not sure if it would have been positive or negative...just different. |
|Aug 13 2011|| Alumnus Male --
Class 2000 |
| Princeton is just really odd. After reading both the negative and positive reviews on this site i must say i agree with almost everything that has been said. It's all true. I struggled a lot socially my first semester. Later I realized it wasn't due to any fault of my own, it's Princeton. It's remarkably friendly and unfriendly at the same time. People's behaviors change like the wind and you could be on good terms one hour and not acknowledged by them the next. Academically things are fine. There are some great courses, but obviously academics will take a lot of your time and you will run into quite a bit of tools. |
I guess the only negative thing --and it's a BIG negative-- about Princeton is the people. The kids here are smart and nice, kind of, but they're remarkably empty. They do lots of interesting things, but they have no personality, no uniqueness. I've never seen anything like it. There really isn't a proper way to describe it. It's just a sad and unfortunate phenomenon. That said there are some awesome people here, but you really have to look for them and if you're lucky enough to find them you should make it through Princeton with a fairly positive outlook about the place.
|Mar 12 2010|| 1st Year Female --
Class 2013 |