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Princeton is just really odd.Quite BrightHistory/Histories (art history/etc.)
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.

1st Year Female -- Class 2013
Education Quality: A, Innovation: F
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I love Princeton - in my opinion, itSuper BrilliantHistory/Histories (art history/etc.)
I love Princeton - in my opinion, it offers the best undergraduate education in the United States. A few things are less-than-ideal: the surrounding town is boring and obnoxiously bourgeois, students can sometimes be very pretentious, and the workload and grading system are oppressive. The administration can often seem somewhat unresponsive to student sentiment.All the same, the professors and classes are phenomenal, and I've had a fantastic time going here. The academics alone make it worth attending. Princeton is absurdly generous with financial aid. Additionally, the school scores highly on quality-of-life measures - the dorms are (mostly) plush, the food is decent, and the people are (on the whole) fun to be around. Given the chance to repeat the college-selection process, I wouldn't even think of going anywhere else.
4th Year Male -- Class 2010
Perceived Campus Safety: A+, Surrounding City: F
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Now that I am near retirement, I realize Princeton had little to do with my future endeavors.I have no contact with Princeton except for alumni news, where I see that most of the graduates from 68' are smug and happy and living completely different lives tan myself.
Alumnus Male -- Class 2000
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