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Princeton University

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityD+ Faculty AccessibilityD+
Useful SchoolworkD Excess CompetitionC
Academic SuccessD+ Creativity/ InnovationD-
Individual ValueF University Resource UseC
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyF FriendlinessF
Campus MaintenanceC- Social LifeD-
Surrounding CityD- Extra CurricularsD+
SafetyF
Describes the student body as:
Afraid, Arrogant, Broken Spirit, Violent, Snooty, Closeminded

Describes the faculty as:
Arrogant, Condescending, Unhelpful, Self Absorbed

Female
Bright
Lowest Rating
Individual Value
F
Highest Rating
Excess Competition
C
She cares more about Safety than the average student.
Date: Jun 07 2005
Major: Other (This Major's Salary over time)
This is going to be a very candid comment about Princeton; Princeton may seem prestigious from the USNews Rankings, but I will try to attempt to paint a holistic view of this institution.

Academics—I feel as if the academics are below par from what I expected. Classes are absolutely enormous, and personal attention is definitely lacking. Furthermore, from all of my professors, only two of them have been good teachers. I came from an elite private school, and I decided to major in pre-med freshmen yr. Big mistake! The premed students here are extremely competitive, snooty, and would care about their grades more than helping you. The stories you heard about people tearing out sheets from books in libraries definitely rings a bell here. I got a C- in my chem class. Instead of studying, people resort instead to beat the system, ie, getting past exams, cheating, etc. I have found the public policy department to be more relaxed than the science department here.

Social Life- The social life here is rather mundane. Princeton is not a very pleasant town. One of my friends was robbed at gunpoint when she was a freshmen. While rare, there is some danger here. The town extremely dangerous and unreceptive to Princeton students. The clubs here are extremely sketchy; students can obtain alcohol in the sketchy bars off campus. Instead of intellectualism people are more concerned about looking/acting cool. Most people are into hard drugs and who can chug the most alcohol. People in my dorm have been rushed to the hospital for alcohol poisoning. Thirdly, there is a lot of depression here. People attempt to hide it, but it is pretty self evident. Students can be phony here. Frats and sororities dominate the social life. I pledged a sorority but deactivated because all people cared about was how drunk people got, who hooked up with who, what bars people are going off campus, etc,etc. The valley girl delineation is clearly apparent here. In addition, dateable guys are few. Most are hideous looking.

All in all, I should have picked a school that is more balanced with quality academics and better teachers.

       
Responses
questionDid you even go to Princeton? There are no Frats and sororities there, I seriously doubt that many people are into hard drugs, and the town of Princeton has a very good relationship with the students. What, did you not get in and decide to sabatoge it?
commentYour use of hyperbole would have fit in much better in an English Lit precept. You, however, should be referenced to the psychology department.
commentThis person clearly has never attended Princeton as her description of the town (sketchy, bad relations with the school) and social life (Greek, rampant hard drugs) are objectively false. Why does this site not require a school email address (unpublished) to validate enrollment of supposed students?
questionPrinceton doesn't actually have fraternities and sororities… you meant the eating clubs?
commentActually, P'ton does have both sororities and fraternities.

Other than that, agree with OP's assessment

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