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Princeton University

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityA Faculty AccessibilityA-
Useful SchoolworkC+ Excess CompetitionB-
Academic SuccessB Creativity/ InnovationF
Individual ValueB+ University Resource UseA-
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyC+ FriendlinessC
Campus MaintenanceB- Social LifeD
Surrounding CityF Extra CurricularsD
SafetyB+
Describes the student body as:
Afraid, Broken Spirit, Closeminded

Describes the faculty as:
Friendly, Helpful, Condescending

Female
Quite Bright
Lowest Rating
Creativity/ Innovation
F
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Educational Quality
A
She cares more about Creativity/ Innovation than the average student.
Date: Mar 12 2010
Major: History/Histories (art history/etc.) (This Major's Salary over time)
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.

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responseBest description I've ever read of the Princeton experience, class of 1988 alumni
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