StudentsReview :: Princeton University
  
-or-
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

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityF Faculty AccessibilityC
Useful SchoolworkC- Excess CompetitionD-
Academic SuccessF Creativity/InnovationC
Individual ValueB- University Resource UseC
Campus Aesthetics/BeautyA FriendlinessB-
Campus MaintenanceA Social LifeA-
Surrounding CityC+ Extra CurricularsA-
SafetyA-
 
Describes the student body as: Friendly, Broken Spirit

Describes the faculty as: Arrogant, Condescending, Self Absorbed

Female
ACT:
36
Intelligence
Quite Bright
Lowest Rating
Educational Quality
F
Highest Rating
Campus Aesthetics/Beauty
A
She cares more about Educational Quality than the average student.
Major: Chemistry (This Major's Salary over time)
The campus is just beautiful, many students are friendly and bright, financial aid is generous if you're eligible; however, grade deflation has made the place unbearable and affected the learning and teaching. Grades are the focus rather than a proper education. Students don't collaborate and take classes that they shouldn't, so you have fluent speakers in a beginner's language class; students who passed advanced AP classes in intro science classes; taking classes over the summer somewhere else and retaking at Pton; dropping out of class when you see that too many "smart" people are enrolled. Faculty, including TAs, have no incentive to make sure that you grasp the content, so assignments don't include feedback or are returned when it's too late; content is tested that's not taught or tests are ridiculously hard (to make sure that not too many people do too well; remember there's a cap on A's); you have no clue where you stand because grading is on a curve at the end of the semester, so you could have a 90%,but if everybody else has a 95%, you still end up with a B or C, or you can have a 60% and get an A. Of course, by the time you apply for scholarships/internships or to grad/professional school or for a job, you realize that nobody knows nor cares that your Pton average GPA of 3.2 or 3.3 is "just as good" as Harvard's 3.5.
While some faculty are friendly and helpful, but some of the tenured faculty are downright abusive. However, because of "academic freedom" they get away with it. Non-tenured faculty are treated like crap. Google Antonio Calvo and see for yourself.
The administrators are arrogant and hush up any kind of disagreement or negative experiences. There's no reason to change, whether it applies to the grading policy, abusive faculty, or whatever else because they know that there are enough suckers who still want to attend Princeton. Not sure whether Yale or Harvard would have been better, but at 200K, it wasn't worth it. If you work your butt off for 4 years, may as well have better options afterwards.
Ask a Question or add a response!
Want to Learn More?
Get free info from: Princeton University
Powered by CampusExplorer.com
 

Similar Colleges

Harvard University -- Cambridge, MA

Yale University -- New Haven, CT

Columbia University in the City of New York -- New York, NY

About Us | Advertise! | Press
Send Comments/Suggestions to: sradmin@studentsreview.com.

Copyright © 2000-2014. StudentsReview, All Rights Reserved.
 

 

Disclaimer: StudentsReview makes no claims, promises, or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the contents of this site, and expressly disclaims liability for errors and omissions in the contents of this site. Furthermore, StudentsReview is not affiliated with any University or Institution.

All Universities in NJ, College Search, College Rankings