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Impressions Of
Princeton University

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Reasons to attend and to not attend Princeton University

To Attend

  • “If you’re looking to explore different disciplines. You’re highly encouraged to explore classes outside your major.”
  • “The financial aid is fantastic.”
  • “The community and alumni network of Princeton is unparalleled, especially at the undergraduate level. Last year when I went to Reunion and it was one of the most fun weekends of my life. It was really cool to see all the alumni from the past 60 years come back and see why they love this place so much.”
  • “The variety of extracurriculars and communities that Princeton offers allows people to find their niche and develop their other skills besides their academic skills.”
  • “The campus is beautiful and quaint. The campus environment makes the stress that comes with the work here more palatable.”
  • “You’re constantly surrounded by people who’re super fun to hang out with and have interesting backgrounds. I’ve learned just as much from the students around me in everyday life as I have from professors and classrooms. I’m constantly learning.”
  • “One thing I really like about the nightlife is how it feels regulated. It’s quite predictable and you get to know which days which clubs are open, so you can plan ahead if need be.”

To Not Attend

  • “It’s fundamentally elitist. It’s a microcosm of explicitly expressed class distinctions and can produce a person that is greedy.” [Socioeconomically, about 3% of students come from the top 0.1% and 17% come from the top 1% while only about 2% come from the bottom 20%.]
  • “It’s so small that if you’re interested in something that’s really niche, it’s possible that you’ll be in a department with six people. It can be kind of hard to get a comprehensive education in a department that small.”
  • “If you’re looking to party and not work hard. It’s a work hard play hard environment.”
  • “The competitiveness could be a factor that might deter some people.”
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September 22, 2020

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