Princeton University

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Princeton is one of the oldest universities in the US and is regarded as one of the world’s most illustrious higher education institutions. Founded in 1746 as the College of New Jersey, it was officially renamed Princeton University in 1896 in honour of the area where it is based, opening its famous graduate school in 1900. Acclaimed for its commitment to teaching, the Ivy League institution offers residential accommodation to all of its undergraduates across all four years of study, with 98 per cent of undergraduates living on campus. Its student body is relatively small, with fewer than 10,000 in total, and international students make up 12 per cent of undergraduates. Princeton is also one of the world’s foremost research universities with connections to more than 40 Nobel laureates, 17 winners of the National Medal of Science and five recipients of the National Humanities Medal. Faculty members who have been awarded a Nobel prize in recent years include chemists Tomas Lindahl and Osamu Shimomura, economists Paul Krugman and Angus Deaton and physicists Arthur McDonald and David Gross. Notable alumni who have won a Nobel prize include the physicists Richard Feynman and Robert Hofstadter and chemists Richard Smalley and Edwin McMillan. Princeton has also educated two US presidents, James Madison and Woodrow Wilson, who was also the university’s president prior to entering the White House. Other distinguished graduates include Michelle Obama, actors Jimmy Stewart and Brooke Shields, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and Apollo astronaut Pete Conrad. Princeton, which is consistently ranked among the world’s top 10 universities, is renowned for its campus’ park-like beauty as well as some of its landmark buildings, designed by some of America’s most well-known architects. For instance, its Lewis Library was designed by Frank Gehry and contains many of the university’s science collections. Its McCarter Theatre Center has won a Tony Award for the best regional theatre in the country. Spread across 500 acres, the Princeton campus has about 180 buildings, including 10 libraries containing about 14 million holdings. It is popular with visitors, with about 800,000 people visiting its open campus each year, generating about $2 billion in revenue. The Princeton area, which has a population of about 30,000 residents, is also something of a destination itself, with many attracted by its tree-lined streets and wide variety of shops, restaurants and parks.

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Category of Education Business and Economics, Technology and Engineering, Computer Sciense, IT and Communication, Physical Science, Education, Medicine and Healthcare, Life Science, Law, Psychology, Social Science, Arts and Humanities

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United States of America
Princeton, New Jersey, 08544, United States

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The university is very good for developing critical thinking and academic skills however it is a very stressful place that I would not recommend to individuals who struggle with mental health. Furthermore, the administration is wholly...

The university is very good for developing critical thinking and academic skills however it is a very stressful place that I would not recommend to individuals who struggle with mental health. Furthermore, the administration is wholly unsupportive of its students and quite obviously does not care for student concerns. Professors in general are kind and accessible, especially in upper level courses. Overall I would recommend this university to anyone who is able to handle pressure and stress.

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Princeton was a really great university to be part of. The faculty is amazing and is very helpful to undergrads. The students, and my classmates, were very engaging and thoughtful all throughout my years there. The discussions and conversations I...

Princeton was a really great university to be part of. The faculty is amazing and is very helpful to undergrads. The students, and my classmates, were very engaging and thoughtful all throughout my years there. The discussions and conversations I had on campus contributed to not only my intellectual but also personal growth. I am a proud Princetonian and am very glad I went there.

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Princeton has provided an excellent undergraduate experience. The university's focus is on undergraduates, so students have incredible opportunities to foster academic relationships with lead scholars in their area of interest. The liberal arts...

Princeton has provided an excellent undergraduate experience. The university's focus is on undergraduates, so students have incredible opportunities to foster academic relationships with lead scholars in their area of interest. The liberal arts approach to education encourages students to take a range of different courses, which truly allows students to become well rounded and excellent critical thinkers.

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