Princeton University Visit Report by amandakayak
Visit to Princeton University in December 2013 by amandakayak(Parent of Student, HS Class of 2012)
(Member since December 30 2009 with 1273 posts)
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Information Session: Yes - I'm not a big fan of past info sessions I have been to but this was very informative and a good intro to the school and what makes it distinct.
Campus Tour: Yes - Typical walk around (and NOT IN) main parts of campus highlighting historical anecdotes and genl info about campus - would have been nice to see inside a room or library or classroom
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Campus Visit Notes for Princeton University
Traffic getting to campus slows to a crawl right before the town so add about 1/2 hr to your commute time if you are coming in from the north side of town. It is always backed up.
Info session was very well conducted and wasn't just a rehashing of the bulletin. It was held (because of the group's size) in faculty hall which oozed history, with oil paintings of the past president's along the wall. Buildings were extremely interesting, lots of gothic, chapel had amazing stained glass, but there were also some more modern buildings. Good tour although I really would've liked to see a classroom or dorm room (even if it was staged) or inside an eating club (I know, they're private) - that sort of thing. Few students walking around campus - I am assuming they were either in classes or library? The ones who we did see seemed chill and happy, a bit artsy, some Princeton colors/shirts. Definately not just a big preppy place - much more diverse than you would assume.
Other Comments (Transportation, local attractions, parking, etc.):
Admissions suggests visitors to park in lot 23 and take shuttle bus up to top of campus - that worked out just fine and I didn't have to fight for parking or deal with traffic around town.