Princeton University Visit Report by stroebsp37
Visit to Princeton University in August 2007 by stroebsp37(Student, HS Class of 2008)
(Member since April 01 2007 with 90 posts)
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Information Session: Yes - The admissions counselor was well-dressed and polished, almost too polished. He did however answer all questions with mostly complete answers.
Campus Tour: Yes - The tour doesn't take you into any dorms or give much of an indication as to how the students spend their time, but it covers most of the campus.
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Campus Visit Notes for Princeton University
Princeton is a college that you have to see to fully appreciate. The campus is simply one of the most beautiful in the world. Students live and learn in castles. Not huge and cold, but warm and intimate. The campus has no real roads, only service drives and myriad walkways.
The town of Princeton is quiet, and if you simply need a big city, Princeton is not the place to go. But New York City and Philadelphia are an hour away by train, so you can escape every once in a while.
Hotel/Lodging Recommendations or Comments:
We stayed at the Nassau Inn, a really historic place. The rooms were nice, and it is a 5 minute walk from campus.
Dining/Restaurant Recommendations or Comments:
Well, lots of the restaurants are really expensive. But go to the Bent Spoon for ice cream. It's simply incredible. I recommend the raspberry sorbet. I heard the root beer is good but it was sold
Other Comments (Transportation, local attractions, parking, etc.):
We used NJ Pass to get from the Philadelphia Airport.