Why Princeton?

<p>For all applicants, and current students, what is it that attracted to u to Princeton?</p>

<p>PJ's .</p>

<p>Location, name, programs, student body, quality, emphasis on undergraduates (including undergraduate research), campus....</p>

<p>Lawnparties :)</p>

<p>Clearly its the colors- Where else does Halloween become a homage to your alma mater?</p>

<p>Harvard, Yale, or Stanford will be good experiences that last through your 4 years there. </p>

<p>Princeton will be an experience that lasts a lifetime - corny but true. An extremely connected and dedicated alumni network ensures that while you may leave Old Nassau, Old Nassau will never leave you - whether that means internship/job placement or simple school spirit (look up the annual reunion - Budweiser's biggest order every year).</p>

<p>I have tried for years to come up with one thing I didn't like about Princeton, still looking!</p>

<p>I've gotten the impression (well more like have heard the stereotype) that much of princeton's student body is rich and pretentious- I know that this is not true for all of it becuase obviously EVERY school has its pretentious crowd, but is this more so for Princeton?</p>

<p>Actually, Princeton has a higher percentage of public school graduates than a number of its competitors, including Yale. You might be surprised to learn that Princeton also has an Ivy-League leading percentage of its freshman class on financial aid. This is particularly significant in that Princeton's aid is in the form of grants that do not have to be repaid (as opposed to the loans that most of its competitors provide). See the following article.</p>

<p><a href="http://www.princeton.edu/main/news/a...ion=topstories%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://www.princeton.edu/main/news/a...ion=topstories&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>“Princeton's efforts to build a multicultural undergraduate student body have yielded their strongest results with this year's freshman class.</p>

<p>"With a record-high representation of students from minority backgrounds as well as international students, the class of 2010 is the most diverse in Princeton's history," Dean of the College Nancy Malkiel reported at the Sept. 18 faculty meeting. </p>

<p>“A total of 456 freshmen are from minority backgrounds, representing 37 percent of the 1,231-member class. This compares to 433 minority students, or 35 percent, in the class of 2009. The class of 2010 also includes 128 international students, constituting 10 percent of the class, which is up from 109 students, or 9 percent of the class, a year earlier.</p>

<p>“Princeton also continued to enhance the economic diversity of its undergraduate population, as 682 freshmen, or 55 percent of the class, are receiving financial aid under the University's groundbreaking "no loan" program. The percentage matches the record set by the class of 2009 and, based on preliminary reports from other Ivy League universities, remains the highest among Princeton's peer institutions, according to Malkiel.</p>