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Princeton University

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityA+ Faculty AccessibilityA+
Useful SchoolworkA Excess CompetitionA
Academic SuccessA Creativity/ InnovationA-
Individual ValueA- University Resource UseC-
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyA+ FriendlinessA+
Campus MaintenanceB+ Social LifeB+
Surrounding CityC+ Extra CurricularsA-
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He cares more about University Resource Use than the average student.
Date: Jul 17 2003
Major: Language - French/Spanish/etc. (This Major's Salary over time)
I absolutely loved my academic experience at Princeton. I studied Russian and Czech, and was in a department with a small number of majors but a fairly large number of profs. They were absolutely wonderful, and I intend on staying in touch with a bunch of them, now that I've left.

Socially, it was a different ballgame. I don't care so much for the eating club scene. I did join one (two, actually; I switched), and I've gone through the dreaded Bicker on both sides - once while getting in, and twice (or three times, if you count fall bicker) while deciding others' fates. The system isn't so nice. Having half sign-in and half bicker is like the worst of both worlds. We should either have all being bicker, with a guarantee that someone gets at least one bid, or all being sign-in. The system as it exists is divisive and elitist. Still, they're a part of Princeton's tradition, and I did enjoy going to all the formals and that stuff.

I'm not going to give the Annual Giving people a red cent. The school wastes money like you wouldn't believe. But I will donate to my department and to Outdoor Action. They're doing good stuff. … IF you go, make sure you do an OA trip to start things off. I went on one to start the year for my first three years there, and enjoyed it immensely. I highly recommend it.

Princeton isn't everyone's cup of tea. Visit it before you decide—and DON'T go to the official events. They don't paint a picture of what the school's really like. … Reunions are awesome, though. One huge party with 15000 alumni.

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