Over the past couple of weeks I have spent almost a full day at Princeton University, only six miles from home. I have walked through the campus for 16 years, but never reviewed the university for this site. It’s really silly to cover Princeton as I would a lesser known school, and give it a report card. Instead of writing a ‘Profile’ or ‘First Impressions’, I decided to present a few attributes of Princeton University that separate it from other extremely selective private schools, especially others in the Ivy League. These include:
Princeton is considered versus other Ivies, the most selective liberal arts colleges and non-Ivy universities, military service academies and tech-focused schools like Cal Tech and MIT. Unless a student is admitted and committed through Early Decision or Restrictive Early Action, the decision to attend Princeton is more likely to be driven by the things that make the university positively different from the other schools on their short list. I hoped that I have provided enough differences to help. This will be my first in a set of three Princeton University posts. Stay tuned for the next!
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