Princeton University Visit Report by purplegirl

Visit to Princeton University in April 2007 by purplegirl
(Student, HS Class of 2007)
(Member since November 23 2014 with ? posts)

 
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Visit Activities:


Information Session: Yes - Very crowded. Adcom was very intimidating. Kept reinforcing how competitive it is to get in. That they get 20,000 applications and the applicant has to have a hook.

Campus Tour: Yes - Very crowded. At least 120 people on tour with each guide. More like a museum tour. Did not see dorms, or classrooms, just outside of historic buildings


Campus:



Friendliness/Courtesy of Students:
3 - Good
3 - Good
Most students looked tired and sat alone in common areas.



Friendliness/Courtesy of Staff:
2 - Fair
2 - Fair
There is no admissions officer or office. We were handed 2 inch wide paper to write your name on and what time you wanted a tour. There were only students to greet you. Very impersonal



Appearance of Campus:
4 - Very Good
4 - Very Good




Building/Facilities Maintenance/Cleanliness:
3 - Good
3 - Good
Only could see the outside.



Dormitories:
2 - Fair
2 - Fair
Not shown inside. Looked like there was no A/C in the older buildings but there was construction.



Security/Safety:
3 - Good
3 - Good
They said it was safe



Overall Campus Impression:
3 - Good
3 - Good



Off-Campus:



Area Immediately Around Campus:
4 - Very Good
4 - Very Good
Town of Princeton is very nice. Very close to campus. Lots of shops, cafes, etc.



City/Town/Community:
4 - Very Good
4 - Very Good
Very nice.

Campus Visit Notes for Princeton University


Visit Description:

Felt that the Princeton tour was more what the student could do for Princeton rather than what they could do for you. Had always thought I wanted to go to Princeton but I found the whole afternoon very intimidating.

Hotel/Lodging Recommendations or Comments:

Drove for the day.

Other Comments (Transportation, local attractions, parking, etc.):

Parking was hard to find. They directed my dad to some garage that was a long way back to tour meeting place.