Princeton University Visit Report by momof07

Visit to Princeton University in March 2006 by momof07
(Parent of Student, HS Class of 2007)
(Member since December 16 2017 with ? posts)

Visit Activities:

Admissions Interview: Yes - Conducted in hometown in January or February following application - not on campus during visit.

Information Session: Yes - Best balance of professional/charismatic elements of all the schools we visited. Given by admissions officer who was also a graduate. Very realistic as to the competetivenes, but reassuring also.

Campus Tour: Yes - Very informative. Worth taking. Guide was very experienced, informative, seemed able to answer questions outside his own major/sphere of life also.

Classroom Visit: No - Exams were taking place across campus.


Friendliness/Courtesy of Students:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
Everyone seemed nice

Friendliness/Courtesy of Staff:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
Very professional, and warm at the same time

Appearance of Campus:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
Gorgeous campus - beautiful setting. Even for a chilly March morning, it was a pleasure to walk through the courtyards. Building interiors and exteriors, landscaping, etc., are meticulously cared for.

Building/Facilities Maintenance/Cleanliness:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
As I said above, extremely well cared for.

Did not view inside. New ones also being built.

5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
Would not fear for my safety here.

Overall Campus Impression:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
A scholar's paradise! Oh - and great athletic facilities too.


Area Immediately Around Campus:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
Although it was odd to see a row of upscale shops across from the gates. No college students I know have money to spend there - but the returning alumni and parents of students probably do.

5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
Princeton is a very nice upper-middle class town.

Campus Visit Notes for Princeton University

Visit Description:

Probably the only thing that was confusing was the attempt to explain the eating clubs at Princeton...but that can all be figured out later.

Truely a wonderful campus to be seen by those who have the opportunity and are really competative for admittance.

Also, admissions officer went out of his way to explain that money would never be a reason not to attend Princeton...those admitted always have wonderful financial aid packets if aid is needed.

Hotel/Lodging Recommendations or Comments:

Stayed with friends in NY.

Dining/Restaurant Recommendations or Comments:

Caught a burger at a fast food chain on the way out - also had a starbucks across from the main entrance.

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

Shuttle bus from parking lot to admissions office/visitor center - very convenient and well marked.