- Beautiful campus, one hour from NYC and Philadelphia
- Small class size and low student-teacher ratio
- Highly selective
- Expensive school, expensive college town
The Bottom Line
- Located in a safe, upscale suburban area of central New Jersey, Princeton University, the fourth oldest college in the United States, is a renowned research institution that aims to provide students with a vibrant community of scholarship and learning.
Getting in to Princeton is extremely challenging: The
undergraduate admission rate in 2011-2012 was reported at 7.9
percent. Princeton seeks students who are intellectually curious,
with excellent academic records and strong personal and
extracurricular achievements. The school favors...