Vault's Rating 5 out of 5

Uppers

  • Beautiful campus, one hour from NYC and Philadelphia
  • Small class size and low student-teacher ratio

Downers

  • 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.

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