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普林斯顿大学princeton University学校概况介绍         普林斯顿大学princeton University座落在美国新泽西州普林斯顿小镇,位于费城和纽约之间,环境幽雅,生活富裕,校园宁静详和。作为全美第四个最古老的学府,普林斯顿大学princeton University在学术和资源方面都名列前茅。它拥有著名的教授学者、数量巨大的校友捐款、世界领先的核能实验室,以及四百五十万册藏书。该校由工程与应用科学学院、建筑与城市规划学院、威尔逊公共及国际事务学院和研究生学院构成。威尔逊公共及国际事务学院长期以来保持着培养政府官员的传统。特别出色的系有历史系、哲学系、英文系、数学系和物理系。现共有全时教师666人,大学生4564名。研究生1700名。 普林斯顿大学初名为纽泽西学院 (the college of new jersey) ,于1746年设立于伊利沙白市 (elizabeth)1756年,新泽西学院迁到了普林斯顿。1930年,并不附属于普林斯顿大学的高等研究院在普林斯顿成立,也是全国第一所给学者研究的住宿学院。爱因斯坦是研究院第一批教授之一。可以说,整个20世纪就是一个全世界各地学者、研究员和企业从世界各地流入普林斯顿的过程。 普林斯顿(princeton, new jersey)是美国东北部城市,位于新泽西州。有著名的普林斯顿大学和普林斯顿高等研究院。 普林斯顿大学princeton University的校训为“她因上帝的力量而繁荣” (dei sub numine viget)。毕业校友中有州长,有好莱坞明星和两位美国总统。著名的相对论提出者爱因斯坦亦曾于此任教并从事高等研究.         普林斯顿大学princeton University最引以自豪的是本科生教育,学校师生比例为1/6,在全美的大学里很少见,由于学生人数不多,教师有足够的精力来关心学生的作业。普林斯顿大学提供两个主要的本科课程:艺术学士(a.b.)与科学和工程学士 (b.s.e.)。按照传统,人类学课程学生可选讨论研究课程或者一周两次的课程,以及一个另外的讨论研究课程,叫做“preceptorial”,简称 "precept"。这个系统由时任普林斯顿校长的伍德罗·威尔逊指定。为了能够毕业,艺术学士的学生必须完成一篇毕业论文,以及一到两份独立的研究报告,被称做“初级论文”("junior papers")。他们还必须完成一个两个学期的外文学科。科学和工程学士学生必须完成一个严格的科学和数学课程以及最少两个学期的独立研究。 普林斯顿大学princeton University经费,全由各大机构或私人捐助,研究生中约百分之九十学生可获得奖助学金的补助,研究生无须考虑学习和生活的经费,可专致于学业及研究。普大因大学城之利,且声誉宏伟,许多研究机构或公司纷纷设立于其附近或外围,以就近取才或从事建教合作,诸如at&t, lucent贝尔验室 (bell lab), mobil, david sarnoff research center, nec, squibb 及教育训练及测试中心 (ets) 等皆设立于此,一方面提供了知识及文化上的多样性,另一方面也创造了许多就业机会。普林斯顿大学毕业生就业率高达百分之九十四,足以显示普大学术声望之所在。 美国独立战争在这里赢得第一次胜利.爱因斯坦在这里度过了他生命中最后的22年时光.它记录了博弈论大师纳什波澜壮阔的人生经历.爬满常春藤的哥特式校园,永不停歇地讲述着美丽心灵的故事.它是美国政治家的摇篮,从这里走出了两位总统和44位美国州长.这里曾经盛开文学界姹紫嫣红的繁荣景象,当代最著名的大诗人艾略特在此冥想玄思,它是驱动人类前进的原动力,33位诺贝尔奖得主以及众多华人学术精英,在这里为人类文明注入了重量级的资本。 普林斯顿的学生都必须遵照被称为“荣誉规章”(''honor code”)的学术诚信的政策。这条规定需要学生写一份书面保证,保证对所有的书面作业既没有剽窃也没有违反其他道德规范。写下这份保证表示签署的学生已经理解这条政策的“双向责任”:自己绝对遵守,也向校方报告任何其他学生违反这条政策的现象。因为“荣誉规章”的存在,普林斯顿的考试没有校职工监考。违反“荣誉规章”的学生会遭到最强烈的处分,包括短暂的禁闭以及经常性的开除。可喜的是,尽管无人监考,处分并不经常被使用。 普林斯顿的校址方圆2.4平方公里,风景优美。校内有很多后哥特式的建筑,大多数都是19世纪末20世纪初修建的。nassau hall是校内的主管理楼,建于1756年,曾在1783年间短暂地被作为国会大厦使用。校园内一些现代的新建筑有一些是罗伯特·文图里、hillier group、德米特里·波菲里奥斯和弗兰克·格里设计的。校内还有很多雕塑,包括亨利·穆尔(例如“椭圆上的斑点”,被戏称为“尼克松的鼻子”)、克莱门特·米德穆尔 (暴发户 ii)和亚历山大·考尔德(five disks: one empty)的作品。校园的中间是自1830年左右修建的delaware and raritan 隧道和可以划船的卡内基湖。 普林斯顿大学是全世界最富有的大学之一,迄今为止已经收到了将近一百亿美元,来自校友会的源源不断的捐款和一些投资专家的努力。普林斯顿将不少钱花到了为校艺术博物馆购买藏品上,包括莫奈、andy warhol以及其他名画家的作品。 普林斯顿的录取过程极其严格。根据大西洋月刊,普林斯顿是全美在录取上第二严格的大学,仅次于麻省理工学院。普林斯顿录取学生按照不看家庭经济状况,只看各方面成绩的规则来选择学生。普林斯顿很爽快地用收到的捐款把贫困学生无法支付的学费都减免而不像其他大学强加学生背上沉重的贷款包袱。普林斯顿在2001年成为了全美第一所“无贷款”的学校。尽管有这些规定,普林斯顿的学生,作为一个整体,仍然是同档次学校中在文化上最保守和传统的。但是,多数学生还是在大选中将选票投给了民主党。为了改变这种整体上的印象,普林斯顿已经强制性地追求多样性。普林斯顿是davis united world college基金的成员之一,来自这个基金的国际学校都可以根据需要获得这项基金的援助。 普林斯顿大学录取学生并不仅仅依靠成绩,要看学生的能力与潜能,各种学术与非学术的兴趣,特殊技能与天资、经验、抱负和背景等因素都会纳入它的考察范围。学校评价优秀学生的指标有4项:头脑质量,包括智商、学习能力、创造力等;品格质量,包括责任感、价值观、判断力等;为学校作出贡献的能力;未来在本专业和社区起领导作用的潜力。学校的申请期限为每年的1月2日以前 普林斯顿大学princeton University大学部共设有六十三个系及各种系际合作的学习课程;研究所则设有五十多个系及三所专业研究学院。研究所自1900年规模初定以来,即着重人文、科学及工程等博士人才的培养。除了三所专业学院于博士学位之外另设有硕士学位外,其它各系除了近东及苏联研究和艺术考古音乐学系偶授有硕士学位,其它各系皆一秉其培养理论人才的初衷,不授予硕士学位。 普林斯顿大学的本科学生都要签署被称为“荣誉规章”(“honor code”)的学术诚信的保证。这条规定需要学生写一份书面保证,保证对所有的书面作业既没有剽窃也没有违反其他道德规范。学生们在每一次考试都被要求写下“我以我的人格保证我没有在这次考试中违反荣誉规章”的誓言。这份规章带有第二份义务:在入学考试的时候,每个学生保证在看到别的学生舞弊时向学生维护的荣誉委员会报告。由于这个规章,普林斯顿大学考试无人监考。违反“荣誉规章”的学生会遭到最强烈的处分,包括短暂的禁闭以及经常性的开除。可喜的是,尽管无人监考,处分并不经常被使用。课外作业不在荣誉规章的管辖范围内,但学生也经常需要在作业上写下绝无作弊行为的保证。(“这份作业完全代表着我自己的努力,也不违反学校的任何规章。”) 虽然理论研究是普林斯顿大学princeton University的学风特色,但其仍于学用相辅的信念下创立科际整合的专业研究院。1919年成立建筑学院 (the school of architecture) 强调硬件规画及建筑环境的设计,并受政治、经济、社会、行为等学科的熏陶,使设计理念能与当地居民及环境相结合。1921年另设立工程和应用科学学院 (the school of engineeringand applied science) ,其下共设有五个系,分别是化工系 (chemical engineering) 、电机系 (electrical engineering) ,土木工程和作业研究系 (civil engineering & operation research) ,计算机科学系 (computer science) 以及机械航空工程系 (mechanical and aerospace engineering) ;最后成立的专业学院则是威尔逊公共和国际事务学院 (the woodrow wilson school of public and international affairs) ,成立于1930年。系为一政治经济和历史科际整合的培训计划,目的在培养具通才知识的公共行政和国际事务专业分析人才。 普林斯顿大学princeton University向以理论研究见长,纵使设有三专业学院,但仍于系际理论探讨的范畴之内,因此资本主义就业市场的专业学院--商学院、法学院、医学院,仍无法于此竞足一地。普大排除了三大扩充学校经费来源的招生机会,为其学术风格依然保持理论倾向,并且使纯朴校风得以维持,这一特色是其它常春藤盟校或新近崛起的名校所无法向及的。 人类学系、建筑学系、艺术和考古学系、天体物理科学系、生物学系、化学系、古典学系、比较文学系、计算机科学系、东亚研究系、生态学和进化生物系、经济学系、英语系、地质学和地质物理学系、日尔曼语言文学系、历史学系、数学系、分子生物学系、音乐系、近东研究系、哲学系、物理学系、政治系、心理学系、宗教系、中世纪语言文学系、斯拉夫语言文学系、社学系、统计系、化学工程系、土木工程和运筹学系、电子工程系、机械和航空工程系、威尔逊公共和国际关系学院等。 虽然学生人数不多,但是普林斯顿大学的师资却不亚于全美任何一所一流大学:目前教授中有7位诺贝尔奖得主,22位麦克阿瑟学者奖获得者。历史上普林斯顿大学校友中有31位校友获得过诺贝尔奖。1998年,普林斯顿教授、华裔科学家崔琦获诺贝尔物理奖。最近(2000年)的一位诺贝尔经济学奖得主乃是1968届硕士,1971届哲学博士詹姆斯·海克曼(james j. heckman)。1998年,美国的《美国新闻与世界报道》杂志将普林斯顿与哈佛的本科教育并列为美国之首。此外,普林斯顿大学的学者在一流学术期刊和人文类杂志上发表论文的人均数量也高居全美之首。普林斯顿大学的师生比例为1:6,这样高的比例在全美的大学里是少见的。由于学生人数不多,教授们会有足够的精力来关心学生的作业与发展。 同时普林斯顿大学以重质量、重研究、重理论的传统享誉世界,普大坚持学术至上原则,至今,学校没有开设社会上最热门的学科:法学、商学、医学,这与习俗追求以及社会时尚完全不同。普大的任何一个专业在全美大学都是名列前茅,你很难找出有哪个系不够好,她的数学、哲学和物理系尤其知名,历史、英语、政治和经济系也在学术界备受推崇。规模巨大的普林斯顿等离子体物理研究中心,自50年代以来一直得到联邦政府的资助,拥有近400名世界一流的研究人员和近4000万美元的固定经费。 普林斯顿大学非常重视学生品格的培养,从1893年开始实行“诚信”制度,在这里,学生参与的所有书面考试都在诚信制度下进行,即没有老师监考,全凭学生自觉。这种制度是通过所拟订的遵守诚信誓约,使学生们保证对诚实及每次考试的结果负责。学校管理充分听取学生意见,学校董事会中有4名学生代表,校方与学生相互信任。 重点学科: 《纽约时报大学指南》在介绍这所五星大学时说,普林斯顿大学以数学和哲学遐迩知名,其余相当好的学科,包括英文、政治、物理、天体物理、历史、古典文学、经济、美术史、音乐、德文和法文。工程学方面,化学工程、机械工程和航天工程最佳。 研究设备及图书数据是普林斯顿大学另一值得称道之处。全校共有五百万以上的藏书,三百万的微缩片(microfilms),三万多种当代期刊及各项珍贵手稿及文献资料,分别收藏于总图书馆 (firestone library) 及其它廿二个专业性系院图书馆。葛斯德东方图书馆提供了此地东方学生慰解乡思的一个好去处,馆藏中除了东亚各国古典及当代学术研究文献外,另有古典及当代小说多册,是课余之暇的好去处。 普林斯顿大学中计算机设备完整,小至个人计算机,大至各种计算机工作站及计算机网络一应俱全,并且可与世界一千四百个大学及研究机构联机,使得数据的撷取及处理迅速正确。校园中另设有历史博物馆,馆藏以地中海、西欧、中国、美洲及拉丁美洲地区的艺术及雕塑为主。此博物馆兼具研究、教学及典藏的功能,是学生开启知识宝殿的好去处。 普林斯顿大学另一校区法瑞斯特校区 (james forrestal campus) 是电浆物理及航天工程研究的所在,着重于高速、高温、高能、高压等基本现象之研究,理工学院学生可就此优越研究设备之便,从事更高深之研究。 从1756年的迁址到1803年stanhope hall建成,整个学院唯一的建筑便是nassau hall,为英王威廉三世命名为house of orange-nassau。美国独立战争期间,学院被双方占领,许多建筑都被大规模地损坏。1777年一月进行的普林斯顿战役被证明是对于乔治·华盛顿将军以及他的士兵来说关键的一战。两个普林斯顿人签署了独立宣言。在1783年夏,大陆会议在nassau hall举行了会议,会议决定普林斯顿为国家首都。普林斯顿的首都位置持续了四个月。在独立战争中,华盛顿将军为从英国侵略者手中将其夺回,向nassau hall发射了猛烈加农炮火,而饱受蹂躏的nassau hall奇迹般地存活下来;1802年和1855年的两次大火又将nassau hall仅存的残壁烧毁。由约瑟夫·亨利·拉特罗布、约翰·诺特曼以及约翰·威瑟斯普恩重建的nassau hall与罗伯特·史密斯设计的原作相比,有了很多改进也宽敞了很多。几个世纪以来,nassau hall的角色从多功能建筑、办公楼、宿舍、图书馆,到专用的教室,一直演变到今天的行政大楼。 学校荣誉 在普林斯顿大学256年的建校史上,出过不少星光灿烂的人物,对美国的社会文明做出过很大的贡献,从这所学校里走出过大批的科学家、文学家和政治家。著名的相对论大师爱因斯坦、数学大师冯诺依曼·阿廷等都在这里从事过研究。历届诺贝尔物理奖得主中,有20多位是这所学校的教授。著名的科学家华罗庚、姜伯驹、中国科学院外籍院士陈省声、李政道、杨振宁都曾担任过普林斯顿大学的高级研究院研究员。普林斯顿大学还为美国培养了两位总统、有1000多名普林斯顿大学的毕业生先后担任过美国国会参议员、众议员、联邦政府的高级官员,以及州长和州政府的高级官员。由此,普林斯顿大学赢得了“美国政治家摇篮的誉称。  
专业排名
综合排名 2
计算机科学(CS) 8
化学(Chem) 15
生物学(Bio) 7
电子电气工程(EE) 11
数学(Math) 3
物理学(Phy) 5
机械工程(ME) 10
经济学(Econ) 3
环境工程(EnvE) 25
土木工程(CivE) 16
工业工程(IE) 35
生物医学工程(BME) 61
材料科学与工程(MSE) 61
化工(ChemE) 7
统计(Statistics) 6
社会学(Sociology) 4
法学(Laws) 31
传媒学(Communication) 23
商学(Business) 52
艺术(Arts) 5
基本数据
本科录取率: 0.1
本科学费: 35340
本科书本杂费: 1260
在校本科生人数: 5069
学生教师比: 6.0 : 1
SAT数学要求 700 - 790
SAT语言要求 690 - 790
SAT写作要求 700 - 780
成功毕业率: 0.96
平均课业负担: 4学分
专业排名为 USNews 2012 最新数据,基本数据由CollegeProwler提供
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The strength of Princeton’s dining hall facilities is that they have many options. While the food in the hot line tends to be somewhat tasteless and boring–although that is changing–events such as the visiting restaurant night more than make up for it. Sunday brunch is by far the best meal of the week, and students are more than willing to struggle out of bed on Sunday mornings to get to the dining halls for made-to-order omelets and bagels and lox. Eating in the dining halls does get boring after two years, so the vast majority of students opt to go independent, join a co-op, or join an eating club. The food quality at the co-ops and the eating clubs is varied. While some clubs brag award-winning chefs, others complain about a constant barrage of fried foods. The common thread that students enjoy in both the eating clubs and the dining halls is an active social scene, and meal time at Princeton is seen generally more as a social hour than a period of nourishment.

Despite the exciting dining options readily available, they do not come without a huge cost and relative inflexibility in scheduling. The lack of a 24-hour campus dining facility can be frustrating during exam periods, but the University has promised to address that issue. Furthermore, the costly dues of the eating clubs leave them open to those who can afford it, thus leaving the clubs open to the critique that they are active remnants of Princeton’s elitist history. Independents also complain about the high cost of food in the town of Princeton and the dearth of a major grocery store within walking distance. Essentially, Princeton’s dining facilities offer many options to students for a price.

Common student facilities, such as the gym and student center, are state-of-the-art. The student gym, Stephens Fitness Center in Dillon Gym, was recently renovated and the machines updated, but the biggest problem in the minds of the vastly health-conscious students is how long the wait is for a treadmill or elliptical machine. The student government continues to battle with the issue of gym overpopulation, and machines are added to the limited space on a regular basis. The Frist Campus Center opened in 2000, increasing student space dramatically. Students now have a campus coffee shop, convenience store, food court, and smoothie stand where they can charge everything to their student account, much to the chagrin of many Princeton parents suffering from the phenomenon known as “Frist sticker shock.”

Princeton has made a lot of recent strides to catch up with other major universities in terms of campus facilities. Until 2000, students were forced to cram into the small but character-filled Chancellor Green, which was recently renovated and now has a gorgeous reading room in the rotunda. Perhaps it was poor planning or just not realizing how popular new facilities would be, but Frist Campus Center and Stephens Fitness Center both face overcrowding problems, which will only get worse as the University expands its student body.

With the pressures of getting into a top-tier school like Princeton, many of the matriculating students missed some of the more active social lives that their high school classmates had the opportunity to experience. Socializing freshman year is awkward at best. Freshman girls are pursued by the more experienced upperclassmen while freshman boys wait for their turns to come. After a freshman year of casual dating or hooking up, Princeton women become less desirable as they age, until, by senior year they see their male classmates attempt to chase the younger women on campus.

It is difficult to place a single stereotype on the Princeton man or Princeton women, as many of us would like to think that we are like alumni Dean Cain (’88) and Brooke Shields (’87), but the diversity of student character and experience makes it difficult to pigeonhole everyone. There are few amazingly attractive men or women on campus, but everyone knows about them, if not only because of the Nassau Weekly’s annual top ten list. Princeton students generally try to take care of themselves, so while there is no danger of running into the next hottest supermodel, it is easy to surround yourself with attractive, witty, well-educated people.
 

With the pressures of getting into a top-tier school like Princeton, many of the matriculating students missed some of the more active social lives that their high school classmates had the opportunity to experience. Socializing freshman year is awkward at best. Freshman girls are pursued by the more experienced upperclassmen while freshman boys wait for their turns to come. After a freshman year of casual dating or hooking up, Princeton women become less desirable as they age, until, by senior year they see their male classmates attempt to chase the younger women on campus.

It is difficult to place a single stereotype on the Princeton man or Princeton women, as many of us would like to think that we are like alumni Dean Cain (’88) and Brooke Shields (’87), but the diversity of student character and experience makes it difficult to pigeonhole everyone. There are few amazingly attractive men or women on campus, but everyone knows about them, if not only because of the Nassau Weekly’s annual top ten list. Princeton students generally try to take care of themselves, so while there is no danger of running into the next hottest supermodel, it is easy to surround yourself with attractive, witty, well-educated people.
 

Princeton is a small town with a rich history. Originally the College of New Jersey, Princeton started as a small colonial town centered around a university whose primary focus was to produce well-trained young men, mostly as Presbyterian ministers. Nassau Hall, which now serves as an administrative building, originally housed all of the students, professors, and academic space. With the coming of the American Revolution, it became home to the First Continental Congress. Many legends exist regarding how Nassau Hall received its cannonball blow, a scar that exists even today, reminding students of their importance of their institution in the development of the nation. A walk through the Trustees’ Room, which brags a famous Peale portrait of George Washington, also serves as a reminder of Princeton’s strong ties with the past, as portraits of every University president hang on the wall.Many students complain that Princeton is trapped in time because of its older buildings and small town atmosphere. Students looking for an urban campus are sorely mistaken when they arrive on campus by way of the “Dinky,” the two-car train that connects Princeton to the main New Jersey Transit rail connection. Princeton undergraduates are generally well received by “townies;” each year, to help mend any bruised relations, town and gown come together for “Communiversity,” a day-long street fair that invites both students and townies to enjoy the closed-off Nassau Street and participate in activities such as a 5K run and sidewalk drawing. Despite its rich history, the University leaves much to be desired by way of a varied social life, so students are forced to look elsewhere to other places, such as New York and Atlantic City, for a little excitement.

Princeton hardly has a dozen of social options available, but between the Street, room parties, the bars of Nassau Street, and convenient transportation to both New York and Philadelphia, options exist. While the average night out at Princeton’s clubs and bars tends to be quite average, signature, legendary Princeton “holidays,” such as Newman’s Day and Dean’s Date, which encourage late nights out, more than make up for a somewhat monotonous social scene. Annual special events hosted by the eating clubs, including Houseparties and Winter Formals, provide a nice break from just going out.

For most students, the Street gets old by the end of sophomore year. They have bickered or signed in or gone independent and start looking for more options. Fortunately, by the end of sophomore year, most students are on the brink of 21 and can start going to Princeton’s bars, which will keep them entertained for a few more weeks. By junior year, Princeton students begin to immerse themselves in their independent work, so visiting the Street becomes somewhat of a privilege, as the increasingly rigorous academic work does not allow students to spend too much time out and about junior and senior years. Despite the proximity of New York and Philadelphia, public transportation is somewhat inflexible, as the last train on a Saturday night leaves New York Penn Station around 1 a.m., leaving students stranded in Princeton Junction unless they are willing to pay the hefty late night cab fare.

Recently, Princeton restaurants have started to diversify. Now it is possible to sample a wide variety of ethnic cuisines, whereas four years ago, the selection was limited. New Jersey’s top-rated sushi restaurant, Ajihei, is a two-minute walk from campus. Students have made a cult of Witherspoon Street’s Sakura Express, sending postcards from around the world to the two sushi chefs. Students favor Olives,the takeout Greek deli, and Zorba's, the takeout Greek restaurant. Several mid-range options, such as the popular Italian Teresa’s provide options for nicer nights out. High-end restaurants, including the Ferry House and Mediterra, are popular amongst wealthy “townies” and parents in for the weekend.

For a town its size, Princeton offers dozens of restaurant options. Some restaurants in town are certainly too expensive for a student’s budget, but those restaurants are generally saved for special occasions, such as Parents’ Weekend. If there is a cuisine that is not represented by Princeton’s restaurants, it is easy enough to get on a train and find something in New York.
 

Students cannot elect to live off campus until junior year, so most students grow accustomed to the daily housekeeping service in communal dorm areas, particularly bathrooms and hallways, during their freshman and sophomore years. Because Princeton is such an affluent town, particularly in the areas surrounding the campus, off-campus housing is not financially feasible to the majority of the undergraduate population.

To find an affordable option, students would need access to a car, which is still problematic, because parking near the academic buildings is close to non-existent. Once students find off-campus housing, they would have to install necessary features that are provided in on-campus housing, such as Ethernet, and then they would have to cope with the utter isolation of living off-campus. Basically, it is not worth it.

With only one air-conditioned dorm on campus and self-regulated heating just as much of a rarity, students are constantly aware of weather conditions. New Jersey weather is notorious for its unexpected shifts and surprises. For example, one time, a hurricane socked the East Coast on the first day of classes, and the University went to stringent water restrictions shortly thereafter. Showers were strictly forbidden, and laundry rooms around campus were closed.
By the time school starts in September, it is hot for about a week and then quickly cools down. Most of the dorms and classrooms do not have air conditioning, so it is essential to pack comfortable clothing and several fans. Because many of the dorms are so old, some students prefer to live on lower floors on the theory that heat rises. Once the hazy, hot, and humid days are gone, the weather stays warm into the fall, which is generally crisp and cool. The fall foliage stirs up images of long walks on the golf course and along Lake Carnegie. By December, it is so cold that you cannot remember September’s Indian summer. It does not snow much at Princeton, but, when it does, it is important to have the appropriate clothing, because students walk everywhere. By March, it starts to warm up again, at which point it will rain for a few weeks. By the end of the school year, it gets hot again, and it is necessary to bring fans out of storage. Spring at Princeton is a time for getting some sun and outdoor relaxation.

The level of Princeton’s academics makes it one of the best schools in the nation for undergraduate education, if not the best. Princeton professors place an emphasis on personal accessibility, and no graduate students are allowed to lead lecture courses. What results is an institution focused upon the education of undergraduates, not the research of professors. Each week, Princeton professors hold office hours so that students may stop by to discuss upcoming assignments or misunderstood lecture topics. The policies of each professor vary, but students generally do not have to make appointments to go to office hours. Some professors even ask students not to send e-mail but instead to stop by office hours to facilitate interaction out of the classroom. But, professors do respond to e-mail quickly and are happy to answer questions that students may have.

While some students gripe about some of Princeton’s academic requirements, including a diverse selection of distribution requirements, demanding independent work both junior and senior years, and mandatory weekly preceptorial sections, it is these features of the undergraduate education at Princeton that make students here some of the best prepared for graduate work and demanding jobs. Princeton’s rigorous academic demands encourage independent thought and efficiency. Even though the work is demanding, there is an extensive network of tutors and a staff of well-trained Writing Center advisers who ensure that no one is left behind.
 

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