Princeton University Reviews

  • 67 Reviews
  • Princeton (NJ)
  • Annual Tuition: $50,340
100% of 67 students said this degree improved their career prospects
99% of 67 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

Felix Rietmann
  • Reviewed: 11/12/2014
  • Degree: History
"Great academic community but small college village."
Rafael Mendes de Oliveira
  • Reviewed: 11/10/2014
  • Degree: Computer Science
"The academic program is amazing, faculty is very supportive and I love the location. There is not enough transportation given the fact that the town is small, which is not so good, but manageable, the registration system could be improved and student housing could be a little more affordable. Other than that, everything else here is amazing."
Casey Hedstrom
  • Reviewed: 11/8/2014
  • Degree: History
"Department has a lot of resources, and a good support network. Other students are great. Princeton the town is very safe and lovely, but unfortunately not particularly interesting or affordable."
Sandra Sowah
  • Reviewed: 11/8/2014
  • Degree: Mechanical Engineering
"Work load is a bit excessive, but it is Princeton after all...."
Mai Yamaguchi
  • Reviewed: 11/7/2014
  • Degree: History
"The art history department in Princeton is amazing. The faculty in the program are not only extremely intelligent but very generous, and fellow students are always willing to discuss ideas. The program also encourages us to take classes in other departments. A major con of the university itself is that there are many inconveniences. Most of the graduate housing is over a mile away, and on weekends, there is no good way of traveling to campus to do research. In addition, the university is really more concerned with undergraduates than the graduates. If the school could make more changes for graduate students, it would be even better."
Christopher Page
  • Reviewed: 11/7/2014
  • Degree: Economics
"-Great financial aid -Great career support -Challenging courses with lots of work -Small class size"
Shasti Conrad
  • Reviewed: 11/7/2014
  • Degree: Non-Profit Management
"It's a great program and the community here is wonderful! The program is small, so the variety of classes is limited."
Nicole Brown
  • Reviewed: 11/7/2014
  • Degree: History
"The most decided advantage of my graduate experience at Princeton has been the opportunity to work with a set of incredibly gifted scholars who are also (in the departments of Art & Archaeology and Classics at least) intellectually generous, supportive, and engaging. On the con side, I would say that there is much more to be done in terms of career services and professional mentoring for graduate students, especially at an early stage in their period of study."
Stephen Lassiter
  • Reviewed: 11/7/2014
  • Degree: Public Policy
"The financial aid (automatic full ride if you get in) really makes the decision an easy one. Plus the prestige of Princeton is nice, so nothing is sacrificed in that regard. It's also a relatively small program which provides for lots of individual student attention and proximity to the professors."
Jin-Sung Kim
  • Reviewed: 11/7/2014
  • Degree: Electrical Engineering
"Excellent University but the graduation housing situation is atrocious."
Nannan Li
  • Reviewed: 11/7/2014
  • Degree: Chemical Engineering
"The department is very supportive to students academically."
Jose Zamalloa
  • Reviewed: 11/7/2014
  • Degree: Liberal Studies
"The QCB program is fantastic!! I feel that I can truly connect with people from different fields that will make and impact in my career! I highly recommend it"
Pramod Subramanyan
  • Reviewed: 11/7/2014
  • Degree: Electrical Engineering
"Princeton is a great school, the professors are great, the courses are fantastic and the university's support system is also great. The surrounding area is very nice and NYC is nearby for those who like big cities. The downsides are the fact that it's a small university, which means a particular course may be offered only once in two years. And the area is kinda expensive and public transportation is terrible, which means you really do need a car to get around. The last point is probably not a big deal for Americans but if you come from a country where you're used to moving around by walking, biking and public transport, this can be a very different kind of life. Most grad students here are straight out of undergrad, so I, as someone who has been around the block a bit before coming back to grad school, feel a bit out of place."
Jenny Chang
  • Reviewed: 11/7/2014
  • Degree: Liberal Studies
"not many choices of courses but many seminars provided"
Joshua Wallace
  • Reviewed: 11/7/2014
  • Degree: Physics
"Pros: Awesome faculty, great support for students academically, financially, and overall. Cons: The university is currently eliminating its cheapest graduate student housing development and replacing it with a MUCH more expensive (but nicer) development. The university is very generous with its grad student stipends but for someone trying to support a family the elimination of the cheapest housing option is very frustrating."
Michelle Frazer
  • Reviewed: 11/7/2014
  • Degree: Liberal Studies
"Biggest pro is access to research, community, and facilities of GFDL"
yasin kaya
  • Reviewed: 11/7/2014
  • Degree: Electrical Engineering
"Pros: Environment is great. Profs are very friendly."
Kay Gabriel McGown
  • Reviewed: 11/7/2014
  • Degree: Liberal Studies
"I'm early in my program but currently finding that the best aspect of Princeton is its world-class faculty, who are excellent researchers and instructors as well as highly accessible and open to engaging with students one-on-one. I think that the humanities doctoral programs are very well designed from a pedagogic perspective. The town itself is fairly expensive, although university housing is subsidized, and it's difficult to access banks, supermarkets, and shopping centres without a car or taking the train to New York or Philadelphia."
Robin Dembroff
  • Reviewed: 11/7/2014
  • Degree: Philosophy
"The flexibility of the program structure and diverse interests among the faculty are unique among top philosophy programs."
Sara Chuang
  • Reviewed: 11/7/2014
  • Degree: Chemical Engineering
"My graduate program cares a lot about its students, which is demonstrated through events and support."