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Established in 1746, Princeton University sits on a 200 ha (500 acre) campus and welcomes 8,000 students each year who learn about humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, and engineering. Take a guided tour of the campus to find out about its educational, cultural, recreational, and athletic aspects. Walk through the grounds and buildings to get a feel for the university's community and culture, and see what one of the wealthiest schools in the United States looks like. The main campus, with its gothic structures and 20th-century sculptures, has been named one of the country's most beautiful by Travel + Leisure magazine. Plan to visit Princeton University during your Princeton vacation using our convenient Princeton attractions planning app.
Princeton University reviews
I was on my way to e-trade which by the way was a terrible customer experience: long wait times on hold, ignoring picture ids, locking accounts for no reason. I thought the campus was expansive and..... more
I was on my way to e-trade which by the way was a terrible customer experience: long wait times on hold, ignoring picture ids, locking accounts for no reason. I thought the campus was expansive and..... more »
Princeton University is a prestigious private Ivy League research university located in Princeton, New Jersey. It was founded in 1746 in Elizabeth as the College of New Jersey, and moved to its...
Princeton University is a prestigious private Ivy League research university located in Princeton, New Jersey. It was founded in 1746 in Elizabeth as the College of New Jersey, and moved to its... more »
Wonderful architecture, imposing buildings, and very friendly environments. It’s worth to visit and spend a few hours wandering around and simply enjoy the scenic views.
Wonderful architecture, imposing buildings, and very friendly environments. It’s worth to visit and spend a few hours wandering around and simply enjoy the scenic views. more »
You get to see a lot of Victorian style architecture. Although you will most likely not be able to explore any of the buildings from inside its a great place to walk around and enjoy the architectural marvel. Recommend time of the year is fall especially if you are driving from NY or upstate NJ.
Truly an iconic Ivy League university! The moment you enter the gates you can feel the 300 year history of this legendary university. The time capsules for each batch are a beautiful tradition and placed in a very aesthetics manner. The town of Princeton around the university is a great place to walk around among a truly accomplished crowd of people!
It's beautiful!! It's amazing to walk around the campus. It has a very Hogwarts magical vibe. The buildings, the built and everything about this place has a history (the good and the bad). It almost feels like having a connection with that history while you walk through this place.
I didn’t walk around the whole campus, but the buildings I saw were very beautiful. We stopped by in the evening and there was ample parking. I was pleased to see Ai Weiwei’s circle of zodiac heads displayed on the campus, it’s a very cool set of sculptures.
What is not to love about Princeton! It’s a beauty for all those who love the sheer brilliance of a human mind, both literally and metaphorically. The architecture is swoon-worthy! I have long been fascinated by the variety of architectural styles and movements that make up Princeton University’s 268-year-old campus. It is one of America’s oldest and most storied educational institutions, yet it has a surprisingly eclectic collection of nontraditional contemporary buildings. From modernism, postmodernism, deconstructivism, and rationalism, to Einstein and Nash, it is all here. Do stop by Palmer Square for an ice-cream break!
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