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Princeton University, Princeton

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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. Put Princeton University at the forefront of your travel plans using our Princeton tour planner.
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  • A great institution of higher learning and a beautiful campus. Bring walking shoes :) or actually the bus network was very helpful to get around. Visitors need to park very far away from the center of...  more »
  • My son and I went on a trip to Europe in the spring and when we walked on this campus we looked at each other and said "are we back in Europe?". The amazing buildings makes you feel like you took a wr...  more »
  • The Princeton Campus is a quite pleasant place to stroll, many buildings have an interesting architecture and historic relevance (not too far away there is Einstein's house) and the gardens are quite ...  more »
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  • "The best old place of all" - high caliber educational institution, a gift to her students, a joy to her alumni, a beautiful place. Her community is my community. Too much mud in the springtime. ;-) I'm grateful to God I went there.
  • Just had a visit to this place on a Sunday. Amazing and historic structure. Beautiful buildings with great architecture. Lush green campus with lot of shops in the vicinity.
  • Unique Princeton Reunions coming up the first weekend of June. Be prepared for enormous alumni(ae) crowds. Thursday through Sunday. If you are coming for the event, or visiting the campus just to visit, you will see a one of a kind reunion experience. Special P-Rade Saturday at 2pm of all classes, not just Reunion classes. On main campus. Can view anywhere along the route. Fireworks near Princeton Stadium on Saturday night starting about 9pm. You'll never see so much Orange and Black. One of the most beautiful campuses in the world. Just be prepared for huge crowds this weekend June 2-4.
  • Great place, everyone is great, helpful. I don't have to wait long when I press the call bell their on it. Perfect cancer center....
  • People that got somewhere in life went here so I'm guessing its a pretty good university. Maybe not the most prestigious but okay and it's has a beautiful campus.😊

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Where to stay in Princeton

The downtown area boasts a few large hotels that cater to visiting academics and university employees. In the neighborhoods outside of downtown, there are a handful of bed and breakfasts and inns. A few options located right next to the university campus offer the most attractive surroundings.
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