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. Plan to visit Princeton University during your Princeton vacation using our convenient Princeton attractions planning app .
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  • Princeton University's campus is located in the heart of Princeton, N.J. It's a very interesting mix of old and new buildings, and an excellent place to walk and just admire the buildings and the view...  more »
  • This is one of the do-able Ivy-League Universities you can do in one day. The size is small compared to others. Most of what you want to do is in a relatively small area. Just go and see it for yourse...  more »
  • A classic Ivy League campus; easy to walk with many interesting buildings, art pieces, art museum and people. Do some homework before you visit so you make the right choices / plans; also carry a map ...  more »
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  • Nice, quiet campus. The garden is well tended. The architecture is very nice too.
  • Very huge campus, lovely greenery and landscaped garden every where you throw far your sight. Good hostels for young students to stay and study undisturbed in quiet environment. Small monuments placed at random places like Lion, Panthers and Statues makes it look mesmerizing. We enjoyed the visit to its campus.
  • Took my boys there for a few times. Beautiful campus! And I love their open-door policy . Hope my kids will get luck .
  • Lifetime experience to be here with my husband. He has obtained his Ph.D. from the University almost 40 years ago. He has never been here after that. It was our first time here together. It made us emotional.... down to memory lane kind of thing. Just loved it.
  • Huge campus but very well maintained. Beautiful old structures. Magnificent Chapel. Free parking after 5 pm and free visitor parking all the time in lot 23 near Princeton University rail station.

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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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