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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. Plan to visit Princeton University during your Princeton vacation using our convenient Princeton attractions planning app.
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  • 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 »
  • The cheeky parking warden Pamela Ramirez that waited by our car for exactly 2 minutes after the car parking ticket (which was earlier achieved with great hassle from a tedious online process) expired....  more
    The cheeky parking warden Pamela Ramirez that waited by our car for exactly 2 minutes after the car parking ticket (which was earlier achieved with great hassle from a tedious online process) expired....  more »
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  • 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!
  • This is a very old school with charm and beautiful architecture. I just walked through the campus, but it was quite lovely. I cannot attest to the education, but from what the school has posted everywhere, it seemed like a very “where are your papers?” university, which is quite something. I will not doc any stars because of it, but I was not allowed in the university chapel because of it (only students, faculty, or staff allowed)- I know it’s a private school, but I though these places were supposed to be open to all, like their predecessors in England like Cambridge or Oxford.
  • 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.

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