Princeton University, Princeton

4.7
Must see · Educational Site · Tourist Spot
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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  • We love walking the grounds of PSU. Generally well kept (lately some issues due to budget cutbacks) it feels like Europe with all the Gothic architecture. Especially pretty at night.  more »
  • We have been here a dozen times for visits and continue to love it. Stunning buildings. Lovely layout of landscape. We have been in the chapel and the library (when you could enter as a member of.....  more »
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  • Those places are Nation Heritage and pride!! So excited for been here. Bright and hopeful after that.
  • I visited this University in 2014 for a few days to get an impression of the campus and the surrounding area. I was very impressed by the architecture, the old buildings are remarkably well preserved (for the most part).

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