Princeton University Graduate Program Reviews

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100%
of students recommend
(4.25 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 8 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Programmatic Accreditation: ABET
  • Campus Setting: Suburb: Large
  • Student Population: 8,138 (5,402 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 5 to 1
  • Annual Tuition: $45,350
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4.64 out of 5.0
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Degree: History
Graduation Year: 2017

Great academic community but small college village.
4.39 out of 5.0
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Degree: History
Graduation Year: 2014

Department has a lot of resources, and a good support network. Other students are great. Princeton the town is very safe and lovely, but unfortunately not particularly interesting or affordable.
4.04 out of 5.0
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Degree: History
Graduation Year: 2019

The art history department in Princeton is amazing. The faculty in the program are not only extremely intelligent but very generous, and fellow students are always willing to discuss ideas. The program also encourages us to take classes in other departments. A major con of the university itself is that there are many inconveniences. Most of the graduate housing is over a mile away, and on weekends, there is no good way of traveling to campus to do research. In addition, the university is really more concerned with undergraduates than the graduates. If the school could make more changes for graduate students, it would be even better.
3.29 out of 5.0
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Degree: History
Graduation Year: 2016

The most decided advantage of my graduate experience at Princeton has been the opportunity to work with a set of incredibly gifted scholars who are also (in the departments of Art & Archaeology and Classics at least) intellectually generous, supportive, and engaging. On the con side, I would say that there is much more to be done in terms of career services and professional mentoring for graduate students, especially at an early stage in their period of study.
4.93 out of 5.0
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Degree: History
Graduation Year: 2018

Princeton University is a wonderful place to pursue a graduate degree. Having also done graduate work at another university, I am continuously in awe of how well graduate students are treated here. I feel like a valued part of the academic community. My ideas and opinions are welcomed by the administration, faculty and other students. I have been able to do things here I never would have been able to do at other universities. Princeton provides amazing opportunities AND amazing funding. However, expectations of graduate students here are very high. This is both good and bad. Trying to meet these expectations can be very stressful, but it is also very good training for a future career in or beyond academia. Overall, I cannot recommend Princeton enough!
4.82 out of 5.0
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Degree: History
Graduation Year: 2017

Amazing Program with great faculty. The only reservation: Princeton is socially somewhat awkward.
4.54 out of 5.0
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Degree: History
Graduation Year: 2018

The faculty members are very helpful, and most of them view you as their future colleague and they are there to help you build a career like yours. I feel very happy that there is someone who is looks at your scholarly work seriously.
3.32 out of 5.0
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Degree: History
Graduation Year: 2018

The "overall grade" is skewed on account of the high cost of living (especially in relation to what the town/region have to offer culturally, socially, etc.). Student housing is as one would expect, but is strangely as expensive as housing in large cities like DC, Boston, or NYC, which is frustrating because the university subsidizes the cost of student housing, so off campus housing cost in the town proper is quite prohibitive. In terms of faculty support, workload, competitiveness, etc., these all vary according to field, faculty members, etc. I would recommend communicating with students in the field for advice on specific advisers. I think compared with other graduate programs in the same field, this one really is stellar. You will be supported with a generous stipend and can access a lot of resources, and although the town itself isn't that great, there's beautiful nature to be enjoyed in the region, and if you need an escape, NYC is very easily accessible by train, and Philly isn't too hard to get to either. With that said, educate yourself about the job market, about academic culture and the particulars of the socialization process, and so on, but also know what is important to you of the above categories.
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