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Please note that some publications and departmental websites have not yet been updated for the current incoming class. Publications will continue to be updated throughout the summer.

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“Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the THINKS you can think up if only you try!” -Dr. Seuss

Congratulations on your acceptance to Princeton! You’ve been admitted to the best school in the country! Considering your choice to apply to and ultimately attend Princeton, you’ve likely given some thought to the many benefits of a liberal arts education. Instead of offering reassurance that you’ve landed in a good place (you have) and that your degree will serve you well (it will), it’s time to consider what it really means to pursue a liberal arts education and how one might do it well.

The liberal in liberal arts is rooted in the Latin word liber, meaning “free,” and this etymology provides some...

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Smiling, happy, SIFP students during Wintersession trip to NYC to 305 Fitness, January 2019.

Welcome to Princeton University, Tigers!

We are thrilled that you are thinking of joining our community. We’d like to take this opportunity to tell you more about amazing resources available just for FLi (first-generation and/or low-income) students at the University!

The Scholars Institute Fellows Program (SIFP) is a four-year scholars program dedicated to first-generation and/or low-income Princeton students. SIFP provides scholars with individualized mentorship and guidance from upperclass students, graduate students, faculty, and staff. SIFP Fellows also receive guided exposure to enrichment opportunities both on and off campus— think internships, fellowships, scholarships, and...

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On behalf of the Peer Academic Advisers (PAAs) at Princeton, congratulations on your acceptance to Princeton! PAAs are juniors and seniors in your residential college and collectively cover a wide range of academic experiences, concentrations, and certificates. Although you will have one PAA working closely with your RCA and zee group, you have access to any of the PAAs at Princeton. We are one of your many resources for all things academic at Princeton, and we can’t wait to help you make the most of your time as a Princeton...

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Study abroad student

Welcome to Princeton — your gateway to the world!

We are looking forward to your arrival on campus, but don’t get too comfortable: There are so many international opportunities awaiting you! Our hope is that at least once during your Princeton experience you will pack your bags, leave the country, and explore the world beyond the FitzRandolph Gate.

Here are five great reasons to go abroad during your time at Princeton:

1. Cross-cultural understanding. By living abroad you will not only discover insights into other cultures, but also learn to reflect on how your own culture has shaped your personal understanding of the world. Your first step to cross-cultural understanding...

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If you took some Advanced Placement (AP) tests in high school, pursued an International Baccalaureate (IB) program, or sat for British A-level exams, you may be wondering how we take AP into account at Princeton, and how your AP credits can and cannot make a difference as you plan your academic path here at Princeton.

AP can be used:

  • to fulfill the foreign language requirement;
  • to place you into a higher-level course;
  • (if you are in the B.S.E. program) to fulfill general requirements in chemistry, math, and physics; (in some A.B. concentrations) to fulfill pre-requisites in your department
  • to qualify you for a semester or a full year of Advanced Standing, so that you could...
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If there’s one course everyone should take in their first year at Princeton, it’s a Freshman Seminar! Here are the Top Ten Reasons to take one:

  1. Explore a topic in depth, testing the intellectual waters or trying something new in a supportive environment… Motorcycle Design, anyone? or Ethics in Finance? or Drug Discovery: From Snake Venoms to Medicines?
  2. Enjoy the small class size, limited to 15 students.
  3. Benefit from regular close contact with a professor who enjoys working with...
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At Princeton, you’ll be faced with a dizzying array of choices, about everything from when to wake up, what to eat, which classes to take, what to major in. During your first year (or two, if you’re an A.B. student), your primary source of guidance for academic choices you’ll be making is your faculty adviser. If you’re an A.B. student, your Director of Studies will select a faculty adviser associated with your college; if you’re a B.S.E. student, your faculty adviser will be assigned by Dean Bogucki. Faculty advisers are a great resource if you know how to make the most of your relationship with them!

    Your faculty adviser will:

    • Help you think...
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