Princeton University, located in Princeton, New Jersey, is a private Ivy League research university. Originally founded in Elizabeth, New Jersey, Princeton moved to its permanent spot in 1756. Home to approximately 5,500 undergraduate and 2,800 postgraduate students, Princeton is the 4th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. In 2011 Travel & Leisure named the main campus at Princeton one of the most beautiful in the United States.
Famous "Tiger" alumni include Queen Noor of Jordan, Elena Kagan - Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, Ben Bernanke – former Chairman of the Federal Reserve Board, Toni Morrison – author, Jon Steinberg – President and COO of Buzzfeed, Jodi Picoult - Bestselling novelist, F. Scott Fitzgerald – novelist and short story author, and Bob Bradley – former United States National Soccer Coach.
Top 5 Parent Picks when visiting Princeton University:
Check out the Princeton University Art Museum.
Stroll through the Princeton Farmers' Market.
Pack a picnic lunch and hike or bike in the Delaware & Raritan Canal State Park.
Make a reservation for lunch or dinner at Agricola Eatery. Or if you love crepes, try Jammin' Crepes.
A fun family outing for any age is a stop at Terhune Orchards. They even have a winery which offers tours and tastings.
Izzy is a Junior (Class of 2019) from Philadelphia. One quirky fact about Izzy..."I am a Varsity Athlete at Princeton." Check out Izzy's Instagram @eatsbyiz.
Jack is a Senior English major at Princeton originally from Chevy Chase, Maryland. Jack spent a semester in Bolivia and Peru and worked in Buenos Aires for 3 months. A quirky fact about Jack..."I make my own deodorant from beeswax and coconut oil."
Fun fact about Princeton:
Izzy - Princeton is unique for having 11 eating clubs.
Jack - Princeton was the capital of the US in the 1700's.
Vegetarian Hot Spot:
Izzy - Olives.
Diner and Favorite Dish:
Jack - Pj's Pancake House. Chocolate chip pancakes.
Things to do:
Night Spot for Music:
Jack - Prospect Ave.
Where is your favorite spot on campus to hang?
Izzy - My eating club, The Ivy Club.
Where do you want to go on spring break?
Izzy - California, Wine Country.