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Princeton University in New Jersey Video Review

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Princeton University is located in Princeton, New Jersey about 10 miles out of Trenton. The most popular undergraduate majors at Princeton include economics, history, political science, public policy and English.

Princeton University is a private institution widely acknowledged to be one of the finest schools the world. Princeton is a member of the Ivy League, a group of eight colleges and universities renowned for academic excellence and civic leadership. The university earns the #1 overall ranking of America's Best Colleges in 2008 from U.S. News and World Report. With a strong emphasis on both undergraduate education and graduate studies, virtually all of Princeton's academic programs rank among the best in the nation.

The university is one of the wealthiest in the nation, while impressive libraries, museums and research centers provide students with access to some of the best facilities imaginable. The campus features a tight-knit community of students with nearly all undergraduates living in residential colleges. Students also participate in a variety of recreational activities through more than 220 campus organizations.

Princeton offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs through 34 academic departments. Interdisciplinary studies and independent research are both points of emphasis for the university. Popular undergraduate majors include economics, history, political science, public policy and English.

With an undergraduate student body of fewer than 5,000, Princeton is one of the 'most selective' schools in the nation. The university has a freshman acceptance rate of just 10 percent. Incoming students have a grade point average of 3.9 and typically score between 1370 and 1590 on the SAT and between 30 and 34 on the ACT.

-statistics compiled by U.S. News and World Report in its annual list 'America's Best Colleges.'

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