Princeton University is one of the nation's leading undergraduate colleges and an equally renowned research university, and a member of the prestigious group of Ivy League colleges in the U.S. Rich in academic, cultural, and athletic offerings, the university's campus is always abuzz with activity.
Explore the Campus
Princeton University boasts one of the most beautiful campuses in the country. Whether you embark on a self-guided stroll or join an official tour offered throughout the year by the student-run Orange Key there is plenty to soak in. Highlights include The Lewis Library designed by Frank Gehry, the Princeton University Chapel, Nassau Hall, and the university's eating clubs on Prospect Street. You can also follow the footsteps of one of Princeton's most famous residents, Albert Einstein.
Arts for the Offering
The University offers up a rich resource of performing and fine arts for all to appreciate. The Princeton University Art Museum has an extensive and important collection of art and rotating exhibitions, along with family outreach events. If you're in search of music, theatre, or dance, you can choose among the many performing arts venues on campus, including Richardson Auditorium, the Lewis Center for the Arts, and the Tony Award winning McCarter Theatre.
Sports at Princeton
As a Division I collegiate athletics member, Princeton University has a full lineup of top-tier athletic teams. Football, hockey, and lacrosse games are local favorites, in addition to crew races on scenic Carnegie Lake. In the summer the University keeps their fields, rinks, and courts filled with campers participating in its many athletic camps. Click here for Princeton University Athletics
A Beautiful Mind
The 2001 Academy Award-winning film A Beautiful Mind, based on John Forbes Nash (who is still on the faculty) was filmed on the Princeton campus, using a few locals as "extras" in the cast. If you're interested in being an "extra" in the lecture hall, sign up early to audit a wide selection of courses at Princeton University, or check out their public events calendar to hear faculty speak at lectures open to all.
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