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What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

I try not to brag at all - saying I'm at Princeton is usually enough. But if I do, it's the FREE LAUNDRY, free printing, air conditioning in my dorm, and incredible architecture. (It goes from castle-like and gothic to brilliantly designed modern.) Also, occasionally, I guess the fact that we get $20 Yankees tickets, Broadway shows, etc. And then the occasions on which I realize as I'm arguing with a friend about a similar class we take at each of our schools, and I realize that my prof wrote my friend's textbook...I mention it.

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I was a math major and Princeton objectively has the greatest mathematics department in the world. This is why I went there. However, growing up in a small rural town I was unprepared for the social life at Princeton, and wished I had considered more schools in making my college decision. If I had to do it again, there is a good chance I would have ended up at Princeton anyway. Reason why Princeton is the best UG education in the world: perfect combo of focus on undergrads and high-powered research university.

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I brag about my living situation--I live in a roomy quad with four single rooms and a private bathroom. All of my friends live close to me, so I get to see them a lot, and the building we live in is both modern and architectually pleasing. I also brag about how pretty the campus is, with old Gothic-style buildings and lots of green lawns, and about the wonderful people I've met here. I've made a lot of friends, and professors and administrators have always been pretty available and helpful.

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I try not to brag about my school; it already sounds like bragging when I say I go to Princeton. But I talk about the sense of community I feel while I'm there, and the sense of pride. I get to talk about my amazing professors: how I get to talk with some very famous, well-respected people on a regular basis. And I get to brag that I got to be there during the filming of Transformers 2.

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This is an incredibly special place, and college is an amazing and unique experience here. The school is very focused on the undergraduate experience - there are very few graduate or professional schools (no business, law, medical schools), so the resources are really lavished on undergrads.

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Firstly, that I got into and graduated from the best university in the world, aruguable: Princeton University. Now, I attend University of Phoenix where I take classes completely online, an can work full-time while taking classes and earning my MA online in my own time!

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I would brag about the quality of education, and how people are thoroughly dedicated to their work; students value learning here, it is not like high school where you are forced to do work--you WANT to do you work.

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Princeton is awesome. As a student I know I can do what ever I want, and there are inumerable resources available to me. I am encouraged to think independantly and enjoy my academic career.

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The social life in spite of the course load, the professors, the location, the housing and dining halls.

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Professors who are at the top of the field, small classes, intelligent classmates, beautiful campus.

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