Social Life

Princeton Engineering students take advantage of the social offerings of a vibrant campus, located in a lively, historic, tree-lined college town with a wide variety of activities, retail outlets and resources, and easy access to both New York City and Philadelphia.

On campus, students choose from more than 300 organizations, 38 sports clubs, and endless intellectual, cultural and social events, as well as opportunities for public service.

The area buzzes with creative restaurants, coffee shops, bookstores, and the famous Princeton Record Exchange, not to mention museums and gardens. Catch a movie at the nonprofit Princeton Garden Theater, voted the best in the state, or a show at the famous McCarter Theater Center on campus. Or visit farmer’s markets on or off campus.

Princeton boasts a wide array of parks, as well as hiking and bicycle trails, some set along scenic Lake Carnegie, which is known for its rowing.

Princeton, with an on-campus train station, offers easy public transportation into Manhattan, with the ride taking a little more than an hour. Princeton is also located about an hour’s drive north of Philadelphia, and is a weekend jaunt to the Jersey Shore or Pennsylvania ski mountains, as well.