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Just about everyone knows someone who has been bullied, in ways big and small. Understandably, though, many victims are reluctant to speak about their experiences. We found some who aren't.
Admission difficulty: High
School size: Small
Miles from home: 1,130 mi.
Type of student who goes there: the valedictorians of America; kids who knew what investment bank they wanted to work for before they learned how to multiply; kids who saw the sandbox as a networking opportunity.
Pros: Beautiful campus; great professors; wads of financial aid and funding in general; justification for guiltlessly resting on your laurels.
Cons: Beautiful campus in New Jersey; coursework that’s actually demanding; facing five seconds of awkward silence each time you tell someone you went to Princeton (otherwise known as ‘dropping the P-bomb’).
Surprises: Far more laidback than its reputation — martini consumption and faux Brtish accents are a lot less common than you’d expect; pink pants and popped collars, however, are a lot more common than you’d expect.
Famous alums: F. Scott Fitzgerald; Brooke Shields; Justices Sonia Sotomayor and Samuel Alito; Carlton Banks of Fresh Prince of Bel-Air fame.
Scene: Dominated by the famous eating clubs, which are co-ed frats, of sorts. They are abnormally fond of playing “Sweet Home Alabama” (in addition to a whole library of ‘80s pop hits) at dance parties.
Sports: Consistently good at crew, squash, lacrosse and the like. There are rumors that we have a baseball team ... or are getting one? Who knows.
The Town: Best hoagies and buffalo wings this side of the Hudson River.
Perks: New York and Philly are both an hour away. Annual college reunions that are possibly as fun as college itself. Being able to say that A Beautiful Mind and Across the Universe were totally filmed outside your dorm room.
Juan Carlos Aguirre graduated from Princeton in 2006.