Columnist Conversations: Does Princeton Preview Mislead Prospective Students?


The Editorial Board recently argued that Princeton Preview could be improved to make it a more accurate reflection of Princeton lifeDo you think Princeton Preview misleads prospective students?

Barbara Zhan: From what I remember of Princeton Preview, it was a lot of activities packed into a short timespan. It felt too frenetic and hurried to be an accurate representation of Princeton, which was perhaps a reason why eating clubs weren’t included. Preview was designed to appeal to the extracurricular and academic aspects of Princeton that are assumed to be the most integral part of students’ decisions to attend. I don’t think the club scene is considered important enough of a deciding factor for prospective students to warrant cramming eating clubs into the already-packed Preview schedule.

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