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PRINCETON, NEW JERSEY, USA - SEPTEMBER 30, 2009: Princeton University is a private Ivy League research university in Princeton

Princeton University (Princeton, New Jersey)

Undergraduate Population: 5,301
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College Newspaper: The Daily Princetonian


Paige Allen
Hometown: Mountain Top, Pennsylvania
High School: Wyoming Seminary College Preparatory School
Year in College: Class of 2021
Major: English. Minor in Creative Writing, Theater, and Music Theater
Paige’s Places: President of Princeton University Players (Princeton's only completely student-run musical theater group), Orange Key tour guide, writer/editor for The Daily Princetonian, Writing Center Fellow (also on the Outreach Committee), editor of Tortoise (a pedagogical journal), member of the Behrman Undergraduate Society of Fellows, member of the Edwards Collective (an arts and humanities living community), student intern for The Wesley Foundation (an inclusive progressive Christian group rooted in the Methodist tradition), member of the Undergraduate Advisory Council for the English Department
Reach out to Paige on Instagram @nella.enchanted, Facebook: Paige Allen Twitter: @p_e_allen


Benjamin Ball
Hometown: Franklin, Tennessee
High School: Battle Ground Academy
Year in College: Class of 2021
Major: English
Benjamin’s Places: Managing Editor and former Head News Editor for The Daily Princetonian, and I’ve worked as an Assistant Director and Stage Manager for Princeton University Players and a Production Manager for Theater Intime
Reach out to Benjamin on Twitter: @wbenball



Kate Semmens
Hometown: Brooklyn, New York
High School: LaGuardia High School for Music, Arts and Performing Arts
Year in College: Class of 2022
Major: History with Certificates in Music Theater, Theater and American Studies
Kate’s Places: Vice President of the Princeton Triangle Club and Business Manager of Princeton University Players
Reach out to Kate on Instagram: @khsemmens


New York Times bestselling author Harlan Cohen talks with Princeton University students about life in college. For more information about Harlan Cohen visit him online at: or follow him on social media: Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | TikTok | LinkedIn | Snapchat.

PRINCETON UNIVERSITY: What gets you into a school like Princeton besides awesome grades? Princeton students share how Princeton became their unexpected first choice. These students talk about their experience on campus finding their people and places by performing with Triangle, Princeton University Players, Working as an Orange Key tour guide, Eating Clubs, Religious communities, writing for the Daily Princetonian, and tutoring at the Writing Center. They also describe the process of adjusting to the abrupt end of the semester amid the campus shutdown. They also offer their opinion on what they think their “It Factor” was that helped them stand out from the crowd during the admissions process.


Princeton College Conversation Links

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