Today we went to see Princeton. I think everyone was exhausted because no one had much of a reaction. I felt as if the campus was pretty empty as well. Anyways, once the tour started, I noticed that although Princeton is a beautiful campus, it didn’t give me any excitement. We had a great tour guide though, her name was Jennifer and she was kind enough to come to lunch with us and talk to us about her experience at Princeton. Unlike the other dinners, this was completely unplanned which is why I have to give her a shout-out! The grade-deflation policy at Princeton was a major negative aspect of the school. Although Jennifer said she always felt like she got the grade she deserved, I’m just scared of being in the same competitive environment that I was in for high school. I really want my internal improvements to be the main focus of college, not competing with other people. From what Jennifer told me, Princeton doesn’t foster that type of environment, but there were still other things about Princeton that I did not enjoy.
The restaurant we went to, La Crioux was some of the best food I’ve eaten before in my life. Not only was there great service from the waiters, but the food was nothing short of stellar. I’m talking intricate plates of food with amazing flavors, they even made the vegetables taste good! The décor was on point as well and the atmosphere of the restaurant was a mixture of classy and calm. This was the perfect way to end the day and I didn’t feel too much pressure to speak to other people. I could just relax and enjoy the food. :)
Overall it was a roller-coaster day, but I’m ready to meet my roommate tomorrow! I hope she’s a really cool girl who I can chill with and talk with. I think it’ll be an experience to remember.