Princeton University

Princeton University online courses and MOOCs - student reviews

Princeton University is a private Ivy League research university in Princeton, New Jersey, United States. Founded in 1746 in Elizabeth as the College of New Jersey , Princeton is one of the nine Colonial Colleges established before the American Revolution as well as the fourth chartered institution of higher education in the American colonies The institution moved to Newark in 1747, then to the current site nine years later where it was renamed as a University in 1896. The present-day College of New Jersey in nearby Ewing Township, New Jersey, is an unrelated institution. Princeton had close ties to the Presbyterian Church, but has never been affiliated with any denomination and today imposes no religious requirements on its students. Now, the University provides undergraduate and graduate instruction in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, and engineering. It does not have schools of medicine, law, divinity, or business, but it does offer professional degrees through the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, the School of Engineering and Applied Science, and the School of Architecture. The institute has ties with the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton Theological Seminary, and the Westminster Choir College of Rider University. Princeton has been associated with 35 Nobel laureates, 17 National Medal of Science winners, and three National Humanities Medal recipients. On a per- student basis, it has the largest university endowment in the world.

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5 years, 6 months ago
Superb course. Well structured with a good balance of technical and aesthetic content. It also emphasised the importance of the political ... more
9 years, 1 month ago
This was one of my first courses on Coursera and it kind of spoiled me. The forums were constantly updated with new discussions. People were... more
8 years, 6 months ago
Bob Sedgewick is pretty gifted in making very difficult ideas understandable. The programming assignments are spectacular. In one you get to... more
7 years, 9 months ago
I said this in my review of Part II, but it applies equally well to Part I: For anyone who loves programming, this is a truly memorable cour... more
9 years, 1 month ago
Might possibly be worth doing in another presentation, if they fixed the problems, but the first was disappointing. It was marred by very po... more
8 years, 7 months ago
The best way to characterize this course is, “Great material – poor execution.” The curriculum was interesting and challenging, covering a w... more