Welcome to The Daily Princetonian’s second annual survey of first-year students. The data and stories you’ll find within these pages — compiled and verified through months of planning, analysis, and outreach — represent the participation of hundreds of students in the Great Class of 2025 and the efforts of many ‘Prince’ staffers.
Our far-reaching project seeks to better understand the intricacies of the University’s diverse student body. Though Nassau Hall publicly reports some of this demographic and academic information, other data, such as respondents’ experiences with sex and alcohol, are difficult — if not impossible — to find.
We invite you to browse our findings with a discerning eye. By reading our narratives on Demographics, Academics, Lifestyle, Views, and COVID-19, you’ll embark on a guided tour through our survey’s most relevant findings. We have additional interactive charts and graphs within each section, slicing our data in over 200 unique ways.
The information contained within, synthesized from over 96,000 individual data points, reveals a portrait of our community — a tale that explores what our University is and may become, and the people who define it.