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Letter from the 2013-2014 Princeton Quest Liaison

Lea Trusty, Princeton

Hey guys!

My name is Lea Trusty, and I'm a Class of 2016 Princeton Quest Scholar and your Liaison for the academic year! I'm from a little town right outside New Orleans, and though I miss the constant sunshine and seafood, I couldn't be happier to call Princeton my home.

There are a lot of features that set Princeton apart from other colleges: our residential college system, eating clubs, unbelievable alumni presence - but one that you may not know of is the Princeton Quest Scholars. Made primarily of students who were selected as finalists through National College Match or Regular Decision, we form the Princeton Quest Scholars Network. Of the many things the Network does, the greatest is creating relationships among our Scholars while fostering leadership through serving Princeton and its surrounding communities - a reflection of Princeton's unofficial motto, "In the nation's service and in the service of all nations."

Still, there is more to Princeton than its longstanding tradition of service. Students here embrace the power of diversity. The students of Princeton come from a multitude of ethnic backgrounds; 10% of the students here are international. Moreover, students here are also come from several different socioeconomic backgrounds, with about 60% of students on financial aid. The presence of diversity allows students to get a world perspective without stepping off campus, though about half of Princeton's undergraduate students will study abroad, all while continuing their financial aid.

Perhaps the greatest reason Princeton's undergraduates are afforded such amazing opportunities here is because it is largely an undergraduate university, with 5,200 undergraduates and 2,500 graduate students. Students have access to opportunities - working in labs completing groundbreaking research, pursuing internships abroad, and discussing coursework over lunch with a professor – that make this an incredible place to study at an undergraduate level.

Thanks for dropping by to learn about Princeton! If you have any questions at all, feel free to email me.

Forever Orange and Black,
Lea Trusty, Princeton '16

 
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