America At College As Seen By A Scots Graduate by Robert Knox RiskAmerica At College As Seen By A Scots Graduate by Robert Knox Risk

America At College As Seen By A Scots Graduate

byRobert Knox Risk

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1908. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XII PRINCETON Princeton, known in former times as the College of New Jersey, ranks next to Harvard and Yale in European notoriety. The British newspaper reader is apt to obtain his idea of the importance and standing of American Universities chiefly from the accounts of their athletic prowess, which was measured roughly, a few years ago, by the number of students who were killed or maimed in the course of a season's football. Princeton's reputation as a college of athletics is not fully appreciated by those who are unaware that while it holds equal rank with Harvard and Yale in the two national sports, football and baseball, it has a population of only 1300 students to draw upon, as compared with Yale's 3200 and Harvard's 5300 men. Princeton, like its bigger brothers, confers some social distinction upon its graduates. In this respect Harvard, Yale, and Princeton are the Western counterparts of Oxford and Cambridge, and are maintained largely for the education of the sons of rich men. Members of the American aristocracy would send their boys to one or other of these three Universities if there were any aristocracy in the United States. But at this point Princeton parts company with the great Universities of Massachusetts and Connecticut. The first and the fundamental point of difference is this, that Princeton is not a University in any general and adequate sense of the word as it is used to-day. There is no medical school, and the rural situation of the college, fifty miles distant from New York, makes it highly improbable that a medical faculty will ever be added. A law school was opened some years ago, and languished through a brief career to dissolution. The Princeton Theological Seminary is merely affiliated to the University, and is a strict...
Title:America At College As Seen By A Scots GraduateFormat:PaperbackDimensions:38 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.08 inPublished:February 4, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:021767903X

ISBN - 13:9780217679039