The largest lecture hall on campus, McCosh 50, can seat
480 students—but you will not find many classes
that large at Princeton. If you do have a large lecture class,
it will be broken up into smaller groups that meet weekly
for precept or lab sessions. Furthermore, all lecture courses
and seminars are led by tenure-track professors, visiting
faculty members, or lecturers with a Ph.D.—never by
As students reach upper-level courses, there is an emphasis
on seminar-style teaching and personal attention. In the
senior year, each student works one-on-one with a faculty
Princeton professors are extremely accessible.
They are happy to chat with students during weekly open office
hours and will gladly make time for individual meetings with
students. E-mail is also a popular way for students to communicate
with their professors.