Fall Campus Tours to Temple University & Princeton University

On Thursday November 5, 2015 UB Scholars and parents visited Temple Unveristy in Philadelphia, PA and Princeton University in Princeton, NJ. While visiting these two fine Univeristies the scholars were given guided campus tours filled with rich history of the schools ,as well as some superstitions. Temple University is a large public research university located in Philadelphia that houses twenty-seven (27) research centers and institutes, which are recognized internationally for their work. During the Temple visit UB scholars got the opportunity to visit “Alumni Circle”, the circle is one of the most popular locations on campus as many students believe it brings good luck to incoming Temple freshmanwho stand in the middle of the circle.

Princeton University has been ranked #1 by U.S. News three years in a row and has the lowest tuition rate in the Ivy League. Students got the opportunity to explore each campus as well as speak with admission advisors about their universities. At Princeton the students viewed a wonderful presentation about Princeton’s traditions and campus life. Located in south New Jersey, this would be a great opportunity for Upward Bound Scholars that wanted to stay closer to home and still have the full college experience. The scholars got a chance to talk to admission staff at each school and gather more information as they are in the process of deciding what schools might be the right place for them to go. UB Students enjoyed the trip, below are what they had to say about Temple University and Princeton University:

“Temple's atmosphere was friendly and welcoming. My favorite part was the diversity amongst the scholars. There were many students from all around the world.” - Sthefany Garcia UBMS 11th Grade

“Princeton is unlike any other university I've been to. I like its core focus on undergrads and the fact that they genuinely want to know who you are.” – Michelle Villa UBMS 10th Grade.