“The Woodrow Wilson School is an energetic and intellectually curious community, unrivaled by its peers for the loyalty of its alumni and its commitment to fostering leadership in careers of public service” — Cecilia Elena Rouse, Dean, 2012-present
WWS Graduate Student Life
The lives of our graduate students are intertwined both personally and professionally long after graduation due to the intimate, family-like nature of our community. The main reasons are as due to several advantages:
- More than 90 percent of our students live in Princeton University housing and are highly accessible to one another.
- The School enrolls approximately 130-140 MPA students, 15-25 MPP students and 30-40 Ph.D. students, which enables people to know one another both within and beyond the classroom.
- The new MPA and MPP students participate in summer programs before orientation to recharge their quantitative batteries and organize numerous social events. Friendships are made and grow throughout the years.
- Most elective classes enroll 6-15 students. There is no place to hide from each other or the professors. There is no place to be a spectator, only a participant. Put another way, WWS is the hardest place to avoid getting a good education.
From the personalized assistance of career services to a diverse selection of student-run organizations, students benefit from a wide range of school-supported activities outside of course offerings. Learn what goes on Beyond the Classroom.