Princeton’s 2024 College Free Speech Ranking

September 08, 2023 1 min read

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Princetonians for Free Speech Summary of College Pulse / FIRE Data

Excerpt: Princeton ranked 187 out of 248 schools in the 2024 College Free Speech Ranking. While the school ranked 32nd for students’ surveyed comfort in expressing their ideas, Princeton suffered in their “Disruptive Conduct” score (ranked 186th), and the measured difference in tolerance for liberal versus conservative speakers (ranked 184th). Princeton also maintains a “Red light” speech code.

One surveyed Princeton student noted: "The time people came to a publicly available spot on campus and were campaigning[sic] for their beliefs which I didn't agree with, but was appalled at the response from students trying to bar their free speech. Everyone is garunteed[sic] rights and it is against the credo of a Princeton Student to be disengenous[sic] to free speech - regardless if you agree with what they say."

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James R. Wells, '46
James R. Wells, '46

January 19, 2024

As I read your messages, and other media tales about Princeton, I really wonder if our University under Eisgruber et al can be saved. My personal opinion is that unless Eisgruber and half the unnecessary administrators can be fired and the curriculum returned to the classics and other useful subjects, the place is doomed as center of learning and will become just another political re-indoctrination facility like most of the other Ivies.

We need a strong president who will establish discipline and will end the children’s tantrums.

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