Princeton University

Princeton, NJ

Princeton University

Princeton, NJ

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Tuition & Fees

$48,502

not including housing and food

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
770
25th
710
75th
800
25th
740
75th
36
25th
34
75th
35
25th
31
75th
35
25th
32
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undergraduateRatios

51%

male

49%

female

5

students

1

faculty

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Extremely Selective

5%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,848
Declined 30,987
Total Received 32,835
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Private

5,516

undergraduate students

3,016

graduate students

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Location

School Facts

Founded in 1746, Princeton University is a private Ivy League research university. Its 600-acre campus is located in a residential section of Princeton, New Jersey—50 miles southwest of New York City. The main campus includes Georgian and Gothic architectural styles and contemporary structures by I.M. Pei and Robert Venturi.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 8,532
Established in 1746
Coeducational Coeducational

600-acre campus in Princeton (population: 28,572), 45 miles from both Newark and Philadelphia and 50 miles from New York City. Served by bus and train; major airports serve Newark and Philadelphia. School operates transportation to New York City and Philadelphia for special events. Public transportation serves campus.

  • Campus Setting: Small-medium city

Princeton University
101 Morrison Hall
Princeton, NJ
08544

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
94%
of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
100%
of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
no
Students may not have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Fun Facts

  • On November 6, 1869, the first American intercollegiate football game was played between Princeton University and Rutgers.
  • In the 1970s, Princeton University seminary students become unwitting participants in a compassion study, in which they passed an actor pretending to be in distress on campus. Their reactions—kind and not so kind—were recorded by a social psychology class.
  • Every year students at Princeton University compete in something called the Cane Spree, where a freshman and sophomore tussle over control of a cane. The tradition dates back to the 1800s, when people actually carried canes.
  • F. Scott Fitzgerald, who wrote The Great Gatsby, attended Princeton University, and his college years inspired much of his work.

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
770
25th
710
75th
800
25th
740
75th
36
25th
34
75th
35
25th
31
75th
35
25th
32

Admissions Facts

Application fee $70
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Recommended
Common application accepted Yes
Application deadline (final deadline) January 1
School has early action program Yes
Early action program application deadline November 1
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required SAT Subject Tests Recommended

Extremely Selective

5%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,848
Declined 30,987
Total Received 32,835

Admissions Factors

Required

Recommendations
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
Admission test scores
Secondary School Record

Recommended

Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Secondary School Rank
Secondary School GPA

Neither required nor recommended

Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Minority student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious

Remedial services offered

Not reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Special transportation
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

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Financial Aid

61%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$56,126

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $48,502
Housing $9,842
Food $5,500
Books & supplies $1,050
Total $64,894
Average Financial Aid - $56,126
Total with Avg. Aid $8,768

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $6,830,000
State $800,000
Institutional $175,713,900
Other external $4,950,000
Total $188,293,900

Non-need-based

Not Reported

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Financial Facts

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Financial Aid Office


P: 609 258-3330
F: 609 258-0336
faoffice@princeton.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
All track combined yes yes
Baseball yes
Basketball yes yes
Fencing yes yes
Field hockey yes
Football yes
Golf yes yes
Ice hockey yes yes
Lacrosse yes yes
Rowing yes yes
Soccer yes yes
Softball yes
Squash yes yes
Swimming and diving yes yes
Tennis yes yes
Volleyball yes yes
Water polo yes yes
Wrestling yes

Club Sports - Men's

archery, badminton, ballroom dance, baseball, basketball, cheerleading, climbing, cricket, croquet, cycling, equestrian sports, fencing, field hockey, figure skating, flag football, ice hockey, jiujitsu, Kendo, lacrosse, polo, power lifting, rugby, running, sailing, skiing, snowboarding, soccer, softball, squash, swimming, table tennis, tae kwon do, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Club Sports - Women's

archery, badminton, ballroom dance, baseball, basketball, cheerleading, climbing, cricket, croquet, cycling, equestrian sports, fencing, field hockey, figure skating, flag football, ice hockey, jiujitsu, Kendo, lacrosse, polo, power lifting, rugby, running, sailing, skiing, snowboarding, soccer, softball, squash, swimming, table tennis, tae kwon do, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Intramural/Recreational Sports

badminton, flag football, sand volleyball, soccer, spikeball

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Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
ECAC (Division I, Football I-AA), Ivy Group (Division I, Football I-AA), Collegiate Water Polo Association, ECAC Hockey (Division III, men's only), ECAC Women's Hockey, Eastern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association, Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
African-American/Black Studies. yes
Anthropology, General. yes yes yes
Applied Mathematics, General. yes yes
Architectural and Building Sciences/Technology. yes
Architecture. yes yes yes
Art History, Criticism and Conservation. yes yes yes
Astrophysics. yes yes yes
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General. yes yes
Chemical Engineering. yes yes yes
Chemistry, General. yes yes yes
Civil Engineering, General. yes yes yes
Comparative Literature. yes yes yes
Computational Biology. yes yes
Computer Science. yes yes yes
Demography and Population Studies. yes yes
East Asian Studies. yes yes yes
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics. yes yes yes
Electrical and Electronics Engineering. yes yes yes
Engineering, General. yes
English Language and Literature, General. yes yes yes
Environmental Studies. yes yes
Experimental Psychology. yes
Financial Mathematics. yes
French Language and Literature. yes yes yes
Geology/Earth Science, General. yes yes yes
German Language and Literature. yes yes yes
Hispanic and Latin American Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General. yes yes yes
History and Philosophy of Science and Technology. yes yes
History, General. yes yes yes
Linguistics. yes
Mathematics, General. yes yes yes
Mechanical Engineering. yes yes yes
Molecular Biology. yes yes yes
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other. yes
Music, General. yes yes yes
Near and Middle Eastern Studies. yes yes yes
Neuroscience. yes yes yes
Operations Research. yes yes yes
Philosophy. yes yes yes
Physics, General. yes yes yes
Political Science and Government, General. yes yes yes
Public Policy Analysis, General. yes yes yes
Religion/Religious Studies. yes yes yes
Research and Experimental Psychology, Other. yes yes
Sociology, General. yes yes yes

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Computer Science
  2. Public Administration
  3. Economics

Programs Offered

  • Certificate programs
  • Independent study
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Self-designed majors

Pre-professional Programs

  • Pre-medicine

8,532

total students

18%

in-state

82%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

65%

5,516
students

Female
49%
2,725

Male
51%
2,791

35%

3,016
students

Female
40%
1,202

Male
60%
1,814

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

98%

5,408
students

Female
49%
2,671

Male
51%
2,737

2%

108
students

Female
50%
54

Male
50%
54

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Student Break-down

12%
Nonresident aliens
7%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
21%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
10%
Hispanic/Latino
39%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
5%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

3%

Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Essay or personal statement Required of All
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Recommended of All

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: March 1

Transfer Credits

Maximum transferred

17

courses

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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 98
Countries most often represented Australia
Canada
China
India
South Korea
The United Kingdom
Special services offered for international applicants International student center
Special orientation

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