Princeton University

Princeton, NJ

Princeton University

Princeton, NJ

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Undergrad Diversity

Tuition & Fees

$50,340

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
83%
600-699
14%
500-599
1%
700-800
90%
600-699
9%
500-599
0
30-36
93%
24-29
5%
18-23
0
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undergraduateRatios

50%

male

50%

female

1

teacher

5

students

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Extremely Selective

5%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,895
Declined 30,909
Total Received 32,804
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Private

5,422

undergraduate students

2,997

graduate students

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Location

School Facts

Princeton University, founded in 1746, is a private, Ivy League, comprehensive university. Its 600-acre campus is located in a residential section of Princeton, 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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Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 8,419
Established in 1746
Coeducational Coeducational

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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.

  • Metropolitan area: New York City, Philadelphia
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Newark Liberty International

Princeton University
101 Morrison Hall
Princeton
08544

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
96%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through sophomore year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Men only housing
yes
Women only housing
yes
Disabled student housing

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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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Marching band
  • Choral groups

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Student patrols
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
83%
600-699
14%
500-599
1%
700-800
90%
600-699
9%
500-599
0
30-36
93%
24-29
5%
18-23
0

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $75
Application deadline January 1
School has early action program yes
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.91

Extremely Selective

5%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,895
Declined 30,909
Total Received 32,804

Admissions Factors

Very Important

extracurricular activities
character/personal qualities
application essay
academic GPA
class rank
recommendation(s)
rigor of secondary school record
talent/ability
standardized test scores

Considered

alumni/ae relation
first generation
geographical residence
interview
racial/ethnic status
volunteer work
work experience

Not Considered

level of applicant's interest
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency

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International Facts

Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language no

Financial Aid

Average financial aid
Not Reported

Cost

Tuition $49,450
Room & board $16,360
Additional fees $890
Books & supplies $1,050
Other fees $2,450
Total $70,200
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Financial Facts

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Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Crew
Cross-country running
Fencing
Field hockey
Football
Golf
Ice hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Squash
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball
Water polo
Wrestling

Club Sports Men

Badminton, Cheerleading, Equestrian sports, Rugby, Sailing, Skiing (downhill), Table tennis, Ultimate frisbee

Club Sports Women

Badminton, Cheerleading, Equestrian sports, Rugby, Sailing, Skiing (downhill), Table tennis, Ultimate frisbee

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division 1

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
African-American/Black Studies
Anthropology
Architecture
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Astrophysics
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry, General
Civil Engineering, General
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Comparative Literature
Computer Science
East Asian Studies
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Economics, General
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Engineering, General
English Language and Literature, General
French Language and Literature
Geology/Earth Science, General
German Language and Literature
History, General
Mathematics, General
Mechanical Engineering
Molecular Biology
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Music, General
Near and Middle Eastern Studies
Neuroscience
Operations Research
Philosophy
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Psychology, General
Public Policy Analysis, General
Religion/Religious Studies
Slavic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Sociology
Spanish Language and Literature
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Programs Offered

  • Independent study
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Off campus study
  • Study abroad
  • Army ROTC
  • Navy ROTC
  • Air force ROTC

Other Programs

  • Doctoral degree research/scholarship

8,419

total students

18%

in-state

82%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

64%

5,422
students

Female
50%
2,692

Male
50%
2,730

36%

2,997
students

Female
40%
1,198

Male
60%
1,799

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

98%

5,328
students

Female
50%
2,643

Male
50%
2,685

2%

94
students

Female
53%
49

Male
47%
45

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 98%
Student 4 year graduation rate 90%
Student 5 year graduation rate 7%
Student 6 year graduation rate 1%

Student Break-down

12%
Nonresident aliens
7%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
22%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
10%
Hispanic/Latino
40%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
5%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

9

Transfer students enrolled

0%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment no
Summer transfer enrollment no
Accepts CLEP subject tests no
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred no

Transfer Application Deadlines

Not reported

Transfer difficulty

Most difficult

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Counseling services

  • Group career
  • Individual career
  • Learning disability
  • Legal
  • Personal/Psychological

Remedial services offered

Not reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni Network
  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Other career services
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Computer training or assistance
  • Health clinic
  • Women's center

Special programs for physically disabled students

Not Reported

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