Princeton University

Princeton, NJ

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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Tuition & Fees

$52,800

$52,800

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
83%
600-699
15%
500-599
2%
700-800
90%
600-699
9%
500-599
1%
700-800
76%
600-699
22%
500-599
2%
30-36
92%
24-29
7%
18-23
1%
30-36
81%
24-29
19%
30-36
90%
24-29
10%
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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 (nonprofit)

5,422

undergraduate students

2,997

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Computer Science
  2. Public Administration
  3. Economics
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Codes

SAT 2672
ACT 2588

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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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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.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 8,419
Established in 1746
Coeducational Coeducational College, Became Coeducational College
Accredited by •  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  CAEP (Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation)
•  MSCHE (Middle States Commission on Higher Education)
•  NAAB (National Architectural Accrediting Board)

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Princeton, NJ

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.

Princeton University
101 Morrison Hall
Princeton, NJ 08544

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
94%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
100%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age
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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
83%
600-699
15%
500-599
2%
700-800
90%
600-699
9%
500-599
1%
700-800
76%
600-699
22%
500-599
2%
30-36
92%
24-29
7%
18-23
1%
30-36
81%
24-29
19%
30-36
90%
24-29
10%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $75
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline January 1
School has early decision program no
School has early action program yes
Early action program application deadline November 1
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Recommended
SAT or ACT Required

Extremely Selective

5%

acceptance rate

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

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Admissions Contact

Karen Richardson
Dean of Admissions
P: 609 258-3060
F: 609 258-6743
uaoffice@princeton.edu

Financial Aid

100%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$59,389

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $51,870
Room $10,090
Board $7,060
Additional fees $930
Books & supplies $1,050
Total $71,000
Average Financial Aid - $59,389
Total with Avg. Aid $11,611

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

Federal
State
Institutional
Other external
Total
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Institution's own financial aid form

Financial Aid Office

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

Financial Aid Officer

Robin Moscato
Director of Financial Aid
moscato@princeton.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
crew
cross-country
diving
fencing
field hockey
football
golf
ice hockey
lacrosse
lightweight football
soccer
softball
squash
swimming
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball
water polo
wrestling

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 Directors

Mollie Marcoux (men's)
Director Of Athletics
email

Allison Rich (women's)
Senior Associate Director Of Athletics/swa
email

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
Mascot
Tigers
School colors
orange and black

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
African-American Studies
Anthropology
Applied/Computational Mathematics
Architecture
Art/Archaeology
Astrophysical Sciences
Atmospheric/Oceanic Science
Chemical/Biological Engineering
Chemistry
Civil/Environmental Engineering
Classics
Comparative Literature
Computer Science
East Asian Studies
Ecology/Evolutionary Biology
Economics
Electrical Engineering
English
French/Italian
Geosciences
German
History
History of Science
Mathematics
Mechanical/Aerospace Engineering
Medieval Studies
Molecular Biology
Music
Music Composition
Musicology
Near Eastern Studies
Neuroscience
Operations Research/Financial Engineering
Philosophy
Physics
Plasma Physics
Politics
Population Studies
Psychology
Public Policy
Quantitative Computational Biology
Religion
Slavic Languages/Literature
Social Policy
Sociology
Spanish/Portuguese
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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

8,419

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 Break-down

12%
Nonresident aliens
8%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
22%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
10%
Hispanic/Latino
39%
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

Transfer Admissions

1%

Transfer applicants accepted

64%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

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

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: March 1

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

17

courses

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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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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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