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Tuition & Fees

$47,140

$47,140

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

52%

48%

male

female

1
5

teacher

students

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Extremely Selective

6%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,911
Declined + 27,392
Total Received 29,303
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Private (nonprofit)

5,400

undergraduate students

2,781

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Public Administration
  2. Economics
  3. History
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Codes

SAT 2672
ACT 2588

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
74%
600-699
23%
500-599
3%
700-800
81%
600-699
18%
500-599
1%
700-800
76%
600-699
22%
500-599
2%
30-36
92%
24-29
8%
30-36
84%
24-29
16%
30-36
95%
24-29
5%
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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 8,181
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, 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 West College
Princeton, NJ 08544

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
96%
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

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
94%
Top 1/4
99%
Top 1/2
100%
Bottom 1/2
0%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
74%
600-699
23%
500-599
3%
700-800
81%
600-699
18%
500-599
1%
700-800
76%
600-699
22%
500-599
2%
30-36
92%
24-29
8%
30-36
84%
24-29
16%
30-36
95%
24-29
5%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $65
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

6%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,911
Declined + 27,392
Total Received 29,303

Admissions Factors

Very Important

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

Important

Extracurricular activities

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

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

Cost

Tuition $47,140
Room $8,980
Board $6,630
Books & supplies $1,125
Total $63,875
Average Financial Aid - $49,502
Total with Avg. Aid $14,373

Financial Aid

100%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$49,502

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $4,880,000
State $650,000
Institutional $138,870,000
Other external $3,900,000
Total $148,300,000

Non-need-based

Federal
State
Institutional
Other external
Total

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

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Collegiate Water Polo Association (Division I), ECAC Hockey (Division III, men's only), ECAC Women's Hockey (Division III), ECAC (Division I, Football I-AA), Eastern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association (Division I), Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association (Division I), Ivy Group (Division I, Football I-AA)
Mascot
Tigers
School colors
orange and black
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
African Studies
African-American Studies
African-American/Black Studies
Ancient World
Anthropology
Applied/Computational Mathematics
Architecture
Art/Archaeology
Astrophysical Sciences
Astrophysics
Atmospheric/Oceanic Science
Chemical Engineering
Chemical/Biological Engineering
Chemistry
Civil/Environmental Engineering
Classical Philology
Classics
Comparative Literature
Computer Science
East Asian Studies
Ecology/Evolutionary Biology
Economics
Electrical Engineering
Energy/Environmental Studies
English
Environmental Engineering
Finance
French/Italian
Geological/Geophysical Sciences
Geosciences
German
Hellenic Studies
History
History of Science
Italian Studies
Latin American Studies
Linguistics
Materials Science
Mathematics
Mechanical/Aerospace Engineering
Medieval Studies
Molecular Biology
Music
Near Eastern Studies
Neuroscience
Operations Research/Financial Engineering
Philosophy
Philosophy of Science
Physics
Plasma Physics
Plasma Science/Technology
Political Economy
Political Philosophy
Politics
Population Studies
Psychology
Public/International Affairs
Quantitative Computational Biology
Religion
Slavic Languages/Literature
Sociology
Spanish/Portuguese
Statistics/Operations Research
Transportation
Water Resources
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Undergraduate

66%

5,400
students

Female
48%
2,599

Male
52%
2,801

Graduate

34%

2,781
students

Female
39%
1,094

Male
61%
1,687

undergraduateFull-time

97%

5,251
students

Female
49%
2,534

Male
51%
2,717

undergraduatePart-time

3%

149
students

Female
44%
65

Male
56%
84

Student Break-down

12%
Nonresident aliens
8%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
21%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
9%
Hispanic/Latino
42%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

Not Reported

Transfer applicants accepted

Not Reported

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements
High school transcript
College transcript(s)
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s)
Interview
Standardized test scores
Essay or personal statement
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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
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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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 housing
  • Special transportation
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 94
Countries most often represented Australia
Canada
China
India
South Korea
The United Kingdom
Special services offered for international applicants International student center
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Jessica Lee
Director of Admission
609 258-3060
jesslee@princeton.edu

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