Princeton University

Princeton, NJ

Princeton University

Princeton, NJ

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Undergrad Diversity

Princeton is a community of learning that is enriched by the variety of experiences and perspectives of its students, faculty, and staff. The University is committed to building a diverse campus community to ensure that students explore their interests, discover new academic and extracurricular pursuits, and learn from each other. More than ever, through its generous financial aid program, Princeton is making its distinctive education accessible to students from a broad range of cultural, ethnic, and economic backgrounds.

When asked about the undergraduate experience at Princeton, one student said, “Princeton has allowed me to pursue all the things I knew I loved and all the things I never thought I’d have the opportunity to try.” 

Learning environment
Chartered in 1746, Princeton is renowned for its commitment to undergraduate teaching. The University provides its 5,267 undergraduate students with unique academic opportunities that prepare them for positions of leadership in countless fields. Students benefit from small class sizes and one-on-one advising with faculty, particularly while doing independent work such as the senior thesis. 

Academic choice
The academic options at Princeton give students a great deal of flexibility in shaping their intellectual interests while working toward either a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science in Engineering. Students may also choose from among 55 interdisciplinary certificate programs, creating combinations of academic interests. For example, a student might major in Electrical Engineering while earning a certificate in Latin American Studies.

Residential community
The University is located in the town of Princeton, New Jersey, which has a diverse population of 30,000 residents and is situated between New York City and Philadelphia, with rail service to both cities.

On-campus housing is guaranteedfor all four years, and nearly all undergraduates live on campus. 

Extracurricular activities
The interests and talents of Princeton undergraduates translate into countless ways for students to get involved. Students can participate in more than 300 student-run organizations, the arts, civic engagement, student government, religious groups, 37 varsity sports, and 38 club teams.


Enrollment: 5,267 undergraduates; 2,912 graduate students

First-Year Class Profile 2019–2020:
• 49.2% female, 50.8% male
• 49 states, 49 countries represented 
• 49.5% American students of color
• 11.2% international students 
• 16% first in their family to attend college

Degrees Offered: Bachelor of Arts (31 departments in the Humanities, Social Sciences, and Natural Sciences) and Bachelor of Science in Engineering (six departments)

Student-Faculty Ratio: 5:1

Admission Test Requirements: SAT or ACT; two SAT Subject Tests recommended but not required

Financial Aid: Princeton’s need-based financial aid program is one of the best in the country, reflecting our commitment to access and affordability and our desire to attract the most qualified students regardless of financial circumstances. Each student’s full demonstrated financial need is met with grants, which do not need to be repaid, rather than loans. About 61% of undergraduates receive a need-based grant from Princeton. The average grant award for the Class of 2023 was $56,500.

Application Deadlines for First-Year Admission:
• Single-Choice Early Action: November 1
• Regular Decision: January 1

Application Deadline for Transfer Admission: March 1

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