People are at the heart of Princeton
Princeton University is a community of learning that’s enriched by the variety of experiences and perspectives its students, faculty, and staff bring. The University is committed to building a diverse campus community to ensure students explore their interests, discover new academic and extracurricular pursuits, and learn from each other. Through its generous financial aid program, Princeton makes its distinctive education accessible to students from a broad range of cultural, ethnic, and economic backgrounds.
As a global research university, Princeton seeks to achieve the highest levels of distinction in discovering and transmitting knowledge and understanding. At the same time, the University is distinctive among research universities in its commitment to undergraduate teaching. Interdisciplinary work is vital to Princeton and is reflected in its full spectrum of academic programs.
Community spaces and centers provide a hub for multicultural, service, and other activities that are open to all students. These centers include:
• AccessAbility Center
• Carl A. Fields Center for Equality & Cultural Understanding
• Davis International Center
• Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Center
• The John H. Pace Jr. ’39 Center for Civic Engagement
• Women*s Center
The University is located in the town of Princeton, New Jersey—a city with a diverse population of 30,000 residents that’s situated between New York City and Philadelphia and has rail service to both. On-campus housing is guaranteed for all four years, and nearly all undergraduates live on campus.
The interests and talents of Princeton undergraduates translate into countless ways for students to get involved. Students can participate in 300+ student-run organizations, the arts, civic engagement, student government, religious groups, 37 varsity athletic teams, and 37 club sports teams.
Free academic support services that are available for students include the Writing Center, which offers one-on-one tutorials, and the McGraw Center for Teaching & Learning, which provides study halls and peer tutoring in select courses. Our Freshman Scholars Institute (FSI) is an eight-week summer program that allows a cohort of entering students—primarily first-generation college students and/or from lower socio-economic backgrounds—the chance to experience the intellectual, cocurricular, and social life at Princeton. The Scholars Institute Fellows Program (SIFP) also provides all first-generation and low-income students with mentorship, academic enrichment, and scholarly community throughout their undergraduate years. Additionally, through our Programs for Access & Inclusion, we work to support first-generation, lower-income, veteran, and non-traditional students at Princeton.