Princeton University

1 Nassau Hall, Princeton, NJ

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Princeton University provides a variety of educational opportunities for students to assist them in their growth and development. The school is located in Princeton, New Jersey and operated as a private institution. Approximately 7,700 students are enrolled per year at Princeton University.

Here is a list of some of the popular programs Princeton University offers:

  • Social Sciences
  • Public Administration And Social Services
  • History
  • Engineering
  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences

To be considered for admissions, you may be asked to fill out an application, write a personal statement, and submit school records, which are then studied by the admissions staff. Either the ACT or SAT exam can be taken to apply to Princeton University. Scores in a range of 31 to 34 on the ACT or 2110 to 2380 on the SAT are recommended to greatly increase your chances for admission. Competition for admissions among applicants is high, given that only 8% of students who applied are accepted to the school.

Tuition is approximately $42,000 per year, though it may change based on any number of circumstances. Students should visit the school's price of attendance calculator to see the personalize cost of attendance. Housing is available for students and costs around $7,300 each year. Princeton University may help with costs by offering financial aid for students that qualify by way of grants and loans.

The Princeton University Tigers participate in a number of athletic programs, as part of the NCAA organization. Available athletic programs offered:

  • Baseball (NCAA Division I-AA)
  • Basketball (NCAA Division I-AA)
  • Track & Field (NCAA Division I-AA)

For a complete list of programs offered, enrollment information, financial aid details, and more, please visit the school's website at http://www.princeton.edu.

Admission Requirements & Details

The admission details below may provide a better idea of the students Princeton University accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP or college credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

Princeton University has a total student population of about 8,100, with undergraduate students making up about 66% of the total student population and graduate students making up the rest.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Tuition is estimated to be around $48,000 per year for in-state and nonresident students
  • For part-time students, charges are between $1,400-$1,600 per unit
  • May offer prepaid tuition, allowing students to purchase tuition at current rates for future years.

Financial Aid Details

The financial aid table below details the types of financial aid, along with the percent of students receiving aid, and on average the amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid59%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships59%$41,764
Receiving Student Loans12%$3,460
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Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To support students and graduates, Princeton University may provide student services like those listed below:

  • Counseling assistance
  • Student employment

Graduation Rates

Princeton University has a high graduation rate when compared to nearby similar schools.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years88%
Graduating in 5 Years7%
Graduating in 6 Years2%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Teacher Education (Bachelor's) Program
    • * Accredited by the Teacher Education Accreditation Council, Accreditation Committee (since 2012)

Intercollegiate Athletics

Princeton University is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports belonging to the NCAA Division I-AA classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (Ivy Group)
  • Basketball (Ivy Group)
  • Track and Field (Ivy Group)
  • Fencing
  • Field Hockey
  • Football (Ivy Group)
  • Golf
  • Ice Hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Rowing
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Squash
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Water Polo
  • Wrestling
  • Other Sports
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Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Architecture

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Engineering

English Language and Literature

Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies

Foreign Languages and Literature

History

Interdisciplinary Studies

    Mathematics and Statistics

    Philosophy and Religious Studies

    Physical Sciences

    Psychology

    Public Administration and Social Services

    Social Sciences

    Visual and Performing Arts

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    Data Disclaimer

    Information displayed on this page has been obtained from Institution, State, and Federal data sources, including the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Survey 2010-2016. Information should be solely used for informational purposes only and may not be accurate for the current year. Contact Princeton University for official up-to-date information.

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    • Phone: (609) 258-3060

    Financial Aid Office

    • Phone: (609) 258-3330

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    ACCEPTANCE RATE
    7.14%

    FINANCIAL AID RATE
    59%

    STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
    5:1

    FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
    $41,466