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Princeton University Campus Life

Campus Size

Medium-Sized Campus
5,142
Total Undergrads
1,312
Degree-Seeking Freshmen

Gender Breakdown:

45% Women
55% Men

Athletics

NCAA Division I-AA

Ivy Group

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports

Coaches

18
Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $119,539)
16
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $95,250)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined 64 60 - -
Baseball 29 - Yes -
Basketball 16 13 Yes Yes
Fencing 20 16 - -
Field Hockey - 22 Yes Yes
Football 108 - - -
Golf 7 8 - Yes
Ice Hockey 28 21 Yes Yes
Lacrosse 44 24 Yes -
Other Sports 32 - - -
Rowing 90 77 - -
Soccer 31 23 Yes Yes
Softball - 14 Yes Yes
Squash 18 14 Yes -
Swimming and Diving 39 43 - -
Tennis 12 9 Yes Yes
Volleyball 14 14 Yes -
Water Polo 23 18 - Yes
Wrestling 21 - - -
Badminton - - Yes Yes
Bowling - - - Yes
Court Sports - - - Yes
Cycling - - Yes -
Dance - - Yes -
Equestrian - - Yes -
Frisbee/Disc Sports - - Yes -
Indoor Fitness/Recreation - - - Yes
Martial Arts/Self Defense - - Yes -
Rifle - - Yes -
Rugby - - Yes -
Sailing - - Yes -
Skating - - Yes -
Skiing - - Yes -
Table Tennis - - Yes -

Diversity

Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.4%
Asian/Pacific Islander 13.0%
Black/non-Hispanic 6.2%
Hispanic 7.2%
Non-resident alien 18.8%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 6.5%
Two or more races 2.7%
White/non-Hispanic 45.2%
Disabilities
Percent of students with disability 3% or less

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Library on campus
Living
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, meals per week can vary

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Marching Band
  • Music Ensemble
  • Pep Band
  • Symphony Orchestra
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
  • Musical Theater
  • Opera
Journalism & Publications
  • Literary Magazine
  • Student Newspaper
  • Yearbook
  • Radio Station
Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
  • Air Force ROTC
Other
  • International Student Organization
  • Model United Nations
  • Student Government
  • Campus Ministries

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 1
Drug Law Violation 4
Liquor Law Violation 0
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 13
Property Crime 40
Reviews Dorm Life
  • A Midwestern Boy
  • 3
  • Compared to dorms at, say, WashU, Princeton dorms are no good. On the other hand, Princeton dorms compare very favorably with dorms at state schools and most private colleges. So,…

  • Dec-12-2012 Read More
  • Annika from Eugene, OR
  • 3
  • Princeton has six residential colleges. I live in Forbes, which is commonly considered the equivalent of Hufflepuff (it's out-of-the-way and not very glamorous.) While a lot of my dormmates love…

  • Mar-25-2012 Read More
  • Student :)
  • 5
  • I love my residential college and dorm life. The people in my hall are great, there are generally no problems with partying, and the rooms are very comfortable. This might…

  • Jan-16-2012 Read More
  • Princeton!
  • 5
  • I loved my residential college freshman year and I think in general, the residential college system works out great. Princeton easily has better dorms than many universities that I have…

  • Jun-12-2012 Read More
  • 2016 Tiger
  • 5
  • Because of the age of the school, dorms here are very variable. I like my dorm, and my hallmates. The roommate questionnaire was quite comprehensive and though she is a…

  • Nov-11-2012 Read More

Reviews

Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 4
  • kj
  • Dec-23-2013 I am a current student here

    Wilcox has the best dining but it's pretty comparable... Most people get sick of college food in general

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  • 3
  • L from Florence, SC
  • Oct-13-2013 I am a current student here

    It could be better in both offerings and hours. More non-processed food would be appreciated.

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  • 5
  • Michael from Las Vegas, NV
  • Jun-18-2013 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    The food here is phenomenal. Once you are in the dining hall, you can eat as much as you'd like with the buffet style options and variety of cuisines. All the 4 major dining halls, which each serve different kinds of food, are all open to all students for every meal, making eating options almost limitless. Getting the unlimited plan also allows you to eat food as many times as you want, get free food at the campus center for late meals, and even buy food for guests whenever you like.

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  • 4
  • Jason from California
  • Jun-12-2013 I am a current student here

    Princeton dining services are very on top of their game. They have fresh, organic produce and brag about their use of eggs from cage free hens and milk from natural cows. That being said, the menu does get a little repetitive because at the end of the day, it's still dining hall food.

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  • 4
  • Melissa from Norwalk, CT
  • Apr-02-2013 I am a current student here

    The food here is the best you can get at any other college. Each college is full of a different variety of food. There are always numerous amounts of study breaks that bring products from near by restauraunts to the students for free. Every Thursday night there is four hibachi grills set up in the Graduate College: pasta, soups, salads, and a type of meat. Brunch on sundays is delicious everywhere you go, but Forbes is known especially for their chocolate fountain on Sunday's. There is also a variety of high quality restaurants on Nassau street ( edging the North of Campus) where one can eat to spice up the food options.

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  • 5
  • A Midwestern Boy
  • Dec-12-2012 I am a current student here

    The food here is very good. It is served buffet style so that once you are in the dining hall, you can eat as much as you please, and there is always a good variety of choices. There are 4 major dining halls for undergraduates (5 counting the grad college), which are all open to all students for every meal, and which all serve different kinds of food. Menus vary, but can be checked online. Also, get the unlimited plan. Then you can eat all the food, swipe in as many times as you want, guest people in, and get free food at the campus center for late meal when you aren't eating regular meals.

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  • 5
  • 2016 Tiger
  • Nov-11-2012 I am a current student here

    The dining hall food (especially the desserts) is really good. It's like any such dining situation where after a while you do get a little tired of it. As a freshman, I can't say much about the eating clubs.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Tim from Singapore
  • Apr-06-2014 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    Not really active as compared to most other schools.

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  • 0
  • Jason from California
  • Jun-12-2013 I am a current student here

    Freshmen are banned from rushing and once they are Sophomores, they won't need a website to tell them about Greek Life on campus.

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  • 0
  • A Midwestern Boy
  • Dec-12-2012 I am a current student here

    Greek life at Princeton exists, but is marginal. Instead, we have eating clubs.

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  • 0
  • 2016 Tiger
  • Nov-11-2012 I am a current student here

    Not really applicable. There are a few groups, but they are not officially recognized by the university. Freshmen are forbidden from rushing. Princeton has their own unique eating club system, which upperclassmen join for their meals. These clubs each possess there own mansion on what is know as the Street, they also serve as the center of the party culture.

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  • 0
  • De Vann from Lake Helen, FL
  • Sep-14-2012 I am a current student here

    Not officially recognized by the school and freshmen are not allowed to rush but we have eating clubs for parties.

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  • 0
  • Claire from Lewisberry, PA
  • Jul-08-2012 I am a current student here

    Greek life definitely isn't major on campus. This past year, the school declared that freshmen are no longer allowed to rush, and they now have to wait until sophomore year. There may be a few frats and sororities that were outraged by this change, but for the most part it affects us very little. For the most part, eating clubs take the place of frat houses at night - they're a large part of our night life.

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  • 0
  • Tiger '15
  • Jun-18-2012 I am a current student here

    Little Greek life. Eating Clubs are Princeton's version of frats and sororities.

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  • 0
  • Princeton!
  • Jun-12-2012 I am a current student here

    There are sororities and frats, but they don't make up much of the social life. A lot of the parties happen on Prospect Avenue with the eating clubs.

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