Princeton University

Princeton, NJ, USA
4.59 Average Rating

Founded in 1746, Princeton University is a private, highly selective, Ivy League, the fourth oldest higher education institution in the nation, and one of the original nine colonial colleges. Princeton features a liberal arts education in the Humanities, Engineering, Natural Sciences, and Social Sciences. The university employs Innovative Learning through the Tim McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning, Princeton Online, “Flipped Classrooms,” and the Council on Science and Technology, as well as through the more than 100 Learning Abroad programs for undergraduates. Outside of the classroom, Princeton offers a unique array of extracurriculars, including the Trenton Circus Squad, a belly dance troupe called Raks Odalisque, and the Princeton Racing Electric team.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed
Level of Institution 4 Year
Campus Setting Suburb
In State Students
15%
Out of State Students
70%
0
100
7%
Acceptance Rate
Average ACT Composite: 34
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1490
0
1600

Key Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Action Acceptance is not binding, but student will receive admissions decision earlier. November 1, 2019 May 1, 2020
Fall Regular Decision January 1, 2020 May 1, 2020
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
8,181
Total Number of Undergrads
5,400
Academic Calendar

Semester

Non Traditional Learning
  • Online Classes
  • Summer Sessions
  • Combined Institution Double Degree Programs
Learning Options
  • ROTC Army
  • ROTC Air Force
  • Study Abroad
  • Honors Program
  • Teacher Certification Offered
0
100
89%
Graduate in 4 Years National: 28%
0
100
97%
Graduate in 6 Years National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
5:1
National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$16,302
Tuition
In-State Tuition
$52,800
Out-of-State Tuition
$52,800
0
100
100%
Need Met
Students Receiving Financial Aid
60%
Average Aid Per Year
$48,088
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Gender
Male
Female
51%
49%
Student Organizations
300
Size of Town
Suburb: Large
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
yes
On Campus Women's Center
yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
New York
San Francisco
Washington
Boston
Los Angeles
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
73%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$74,700
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What Students Are Saying

4.59 Average Rating
Being at Princeton feels a lot like winning the lottery on a daily basis. The people are incredibly interesting and I'm being challenged like I've never been challenged before. It's a place for those who love to work hard and play hard.
Annika from Eugene, OR
Princeton was my life dream, two months in I have no doubt I made the right choice. I have met so many unique, passionate, and amazing people. My classes are very challenging, but engaging and fun.
2016 Tiger

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