Princeton University
Princeton, NJ, USA

Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
51%
49%
Size of Town
Small city
In-State Students
15%
Out-Of-State Students
82%
US States Represented
53
Countries Represented
97
Ethnicity
African American
8%
Asian/Pacific Islander
21%
Hispanic
10%
White
41%
Multiracial
5%
Unknown
3%
Percent of First Generation Students
28%
Student Organizations
250
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
Yes
Cultural Student Resource Groups
Yes

Housing

0
100
94%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes
Disability Housing Available
Yes
0
100
1%
Freshman Living on Campus

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Tigers
School Colors
orange and black
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Ivy Group
Total Male Athletes
610
Total Female Athletes
428
Intramural Sports
5
Sports Club
21
Sports Team (Men)
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Crew-Rowing
  • Fencing
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Ice Hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
  • Volleyball
  • Water Polo
  • Wrestling
  • Squash
Sports Team (Women)
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Crew-Rowing
  • Fencing
  • Field Hockey
  • Golf
  • Ice Hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
  • Volleyball
  • Water Polo
  • Squash
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Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
24-HR escort safety rides
Yes
Mobile campus emergency alert
Yes

What Students Are Saying

4.59 Average Rating
The eating clubs have a great environment and are really fun!
Who wouldn't want a personalized omelet for breakfast?!?!?!?
Gabriella
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.
2016 Tiger
I'm currently home for Spring Break and dreading heading back for another few months of dorm food. Luckily, I know Princeton will do its best to break up the monotony. One of the (few) good things about living in Forbes is the food - we have a fancy brunch every Sunday and a delicious monthly vegetarian night, and every Wednesday night tends to be pretty special food.
Annika from Eugene, OR
good fresh food! short walk to dining hall
GA
Superb food with a wide variety of choices.
Tim from Singapore
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.
A Midwestern Boy
Personally, I think the food is pretty great, particularly because there are 4 dining halls you can access, so if you have an unlimited plan you can just walk somewhere else if your first choice doesn't have great options. It's all-you-can-eat, and there tend to be diverse options depending on which hall you choose. Also, the campus center offers 'late meal,' in which you can swipe an additional time after lunch and dinner (if you're on an unlimited plan), and basically eat 'free.' I can't speak to the eating club dining experience just yet, but most claim to have the best food among the clubs, so they must be pretty decent. Off-campus, the town is a little pricey so students don't tend to eat at many of the restaurants, although there are some more reasonable options that appeal to college kids. You'll have most of what you need on campus, though, so there often isn't a need to cross the street into town.
Nick from FL