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  • Undergraduate Financial Aid Office - P.O. Box 591
    Princeton , NJ 08542-0591
    (609) 258-3330

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    Princeton University More Information

    Type of School
    Four or more years , Private not-for-profit
    Religious affiliation
    Highest degree offered
    Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
    Distance learning opportunities

  • Princeton University Admission Basics

    Admissions office phone number (609) 258-3060
    Open admission policy No
    Undergraduate Application fee $65
    Applied 27,297
    Admitted 1,948
    Enrolled 1,322
    Admitted % 7%

    Princeton University Admission factors

    Admission test scores Required
    Secondary school GPA Recommended
    Secondary school rank Recommended
    Secondary school record Required
    TOEFL Required
    Completion of college preparatory program Recommended
    Recommendations Required
    Formal demonstration of competencies Recommended

    Princeton University Admission statistics

    Students submitting SAT 91%
    SAT 1 Verbal 25th percentile score 700
    SAT 1 Verbal 75th percentile score 790
    SAT 1 Math 25th percentile score 710
    SAT 1 Math 75th percentile score 800
    Students submitting ACT 29%
    ACT Composite 25th percentile score 31
    ACT Composite 75th percentile score 34

    Princeton University Diversity

    American Indian/Alaskan Native -
    Asian/Pacific Islander -
    Black/Non-Hispanic -
    Hispanic -
    White/Non-Hispanic -
    Non-Resident Alien 19%
    Race/ethnicity unknown 6%
  • Princeton University Cost

    In-State Tuition, Full-time Undergraduates $45,320
    Out-of-state Tuition, Full-time Undergraduates $45,320
    Books and Supplies $1,050
    On-campus room and board $14,770
    Off-campus room and board -

    Princeton University Financial Aid

    Students Receiving Aid 59%
    Receiving Federal Grants 18% , $5,522 on average
    Receiving Institutional Aid 59% , $39,805 on average
    Receiving Student Loans 12% , $3,460 on average
  • Princeton University Programs & Majors

    Graduates in 2012/2013 academic year.

    Architecture 10 34 1
    East Asian Studies 9 8 5
    Near and Middle Eastern Studies 13 5 4
    Computational Biology 0 9 4
    Ecology 60 8 6
    Molecular Biology 63 14 17
    Neuroscience 0 7 2
    ENGINEERING Bachelor Master Doctorate
    Chemical Engineering 45 7 16
    Civil Engineering, General 25 14 5
    Computer Engineering, General 112 31 16
    Electrical and Electronics Engineering 35 30 28
    Engineering, General 0 0 0
    Mechanical Engineering 44 27 10
    Operations Research 77 8 8
    English Language and Literature, General 51 10 7
    Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General 10 2 4
    Comparative Literature 12 7 5
    French Language and Literature 5 4 3
    German Language and Literature 5 3 3
    Hispanic and Latin American Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General 3 7 3
    Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General 0 0 0
    Slavic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General 1 4 2
    HISTORY Bachelor Master Doctorate
    History and Philosophy of Science and Technology 0 5 1
    History, General 87 17 21
    MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS Bachelor Master Doctorate
    Applied Mathematics, General 0 11 6
    Financial Mathematics 0 28 0
    Mathematics, General 29 12 9
    Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 12 0 0
    Philosophy 23 2 5
    Religion/Religious Studies 12 8 3
    PHYSICAL SCIENCES Bachelor Master Doctorate
    Astrophysics 9 11 10
    Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General 0 3 4
    Chemistry, General 38 24 45
    Geology/Earth Science, General 17 3 8
    Physics, General 16 11 15
    PSYCHOLOGY Bachelor Master Doctorate
    Psychology, General 68 4 3
    Public Policy Analysis, General 141 83 5
    SOCIAL SCIENCES Bachelor Master Doctorate
    Anthropology 20 3 5
    Demography and Population Studies 0 4 2
    Economics, General 115 18 28
    Political Science and Government, General 75 23 25
    Sociology 36 11 15
    VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS Bachelor Master Doctorate
    Art History, Criticism and Conservation 21 5 8
    Music, General 8 8 6
  • Princeton University Deadlines

    Regular Admissions

    Regular application deadline January 1
    Priority application deadline -
    Fall application deadline January 1
    SAT Reasoning / ACT scores due January 1
    SAT Subject score report due January 1
    College will notify student by March 28
    Student must reply to acceptance by May 1
    Deadline for housing deposit -

    Financial Aid

    Financial aid priority deadline February 1
    Financial aid deadline -
    College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about -
    Student must reply to financial aid decision by May 1

    Early Decision/Action

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    Early action deadline November 1
    College will notify student of early action by December 18

    Transfer Students

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Student Reviews of Princeton University

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  • Nins from NJ

    The food and dining is one of my main factors for choosing Princeton. I believe that our diet and our health should be our first priority to thrive anywhere. The best health comes from a perfect diet. Princeton makes sure to provide its students… more read full review

    The food and dining is one of my main factors for choosing Princeton. I believe that our diet and our health should be our first priority to thrive anywhere. The best health comes from a perfect diet. Princeton makes sure to provide its students with the healthiest food options. The dining halls serve all kinds of foods - from green vegetables to guilty-pleasure snacks. The dining halls also serve ethnic foods from different countries so the students don't feel home-sick. read full review

  • Nick from FL

    Princeton is full of traditions that I personally love. When you get to campus you walk through the front gates, and aren't supposed to walk back out before graduation, or else it's said that you'll jeopardize your chance to finish in 4 years. I… more read full review

    Princeton is full of traditions that I personally love. When you get to campus you walk through the front gates, and aren't supposed to walk back out before graduation, or else it's said that you'll jeopardize your chance to finish in 4 years. I think about 3/4 of students play along with that particular tradition, which I think is pretty nice, even if the superstition is of course not much more than urban legend. Another fun tradition is the 'arch sings,' in which the a cappella groups meet under archways and entertain whoever passes by on their way to pregames or the eating clubs on Thursday and Saturday nights. There's lots of other great traditions like the bonfire (if we beat both Harvard and Yale in the same season), Reunions (the largest reunion event in the country that tons of current students stick around for in May), and Opening Exercises (freshman convocation that's held in the chapel and feels like your first day at Hogwarts). read full review

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