Princeton, founded in 1746, is a private, Ivy League, comprehensive university. Its 600-acre campus is located in a residential section of Princeton, 50 miles southwest of New York City. The main campus includes Georgian and Gothic architectural styles and contemporary structures by I.M. Pei and Robert Venturi.

Website: www.princeton.edu/

Private
Co-ed
5,428
Undergraduate
Students
(48.8%) 2,650 Women
(51.2%) 2,778 Men
2,946
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Most difficult
Overall Admission Rate
5% of 35,370 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
January 1

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.90
SAT Math
730-800 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
710-770 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
32-35 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$70,900
Tuition and Fees
$50,340
Room and Board
$16,360
Average Percent of Need Met
100%
Average Freshman Award
$55,785
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$9,059
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
985
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 36% of classes
10-19 students: 36% of classes
20-29 students: 11% of classes
30-39 students: 3% of classes
40-49 students: 2% of classes
50-99 students: 7% of classes
Over 100 students: 4% of classes
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Campus Life

Princeton Population
29,008
Nearest Metropolitan Area
New York City, Philadelphia
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
96% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Tiger
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
24.4% Asian
8.9% Black/African-American
12.0% Hispanic/Latino
5.4% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
47.3% White
1.6% Unknown
International Students
12.0% from 97 countries
First-Year Students Returning
98.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
87.4%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
72%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
18.5%
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Most Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1310 on the SAT I or over 29 on the ACT; about 30% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma or equivalent is not required
High School Program
 

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English   4
Mathematics   4
Science   4
Foreign Language   4
Social Studies   2
History   2
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required January 1
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only Recommended
SAT Essay Component Policy Essay component required
ACT Writing Test Policy Writing component required
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Used for admission
ACT: Used for admission

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
 
City, State, Zip
Princeton, NJ 08544-1019
Phone
(609) 258-3060
Fax
 
E-mail
uaoffice@princeton.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
January 1
Application Fee
$70
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
April 1
Accept Offer of Admission
May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
Not reported
Early Action Notification
Not reported

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted, supplemental forms required
Universal College Application
Accepted, supplemental forms required
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
 
Letters of Recommendation
3 required for all freshmen
Other
Graded written paper required for freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
5% of 35,370 applicants were admitted
Women
6% of 17,169 applicants were admitted
Men
5% of 18,201 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
1,312 (68%) of 1,940 admitted students enrolled
Women
664 (68%) of 980 admitted students enrolled
Men
688 (72%) of 960 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
Not reported
Students Offered Wait List
1,125
Students Accepting Wait List Position
844
Students Admitted From Wait List
0

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.90
3.75 and Above
87%
3.50 - 3.74
9%
3.25 - 3.49
2%
3.00 - 3.24
1%
2.50 - 2.99
1%
2.00 - 2.49
 

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
730-800 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
87%
Score of 600 - 700
12%
Score of 500 - 600
1%
Score of 400 - 500
0%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
710-770 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
80%
Score of 600 - 700
19%
Score of 500 - 600
1%
Score of 400 - 500
0%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
32-35 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
90%
Score of 24 - 29
10%
Score of 18 - 23
0%
Score of 12 - 17
0%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
 
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$70,900
Tuition and Fees
$50,340
Room and Board
$16,360
Books and Supplies
$1,050
Other Expenses
$3,150
Payment Plans
 

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
faoffice@princeton.edu
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline February 1
Award Notification
On or about April 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 002627
Free

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
978 (71.0%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
842 (85.8%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
842 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
842 (100.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
100%
Average Award
$55,785
Need-Based Gift
Received by 842 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $54,270
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 842 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $1,515
Merit-Based Gift
Not reported
Merit-Based Gift
Not reported

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
3,506 (64.2%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
3,261 (93.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
3,264 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
3,264 (100.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
100%
Average Award
$55,602
Need-Based Gift
Received by 3,264 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $53,572
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 3,264 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $2,030
Merit-Based Gift
Not reported
Merit-Based Gift
Not reported

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
18%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$9,059
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
College/university loans

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Not offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • African-American/Black Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Architecture
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Astrophysics
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry, General
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computer Science
  • East Asian Studies
  • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • Economics, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Engineering, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • German Language and Literature
  • History, General
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Molecular Biology
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music, General
  • Near and Middle Eastern Studies
  • Neuroscience
  • Operations Research
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Policy Analysis, General
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Slavic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
Most Popular Disciplines
Social sciences, Engineering, Computer and information sciences
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
None
Special Programs
Student-designed major, Independent study, Study abroad
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
No online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
985
Part-Time Faculty
181
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
79%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 36% of classes
10-19 students: 36% of classes
20-29 students: 11% of classes
30-39 students: 3% of classes
40-49 students: 2% of classes
50-99 students: 7% of classes
Over 100 students: 4% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 28% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 61% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 9% of discussion sections/labs
30-39 students: 2% of discussion sections/labs
40-49 students: 0% of discussion sections/labs
50-59 students: 0% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
9,931,137
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
500
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Not Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Public Affairs, Master of Arts, Master of Science in Engineering, Master of Public Policy, Master of Engineering, Master of Architecture

Master's Programs of Study

  • Architecture
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Environmental Engineering
  • International Affairs
  • Near and Middle Eastern Studies
  • Public Affairs
  • Public Policy

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Doctor of Philosophy

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Architecture
  • Asian Studies
  • Atmospheric Sciences
  • Civil Engineering
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computational Sciences
  • Computer Science
  • Demography and Population Studies
  • Ecology
  • Economics
  • English
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Evolutionary Biology
  • French
  • Geosciences
  • History of Science and Technology
  • International Affairs
  • Marine Biology
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Near and Middle Eastern Studies
  • Neuroscience
  • Ocean Engineering
  • Oceanography
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Portuguese
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Affairs
  • Public Policy
  • Religion
  • Sociology
  • Spanish

Location and Setting


Princeton Population
29,008
Nearest Metropolitan Area
New York City, Philadelphia
Campus Size
600 acres

Weather

Temperature
23.4 average low in January, 82.3 average high in September
Rain
122 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
Princeton
Nearest Train Station
Princeton

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
96% of all students
Housing Requirements
Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
4%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
 

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Tiger
School Colors
Orange and black

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x  
Basketball x   x  
Crew x   x  
Cross-Country Running x   x  
Fencing x   x  
Field Hockey x      
Football     x  
Golf     x  
Ice Hockey x   x  
Lacrosse x   x  
Soccer x   x  
Softball x      
Squash x   x  
Swimming And Diving x   x  
Tennis x   x  
Track And Field x   x  
Volleyball x   x  
Water Polo x   x  
Wrestling     x  
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x  
Crew x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Fencing x  
Field Hockey x  
Football    
Golf    
Ice Hockey x  
Lacrosse x  
Soccer x  
Softball x  
Squash x  
Swimming And Diving x  
Tennis x  
Track And Field x  
Volleyball x  
Water Polo x  
Wrestling    
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x  
Basketball x  
Crew x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Fencing x  
Field Hockey    
Football x  
Golf x  
Ice Hockey x  
Lacrosse x  
Soccer x  
Softball    
Squash x  
Swimming And Diving x  
Tennis x  
Track And Field x  
Volleyball x  
Water Polo x  
Wrestling x  
Women's Club Sports
golf
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
 

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
ROTC
Army ROTC offered on campus, Navy ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
5,428
Women
2,650 (48.8%)
Men
2,778 (51.2%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
5,321
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
24.4% Asian
8.9% Black/African-American
12.0% Hispanic/Latino
5.4% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
47.3% White
1.6% Unknown
International Students.
12.0% from 97 countries
Average Age
20
All Graduate Students
2,946

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
98.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
87.4%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
94.8%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
97.3%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
72%
Average Starting Salary
72%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
18.5%
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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