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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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