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Princeton University
Princeton, NJ
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.
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 5,400
   Women 2,599 (48.1%)
   Men 2,801 (51.9%)
Graduate Students 2,781
Entrance Difficulty Most difficult
Overall Admission Rate 7% of 29,303 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered Yes
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline January 1
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.89
SAT Math 750 average
710-800 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 730 average
690-790 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 33 average
32-35 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests X      
Essay X      
Extracurricular Activities   X    
Cost of Attendance $64,390
  Tuition and Fees $45,320
  Room and Board $14,770
Average Percent of Need Met 100%
Average Freshman Award $51,390
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 919
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 30% of classes
10-19 students: 42% of classes
20-29 students: 10% of classes
30-39 students: 5% of classes
40-49 students: 2% of classes
50-99 students: 7% of classes
Over 100 students: 4% of classes
Princeton Population 29,008
Nearest Metropolitan Area New York City, Philadelphia
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 100% of freshmen, 98% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division I
Mascot Tiger
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
24.2% Asian
8.8% Black/African-American
11.0% Hispanic/Latino
4.4% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
49.5% White
1.8% Unknown
International Students 11.6% from 99 countries
First-Year Students Returning 97.4%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 89.2%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months 72%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly 18.5%