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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.

Web Sitewww.princeton.edu/
Institution TypePrivate
CoeducationalYes
Undergraduate Students5,400
   Women2,599 (48.1%)
   Men2,801 (51.9%)
Graduate Students2,781

ADMISSION

Entrance DifficultyMost difficult
Overall Admission Rate7% of 29,303 applicants were admitted
Early Action OfferedYes
Early Decision OfferedNo
Regular Admission DeadlineJanuary 1
Selection of Students
FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
EssayX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA3.89
SAT Math750 average
710-800 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading730 average
690-790 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing740 average
ACT Composite33 average
32-35 range of middle 50%

MONEY MATTERS

Cost of Attendance$66,950
Tuition and Fees
$47,140
Room and Board
$15,610
Average Percent of Need Met100%
Average Freshman Award$51,390
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
$8,908

ACADEMICS

Academic Calendar SystemSemester
General Education/
Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty
Teaching Undergraduates
924
Regular Class Size2-9 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

CAMPUS LIFE

Princeton Population29,008
Nearest Metropolitan AreaNew York City, Philadelphia
Freshman Housing GuaranteeFreshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 100% of freshmen, 96% of all students
Athletic ConferencesNCAA Division I
MascotTiger
Sororities 
Fraternities 

STUDENTS

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 Students11.6% from 99 countries
First-Year Students Returning97.4%
Students Graduating
Within 4 Years
89.2%
Graduates Offered Full-Time
Employment Within 6 Months
72%
Graduates Pursuing
Advanced Study Directly
18.5%
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Average 3.87 4.36 738 722 32
Low 1.80 2.70 460 500 19
High 4.00 5.00 800 800 36
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DID YOU KNOW?

• During its first 140 years Princeton was known as the College of New Jersey.

• Since 1879, "eating clubs" have provided the same amenities and social activities as fraternities and sororities, which are not officially recognized by the Princeton administration.

• In 1783 the Continental Congress met in Princeton's Nassau Hall, which served as the capitol of the United States for five months.

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