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.

Website: www.princeton.edu/

Private
Co-ed
5,394
Undergraduate
Students
(48.6%) 2,621 Women
(51.4%) 2,773 Men
2,879
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Most difficult
Overall Admission Rate
6% of 31,056 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
January 1

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.91
SAT Math
720-790 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
710-780 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
31-35 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$66,510
Tuition and Fees
$49,330
Room and Board
$16,290
Average Percent of Need Met
100%
Average Freshman Award
$54,310
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$9,005
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
959
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
8.8% Black/African-American
11.5% Hispanic/Latino
4.9% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
48.4% White
1.7% Unknown
International Students
11.7% from 97 countries
First-Year Students Returning
98.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
88.6%
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 Not Reported
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 not accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
November 1
Early Action Notification
December 15

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
Required for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
3 required for all freshmen
Other
 
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
6% of 31,056 applicants were admitted
Women
7% of 14,958 applicants were admitted
Men
6% of 16,098 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
1,312 (66%) of 1,990 admitted students enrolled
Women
662 (66%) of 996 admitted students enrolled
Men
650 (65%) of 994 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
Not reported
Students Offered Wait List
1,168
Students Accepting Wait List Position
826
Students Admitted From Wait List
101

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.91
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
720-790 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
84%
Score of 600 - 700
15%
Score of 500 - 600
1%
Score of 400 - 500
0%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
710-780 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
81%
Score of 600 - 700
18%
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
31-35 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
88%
Score of 24 - 29
11%
Score of 18 - 23
1%
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
$66,510
Tuition and Fees
$49,330
Room and Board
$16,290
Books and Supplies
Not reported
Other Expenses
Not reported
Payment Plans
Installment plan, deferred payment

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 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
930 (71.0%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
798 (85.8%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
798 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
798 (100.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
100%
Average Award
$54,310
Need-Based Gift
Received by 798 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $52,800
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 798 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $1,510
Merit-Based Gift
Not reported
Merit-Based Gift
Not reported

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
3,378 (64.2%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
3,155 (93.4%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
3,155 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
3,155 (100.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
100%
Average Award
$53,415
Need-Based Gift
Received by 3,155 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $51,365
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 3,155 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $2,050
Merit-Based Gift
Not reported
Merit-Based Gift
Not reported

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
17%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$9,005
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

  • 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 Engineering, General
  • East Asian Studies
  • Ecology
  • Economics, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other
  • German Language and Literature
  • History, General
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Molecular Biology
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music, General
  • Near and Middle Eastern Studies
  • 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
Engineering, Social sciences, Biological/life 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
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
959
Part-Time Faculty
190
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
78%
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 Architecture, Master of Science, Master of Public Policy, Master of Science in Engineering, Master of Finance, Master of Arts, Master of Engineering, Master of Public Affairs

Master's Programs of Study

  • Aerospace/Aeronautical Engineering
  • Architecture
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Finance and Banking
  • Financial Engineering
  • International Affairs
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Near and Middle Eastern Studies
  • Operations Research
  • Public Affairs
  • Public Policy

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Doctor of Philosophy

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Aerospace/Aeronautical Engineering
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Archaeology
  • Architecture
  • Asian Studies
  • Astronomy
  • Astrophysics
  • Atmospheric Sciences
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Classics
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computational Biology
  • Computational Sciences
  • Computer Science
  • Demography and Population Studies
  • Ecology
  • Economics
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electronic Materials
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • English
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Evolutionary Biology
  • Financial Engineering
  • French
  • Geosciences
  • German
  • History
  • History of Science and Technology
  • International Affairs
  • Marine Biology
  • Materials Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Molecular Biology
  • Music
  • Near and Middle Eastern Studies
  • Neuroscience
  • Ocean Engineering
  • Oceanography
  • Operations Research
  • Philosophy
  • Photonics
  • Physics
  • Plasma Physics
  • Political Science
  • Portuguese
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Affairs
  • Public Policy
  • Religion
  • Russian
  • Slavic Languages
  • 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   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 x  
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
 
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
5,394
Women
2,621 (48.6%)
Men
2,773 (51.4%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
5,260
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
24.4% Asian
8.8% Black/African-American
11.5% Hispanic/Latino
4.9% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
48.4% White
1.7% Unknown
International Students.
11.7% from 97 countries
Average Age
20
All Graduate Students
2,879

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
98.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
88.6%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
96.2%
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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