5%

Acceptance Rate

$50,758

Avg.Financial Aid

002627

FAFSA Code

Princeton University

  • Type Control of Institution - Public/Private

    Private, Not-For-Profit

  • Acceptance Rate:

    N/A

  • Level

    4 Years

  • Religious Affiliation Indicates religious affiliation (denomination) for private not-for-profit institutions that are religiously affiliated.

    Not applicable

  • Accreditation Accreditation is the process by which the quality of learning at various educational institutions are evaluated. Read More.

    MSCHE

  • Website

    www.princeton.edu
  • Student Population Number of Students attending College

    8,374

  • On Campus Housing Does the institution provide on-campus housing?

    Yes

Princeton University is the private-not-for-profit university which devoted itself to offering 4-year higher education. The university opened its doors in 1746 with the name College of New Jersey and they offered their service with that name till 1896. In 1756 the college relocated to Princeton. It received university status in 1896 and then changed its name to Princeton University.

Princeton University, which is located in Princeton, NJ is a private university. Princeton University covers an area of 500 acres. The foundation of Princeton University was laid down in the year 1746. Princeton University believes in imparting education and contributing to society by focusing on innovation, research, education, and commitment. The motto of the university is Dei Sub Numine Viget (Latin) and its official colors are orange and black. The total enrolment stands at 8,374 (Fall 2018) students at Princeton University. Around 5,422 and 2,997 students take admission in various undergraduate and postgraduate courses of the university. To teach various courses to the students, the school has employed a total of 1,289 faculty. Around 50% of the students are females and 50% are males. Notably, Princeton University is also home to an ethnically diverse student population. At PU around 40% are white, 22% are Asian, and 12% are Non-resident alien. Moreover, around 99% of the students are 24 and under. The college has produced several achievers in its 274 years of existence and some of the notable alumni are John F. Kennedy (Politician, Military Officer), Michelle Obama (Writer, Lawyer), Brooke Shields (Spokesperson, Television producer), and Ralph Nader (Activist, Politician). Princeton University's sporting teams are affiliated to NCAA Division I, Ivy League, ECAC Hockey, EARC, EIVA, and MAISA. Like several universities in the country, athletics play an important part here as well. PU offers a total of 100 undergraduate and graduate programs, including both residential and online. The university also has a long list of accreditations. It has been accredited by ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.), CAEP (Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation), MSCHE (Middle States Commission on Higher Education), and NAAB (National Architectural Accrediting Board). The total endowment of the Princeton University is around $26 billion (2019).

Location & Contact

Email:

N/A

Fax:

Address

1 Nassau Hall

Rankings

It becomes easier for the aspirants to apply to a university and have their doubts regarding the same cleared if the university has a ranking. The ranking of universities by Forbes is done keeping in mind common metrics like acceptance rate, endowment, benefits, and SAT scores, among others. Moreover, Forbes has placed Princeton University at the 5th position among other national universities.

Admissions

  • Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.

    1st Jan

  • Acceptance Rate Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.

    5%

  • SAT Range

    1440 - 1570

  • SAT/ACT

    Recommended

  • ACT Range

    32 - 35

  • High School GPA

    Recommended

  • Application Fee

    $70

  • Accept Common App

    Yes

Annual Cost to Attend

  • Net Price Cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received.

    $16,192

  • Average Annual Cost

    $49,450

Additional Costs:

  • Books And Supplies

    $70,900

  • Other Fees

    $890

  • Room And Board The charges for an academic year for Rooming accommodations and meals for a typical student.

    $16,360

  • Budget For Other Expenses

    $3,150

Total One Year Cost

$70,900

Tuition fees and the cost of living during the course tenure are the next two things that a student should keep in mind before applying to PU. The full-time cost of attendance is approximately $74,150 per year. This cost includes the average annual tuition cost ($52,800), books and supplies ($1,050), room and boarding ($17,150), and budget for other expenses ($3,150). If it sounds unaffordable to the applicant, there are numerous financial aid options available that they can explore.

Academics

Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.

Doctor's degree

Student:Faculty Ratio

5:1

Full-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

98%

Part-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

N/A

Academic Calendar

Semester

Research Funding per Student

$46,591

Faculty Overview

65%

Male Professors

35%

Female Professors

Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad

Majors

Most Popular Majors:

  • Computer Engineering

    129 Graduates

  • Economics

    129 Graduates

  • Public Policy Analysis

    107 Graduates

  • History

    84 Graduates

  • Political Science and Government

    73 Graduates

  • Operations Research

    72 Graduates

  • Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecu...

    51 Graduates

  • Ecology, Evolution, Systematics, an...

    48 Graduates

  • Political Science and Government

    73 Graduates

  • Operations Research

    72 Graduates

  • Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecu...

    51 Graduates

  • Ecology, Evolution, Systematics, an...

    48 Graduates

  • English Language and Literature, Ge...

    48 Graduates

  • Research and Experimental Psycholog...

    45 Graduates

  • Mechanical Engineering

    39 Graduates

  • Chemical Engineering

    38 Graduates

  • Sociology

    37 Graduates

  • Philosophy

    34 Graduates

  • Electrical, Electronics and Communi...

    33 Graduates

  • Chemistry

    32 Graduates

  • Mathematics

    32 Graduates

  • Civil Engineering

    29 Graduates

  • Fine and Studio Arts

    24 Graduates

  • Physics

    24 Graduates

  • Linguistic, Comparative, and Relate...

    23 Graduates

  • Anthropology

    20 Graduates

  • Neurobiology and Neurosciences

    18 Graduates

  • Area Studies

    17 Graduates

  • Romance Languages, Literatures, and...

    16 Graduates

  • Classics and Classical Languages, L...

    14 Graduates

  • Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosc...

    14 Graduates

  • Religion/Religious Studies

    14 Graduates

  • Architecture

    9 Graduates

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics

    7 Graduates

  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Ot...

    7 Graduates

  • Music

    6 Graduates

  • Germanic Languages, Literatures, an...

    4 Graduates

  • Slavic, Baltic and Albanian Languag...

    3 Graduates

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Student Body

Undergraduate Students

5,428

Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

16%

Full-time / Part-time

98% / 2%

Students Gender

Male

51%

US National: 44%

Female

49%

US National: 56%

LGBTQIA STUDENT RESOURCE GROUPS

ON CAMPUS WOMEN'S CENTER

Race/Ethnicity

White

40%

Unknown

3%

Black

8%

Hispanic

10%

Two or more races

5%

Non Resident alien

13%

Asian

21%

American Indian/Alaska native

0%

Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander

0%

Geographic Density

Geographic Density

High

0%

Unknown Location

69%

Out Of State

17%

In State

14%

Foreign

Economic Diversity

36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Median Household Income

$81,428 per year

Campus Life

Housing

The students can reside on campus and 100% of Freshman Live On-Campus.

On Campus Housing Available

Yes

Freshmen Required to Live on Campus

Yes

Freshmen Live on Campus

100%

Undergrads in College Housing

96%

Averege Housing Cost

$9,520/year

Campus Food

The institution has several dining and meal plan options available to students and the average meal plan cost is around $6,840/year.

Meal Plan Available

Yes

Average Meal Plan Available

$6,840/year

Athletes

Division Sports Nickname

Tigers

School Colors

orange and black

Varsity Athletics Association

NCAA

Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

Ivy Group

Total Male Athletes

610

Total Female Athletes

428

Intramural Sports

5

Sports Club

70

Sports Team (Men)

Baseball

Basketball

Cross Country

Crew-Rowing

Fencing

Football

Golf

Ice Hockey

Lacrosse

Soccer

Swimming and Diving

Tennis

Track and Field

Volleyball

Water Polo

Wrestling

Squash

Sports Team (Women)

Basketball

Cross Country

Crew-Rowing

Fencing

Field Hockey

Golf

Ice Hockey

Lacrosse

Soccer

Softball

Swimming and Diving

Tennis

Track and Field

Volleyball

Water Polo

Squash

Campus Security

The university additionally offers an on-campus housing facility for students who wish to dwell nearby. A candidate will be needed to pay a normal expense of $17,150 per year for living on campus. The students at Princeton University have several dining and meal plan options to choose from. Moreover, the average meal plan costs around $6,840 per year. The university has taken a lot of measures to ensure the safety and security of its students. Some of these measures include 24-hr security patrol, campus emergency phones, 24-hr escort safety rides and mobile campus emergency alert. There are around 50% male and 50% female students enrolled at the university.

24-Hour Security Patrol

Campus Emergency Phones

24-Hour Escort Safety rides

Mobile Campus Emergency Alert

After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation

$60,800/year

Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation

$74,700/year

Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

N/A - N/A

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

Show data for students who

and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid.

60%

Average Aid Per Year

$50,758

Students Receiving Federal Grants

22%

Average Aid Per Year

$6,006

Students Receiving State Aid

2%

Average Aid Per Year

$9,350

Students Receiving Institutional Grants

60%

Average Aid Per Year

$48,295

Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income Aid awarded based on the family income.

Income

Average Amount

< $30K

$64,364

$30K - $48K

$64,309

$48K - $75K

$62,330

$75K - $110K

$49,715

> $110K

$32,525

Total Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$174,860,000

In case the students at Princeton University face any financial issues concerning the fees and cost of living, and find the same to be high, they can seek help from the financial aid department of the varsity. It focuses on settling the issues that students face, and candidates can be assisted with scholarships, grants, and student loans. At the university, the average federal grant comes to be around $5,757, whereas the financial aid is $50,139. The students at the university are provided with state aid and institutional aid. The state aid stands at $9,892, while the institutional aid is $50,139. The total need-based scholarships/grants offered at PU based on students' financial needs add up to $174,860,000 per year.

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