Princeton University

Princeton, New Jersey

Overview

Address1 Nassau Hall
School Websitewww.princeton.edu
School TypePrivate not-for-profit, 4-year or above

Large

StatusPrivate not-for-profit
On Campus HousingNo
Level of StudyUndergraduate/Graduate

Princeton University is a small private not-for-profit, 4-year college based in Princeton, New Jersey that offers both undergraduate and graduate programs to its students. The highest level of offerings is doctor's degree. In the 2019 academic year, 35,370 students applied to Princeton University. Of those students, 1,940 were granted admission into the school.

In the 2019 academic year, the in-state tuition for enrolling in Princeton University was $49,450, in addition to fees of $890. This number excludes room and board. The school does not provide on-campus housing, which you may want to factor into your cost analysis when planning to attend Princeton University.

Princeton University has a 96% graduation rate within six years of enrolling.

Getting In

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The Princeton University acceptance rate is 5%. To put this into perspective, 1,940 of the 35,370 students who applied to Princeton University in the 2019 academic year were admitted. It’s clear that enrolling in Princeton University is not out of reach. You simply need the right credentials.

Most students who have been accepted into Princeton University had an SAT score between the range of 1,440 and 1,570. If you want a good shot of getting in, you'll also want to have strong ACT scores. The ACT range for Princeton University was between 32 and 35 in the last academic year.

In addition, applicants are not required to submit their GPA to Princeton University as part of their application.

Annual Cost to Attend

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Cost is a crucial factor to consider when deciding what college to attend. At Princeton University, the tuition for in-state residents is $49,450. Combined with fees of $890, room and board costs of $16,360, other expenses of $3,150 and the $1,050 cost of books and supplies, the total in-state one-year cost is $70,900.

Out-of-state residents can expect to pay more. While the costs for room, board, and other expenses are the same, out-of-state tuition is significantly higher. Out-of-state students must pay $50,340 in tuition. This brings the total one-year cost of enrolling in Princeton University to $70,900 for out-of-state students.

Students at Princeton University are eligible for federal financial aid. The average federal aid awarded to students at Princeton University was $6,006 last year. The percentage of students awarded federal aid was 22%.

Princeton University Undergraduate Population

Full-Time Undergrad Enrollment
Part-Time Undergrad Enrollment
Student-to-Faculty Ratio5:1

Student composition is an important deciding factor for most students applying to Princeton University.

Princeton University has a good gender split, with 49% of undergraduates being female and 51% of undergraduates being male.

At the school, most students are out-of-state residents; in fact, 69% of all students reside out-of-state. However, 17% of students come from in-state and 14% of students are international. This means you’ll be able to interact with people from all backgrounds.

The student to faculty ratio at Princeton University is 5:1. This means that for every 5 there is one member of faculty at the school.

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