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Princeton University Overview

Located in Princeton, New Jersey, Princeton University is a private not-for-profit institution. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

What Is Princeton University Known For?

0 Undergraduate Awards
$35,915 Avg Cost After Aid
4% Acceptance Rate
  • Students who want to work more closely with their professors have an easier time at Princeton since the student to facuty ratio is 5 to 1.
  • The highest award offered at Princeton is the doctor's degree.
  • In <nil>, 84% of the faculty were full-time.
  • A student who earns a bachelor's degree from Princeton makes roughly $110,433 a year. This is 171% more than their peers from other colleges and universities.
  • The average Princeton student graduates in 4.1 years. That's better than the national average of 4.4 years.

Where Is Princeton University?


Contact details for Princeton are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1 Nassau Hall, Princeton, NJ 08544-0070
Phone: 609-258-3000

Admission Requirements for Princeton

Submission Required?
High School GPA Recommended
High School Rank Recommended
High School Transcript Required
College Prep Program Recommended
Recommendations Required
SAT or ACT Scores Considered but not required
TOEFL Required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Princeton?

4% Acceptance Rate
53% Of Accepted Are Women
56% Submit SAT Scores
If you plan to apply to Princeton, make sure you don't wait until the last minute to fill out your application. The school is one of the most selective in the United States and has a low acceptance rate of 4%. If you are admitted, that's something to brag about!

Approximately 47% of accepted students are men and 53% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 4%, and the acceptance rate for women is 5%.

Average Test Scores

About 56% of students accepted to Princeton submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 720 and 770. Math scores were between 740 and 800.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Princeton University  ( 720 to 770 )

SAT Math Scores for Princeton University  ( 740 to 800 )
Princeton received ACT scores from 35% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 34 and 36. Math scores were between 31 and 35. Composite scores were between 33 and 35.

ACT English Scores for Princeton University  ( 34 to 36 )
ACT Math Scores for Princeton University  ( 31 to 35 )
ACT Composite Scores for Princeton University  ( 33 to 35 )

Can I Afford Princeton University?

$35,915 Net Price
4% Take Out Loans
The overall average net price of Princeton is $35,915. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Princeton, approximately 4% of students took out student loans averaging $7,216 a year. That adds up to $28,864 over four years for those students.

Princeton University Undergraduate Student Diversity

5,240 Full-Time Undergraduates
50% Women
48% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 5,321 undergraduate students at Princeton, with 5,240 being full-time and 81 being part-time.


There are also 3,157 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 5,240 full-time undergraduates at Princeton, 50% are male and 50% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Princeton University students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 1,199
Black or African American 436
Hispanic or Latino 551
White 2,016
International Students 614
Other Races/Ethnicities 424

Geographic Diversity

New Jersey students aren't the only ones who study at Princeton University. At this time, 49 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 114 countries are represented at Princeton. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, Canada, and India.


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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