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?
- Students at Princeton may have an easier time interacting with their teachers since the student to faculty ratio at the school is 4 to 1.
- Students at Princeton have an easier time paying back their loans. The school's student loan default rate is only 1%, compared to the national rate of 10.1%.
- The highest award offered at Princeton is the doctor's degree.
- For the 2017-2018 academic year, 84% of the faculty were full-time.
- Students who graduate from Princeton with a bachelor's degree make about $74,700 a year. That's 83% more than those who graduate from other schools.
- The average Princeton student graduates in 4.1 years. That's better than the national average of 4.4 years.
Princeton University Rankings
We have ranked Princeton as #13 out of 2,587 colleges and universities in the country in our 2022 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 1% of all schools in the nation! It is also ranked #1 out of 49 schools in New Jersey.
These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.
Princeton has also been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.
|#4||Best Doctor’s Degree Schools||Tweet It - Post It|
|#13||Best Master’s Degree Schools||Tweet It - Post It|
|#14||Best Bachelor’s Degree Schools||Tweet It - Post It|
Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Princeton.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards Princeton has earned from around the web.
|#2||Best Public Administration & Social Service Schools||College Factual|
|#2||Best English Language & Literature Schools||College Factual|
|#4||Best Biological & Biomedical Sciences Schools||College Factual|
|#7||Best History Schools||College Factual|
|#13||Best Social Sciences Schools||College Factual|
|#16||Best Business Schools||Business Degree Central|
Where Is Princeton University?
Contact details for Princeton are given below.
|Address:||1 Nassau Hall, Princeton, NJ 08544-0070|
Admission Requirements for Princeton
|High School GPA||recommended|
|High School Rank||recommended|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||recommended|
|SAT or ACT Scores||required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into Princeton?
Approximately 49% of accepted students are men and 51% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 5%, and the acceptance rate for women is 6%.
Average Test Scores
About 71% 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 710 and 770. Math scores were between 740 and 800.
Can I Afford Princeton University?
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 6% of students took out student loans averaging $3,647 a year. That adds up to $14,588 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Princeton is 0.9%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.
Princeton University Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 3,079 graduate students at the school.
Of the 4,689 full-time undergraduates at Princeton, 49% are male and 51% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Princeton University students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||418|
|Hispanic or Latino||499|
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.
Online Learning at Princeton University
Princeton University Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*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.
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
- Image Credit: By Quantockgoblin under License
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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