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Princeton University
  • 4 Year
  • PRINCETON, NJ

COVID-19 Update for Prospective Students and Families:

We understand the many hurdles students, families, counselors and school administrators have had to overcome due to changes within school communities and the unprecedented challenges presented by COVID-19. With the disruption to coursework and the lack of access to the ACT and SAT, Princeton has made a few changes to the 2021-22 application cycle to ease the process of applying. Learn More

Report Card

grade A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A+
  2. Value
    grade A+
  3. Diversity
    grade A+
  4. Campus
    grade A
  5. Athletics
    grade A minus
  6. Party Scene
    grade B+
  7. Professors
    grade A+
  8. Location
    grade B
  9. Dorms
    grade A minus
  10. Campus Food
    grade A
  11. Student Life
    grade A+
  12. Safety
    grade B+

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Princeton is an elite private university located in Princeton, New Jersey. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 5,328 undergraduate students. Admissions is extremely competitive as the Princeton acceptance rate is only 6%. Popular majors include Computer Science, Economics, and Public Policy Analysis. Graduating 98% of students, Princeton alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $60,800.

About

1 NASSAU HALL
PRINCETON, NJ 08544
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
Athletic Conference
Ivy League

Princeton University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Princeton Admissions

Acceptance Rate
6%
Application Deadline
January 1
SAT Range
1460-1570
ACT Range
33-35
Application Fee
$70
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Recommended
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$18,712 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$52,188 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
63%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade A+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
5:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
86%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 28 responses
76%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 33 responses
27%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 33 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
5,328 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
94
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
21%
Varsity Athletes
18%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 20 responses
  • Ambitious
    80%
  • Genius
    15%
  • Stressed
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
61%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene. 31 responses
Poll
70%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 50 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 16 responses
  • Academic
    44%
  • Challenging
    44%
  • Home away from home
    13%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$74,700 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
98%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
87%
National
83%
94%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 16 responses

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