Princeton is an elite private university located in Princeton, New Jersey. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 5,321 undergraduate students. Admissions is extremely competitive as the Princeton acceptance rate is only 5%. Popular majors include Computer Hardware Engineering, Economics, and Public Policy Analysis. Graduating 96% of students, Princeton alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $60,800.
Princeton University Rankings
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.28 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.32 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.32 responses
Most Popular Majors
Computer Hardware Engineering167 Graduates
Public Policy Analysis116 Graduates
Political Science and Government75 Graduates
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology56 Graduates
Mechanical Engineering50 Graduates
Chemical Engineering49 Graduates
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology48 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.30 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.49 responses
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.16 responses
Princeton University Reviews
The courses, faculty, resources, and community here are all wonderful. There is truly a culture throughout the university of caring about the students and doing everything possible to help them succeed. The academics are, of course, extremely challenging, but there are plenty of ways to get help and the academic faculty are always very receptive to students needing assistance. Most everyone has the drive to succeed without creating an overly competitive or cutthroat environment. Culture outside of academics - arts, music, clubs, sports - is vibrant as well.
I greatly enjoy the overall ambience of Princeton University. The University truly offers a high quality education, especially as a result of its wonderful professors, some of which are Nobel Laureates. Moreover, the University's network allows for extensive connection between current and graduated students. This leads to great opportunities that would not necessarily be available elsewhere. Lastly, I really believe the Bridge Year program instills a humble nature in students through introducing the opportunity to volunteer for a year abroad. Doing so allows students to mature and experience other cultures prior to embarking on a difficult, yet rewarding task of attending Princeton University.
It is one the leading university in the world allowing for internship and employament on completing the study program , more opportunities to connect,network with the community where we work and live both economically and social through assistance such as grants and financial aid such as scholarship to finance your tuition and stay while at the university,the student support for the minority is good for the international student who come to study in a different cultural environment from their home country making them settle in and concentrate on their studies.The academics is very competitive,the diversity support is very good,the athlethics is very competitive,the professors highly ranked ,the dorm facilities are very good,the safety is fine,return on investment is good,the campus is fine,the party scene is good,the local area is nice,the campus food is good,student life is very satisfactory.