- 4 Year
- PRINCETON, NJ
Overall Niche Grade
- Academicsgrade A+
- Valuegrade A+
- Diversitygrade A+
- Campusgrade A
- Athleticsgrade A minus
- Party Scenegrade B+
- Professorsgrade A+
- Locationgrade B+
- Dormsgrade A minus
- Campus Foodgrade A minus
- Student Lifegrade A+
- Safetygrade B+
Princeton is an elite private university located in Princeton, New Jersey. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 5,240 undergraduate students. Admissions is extremely competitive as the Princeton acceptance rate is only 4%. Popular majors include Computer Science, Public Policy Analysis, and Economics. Graduating 98% of students, Princeton alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $60,800.
Princeton University Rankings
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Will You Get In?
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Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
83%of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 29 responses
71%of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 35 responses
26%of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 35 responses
Most Popular Majors
- Computer Science150 Graduates
- Public Policy Analysis123 Graduates
- Economics93 Graduates
- Political Science and Government72 Graduates
- Engineering54 Graduates
- History54 Graduates
- Mechanical Engineering49 Graduates
- Biochemistry and Molecular Biology46 Graduates
- Mathematics41 Graduates
- Ecology and Evolutionary Biology40 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 22 responses
Freshmen Live On-Campus
61%of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene. 33 responses
71%of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 52 responses
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 18 responses
- Home away from home11%
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$74,700 / year
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 16 responses
Colleges like Princeton University
- grade A+Yale University
- 4 Year
- NEW HAVEN, CT
- Rating 4.01 out of 5 1,038 reviews
- grade A+Harvard University
- 4 Year
- CAMBRIDGE, MA
- Rating 4.14 out of 5 836 reviews
- grade A+Stanford University
- 4 Year
- STANFORD, CA
- Rating 4.1 out of 5 1,267 reviews
- grade A+Brown University
- 4 Year
- PROVIDENCE, RI
- Rating 3.83 out of 5 1,071 reviews
Princeton University Reviews
Rating 3.98 out of 5 464 reviews
Overall, my experience at Princeton was really amazing. There were so many opportunities to become involved on campus, especially in the many music groups (accapella, synphohnia, etc.). There are also so many opportunities to become involved in service through the Pace Center for Civic engagement. The one issue I have is that there are too many things to do and not enough time! The courses here are no joke, and they take up a huge chunk of your time, so I would definitely prepare to be spending a lot of time studying and working on assignments. The academic semesters here are also relatively short (12 weeks), which sometimes makes it difficult to keep up with work. That being said, I am spending my summer on campus and having an incredible time. Finally, I think the accessibility of professors at Princeton is really amazing. They are always willing to meet one-on-one, and they have many office hours (especially in intro-level courses) to help students prepare for exams.
Visiting Princeton was an incredibly memorable experience from the striking campus to the interactions between students. It was very apparent that students genuinely enjoyed being part of the Princeton community. In terms of academics, Princeton is known to be rigorous and fast-paced so it primarily depends on the student themselves to adopt efficient time management skills and study methods to succeed.
So far, I have loved my time at Princeton. The professors are great, especially as a humanities students. And the school has so much money to fund international travel for whatever research you want to do or even to fund internships. What I would want changed is a student body that is less concerned about about climbing the social ladder, and I also wish that the academic semester was a bit longer, sometimes I feel like courses go by way too fast in 12 weeks and it is hard to keep up.