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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Value
    A+
  3. Diversity
    A+
  4. Campus
    A
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    A+
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    A-
  10. Campus Food
    A
  11. Student Life
    A+
  12. Safety
    B+
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.
1 Nassau Hall
Princeton, NJ 08544
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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
5%
Application Deadline
January 1
SAT Range
1440-1570
ACT Range
32-35
Application Fee
$70
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Recommended
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$16,192/ 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
$50,758/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
62%

Academics

Professors
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
78%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.32 responses
28%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.32 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
5,321Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
107
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
22%
Varsity Athletes
19%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 18 responses
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  • Ambitious
    83%
  • Genius
    17%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
63%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.30 responses
Poll
69%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.49 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 15 responses
Report
  • Academic
    47%
  • Challenging
    47%
  • Home away from home
    7%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$74,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
96%
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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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.
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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.