A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    NG
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Sports
    A
Address
176 Edgerstoune Road
Princeton, NJ 08540
Telephone
(609) 921-7600
Organization Memberships
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)

Applying

Application Deadline
January 30
Application Fee
$50
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
SSAT

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$39,000
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Boarding (Tuition + Boarding)
$56,700
Received Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid
From The Hun School of Princeton

The Hun School of Princeton is a joyful, striving community of learners who want to experience something profound every day: that sweet spot between challenging academics that push our brains and the personal endeavors that make our hearts soar. This is what we call "a balanced equation"—a thoughtful way of teaching that brings out the best in our students and best prepares them for life.

The Hun School serves 640 students in grades 6-12 and postgraduates. We are a boarding and day school in downtown Princeton, New Jersey, 52 miles from New York. Our students hail from 18 states and 22 countries.

The Hun School of Princeton Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Average Graduation Rate
Average SAT
1280
86 responses
Average ACT
30
41 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
83%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.6 responses
Poll
67%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.6 responses
Poll
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Students

Diversity
NG
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
640
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.6 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.6 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.6 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
7:1
National
16:1
Poll
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.10 responses
Poll
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.10 responses
Poll
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.10 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
100%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.7 responses
57%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.7 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.7 responses

The Hun School of Princeton Reviews

80 reviews
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As a 1st yr at a prestigious college, I feel that Hun prepared me for success in college. Many Hun teachers are more engaging&creative in their teaching methods than some college professors. I'm overly prepared for some of college:time management, balancing school&sports, &most specifically, for college writing. Many of my peers, although exceptional students, struggle with writing, but Hun's English dept. prepared me so well for college writing. At Hun I felt most classes were challenging and hard, but now I am reaping all the benefits of Hun's great education that prepared me so well for college. Miss you, Hun!
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The reason I rate it less than 5 stars is due to the foreign language program, which could be stronger, and the science program, which is unstable due to constantly rotating teachers. There are many students from around the country and around the world who attend the school. There is more diversity at the school than there is at many private colleges. Overall, teachers are interested in their respective subjects and care about their students. Furthermore, there are many opportunities for students to involve themselves in athletics or arts. In terms of preparing students for college, the majority of the alumni I know perform very well at the colleges they attend, are often at the top of their class, and find the college curriculum to be adequately challenging but achievable with hard work. The only instances in which I have found this not to be true are in the cases of student-athletes, who are often accepted to top tier schools without the proper academic qualifications.
My four years at Hun were my best years yet, and I frequently find myself longing to return. At Hun, you get out of it what you put in. If you strive to be involved, kind, and hard-working, you will get receive nothing but good things from your teachers, classmates, and the community as a whole. I often hear younger kids complaining a lot about how much they "hate it"- but 10/10 of those kids are actively pessimistic, and don't realize how incredibly lucky they are to attend such a wonderful institution with so much love and support. They especially complain about the food....which really is very good and they need to learn to be grateful. But I digress!! Hun is awesome- if you want it to be a relaxing 4 years and lots of fun, you can do it. If you want it to be challenging and rewarding- you can do it. If you want both- it's totally possible.