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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

Applying

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

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$42,700
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)
$63,200
Received Financial Aid
30%
Average Financial Aid
$25,907
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
100%
Average SAT
1310
124 responses
Average ACT
30
57 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
80%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.10 responses
Poll
60%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.10 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 16 responses
Report
  • Commencement ceremony on the first day
    19%
  • Founder's Fest
    19%
  • Spirit Week
    19%
  • Football, dances w/ other schools, diversity stuff
    13%
  • Talent show
    13%
  • Homecoming
    6%
  • None, they all suck.
    6%

    Boarding

    Students Boarding
    37%
    Boarding Days Per Week
    5-day, 7-day
    Top Countries
    International Boarding Students

    Students

    Diversity
    NG
    Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
    Students
    640
    70%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.10 responses
    70%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.10 responses
    80%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.10 responses

    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    5:1
    National
    17:1
    Poll
    93%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.14 responses
    Poll
    93%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.14 responses
    Poll
    79%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.14 responses

    Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities
    A+
    Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
    Girls Athletic Participation
    Very High
    Boys Athletic Participation
    Very High
    82%
    of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.11 responses
    45%
    of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.11 responses
    73%
    of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.11 responses

    The Hun School of Princeton Reviews

    88 reviews
    All Categories
    I find the private school rankings to be ridiculously fatuous. The Hun School is notorious for being a predominantly "athletic school" although their sports are sub-par. The Hun school matriculation list shows a majority of schools tiers below those of nearby private schools, yet it finds itself near the top of the list for private schools in the state of New Jersey...I wonder what the judging criteria must be!
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    The reputation of the Hun School has dropped over the last few years. If you are a big contributor to the Hun Fund or are a member of a few select sports teams Football, Baseball or Hockey you have a very different experience than the rank and file. Hun has become the prototypical "Bro" culture school. Girls sports are completely an after thought and geared more for the "I am here for the experience" kid rather than any serious D1 candidate. Academics come second to the overall school experience as well. So they dont attract girls or kids that are academically inclinated as the school is almost hostile to both groups. This leaves admission standards at an absolute freefall and it shows. The amount of kids expelled for drug infractions has exploded over the past 3 years. What was once an elite prep school has really slid to a place of poor standards and sexist attitudes.
    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!