Princeton

Princeton University

101 Morrison Hall, Princeton, United States
All photos (10)
  • Total Documents
    459
  • Class Notes
    137
  • Textbook Notes
    50
  • Study Guides
    272
  • Currently Enrolled
    85
  • Previously Enrolled
    139

Overview of Princeton University (Princeton)

About this school

Princeton, founded in 1746, is a private, Ivy League, comprehensive university. Its 600-acre campus is located in a residential section of Princeton, 50 miles southwest of New York City. The main campus includes Georgian and Gothic architectural styles and contemporary structures by I.M. Pei and Robert Venturi.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:5,394
    • Men:2,773 Men (51.4%)
    • Women:2,621 Women (48.6%)

Location

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Admission Information (Princeton)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Princeton University is most difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1310 on the SAT I or over 29 on the ACT; about 30% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma or equivalent is not required

  • High School Program:

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
-
4
Mathematics
-
4
Science
-
4
Foreign Language
-
4
Social Studies
-
2
History
-
2
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
January 1
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
Recommended
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Writing component required
ACT Writing Test Policy
SAT: Used for admission ACT: Used for admission

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
-
City, State, Zip
Princeton, NJ 08544-1019
Phone
(609) 258-3060
Fax
-
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
January 1
Application Fee
$70
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
April 1
Accept Offer Of Admission
May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications not accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
November 1
Early Action Notification
December 15

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted, supplemental forms required
Universal College Application
Accepted, supplemental forms required
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
3 required for all freshmen
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
6% of 31,056 applicants were admitted
Women
7% of 14,958 applicants were admitted
Men
6% of 16,098 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
1,312 (66%) of 1,990 admitted students enrolled
Women
662 (66%) of 996 admitted students enrolled
Men
650 (65%) of 994 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.91
375 And Above
87%
3.50 - 3.74
9%
3.25 - 3.49
2%
3.00 - 3.24
1%
2.50 - 2.99
1%
2.00 - 2.49
-

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
720-790 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
84%
• Score 600 - 700
15%
• Score 500 - 600
1%
• Score 400 - 500
0%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
• Score 700 - 800
81%
• Score 600 - 700
18%
• Score 500 - 600
1%
• Score 400 - 500
0%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
31-35 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
88%
• Score 24 - 29
11%
• Score 18 - 23
1%
• Score 12 - 17
0%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (Princeton)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $49,330 (75.18%)
  • Room & Board: - $16,290 (24.82%)
  • Other Expenses: - Not reported
  • Tuition & Fees: - Not reported
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expenses
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Princeton University accepts installment plan, deferred payment

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline February 1
Award Notification Date
On or about April 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 002627
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
930 (71.0%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
798 (85.8%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
798 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
798 (100.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
100%
Average Award
$54,310
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 798 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $52,800
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 798 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $1,510
• Merit Based Gift
Not reported
Merit Based Gift
Not reported

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
3,378 (64.2%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
3,155 (93.4%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
3,155 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
3,155 (100.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
100%
Average Award
$53,415
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 3,155 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $51,365
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 3,155 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $2,050
• Merit Based Gift
Not reported
Merit Based Gift
Not reported

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
17%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$9,005
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Not reported
Special Achievements/Activities
Not reported
Special Characteristics
Not reported

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction (Princeton)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Not offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Students not required to own/lease a computer

Foreign Language


Required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


959

Part-Time Faculty


190

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


78%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 36% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 36% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 11% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 3% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 2% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 7% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 4% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 28% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 61% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 9% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 2% of discussion sections/labs
  • 40-49 students: - 0% of discussion sections/labs
  • 50-59 students: - 0% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-59
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
9,931,137
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
500
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Not Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Princeton University provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


98.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


88.6%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


96.2%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


97.3%

Programs & Majors (Princeton)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (35)


  • Anthropology
  • Architecture
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Astrophysics
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry, General
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • East Asian Studies
  • Ecology
  • Economics, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other
  • German Language and Literature
  • History, General
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Molecular Biology
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music, General
  • Near and Middle Eastern Studies
  • Operations Research
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Policy Analysis, General
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Slavic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


No online degree programs

Special Programs


Student-designed major, Independent study, Study abroad

Study Abroad


Engineering, Social sciences, Biological/life sciences

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Doctor of Philosophy

Master's Programs of Study (17)


  • Aerospace/Aeronautical Engineering
  • Architecture
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Finance and Banking
  • Financial Engineering
  • International Affairs
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Near and Middle Eastern Studies
  • Operations Research
  • Public Affairs
  • Public Policy

Campus Life (Princeton)

Location & Geography

Population


29,008

Nearest Metropolitan Area


New York City, Philadelphia

Campus Size


600 acres

Weather


Temperature
23.4 average low in January, 82.3 average high in September
Rain
122 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Bus Station
Princeton
Nearest Train Station
Princeton

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


96% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


4%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Tiger
School Colors
Orange and black

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Crew
Cross-Country Running
Fencing
Field Hockey
Football
Golf
Ice Hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Squash
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball
Water Polo
Wrestling

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Crew
Cross-Country Running
Fencing
Field Hockey
Football
Golf
Ice Hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Squash
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball
Water Polo
Wrestling

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
-

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Princeton University offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Army ROTC offered on campus, Navy ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


5,260

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
5,394
Women
2,621
Men
2,773

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 24.4% Asian
  • 8.8% Black/African-American
  • 11.5% Hispanic/Latino
  • 4.9% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 48.4% White
  • 1.7% Unknown

International Students


11.7% from 97 countries

Average Age


20

Number of Graduate Students


2,879

Student Resources (Princeton)

Study resources