P.O. Box 430
Princeton, NJ 08542-0430
Phone: (609) 258-3060
Fax: (609) 258-6743
Request a printed application and viewbook
Monday - Friday, 8:45 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Summer hours, June through August: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Undergraduate Financial Aid Office
P.O. Box 591
Princeton, NJ 08542-0591
Phone: (609) 258-3330
Fax: (609) 258-0336
SummaryPrinceton University is a private institution that was founded in 1746. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 5,113, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 500 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Princeton University's ranking in the 2011 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, 2. Its tuition and fees are $36,640 (2010-11).
|School mission (as provided by the school):|
|Princeton University is unique in combining the strengths of a major research university with the qualities of an outstanding liberal arts college. Whether... |
ApplyingWhen applying to Princeton University, it's important to note the application deadline is January 1. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due January 1. The application fee at Princeton University is $65. It is most selective, with an acceptance rate of 10.1 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2009 acceptance rate||10%|
|Application deadline||January 1|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||January 1|
Academic LifeThe student-faculty ratio at Princeton University is 6:1, and the school has 73.0 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Princeton University include: Economics; History; Political science and government; Psychology; and Public policy analysis. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 98.0 percent.
|4-year graduation rate||90% - High|
|Five most popular majors for 2009 graduates|
Student LifePrinceton University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 5,113, with a gender distribution of 51.2 percent male students and 48.8 percent female students. 98.0 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 2.0 percent of students live off campus. Princeton University is part of the NCAA I athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA I|
Campus Info & ServicesPrinceton University offers a number of student services including women's center, health service, and health insurance. Princeton University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Princeton University.
|Students who have cars on campus||N/A|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for SchoolAt Princeton University, 58.7 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $34,828.
Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.
|Tuition and fees||$36,640 (2010-11)|
|Room and board||$11,940 (2010-11) - High|
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