Princeton University


Highest Degree Offered: Doctoral

College Type: Private

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Academic Calendar: Semester

State: New Jersey


Princeton, a member of the Ivy League, often vies with Harvard for the top spot on national rankings of top universities. Located in a town of about 30,000 people, Princeton's beautiful 500-acre campus sits about an hour away from both New York City and Philadelphia. Princeton's strengths in research have earned it membership in the Association of American Universities. For its strong liberal arts and sciences, the university was awarded a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa.

Most Popular Majors

Economics, English, History, Molecular Biology, Political Science, Psychology, Public Policy

Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 7330
Total Grad Students: 2188
Undergraduate Students: 5142
Faculty: 1326

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 6:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: 4:1

Percent Male: 51%
Percent Female: 49%

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Graduation and Retention Information

Four-Year Graduation Rate: 90%

Six-Year Graduation Rate: 96%

Transfer-Out Rate

Graduation and Retention Data From: Spring 2010

Contact Information


Princeton New Jersey 8544


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Main Phone: 609-258-3000

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Undergraduate Admission Office
(609) 258-3060

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Standardized Testing

ACT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Composite 31 34
English 32 35
Math 31 35
SAT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Critical Reading 700 790
Math 710 800
Writing 700 790

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Freshmen Percentage Accepted: 8%

Difference Between Transfer and Freshmen Acceptance Rates: -8%

Admissions Data From: Fall 2010


Books: 1200

Other Expenses: 2800

Room and Board: 12069

Tuition and Fees: 37865

Total Cost: 53934

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Costs Data From: 2011-12

Financial Aid

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Average Amount of Aid – Grants:

Average Amount of Aid – Loans: 4787

Percent of New Students Receiving Aid: 60%

Percent of New Students Receiving Grants: 60%

Percent of New Students Receiving Loans: 10%

Financial Aid Data From: Fall 2010

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