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Princeton University

Princeton, New Jersey

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Student Population
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Location Princeton, New Jersey
Online princeton.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Large Suburban
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Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Located in Princeton, New Jersey, Princeton University is a mid-size four year private college offering both undergrad and graduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 32,804 prospective students applied, and 1,895 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 1,335 enrolled in the school.  8,267 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 107 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2019/2020, excluding room and board, is $51,870 plus fees of $930. Princeton is ranked 1 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.



Princeton is rated within the top 1% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 10 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


Rankings for Princeton University within the 2021 CollegeSimply Best Colleges Lists.

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Admission Standards
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SAT 1460/1570
ACT 33/35
GPA 3.87
Applications Accepted
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Applications Due Jan 1, 2022
Applicant Competition Extreme
Application Fee $70

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Annual Cost to Attend

Costs for Princeton University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,050
Other Fees$930
Room and Board $17,150
Budget for Other Expenses$3,150
Total One Year Cost$74,150

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Average Salary After 10 Years
$113,900 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
96% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Princeton University students
Subject Percent of Class
Social Sciences 25%
Engineering 17%
Biology 10%
History 7%
Human Services 7%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=186131 IPEDS survey data for Princeton University.

Current students may use the Princeton University GPA calculator to determine their current college GPA.