Applying to Princeton

Admission Scoreboard
Acceptance Rate 5.63%
Yield 62.45%
SAT Score 1,510
ACT Score 34
Applicants 32,835

Applying To Princeton

For the academic year 2020-21, the acceptance rate is 5.63% at Princeton University where a total of 32,835 students applied and 1,848 were accepted. The average SAT score of enrolled students is 1,510 and the average ACT score is 34. It requires four items and recommends 4 articles to submit to their applicants. The following table describes the general admission information for applying to Princeton University.
Open Admission Policy
Undergraduate Application Fees$70
Graduate Application Fees$90
Admission Information
Online Application
Acceptance Rate6%
Average Test Scores1,510 SAT / 34 ACT
Credits AcceptedAdvanced placement (AP) Credits

Acceptance Rate, Yield, and Headcounts

For the academic year 2020-2021, the acceptance rate is 5.63% where a total of 32,835 students (16,782 men and 16,053 women) have applied to Princeton and 1,848 (907 men and 941 women) students have been admitted to the school. Among them, 584 male and 570 female students have enrolled into Princeton and its yield, also known as enrollment rate is 62.45%. The following table shows the admission statistics including admission stats, acceptance rate, and yield.
Admission Statistics at Princeton
Acceptance Rate 5.63% 5.40% 5.86%
Yield (Enrollment Rate) 62.45% 64.39% 60.57%
[Chart] Acceptance Rate and Yield

Average SAT and ACT Scores

At Princeton, 816 applicants (71% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 524 applicants (45%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. The average SAT score of those who submitted scores is 1,510 and the average ACT score is 34 at Princeton. SAT 75th percentile score is 1,570 and 25th percentile score is 1,450. For ACT scores, the 75th percentile score is 106 and the 25th percentile score is 97. The following table shows the detailed SAT and ACT scores distribution of enrolled students at Princeton.
Average SAT and ACT Scores at Princeton
25th Percentile75th Percentile
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing710770
SAT Math740800
ACT Composite3235
ACT Math3135
ACT English3436
[Chart] SAT Scores by Subject
[Chart] ACT Scores by Subject

Admission Requirements

Princeton University requires 4 item(s) (High School Record (or Transcript), Recommendations, Admission Test Scores, TOEFL) and recommends 4 articles (High School GPA, High School Rank, Completion of College Preparatory Program, Formal Demonstration of Competencies) to submit to their applicants. The following table summarizes the application requirements at Princeton University
Application Requirements for Princeton
High School GPA
High School Rank
High School Record (or Transcript)
Completion of College Preparatory Program
Formal Demonstration of Competencies
Admission Test Scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
Required △ Considered (not Required) ✓ Recommended ✗ Neither Required nor Recommended

Calendar System and Accepted Credits

The calendar system at Princeton University is Semester. Princeton University accepts Advanced placement (AP) Credits. Next table describes credits that Princeton University accepts.
Calendar SystemSemester
Dual Credits
Credits for Life Experiences
Advanced placement (AP) Credits
Credit for military training