Princeton University Campus, Princeton, NJ

Applying to Princeton University

Acceptance Rate 5.48%
Yield 69.02%
SAT Average 1,505
ACT Average 100
Applicants 35,370

Applying To Princeton University

For academic year 2018-19, the acceptance rate is 5.48% at Princeton University where total 35,370 students applied and 1,940 were accepted. Next table describes the general admission information for applying to Princeton University.

Open Admission Policy
Undergraduate Application Fees$70
Graduate Application Fees$90

Acceptance Rate, Yield, and Headcounts

For academic year 2018-2019, total 35,370 students (18,201 men and 17,169 women) applied to Princeton University and 1,940 (960 men and 980 women) students were admitted to the school. Among them, 681 men and 658 women were enrolled into Princeton University. Following table shows the Princeton University Admission Statistics including admission stats, acceptance rate, and yield, also known as enrolment rate, where the acceptance rate is 5.48% and yield is 69.02%.

Admission Statistics at Princeton University
Acceptance Rate 5.48% 5.27% 5.71%
Yield (Enrollment Rate) 69.02% 70.94% 67.14%
[Chart] Princeton University Acceptance Rate and Yield

Average SAT and ACT Scores

917 applicants (68% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 732 applicants (55%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. For score submitters, SAT 75th percentile score is 1,570 and 25th percentile score is 1,440. For ACT scores, 75th percentile score is 106 and 25th percentile score is 96. Next table shows detail SAT and ACT scores distribution of enrolled students at Princeton University.

Average SAT and ACT Scores at Princeton University
25th Percentile75th Percentile
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing710770
SAT Math730800
ACT Composite3235
ACT Math3035
ACT English3436
[Chart] SAT Scores at Princeton University
[Chart] ACT Scores at Princeton University

Admission Requirements

Princeton University requires 4 articles and recommends 4 articles to submit to their applicants. Next table summarizes the application requirements at Princeton University

Application Requirements for Princeton University
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