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Harvard UniversityCambridge, MA
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Princeton UniversityPrinceton, NJ
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Rankings*
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years
Research University (very high research activity)
School TypePrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more years
Research University (very high research activity)
Offered Degrees
Associate, Bachelor's, Post-BS Certificate, Master's, Post-MS Certificate, Doctorate (Research), Doctorate (Professional Practice)Offered DegreeBachelor's, Master's, Doctorate (Research)
Tuition & Fees
expensive$54,002Undergraduate Tuitioncheaper$48,502
cheaper$50,654Graduate Tuitionexpensive$56,470
Less$52,257Average Financial Aid AmountMore$56,126
Admission
Higher1,520 SAT
34 ACT
Test ScoresLower1,510 SAT
34 ACT
Tighter5%Acceptance RateEasier6%
Favorable82%Yield
(Enrollment Rate)
Lower70%
High School GPA
High School Rank
High School Record (or Transcript)
Recommendations
Admission Test Scores
Application Requirements
(Required or Recommended to submit)
High School GPA
High School Rank
High School Record (or Transcript)
Completion of College Preparatory Program
Recommendations
Formal Demonstration of Competencies
Admission Test Scores
TOEFL
Advanced placement (AP) CreditsAccepted CreditsAdvanced placement (AP) Credits
Enrollment
Larger30,391Total EnrollmentSmaller7,853
Larger8,527Undergraduate Student PopulationSmaller4,774
Larger21,864Graduate Student PopulationSmaller3,079
Larger27,933Online Student PopulationSmaller5,936
Completion & Outcomes
98%Graduate Rate98%
Higher99%Retention RateLower98%
Special Learning Opportunity
ROTC
Study Abroad
Evening/Weekend College
Teacher Certificate
Special learning OpportunityROTC
Study Abroad
Teacher Certificate
✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 13,574)Campus Housing✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 5,113)
✔ (Typical Annual Charge: $6,551)Board/Meal Plan✔ (Typical Annual Charge: $6,840)
Faculties
More Students per Faculty7 to 1Student to Faculty RatioLess Students per Faculty5 to 1
2,455Number of faculties1,205
Higher$188,515Average Faculty SalaryLower$187,511
*Ranking data is from College Evaluator.