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Princeton UniversityPrinceton, NJ
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Cornell UniversityIthaca, NY
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#3 in National Universities
#7 in World University Rankings
#1 in New Jersey Colleges
Rankings*#14 in National Universities
#19 in World University Rankings
#2 in New York Colleges
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
Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate (Research)Offered DegreeBachelor's, Post-BS Certificate, Master's, Doctorate (Research), Doctorate (Professional Practice)
Tuition & Fees
cheaper$48,502Undergraduate Tuitionexpensive$59,282
expensive$56,470Graduate Tuitioncheaper$30,022
More$50,655Average Financial Aid AmountLess$39,868
Admission
Higher1,515 SAT
34 ACT
Test ScoresLower1,480 SAT
34 ACT
Tighter6%Acceptance RateEasier11%
Favorable70%Yield
(Enrollment Rate)
Lower60%
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
Application Requirements
(Required or Recommended to submit)
High School Record (or Transcript)
Recommendations
Admission Test Scores
TOEFL
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
Advanced placement (AP) CreditsAccepted CreditsAdvanced placement (AP) Credits
Enrollment
Smaller8,374Total EnrollmentLarger23,600
Smaller5,428Undergraduate Student PopulationLarger15,182
Smaller2,946Graduate Student PopulationLarger8,418
-Online Student Population204
Completion & Outcomes
Higher98%Graduate RateLower95%
Higher98%Retention RateLower97%
Special Learning Opportunity
ROTC
Study Abroad
Teacher Certificate
Special learning OpportunityROTC
Study Abroad
✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 5,113)Campus Housing✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 7,120)
✔ (Typical Annual Charge: $6,840)Board/Meal Plan✔ (Typical Annual Charge: $5,924)
Faculties
Less Students per Faculty5 to 1Student to Faculty RatioMore Students per Faculty9 to 1
1,161Number of faculties2,026
Higher$181,669Average Faculty SalaryLower$138,094
*Ranking data is from College Evaluator.