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Princeton vs. Cornell

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Princeton UniversityPrinceton, NJ
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Cornell UniversityIthaca, NY
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Rankings*
Private (not-for-profit), four-years
Research University (very high research activity)
School TypePrivate (not-for-profit), four-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$56,010Undergraduate Tuitionexpensive$61,015
expensive$58,790Graduate Tuitioncheaper$30,006
More$56,126Average Financial Aid AmountLess$49,149
Admission
Higher1,515 SAT
34 ACT
Test ScoresLower1,505 SAT
34 ACT
Tighter4%Acceptance RateEasier9%
Favorable78%Yield
(Enrollment Rate)
Lower64%
High School GPA
High School Rank
High School Record (or Transcript)
Completion of College Preparatory Program
Recommendations
Formal Demonstration of Competencies
TOEFL
Application Requirements
(Required or Recommended to submit)
High School Record (or Transcript)
Recommendations
TOEFL
Advanced placement (AP) CreditsAccepted CreditsAdvanced placement (AP) Credits
Enrollment
Smaller7,853Total EnrollmentLarger23,620
Smaller4,774Undergraduate Student PopulationLarger14,743
Smaller3,079Graduate Student PopulationLarger8,877
Smaller5,936Online Student PopulationLarger6,167
Completion & Outcomes
Higher98%Graduate RateLower95%
Lower83%Retention RateHigher96%
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 Faculty4 to 1Student to Faculty RatioMore Students per Faculty9 to 1
1,205Number of faculties2,013
Higher$187,511Average Faculty SalaryLower$139,021
*Ranking data is from College Evaluator.