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Princeton UniversityPrinceton, NJ
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Harvard UniversityCambridge, MA
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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
Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate (Research)Offered DegreeAssociate, Bachelor's, Post-BS Certificate, Master's, Post-MS Certificate, Doctorate (Research), Doctorate (Professional Practice)
Tuition & Fees
cheaper$48,502Undergraduate Tuitionexpensive$54,002
expensive$56,470Graduate Tuitioncheaper$50,654
More$56,126Average Financial Aid AmountLess$52,257
Admission
Lower1,510 SAT
34 ACT
Test ScoresHigher1,520 SAT
34 ACT
Easier6%Acceptance RateTighter5%
Lower70%Yield
(Enrollment Rate)
Favorable82%
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 GPA
High School Rank
High School Record (or Transcript)
Recommendations
Admission Test Scores
Advanced placement (AP) CreditsAccepted CreditsAdvanced placement (AP) Credits
Enrollment
Smaller7,853Total EnrollmentLarger30,391
Smaller4,774Undergraduate Student PopulationLarger8,527
Smaller3,079Graduate Student PopulationLarger21,864
Smaller5,936Online Student PopulationLarger27,933
Completion & Outcomes
98%Graduate Rate98%
Lower98%Retention RateHigher99%
Special Learning Opportunity
ROTC
Study Abroad
Teacher Certificate
Special learning OpportunityROTC
Study Abroad
Evening/Weekend College
Teacher Certificate
✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 5,113)Campus Housing✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 13,574)
✔ (Typical Annual Charge: $6,840)Board/Meal Plan✔ (Typical Annual Charge: $6,551)
Faculties
Less Students per Faculty5 to 1Student to Faculty RatioMore Students per Faculty7 to 1
1,205Number of faculties2,455
Lower$187,511Average Faculty SalaryHigher$188,515
*Ranking data is from College Evaluator.