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Princeton UniversityPrinceton, NJ
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#3 in National Universities
#7 in World University Rankings
#1 in New Jersey Colleges
Rankings*#2 in National Universities
#6 in World University Rankings
#1 in Massachusetts 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 DegreeAssociate, Bachelor's, Post-BS Certificate, Master's, Post-MS Certificate, Doctorate (Research), Doctorate (Professional Practice)
Tuition & Fees
expensive$52,800Undergraduate Tuitioncheaper$51,925
expensive$53,770Graduate Tuitioncheaper$49,214
More$50,655Average Financial Aid AmountLess$47,145
Admission
Higher1,515 SAT
34 ACT
Test ScoresLower1,515 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
Smaller8,374Total EnrollmentLarger31,566
Smaller5,428Undergraduate Student PopulationLarger9,950
Smaller2,946Graduate Student PopulationLarger21,616
-Online Student Population4,087
Completion & Outcomes
Higher98%Graduate RateLower97%
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
1,161Number of faculties2,490
Lower$181,669Average Faculty SalaryHigher$182,884
*Ranking data is from College Evaluator.