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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*#1 in National Universities
#3 in World University Rankings
#1 in California 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, Master's, Post-MS Certificate, Doctorate (Research), Doctorate (Professional Practice)
Tuition & Fees
cheaper$48,502Undergraduate Tuitionexpensive$56,169
expensive$56,470Graduate Tuitioncheaper$53,151
More$50,655Average Financial Aid AmountLess$47,106
Admission
Higher1,515 SAT
34 ACT
Test ScoresLower1,505 SAT
34 ACT
Easier6%Acceptance RateTighter4%
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 Record (or Transcript)
Completion of College Preparatory Program
Recommendations
Admission Test Scores
TOEFL
Advanced placement (AP) CreditsAccepted CreditsAdvanced placement (AP) Credits
Enrollment
Smaller8,374Total EnrollmentLarger17,381
Smaller5,428Undergraduate Student PopulationLarger7,087
Smaller2,946Graduate Student PopulationLarger10,294
Completion & Outcomes
Higher98%Graduate RateLower94%
-Transfer-out Rate1%
Lower98%Retention RateHigher99%
Special Learning Opportunity
ROTC
Study Abroad
Teacher Certificate
Special learning OpportunityROTC
Study Abroad
Teacher Certificate
✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 5,113)Campus Housing✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 12,614)
✔ (Typical Annual Charge: $6,840)Board/Meal Plan✔ (Typical Annual Charge: $6,169)
Faculties
5 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio5 to 1
1,161Number of faculties4,015
Lower$181,669Average Faculty SalaryHigher$182,338
*Ranking data is from College Evaluator.