Princeton University

Princeton, New Jersey
4-year Private university


Princeton University is a private institution established in 1746 with a suburban setting located at Princeton. It is ranked 1 in National Universities in the 2024 edition of Best Colleges. Its tuition and fees are $59,710. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 5,604. It practices a semester-based academic calendar.

#1 in National Universities
Location Princeton, New Jersey
Type 4-year Private
Year Founded 1746
Selectivity Very High
Size Medium
5,604 Undergraduates


Student-Faculty Ratio
Most Popular Major

Majors Available

  • Architecture And Related Services
  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies
  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • Engineering
  • English Language And Literature/Letters
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
  • History
  • Mathematics And Statistics
  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Philosophy And Religious Studies
  • Physical Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration And Social Service Professions
  • Social Sciences
  • Visual And Performing Arts


Cost of Attendance
Average Student Contribution
Instate Tution Fee $59,710
Outstate Tuition Fee $59,710
Room and Board Fees $19,380
$64,287 Median Salary After 2 years of Graduation


6% (Very High Selectivity) Acceptance Rate
Admission Difficulty: Most Difficult
$70 Application Fee
Application Fee Waiver Available
3.9 Average High School GPA

Application Requirements

SAT/ACT Required
SAT/ACT Writing (essay) Recommended
SAT Subject Test Recommended
Essay or Personal Statement Required
SAT Score Range
Middle 50% (25% - 75%) scores range
ACT Score Range
Middle 50% (25% - 75%) scores range

How to Apply?

Accepts CommonApp
Other Applications Accepted Coalition, Universal College

For International Students

-- Minimum TOEFL Score
TOEFL Requirement: Required
IELTS, PTE Other English Language Tests Accepted
(in lieu of TOEFL)
TOEFL Waived if

English is a native language or language of instruction in school

Deadlines for Fall Intake Applications
Early Action Deadline
Regular Decision Deadline
Transfer Applications
Transfer Applications Deadline
For Financial Aid
Financial Aid Priority Application Deadline
Financial Aid Application Deadline

Scholarships and Financial Aid

$61,731 Average Financial Aid
Need-based Aid available for International Students

Need-based Aid

$61,928 Average Need-based Aid
Cost of Attendance for out-of-state students: $80,340
61% Students with need received Financial Aid
100% Students had their need fully met
Deadline for need-based financial application February 1
Forms to be submitted FAFSA, Institution's own financial aid form

Merit Scholarships

Not Available

Other Scholarships

Not Available


5,604 Total Undergraduate Enrollment
School Size: Medium
98% Freshmen return to Sophomore Year
88% Students graduate within 6 years