Description

One of the oldest and most prestigious universities in the United States, Princeton University is consistently at the forefront of research and academic excellence. This is partially due to its unique approach to education, which stresses the importance of independent study.

Princeton’s undergraduate academics grant bachelor’s degrees in the arts and sciences. In their third and fourth years, all undergraduates must pursue independent research in their chosen field of study. Depending on your major and academic goals, this can vary from a lab research to a creative project.

The graduate school at Princeton University offers a variety of master’s degrees and Ph.D.’s, as well as continuing education programs to suit diverse academic needs. The graduate school does not use a credit-based system, and your department and advisor will determine your curriculum.

Tuition at Princeton is among the most expensive in the country. In light of this, the university aims to support its students with significant financial assistance. Princeton’s need-based financial aid program replaces loans with grants, so that its students won’t be overwhelmed with debt after graduation. These programs and more are available to those who qualify. Tuition costs shouldn’t discourage qualified students to apply to Princeton.

As an Ivy League school, Princeton’s admissions are highly competitive. Contact the school directly for more information and guidance on applying.

Quick Facts about Princeton University

Region

Mid-Atlantic

Setting

Large Town Setting

Type

Private

Affiliation

Not applicable

Size

Medium (2,000 to 5,000 Undergrad)

Mascot

Tigers

On-Campus Housing Available

Yes

Selectivity

Most Selective

In-State Tuition

$37,000

Out-of-State Tuition

$37,000

Retention Rate

98%

Enrollment

7,460

Year Established

1746

Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating: 5

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100% of students gave Princeton University 5 stars overall.

Overall Rating:
5

Detailed Ratings

It is very competitive and clean. The campus is very organized. It is very easy to make friends and enjoy yout time. There are no distractions from your study. The atmosphere is very friendly and welcoming. There are many opportunities available. Everybody helps you find things to help you with your future career.

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Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students
4,878
Freshman Class
1,317
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students)
7,460

Undergraduate vs. Graduate

Undergraduate
65%
Graduate
35%

Full-Time vs. Part-Time Students

Full-Time
100%
Part-Time
0%

Gender of Students

Women
50%
Men
50%

Ethnic Diversity

Latino
8%
African American
8%
Caucasian
59%
American Indian or Alaska native
1%
Asian
17%
Unknown and Other
8%

International Students

International
20%
Domestic
80%

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