Princeton University

Princeton University


Princeton University is a vibrant community of scholarship and learning that stands in the nation's service and in the service of all nations. Chartered in 1746, Princeton is the fourth-oldest college in the United States. Princeton is an independent, coeducational, nondenominational institution that provides undergraduate and graduate instruction in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences and engineering.

As a world-renowned research university, Princeton seeks to achieve the highest levels of distinction in the discovery and transmission of knowledge and understanding. At the same time, Princeton is distinctive among research universities in its commitment to undergraduate teaching.

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  • Phone: 609-258-3000

  • Famous graduates: Michelle Obama, Eric Schmidt, Richard Feynman

  • Type of University: Private non-profit college

  • Year founded: 1746

  • No. of undergraduate students: 5,264

  • International students: 11.00%

  • No. of postgraduate students: 2,648

  • International students: 7.00%

  • Students who received financial aid: 60.00%


Application Statistics

  • Number of undergraduate applications received:26,664

  • No. of undergraduate students accepted:2,094

  • Undergraduate acceptance rate:

  • 7.85%

  • Number of postgraduate applications received:11,179

  • No. of postgraduate students accepted:1,223

  • Postgraduate Acceptance rate:

  • 11.00%

Application timeline

Standardized Test Requirements

All applicants must submit the results of two different SAT Subject Tests.  

% of freshman submitting SAT scores: 84%
% of freshman submitting ACT scores: 36%

SAT Percentiles

Sat scores

Cost of attendance

Tuition and fees$43,450
Room and board$14,160
Books and supplies$1,050
Estimated personal expenses$2,500

Application Fee

Availability of Exchange program:Yes

Employment Rate(within one year)



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