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Princeton University

Princeton, NJ

At A Glance

Main Address

110 Morrison Hall

Princeton, NJ 08544

www.princeton.edu

Admission Office

Princeton University

Box 430

Princeton, NJ 08542-0430

(609) 258-3060

Fax : (609) 258-6743

uaoffice@princeton.edu

Contact : Jill Dolan

Acting Dean of Admission

Type of School

Medium

Private

university

4-year school

Coed

Regionally Accredited

Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools

College Board Member

College Board Code: 2672

Quick Facts

Total undergraduates : 5,428

Percentage of financial need met (average) : 100.0%

Average financial aid package : $54,310.00

In-State Tuition : $48,502.00

Out-of-State Tuition : $48,502.00

School Calendar

Semester

Degrees Available

Bachelor's

Master's

Doctoral

Setting

Large Town (10-50k)

Suburban

Residential campus

Deadlines

Admission

Regular application due: No Regular Application Deadline

Priority application due : --

College will notify student of admission : --

Student must reply to acceptance by : --

Housing deposit due : --

Tests

SAT Reasoning/ACT Score report due : --

SAT subject score report due : --

Financial Aid

Financial Aid Application due : --

Financial Aid Priority Application due : --

College will notify student : --

Student must reply : --

Transfer Students

Transfer Application closing date : --

College will notify student of transfer decision by : --

Transfer priority application date : --

Transfer student must reply : --

Transfer deadline for filing financial aid forms : --

Transfer priority financial aid deadline : --

College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about : --

Student must reply to financial aid decision by : --

Major and Learning Environment

Learning Environment

Calendar type : Semester

Degrees Offered in : Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral degrees

Returning for sophomore year : 98.0%

Accreditation and Associations

Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools

Regionally Accredited

College Board Member

Most Popular Majors

Bachelor's
Social Sciences : 18.0%
Engineering : 17.0%
Computer and Information Sciences : 13.0%
Biology : 10.0%
Public Administration and Social Services : 9.0%
History : 6.0%
Foreign Languages and Literature : 5.0%

All Majors

Levels at which colleges offer undergraduate majors are designated by these letters :

A = Associate degree, B = Bachelor's degree, C = Certificate degree, D = Doctor degree, M = Master degree

Architecture & Related Programs
Architecture B D M

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies
African-American/Black Studies B
East Asian Studies B D M
Near and Middle Eastern Studies B D M

Biological & Biomedical Sciences
Computational Biology D M
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology B D M
Molecular Biology B D M
Neuroscience B D M

Business, Management, Marketing, & Related Support
Finance, General M

Computer & Information Sciences, Support Services
Computer Science B D M

Engineering
Chemical Engineering B D M
Civil Engineering, General B D M
Computer Engineering, General B D M
Electrical and Electronics Engineering B D M
Mechanical Engineering B D M
Operations Research B D M

English Language, Literature & Letters
English Language and Literature, General B D M

Foreign Language, Literatures & Linguistics
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General B D M
Comparative Literature B D M
French Language and Literature B D M
German Language and Literature B D M
Italian Language and Literature B D M
Portuguese Language and Literature B D M
Slavic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General B D M
Spanish Language and Literature B D M

History
History and Philosophy of Science and Technology D M
History, General B D M

Mathematics & Statistics
Applied Mathematics D M
Mathematics, General B D M

Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies
Medieval and Renaissance Studies D M

Philosophy & Religious Studies
Philosophy B D M
Religion/Religious Studies B D M

Physical Sciences
Astrophysics B D M
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General D M
Chemistry, General B D M
Geology/Earth Science, General B D M
Physics, General B D M
Plasma and High-Temperature Physics D M

Psychology
Psychology, General B D M

Public Administration & Social Services
Public Administration B D M
Public Policy Analysis M

Social Sciences
Anthropology B D M
Archeology B D M
Demography and Population Studies D M
Economics, General B D M
International Relations and Affairs B D M
Political Science and Government, General B D M
Sociology B D M

Visual & Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation B D M
Music Theory and Composition D M
Music, General B D M
Musicology and Ethnomusicology D M

Learning outside the classroom

Many colleges offer special programs like the opportunity to study abroad or participate in internships to get on-the-job training. Nearly all colleges provide extra academic help or tutoring to students who need it.

Special Study Options

Cross-Registration

Independent Study

Student-Designed Major

Teacher Certification

Visiting/Exchange Student Program

Off-Campus Study Options

Study Abroad

ROTC Available

ROTC, Army

Computer Services

450 Public computers, available in: Computer Center, Dorms, Libraries, Student Center

Dorms wired for access to campus-wide network

Computer repair service available on campus

Dorms wired for high speed internet connections

Student web hosting available

Wireless network available

Where Graduates Go

Within one year of receiving their bachelor’s degree:

Law : 1.0%

Medical : 2.0%

Other : 15.0%

Campus Life

Campus General Information

Size : Medium-sized

Unique Facilities : climbing wall, international center, Lake Carnegie, LGBT center, student-run organic garden, observatory, art museum, plasma physics laboratory, women’s center

Geographic Location : 50 miles from New York City, 45 miles from Philadelphia.

Large Town

Suburban

Residential Campus

Total undergraduates : 5,428

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : --

Degree-seeking undergrads : 5,301

Graduate enrollment : --

Student General Information

All students average age : 20

Full time students average age : 20

In state students : 18.0%

Out of state students : 82.0%

Race/Ethnicity

Two or more races : 5.0%

Black African American : 8.0%

Asian : 21.0%

Hispanic/Latino : 10.0%

Race Ethnicity Unknown : 1.0%

White : 42.0%

Non-Resident Alien : 12.0%

Other Activities & Organizations

Other Activities & Organizations : All undergraduate students are required to live on campus in a residential college for the first two years.

Student Newspaper : Daily Princetonian

Student Newspaper URL : www.dailyprincetonian.com

Housing Policies

First-year students living in college housing : 100.0%

All undergraduates living in college housing : 94.0%

Housing Options

Apartments For Married Students

Wellness Housing (alcohol/drug/smoke-free)

Special Housing For Disabled Students

Coed Housing

Additional Housing Options

Car is not allowed for freshman

Pet is not allowed in the Dorm

General Athletics

Team Name : Tigers

Sport Member : NCAA

Sport's Levels Available

Intramural

Club

NCAA Division I

NCAA Division IAA

Intercollegiate

Counseling And Wellness

Financial aid counseling

Economically disadvantaged students services

On-campus daycare

Alcohol/substance abuse counseling

Chaplain/spiritual director

Career counseling

Employment services for undergraduates

Health services

Minority students services

Personal counseling

Placement services for graduates

Women's services

Additional Programs for Students with Disabilities

Comprehensive services for students with learning disabilities

Services and/or facilities for hearing impaired

Services and/or facilities for speech or communications disorders

Services and/or facilities for visually impaired

Wheelchair Accessibility

Academic Support Programs

Learning center

Study skills assistance

Tutoring

Writing center

Activities

Y indicates available and N indicates not available

Activity Name

Available on Campus

Campus Ministries

Y

Choral Groups

Y

Concert Band

Y

Dance Activity

Y

Drama/Theater

Y

Film Society

Y

Fraternities

N

Government or Political Activity

Y

International Student Organization

Y

Jazz Band

Y

Literary Magazine

Y

Marching Band

Y

Model United Nations

Y

Music Ensembles

Y

Musical Theater

Y

Opera

Y

Pep Band

Y

Radio Station

Y

Sororities

N

Student Newspaper

Y

Symphony Orchestra

Y

Television Station

Y

Yearbook

Y

Sports

Sport Name

Levels Available

Archery

Men's Club

Women's Club

Badminton

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's Club

Women's Club

Baseball

Men's Intercollegiate

Men's Club

Women's Club

Men's NCAA Division I

Basketball

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's Club

Women's Club

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Cheerleading

Men's Club

Women's Club

Cricket

Men's Club

Women's Club

Cross-Country

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Club

Women's Club

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Diving

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Equestrian

Men's Club

Women's Club

Fencing

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Club

Women's Club

Women's NCAA Division I

Field Hockey

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Club

Women's Club

Women's NCAA Division I

Football

Men's Intercollegiate

Men's NCAA Division IAA

Football(non-tackle)

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's Club

Women's Club

Golf

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Handball

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Ice Hockey

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Club

Women's Club

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Lacrosse

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Club

Women's Club

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Rifle

Men's Club

Women's Club

Rowing (Crew)

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's NCAA Division I

Rugby

Men's Club

Women's Club

Sailing

Men's Club

Women's Club

Skiing

Men's Club

Women's Club

Soccer

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's Club

Women's Club

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Softball

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's Club

Women's NCAA Division I

Squash

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Club

Women's Club

Swimming

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Club

Women's Club

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Table tennis

Men's Club

Women's Club

Tennis

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Club

Women's Club

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Track and Field

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Track: Indoor

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Track: Outdoor

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Ultimate Frisbee

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's Club

Women's Club

Volleyball

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's Club

Women's Club

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Water Polo

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Weightlifting

Men's Club

Women's Club

Wrestling

Men's Intercollegiate

Men's NCAA Division I

Other Sports : ballroom dance, climbing, cycling, figure skating, jiu-jitsu, kendo, polo, running, shotokan karate, taekwondo, unified sports


Applying

General Applying Information

Application Fee: Not reported

Application Fee Waiver Available: Yes

Applied early admission : --

Admitted early admission : --

Applied early action : --

Admitted early action : --



Admission stats are based on first-time, degree seeking freshmen from Fall 2016 and Fall 2017.

Very Important

Academic GPA

Application Essay

Character/Personal Qualities

Class Rank

Extracurricular Activities

Recommendations

Rigor of secondary school record

Standardized Test Scores

Talent/Ability

Considered

Alumni Relation

First generation college student

Geographical Residence

Interview

Racial/Ethnic Status

Volunteer Work

Work Experience

Test Policies for Admission Decisions

Recommended: SAT Subject Tests

Required: SAT or ACT

Test Policies for placement

SAT Subject Tests

AP

Institution's own exam

SAT score use policy

Highest Section Scores Across Test Dates

Additional requirements for home-schooled students

Special requirements for home-schooled applicants:

(in addition to any polices listed)

Statement describing home school structure and mission

Other Test Policies

Applicants are recommended to take two SAT Subject tests; recommend prospective Engineering students take two SAT Subject Tests - math 1 or math 2 and either physics or chemistry.

A note from the college

School achievement record and recommendations of guidance counselor and 2 teachers are very important. SAT or ACT is required; 2 SAT Subject Test scores are recommended. For applicants interested in the BSE degree who elect to submit SAT Subject Tests, one of the SAT Subject Tests should be in either physics or chemistry; the other in mathematics (Level I or II). Submission of a graded written paper required for all applicants.

Advanced Placement Program (AP) Information

Offers credit for AP Exams : Yes

Offers placement into higher-level courses for AP Exams : Yes

Offers sophomore standing for qualifying AP scores : Yes

AP credit policy depends on student’s major, school, or program : Yes

From the college: see link

High school Coursework

High school diploma or equivalent is not required

Course Name

Required

Recommended

Visual/Performing Arts

0

1

Science Lab

0

2

History

0

2

English

0

4

Math

0

4

Science

0

4

Foreign Language

0

4

Social Studies

0

2

TEST Scores

Percent who submitted SAT scores : -- and Percent who submitted ACT scores : --

Test Subjects

Middle 50% of First-Year Students

SAT Math

*

SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing

*

ACT Composite

*


* The college did not report these requirements or does not have specific requirements.


AP & Admission Policy

Exam

Min Score Required

Number of Credits (By single units, 1 course = 1 unit)

Equivalent Course(s)

Applicable Program

Biology

5

2*

MOL 101 and EEB/MOL 211 for non-EEB majors only

All

Calculus AB

5

1*

Math 103

All

Calculus BC

4

1

Math 103

All

5

2*

Math 103-104

All

Chemistry

4

1*

Chemistry 201/207

All

5

2*

Chemistry 201/207-202

All

English Literature and Composition

5

1*

--

All

European History

4

1*

--

All

French Language and Culture

5

2*

French 101, 102, 107

All

German Language and Culture

5

2*

German 101, 102, 105, 107

All

Italian Language and Culture

5

2*

Italian 101, 102, 107

All

Latin

5

2*

Latin 101, 102, 105, 108

All

Macroeconomics

5

1*

Economics 101

All

Microeconomics

5

1*

Economics 100

All

Physics 1

5

2*

Physics 101-102

All

Physics 2

5

2*

Physics 101-102

All

Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism

5

2*

Physics 101-102 Physics 103-104

All

Physics C: Mechanics

4

2*

Physics 101-102

All

5

2*

Physics 103-104

All

Spanish Language and Culture

5

2

Spanish 101, 102, 107

All

United States History

4

1*

--

All

World History: Modern

4

1*

--

All

*Check with the related academic department at the college for more information.


Paying

Financial Aid Distribution & Stats

% of loans / jobs : 100.0%

% of freshmen with need who received financial aid : 100.0%

% Applied for need-based aid : 64.0%

% Judged to have need : 93.0%

% that were offered aid : 93.0%

% that had need fully met : 100.0%

% of need met : 100.0%

Average 1st year financial aid package : $54,310.00

Avg need-based scholarship or grant award : $52,800.00

Avg indebtedness at graduation : $9,005.00

Financial Aid Deadlines

Contact Information

Financial aid contact name : Robin Moscato

Financial aid office phone : (609) 258-3330

Financial Aid Forms

Domestic first-year financial aid applicants must submit the following forms, if applicable:

FAFSA

Institution's own financial aid form

Other: institutional noncustodial parent's form

Financial Aid Policies

This school practices need-blind admissions.

Tuition payment plans

Deferred payment

Installment payment

Annual College Costs

Cost Category

On Campus

Off Campus

At Home

In-state tuition and fees:

$48,502.00

$48,502.00

$48,502.00

Out-of-state tuition and fees:

$48,502.00

$48,502.00

$48,502.00

Room and board:

$14,792.00

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--

Books and supplies:

--

--

--

Estimated personal expenses:

--

--

--

Transportation expenses:

--

--

--

Estimated Total In-state:

$63,294.00

$48,502.00

$48,502.00

Estimated Total Out-of-state:

$63,294.00

$48,502.00

$48,502.00

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For Transfer Students

Credit Information

Minimum number of credits: --

Minimum college GPA (on a 4.0 scale): --

Lowest grade earned for course that may be transferred for credit (on a 4.0 scale): --

Maximum credits/courses from a 2-year institution: --

Maximum credits/courses from a 4-year institution: --

Minimum credits transfers must complete to earn bachelor's degree: --

Admission Requirements (Required)

High School Transcript

College Transcript(s)

Essay or Personal Statement

Standardized Test Scores

Admission Requirements (Recommended)

Statement of good standing from Prior Institution(s)

Students who applied for transfer

Students who applied for transfer from 2 year schools: 55.0%

Students who applied for transfer from 4 year schools: 45.0%

Terms in which transfer students may enroll

Fall

Transfers accepted as

1st semester freshman

2nd semester freshman

Sophomore

Services for students transferring IN from another school

Advisor

Orientation

Special Requirements

--

For International Students

Admission for International Students

Application fee: --

Annual College Costs

Tuition and Fees: $48,502.00

Room & Board(on-campus): $14,792.00

Room & Board(off-campus): --

Additional estimated expenses: --

Costs per credit hour: --

Financial Aid

International students eligible for need based aid

Tests for International Students

TOEFL Required of non-resident alien applicants

TOEFL (internet-based test) average score: --

TOEFL (internet-based test) minimum score: --

TOEFL (paper) average score: --

TOEFL (paper) minimum score: --

Services for International Students

Special International Student Orientation Program

International Student Adviser