Princeton University is a private, nonprofit school in an suburban setting in Princeton, New Jersey. Princeton was founded in 1746 and now enrolls around 7,852 students a year, including 4,773 undergrads.
As of 2021, the total market value of Princeton's endowment was $25.944 billion The institution spends around $62,980 for each full-time student enrolled. Princeton employs one full-time professor for every 4 undergrads enrolled.
|2021 Princeton Admissions Facts At-a Glance|
|Overall Acceptance Rate||6%|
|Early Action Acceptance Rate||15%|
The deadline to apply regular decision to Princeton for Fall 2022 is January 1. All regular decision applicants should hear back from Princeton by April 1.
Princeton University does not offer early decision but does offer early action.
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The deadline to apply early to Princeton is on November 1, 2021, which is coming up soon!
Princeton admits 15% of students that apply early action.
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It is extremely difficult to get into Princeton. The acceptance rate at Princeton is 6%. In 2021, 1,848 out of 32,835 total applicants were accepted.
In 2021, 820 applicants were waitlisted and 26 students were ultimately offered a spot off the waitlist.
Princeton is considered extremely difficult to get into. Every admissions committee has a different way of evaulating applicants, but most look at a combination of grades, test scoes, activities, as well as essays and recommendations. To apply to Princeton, applicants must submit the following items.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for some||Details (if any)|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement||√|
|Other Requirements||√||Graded Written Paper|
|Letter(s) of Recommendation||3|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Admitted students have an average high school GPA of 3.9 /4.0.
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Princeton does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
Out of all applicants, 71% submitted the SAT. 45% submitted the ACT.
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Yes! Princeton provides on-campus housing for up to 0 students.
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Princeton meets 100% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $50,459 a year.
The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021
Some financial aid is awarded ona first-come, first-serve basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can.. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.
There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how selective a university is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are.
Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Princeton, around 83% return for their sophomore year. Out of the 1,312 students who started at Princeton as first-time freshman, 1,175 graduate within four years.
Princeton's six-year graduation rate for undergrads is 98%. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.
Job placement rates after graduation, average starting salaries, and the debt students graduate with can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school. Within six months of graduating, 72% of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.
The average starting salary for recent grads is $68,422 a year. In 2020, students graduated with an average of $9,445 in student loans for each student with debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.
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Princeton is located in the suburban setting of Princeton, New Jersey, less than an hour from New York City and Philadelphia.
If you want to see Princeton for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take U.S. Highway 1 to Princeton, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Newark Liberty International.
You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Princeton and Princeton are like without leaving home.
First-Year Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Princeton is Jan 1.
The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Princeton is Mar 1.
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Wondering what life at Princeton is like? There are approximately 7,852 students enrolled at Princeton, including 4,773 undergraduate students and 3,079 graduate students. 98% percent of students attend school full-time, 19% percent are from NJ and 81% percent of students are from other states.
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