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Princeton Student Life

Princeton is on a 600-acre campus in a suburban setting in Princeton, New Jersey, not far from New York City and Philadelphia. Princeton has many clubs, organizations, and activities for students to participate in – band, chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.

Princeton does not have fraternities or sororities.

Does Princeton offer student housing?

Princeton offers housing. Students are required to live on campus through sophomore year. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.

The majority of Princeton students live on campus. In 2021, 60% of undergrads at Princeton lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 40% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Princeton. First year students are not allowed to park a car on campus.

Princeton offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.

Safety at Princeton

College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.

Princeton University is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The Princeton campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night. The school also has student security patrols.

Princeton offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Campus housing is secure and dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards.

Plan a Visit to Princeton

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit to Princeton, take U.S. Highway 1 to Princeton, NJ. If you need to fly, book your flight to Newark Liberty International airport.

While you're planning, check out other schools in New Jersey you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.

Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore Princeton's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour

Princeton Students

51%

Women

49%

Men

98%

Full Time

2%

Part Time

19%

In State

81%

Out-of-State

Ethnicity

36%

25%

12%

11%

9%

6%

1%

0.19%

0.11%

Undergraduate Students

4,773

Graduate Students

3,079

Non-Resident / International Students

546

Princeton Campus Services

Student Services
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  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Health Clinic
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Women's Center
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 Veterans Affairs
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Career Planning
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Alumni Networking
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 ESL
Campus Security
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Late-Night Transport / Escort
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Emergency Phone / Alarm
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Security Patrol

© 2021 College Confidential / Concentrical LLC, Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

7,852

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

6%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$53,890

Out-of-State

$53,890

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Jan 1
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