Princeton is on a 600-acre campus in the suburban setting of Princeton, New Jersey, not far from New York City and Philadelphia.
There are many activities and organizations for Princeton students to join – including band, chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.
Interested in Greek life? Princeton does not have fraternities or sororities.
This table offers information on housing at Princeton.
|On-Campus Housing||Yes||Required for sophomore|
|Guaranteed Housing||Yes||Guaranteed for freshman|
|Co-ed Housing Available||Yes|
|Housing for Students with Disabilities||Yes|
|Percentage of Students Living On-Campus||––||94%|
|Spots Available in On-Campus Housing||––||5,117|
|Number of Students Living On-Campus||––||97|
|Percentage of Students Living Off-Campus||––||6%|
Princeton offers on-campus 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 2022, 94% of undergrads at Princeton lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 6% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Princeton. There are 5,117 spots available in on-campus housing for all 5,321 undergraduates. In the 2021-2022 school year, 97 students chose to live in campus housing. First year students are not allowed to park a car on campus.
Princeton offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.
At Princeton there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.
Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the university, funding, and competition level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.
Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.
Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.
Let's take a look at the athletic options available at Princeton:
|Sport||Men's Intramural||Women's Intramural||Men's Division||Women's Division||Men's Scholarships||Women's Scholarships|
|Basketball||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1|
|Crew||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1|
|Fencing||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1|
|Golf||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1|
|Ice Hockey||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1|
|Lacrosse||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1|
|Soccer||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1|
|Squash||Club Teams||Club Teams||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1|
|Swimming And Diving||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1|
|Tennis||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1|
|Track And Field||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1|
|Volleyball||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1|
|Water Polo||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1|
|Cross Country Running||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1|
|Indoor Track||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1|
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. Dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards so that students can feel confident that they are safe in on-campus housing.
Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit Princeton, take U.S. Highway 1 to Princeton, NJ. If you need to fly, book your flight to Newark Liberty International airport.
Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore Princeton's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour
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