Princeton University Profile

Princeton, founded in 1746, is a private, Ivy League, comprehensive university. Its 600-acre campus is located in a residential section of Princeton, 50 miles southwest of New York City. The main campus includes Georgian and Gothic architectural styles and contemporary structures by I.M. Pei and Robert Venturi.
Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 5,113
Women 2,494 (48.8%)
Men 2,619 (51.2%)
Graduate Students 2,479


Entrance Difficulty: Most difficult
Overall Admission Rate: 10% of 21,963 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered: No
Early Decision Offered: No
Regular Admission Deadline: January 1
Factors Considered for Selection of Students
Academic GPA: Very Important
Standardized Tests: Very Important
Essay: Very Important
Extracurricular Activities: Important
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA: 3.88
SAT Math: 740 average, 700-790 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading: 730 average, 690-790 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing: 730 average, 700-780 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite: 31-35 range of middle 50%


Cost of Attendance: $52,715
Tuition and Fees: $36,640
Room and Board: $11,940
Average Percent of Need Met: 100%
Average Freshman Award: $34,804
Average Indebtedness of 2009 Graduates: $4,957


Academic Calendar System: Semester
General Education/Core Crriculum: Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates: 846
Regular Class Size: 2-9 students: 27% of classes
10-19 students: 46% of classes
20-29 students: 9% of classes
30-39 students: 5% of classes
40-49 students: 2% of classes
50-59 students: 7% of classes
Over 100 students: 4% of classes


Financial Aid Office Contacts

Web Site: Financial Aid Web Site

Financial Aid Application Process
Application Deadline Priority deadline: February 1
Award Notification On or about: April 1
Methodology for Awarding: Institutional Aid Federal and Institutional Methodologies
Forms Required: Cost to File
FAFSA Code is 002627: Free

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