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PRINCETON UNIVERSITY, PRINCETON, NEW JERSEY

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Princeton University: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

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Founded as College of New Jersey in 1746, Princeton University is a private Ivy League research university in New Jersey, USA. This renowned institute in the US Education System is the fourth oldest college in the United States and one of the most prestigious institutions in the world with 18 Nobel Prize winners, two U.S. presidents as its graduates.

This liberal arts college has an international student population of around 12% from across the globe who can choose from hundreds of undergraduate and graduate degrees and certificate courses. The reputed organisations has nearly 27 Faculty and staff who are Nobel Prize winners and thus ensures quality education to its students. 

Admissions at Princeton University observe an application deadline of January 1 and require a nonrefundable fee of 70 USD from all its undergraduate aspirants. Every year, the institute receives some 33,000 applications from around the world and admits only 2,000 of the total applicants. This reflects an approximately low acceptance rate of nearly 5% and thus makes the university one of the highly selective institutes for studying in the USA

Rankings

The institute is ranked at the following positions by different rankings surveys:

  • 1st by U.S. News and World Report in 2020 list of Best National Universities
  • 5th by Times Higher Education in 2020 list of U.S. universities
  • 13th by QS 2020 Global World Rankings
  • 1st out of 22 in 2020 list of Best Colleges for Biology in New Jersey by Niche

Highlights

College TypePrivate
Campus SettingSuburban
Annual Endowment25.9 billion USD
Student Retention Rate98%
Work-study programYes
Mode of ProgramFull time; Part time; online
Campus Housing Capacity96%
English language proficiency scoreTOEFL or equivalent
Financial AidAvailable as grants, awards and scholarships
Admission Helpdeskuaoffice@princeton.edu | 609-258-6743

Programs, Campus and Accommodation

Campus

  • Princeton University’s suburban campus has 500-acres expanding to 600-acres for tourism.
  • There are more than 200 campus buildings, six residential colleges, 17 campus chaplains and ten libraries at the institute.
  • There are 37 varsity intercollegiate teams and 36 sport club teams
  • The university offers more than 300 student organizations
  • 98% of the university undergraduates live on campus at the institute.
  • 112 Princetonians have competed in the Olympics.

Housing facilities/Residence

  • There are six residential colleges for undergraduates.
  • A typical residential hall at the university has amenities such as classroom space, gender-neutral rooms, gallery, kitchenettes, Music practice rooms, laundry, printer clusters, Studio 34 food emporium, WPRB Radio Station and seminar rooms.
  • There are singles, triples, 3- and 5-room quads, hallway, shared, and private bathrooms.
  • There are eight on-campus apartments, annexes and town-houses for graduates.
  • Graduate housing amenities include elevator, common areas, air conditioning, laundry, TV lounge, electricity, washer/dryer, family housing, furnished Gender-Neutral bathrooms and they are pet-friendly.
  • Graduate housings are fully furnished with bathrooms, bedrooms, kitchens and living rooms with room types such as 1-, 2-, 3- apartment, 3- and 4- townhouses, single, double, triple quad rooms.
  • Its Housing and Real Estate Services provides housing information which includes listings for off-campus houses, apartments, rooms, shares, and sublets for the institute's faculty, staff, students and approved guests. These housings are owned by landlords and property managers.
  • Medical Accommodation is made available for students with medical conditions and disabilities and is administered jointly by the Student Housing and the Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Students.
  • There is Gender-Inclusive Housing at the university for students who would opt for such housing.

Courses

  • The university has a plethora of courses for international students which includes more than 36 undergraduate programs, 55 undergraduate certificates, 44 graduate programs, and 13 graduate certificates.
  • For graduates, The institute offers four full joint-degree programs in interdisciplinary humanities, social policy, neuroscience, and materials science. 
  • Popular programs at the institute amongst international students include Computer science, Social Sciences, Information Technology, Biology, Biomedical Sciences, Public Administration and Computer Engineering. 
  • There is a Pathway program at the organisation for college seniors who are majoring in fields of STEM through the School of Engineering and Applied Science.
  • At Princeton, there is a Continuing Education Program designed for students who are preparing for a career change or probably, an entrance into a professional school, or those pursuing advanced training in their fields
  • It provides students with aids and materials for ground-breaking research across all academic facets.

Top Programs at Princeton University

ProgramsFees Per Annum
M.Sc Computer Science$54,070
Master of Finance$54,070
M.Eng Electrical Engineering$54,070
M.Sc Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering$54,070
Master of Architecture$54,070

Princeton University Application Process

How to Apply?

Application portal: The Coalition Application, Common Application or the Universal College Application. Graduate program application page for graduates.

Application fee: Graduate fee: 90 USD, Undergraduate: 70 USD

Application deadline: January 1

Supporting documents:

  • Princeton supplement
  • Graded written paper
  • Transcripts
  • School report
  • SAT/ACT
  • English test scores (if applicants graduated from a school where English is not the language of instruction or studied/from a country where English is not the official/native language.)
  • Mid-year School Report
  • School counselor letter/recommendation
  • Two teacher recommendation letters
  • Statement of Academic Purpose
  • Curriculum Vitae/Résumé
  • Statement of financial resources
  • GRE/GMAT (if required)
  • Interview (if required)
  • Additional or supplementary program requirements

Princeton University Cost of Attendance

Aspirants of the institute must note to plan their finances in advance before enrolling at the university. To help you with the same, anestimated budget for international students looking to study in the US has been tabulated below.

Type of FeeUndergraduate (USD)Graduate (USD)
Tuition53,89053,770
Room10,48013,440
Board7,34010,200
Meals5,0005,000
Books and Supplies3,0003,000
Miscellaneous3,5007,710
Total83,21093,120

Scholarships/Financial Aid

The university has met 100% of demonstrated needs of its aspitrants by offering financial support in the form of awards and scholarships for international students to study in the USA. A total of 82% of seniors graduated debt-free thanks to the organisation's aid programs and policies.

Awards available to international students include scholarship, grants, research assistantships, fellowships, and student jobs. Nearly 61% of undergraduate students receive financial aids.

Scholarships available to international students include:

  • Bershadsky Family Scholarship in Science or Engineering: Yearly, this scholarship is awarded to several undergraduates of any nationality in science and engineering.
  • Harold W. Dodds Fellowships: This aid provides funds from which one or more fellowships, unrestricted as to the field of study or other qualifications, will be awarded to graduate students.
  • Natural Science and Engineering fellowship: All first-year students in this faculty receive a First-Year Fellowship, which covers full tuition and fees plus a 10-month stipend. Most times, summer support may sum up to an additional 8,000 USD is available depending upon a department’s resources.

Alumni network

The university's alumni benefits include:

  • Unique access to institute's libraries and free WIFI on campus.
  • Student loans as an alumnus
  • Diploma replacement
  • Online resources for personal and commercial use

Notable alumni of the institute are as follows:

  • Jeff Bezos -Chief Executive Officer of Amazon
  • Michelle Obama -Former First Lady of the United States
  • Woodrow Wilson -28th U.S. President

Placements

It organizes profitable career fairs all through the year between prospective employers and students. Institute’s Handshake program has seen 42,190 applications being submitted for 6,545 jobs and internships.

In 2017, 72.5% of students accepted full-time employment while 17.5% pursued further education.

Some top employers of the university graduates include Amazon, Google, Facebook, IBM, McKinsey, Microsoft, Goldman Sachs, Barclays, Morgan Stanley, JPMorgan Chase & Co., BlackRock, Credit Suisse, etc.

The average starting salary for those employed full-time was 72,128 USD. According to PayScale, the average annual salary of the institute graduate is 93,000 USD.

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Princeton University Overview

Institution TypePrivate (Not for Profit)
Student Population8483
FAFSA Code002627
Application Cost$65
Accreditation MSCHE
Average Cost of Attendance$46,686 / Year
Student : Faculty Ratio1 : 1

Admission & Dates

Early action Deadlines

November 01

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

Regular decision Deadlines

January 15

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

Read more about admission seasons and deadlines

Test Scores for International Applicants

ExamsAvg. ScoreMin. ScoreMax. Score% Submitted
Language Proficiency
TOEFLCheck Detailed Score-108- -
Reading-27--
Writing-27--
Speaking-27--
Listening-27--
IELTSCheck Detailed Score-8- -
Reading-8--
Writing-8--
Speaking-8--
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Undergraduate
SATCheck Detailed Score150014301570 65%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing745710780-
Mathematics755720790-
ACTCheck Detailed Score333135 54%
English343335-
Mathematics333035-

Princeton University Acceptance Rate

6.4%

Acceptance Rate

31056

Total Applicants

8483

Total Enrolled

Male
Female

54.8%

Male

45.2%

Female

Undergraduate
Undergraduate Program6.4%
Total Applicants88315
Total Enrolled5659
Graduate
Graduate Programs6.4%
Total Applicants44072
Total Enrolled2824

Princeton University Enrollment

Enrollment
Princeton University Enrollment8483
Undergraduate Enrollment5659
Graduate Enrollment2824
Graduation Rate
Average Graduation Rate97.2%

Attendance Cost

$46,686

Attendance Cost

The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

Tuition Fees
Undergraduate Programs$46,686 / Year
Post Graduate Program$49,290 / Year
On Campus Accomodation
Books & Supplies$1,100 / Year
On campus, Room & Board$15,610 / Year
On Campus, Other Expenses$2,300 / Year

Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

Institutional Accreditations
Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Faculty

Total FacultyFull TimePart timeGraduate Assistants
155061287426321255
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    RANKED  #6

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    RANKED  #7

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    RANKED  #7

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    RANKED  #7

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    College rating

    based on 1 student ratings

    9.7/10

    10/10academic
    9/10infrastructure
    10/10placements
    10/10faculty
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    Norman xiong, USA Bachelor of arts
    Princeton University
    Current student , Batch : 2020
    9.7
    STUDENT SATISFACTION RATINGS

    CURRENT JUNIOR'S THOUGHTS ON PRINCETON UNIVERSITY

    It's ranking for undergraduate education, its prestige, the beauty of its campus, its proximity to my home, the strength of the economics department, and the unparalleled love its alumni show to the institution.


    Course Curriculum - 

    Princeton's course curriculum is tough but fair. The distribution requirements for students studying the humanities, social sciences, or natural sciences encourage exploration outside of one's field of study. Double majoring is not allowed because the required amount of independent work would be too much, but the fact that all students are required to engage in independent work (writing a senior thesis or creating an independent project) is fairly unique to Princeton and fosters deep critical thinking and analytical skills.

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    Book Store

    Christian Science Reading Room0.87 Km
    Wilson's Books0.92 Km
    Princeton University Store0.92 Km
    jaZams1.09 Km
    the Cloak & Dagger1.24 Km
    Bryn Mawr Wellesley Book Sale1.78 Km
    Book Market1.83 Km
    Barnes & Noble3.24 Km
    Gracia Sutter Book store5 Km
    Comic Relief6.85 Km
    Books Have Wings Inc.7.56 Km
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    Shopping Mall

    Palmer Square1.14 Km
    McCaffrey's2.19 Km
    Princeton Plaza2.67 Km
    Square at West Windsor3.92 Km
    Windsor Green Shopping Center4.05 Km
    TJ Maxx4.7 Km
    Nassau Park Pavilion4.79 Km
    Plainsboro Plaza4.87 Km
    Mercer Mall5.82 Km
    Kingston Mall6.16 Km
    Princeton North Shopping Center6.32 Km
    Quaker Bridge Mall6.44 Km
    Montgomery Shopping Center6.82 Km
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    Airport

    Firmenich Incorporated Heliport3.14 Km
    0CT14.98 Km
    Educational Testing Heliport5.49 Km
    Princeton Airport6.05 Km
    American Cyanamid Helistop6.19 Km
    Wyeth-Ayerst Research Heliport6.26 Km
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    Train Station

    Princeton Junction Station at West Windsor3.9 Km

    *All distance are measured radially. Actual distance may vary

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