Admissions at Princeton University- one of the most respected Ivy League research universities in the US- are very selective. Out of 32,804 applications that the University received for the Class of 2023, only 1,895 were offered admission.
Located in Princeton, New Jersey, the university offers admission to incoming undergraduates and graduates in the fall semester.
|UG Application Portal||Common Application; Coalition Application; Universal College Application|
|PG Application Portal||Application are submitted online to specific department/faculty|
|Acceptance Rate (2019)||5.8%|
|SAT Score Range||Math: 730-790|
Reading & Writing: 700-770
|ACT Score Range||32-35|
|International Student Application Deadlines||UG: November 1 (Early Action); January 1 (Regular Decision)|
PG: September- December (varying deadlines)
|Intake Season||Fall Semester|
|International Student Financial Aid||Available|
All undergraduate and graduate degree programs offered at Princeton University starting in the fall semester. Incoming undergraduates can apply via one of the two application choices available:
|Single-Choice Early Action/ Restrictive Early Action Deadline||November 1|
|Regular Decision Deadline||January 1|
|Financial Aid Application Deadline||November 9 (Early Action)|
February 1 (Regular Decision)
|Last Month to take Standardized Tests||Early Action: October 1 (ACT); November 1 (SAT & Subject Tests)|
Regular Decision: December 1 (ACT, SAT, & Subject Tests)
Early Action: Mid-December
|Candidate’s Reply Date||May 1|
|PG Applicants (course-wise deadlines)||Date|
|Neuroscience, Psychology||November 26|
|Art & Archaeology; Chemical & Biological Engineering; Chemistry; East Asian Studies;|
Ecology & Evolutionary Biology; History; History of Science;
Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering;Molecular Biology; Population Studies;
Quantitative & Computational Biology; Woodrow Wilson School of Public & International Affairs
|Anthropology; Applied & Computational Mathematics; Classics; Computer Science;|
Economics; Electrical Engineering; English; Mathematics; Philosophy; Physics;
Politics; Program in Plasma Physics; Sociology; Spanish & Portuguese
|Architecture; Astrophysical Sciences; Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences;|
Civil & Environmental Engineering;Comparative Literature; Finance; French & Italian;
Geosciences; German; Music Composition; Musicology; Near Eastern Studies;
Operations Research & Financial Engineering; Religion; Slavic Languages & Literature
Princeton University offers undergraduate degree programs in 35 subject areas. Students can apply for admission to their desired program in the fall semester through one of the three application portals:
There are two application deadlines for candidates applying to an undergraduate program at Princeton:
|Application for Admission||Common Application, Coalition Application, Universal College Application (any one of the three); Princeton Supplement; Graded Written Paper|
|Application Fee||$65 or Fee Waiver|
|Academic Report||Official Transcripts; School Report|
|Supporting Documents||Guidance Councellor Letter; 2 Teacher Recommendations|
|Standardized Tests||SAT/ACT; 2 SAT Subject Tests (recommended)|
|English Language Proficiency (International Students)||TOEFL; IELTS Academic; PTE Academic|
Princeton University offers 18 master’s degree programs and 42 doctoral programs to more than 2,700 graduate students.
Prospective students can apply from September till December for admission to the fall semester of the upcoming academic year. All applications are submitted electronically to the specific department/faculty through which the student wishes to obtain his/her degree.
More than 40% of graduate students at the university come from abroad. Graduate admission decisions at Princeton are made by the faculty of the candidate’s selected area of study with assisstance from the Graduate School, which helps in determining the minimum requirements for admission.
*All international students are required to maintain certain oral English language proficiency to successfully pursue their graduate studies at Princeton. Admitted candidates with a score below 27 in the speaking section of TOEFL iBT, or below 8.0 in the speaking sub-section of IELTS will have to take an English Placement Test at Princeton. Students incapable of passing this test will have to enroll in English Language Program classes.