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Located in Princeton, New Jersey, Princeton University is a private not-for-profit institution. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

150 Undergraduate Degrees
52 Graduate Degrees
$35,915 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
6% Acceptance Rate

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Princeton University Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Princeton.

Rank Ranking Name Share
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Where Is Princeton University?


Contact details for Princeton are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1 Nassau Hall, Princeton, NJ 08544-0070
Phone: 609-258-3000

Admission Requirements for Princeton

Submission Required?
High School GPA recommended
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations required
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Princeton?

6% Acceptance Rate
51% Of Accepted Are Women
71% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 6%, Princeton is one of the most selective schools in the country. If the admissions department requests additional materials, be sure to submit them promptly. This could be a sign that you're on the border line of being accepted or denied.

Approximately 49% of accepted students are men and 51% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 5%, and the acceptance rate for women is 6%.

Average Test Scores

About 71% of students accepted to Princeton submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 710 and 770. Math scores were between 740 and 800.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Princeton University  ( 710 to 770 )

SAT Math Scores for Princeton University  ( 740 to 800 )
Princeton received ACT scores from 45% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 34 and 36. Math scores were between 31 and 35. Composite scores were between 32 and 35.

ACT English Scores for Princeton University  ( 34 to 36 )
ACT Math Scores for Princeton University  ( 31 to 35 )
ACT Composite Scores for Princeton University  ( 32 to 35 )

Can I Afford Princeton University?

$35,915 Net Price
6% Take Out Loans
0.7% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Princeton is $35,915. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Princeton, approximately 6% of students took out student loans averaging $3,647 a year. That adds up to $14,588 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Princeton is 0.7%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Princeton University Undergraduate Student Diversity

4,689 Full-Time Undergraduates
51% Women
51% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 4,774 undergraduate students at Princeton, with 4,689 being full-time and 85 being part-time.


There are also 3,079 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 4,689 full-time undergraduates at Princeton, 49% are male and 51% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Princeton University students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 1,179
Black or African American 418
Hispanic or Latino 499
White 1,703
International Students 546
Other Races/Ethnicities 344

Geographic Diversity

New Jersey students aren't the only ones who study at Princeton University. At this time, 49 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 114 countries are represented at Princeton. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, Canada, and India.

Online Learning at Princeton University

5,936 Took All Classes Online
6,394 Took At Least One Class Online
In 2019-2020, 6,394 students took at least one online class at the school.

Princeton University Computer Science Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Computer Science 150 39 13 202
TOTAL 150 39 13 202


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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