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Princeton, United States
Age
founded in 1746
Size
8,088 students
Tuition
$41,800
Princeton University is a private (non-profit), four-year, graduate Coeducational College, became coeducational in 1969. It is not affiliated religiously.

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What Princeton University says:

Princeton University is unique in combining the strengths of a major research university with the qualities of an outstanding liberal arts college. Whether through independent study, student-initiated seminars, or lectures in emerging fields such as neuroscience, Princeton students have the flexibility to shape dynamic academic programs that prepare them for leadership and lives of service. Through its groundbreaking financial aid program, Princeton ensures that all qualified students who are accepted can afford to attend the University. Chartered in 1746, Princeton is renowned for its commitment to undergraduate teaching. Its faculty are known throughout the world and it is not unusual for students to learn from Nobel laureates, Pulitzer Prize winners, and MacArthur fellows. Students benefit from small class sizes and one-on-one advising with faculty, particularly while doing independent work such as the senior thesis. All intellectual endeavors of Princeton's 5,320 degree-seeking undergraduate students are supported by a range of first-rate academic resources, such as libraries, laboratories, and even an art museum. The academic options at Princeton give students flexibility in pursuing their intellectual interests while working toward either the Bachelor of Arts or the Bachelor of Science in Engineering. Students also may choose from among 47 interdisciplinary programs, creating combinations of academic interests. For example, a student might major in physics while also earning a certificate in Latin American studies. The University is located in the town of Princeton, which has a diverse population of 30,000 residents and is situated between New York City and Philadelphia, with rail service to both cities. Princeton is a residential university that provides a welcoming environment, advising services, cultural and educational events, intramural sports, and more. As a residential community, Princeton provides housing for all four years. Princeton's six residential colleges offer settings where students quickly can become involved in campus activities. Students can participate in more than 300 student-run organizations, the arts, civic engagement, student government, religious groups, and athletics.

Application Basics

Semesters at Princeton University begin in early September and early February. Princeton University has an Early Action Program. Early Action applicants are usually looked upon more favorably and will receive decisions ahead of others. The Early Action Deadline at Princeton University is November 1. Princeton University has an Early Decision Program. If accepted you are fully committed to this school and cannot choose other universities. This can be an advantage for you if Princeton University is your top choice, but students who have not yet fully decided should apply by the regular deadline. Admissions to Princeton University is need blind – this means that your financial circumstances have no impact on your chances of being admitted.
01/01
Deadline
Fall applications
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Admissions

American schools typically use a 4.0 grading system, this may differ considerably from what is used in your school and we strongly advise you to speak to a local counselor to better assess your chances of admission. To give you an idea of how difficult it is to get admitted to Princeton University, last year 97% of students had a high school GPA of 3.5 or above. For international students another key requirement is being able to prove your English language proficiency. All American universities accept the TOEFL exam and most now accept IELTS and PTE also. There are two standardized tests which are used to evaluate students’ preparedness for university-level studies, these are the SAT and the ACT. To be competitive, Princeton University applicants should aim for an SAT 1 Critical Reading section score range of 690 – 800 and a Math section score range of 710 – 800. With the ACT, students accepted to Princeton University generally score within a range of 31 – 35.

Tuition and Fees

Princeton University requires a non-refundable fee of $65 to submit your application. An application fee waiver may be available for students who can demonstrate a financial need. An advanced deposit is not required from international students who are offered admission. University fees can vary from time to time. We try hard to ensure that the data we present here is accurate, but you should speak to your counselor to ensure you receive up to date information.
$41,800
Undergraduate
Average Tuition

Degree Programs at Princeton University

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Engineering & Technology

1 courses
Architecture
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Humanities & Arts

13 courses
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Slavic Languages/Literature
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Spanish/Portuguese
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Information Technology

1 courses
Computer Science
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Science & Mathematics

3 courses
Ecology/Evolutionary Biology
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Molecular Biology
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Social Science

9 courses
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East Asian Studies
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Near Eastern Studies
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Business & Law

1 courses
Energy/Environmental Studies PhD
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Engineering & Technology

2 courses
Architecture
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Architecture PhD
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Humanities & Arts

32 courses
Anthropology
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Anthropology PhD
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Art/Archaeology
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Art/Archaeology PhD
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Classical Philology PhD
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Classics
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Classics PhD
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Comparative Literature
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English
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French/Italian
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French/Italian PhD
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German
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German PhD
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Linguistics PhD
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Music
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Music PhD
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Political Philosophy PhD
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Psychology
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Psychology PhD
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Public/International Affairs
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Slavic Languages/Literature
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Sociology
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Sociology PhD
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Spanish/Portuguese
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Spanish/Portuguese PhD
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Information Technology

2 courses
Computer Science
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Computer Science PhD
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Science & Mathematics

8 courses
Ecology/Evolutionary Biology
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Ecology/Evolutionary Biology PhD
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Mathematics
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Mathematics PhD
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Molecular Biology
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Molecular Biology PhD
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Population Studies PhD
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Statistics/Operations Research PhD
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Social Science

25 courses
African Studies PhD
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African-American/Black Studies PhD
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Anthropology
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Anthropology PhD
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Art/Archaeology
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East Asian Studies
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Economics
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Italian Studies PhD
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Latin American Studies PhD
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Music
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Music PhD
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Near Eastern Studies
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Political Philosophy PhD
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Politics
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Psychology
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Psychology PhD
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Public/International Affairs
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Sociology
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Other

3 courses
Ancient World PhD
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Medieval Studies PhD
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Neuroscience PhD
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Campus and Accommodation

Princeton University has a 600-acre campus in Princeton. Princeton’s total population is 28,572 and it is located about 45 miles from Philadelphia. The closest major airport to Princeton University is in Newark, roughly 40 miles away from campus. Princeton University is a school that offers on-campus housing for its students, which is a big convenience for international students. The following types of residence halls are available to choose from: coed, female, male and international student. Princeton University has a 600-acre campus in Princeton. Princeton’s total population is 28,572 and it is located about 45 miles from Philadelphia. The closest major airport to Princeton University is in Newark, roughly 40 miles away from campus. Princeton University is a school that offers on-campus housing for its students, which is a big convenience for international students. The following types of residence halls are available to choose from: coed, female, male and international student.
Library
Internet
IT Resources
97
%
Students
Live on
Campus

Teaching Quality

There are 1103 full-time faculty members at Princeton University, of those 78 are from abroad. This gives an indication of the level of internationalization on campus. 94% of the above faculty members have completed the highest level of training in their respective field, a useful measurement of teaching quality. International students should be aware that the most popular majors at Princeton University are economics, politics, public administration. Pre Professional programs provide additional advising and preparation for students planning to pursue a career in The Professions. Taking these will help to ensure that you meet your professional goals in the respective fields. At Princeton University, the following Pre Professional programs are available.
  • Pre-medicine
Fields of Study
45%
Humanities & Arts
34%
Social Science
11%
Science & Mathematics
10%
Other
6:1
Student
Faculty
Ratio

Prospects

Another major consideration for students should be how likely are you to graduate on time, and what can you do after graduation. At Princeton University 90% of undergraduate students complete their studies successfully within four years. After graduating, Princeton University students are often admitted by the following grad schools: Cornell University, Stanford University, University of California, Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Oxford University, University of Pennsylvania, Carnegie Mellon University, Princeton University, University of Texas, New York University, University of Texas, University of Chicago. 65% of graduates find employment within their field six months after graduation. Firms which often employ Princeton University students include Goldman Sachs, Google, Inc., JP Morgan Chase & Co., Microsoft Corporation, Barclays Capital, Citi, Deloitte Consulting LLP, McKinsey & Company. Notable alumni from Princeton University include Woodrow Wilson, former U.S. President; James Madison, former U.S. President; F. Scott Fitzgerald, author.

International Student Life

At Princeton University, you will be sharing the campus with other international students from 80 countries including Canada, the United Kingdom, South Korea, China, India, France. As an international student at Princeton University, you will enjoy access to special support services such as International student center, Special orientation. These services are provided exclusively to Princeton University international students to ensure your successful transition to college life in the US and to help you make the best of your stay. Princeton University has a vibrant campus life which is enhanced by its 250 student clubs and organizations. As a student at Princeton University you are free to join any of these organizations to pursue academic, religious, athletic, and other interests with fellow students who share your passions. Athletics are a major part of US college life and are a fantastic way for international students to integrate with their American counterparts. Most institutions offer a variety of sports, and here at Princeton University, you can enjoy a wide variety.
Student Breakdown
21%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
8%
Black or African American, Non-Hispanic/Latino
8%
Hispanic/Latino
11%
Nonresident Alien
4%
Two or more races non-Hispanic/Latino
46%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Other
80
represented
countries

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