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Princeton University

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Rating

Private

Type

8,720

Students

$51,870

Tuition

6%

Acceptance

#5

Ranking

Small City

Campus Setting

Princeton, NJ

1 Nassau Hall, Princeton, NJ 08544-0070

Princeton University is a mid-sized private university located in Princeton, NJ ranked 5thin America. It has a total of 5,535 full-time undergraduate students and is highly competitive, accepting 5.78% of applicants. Princeton University offers 125 different majors and is best known for its ecology and evolutionary biology, molecular biology, and classics and classical languages literatures and linguistics programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With a tuition cost of $51,870 per year, Princeton University is exceptionally high-priced. 88.56% of students graduate moving on to the next stage of their lives, entering the workforce. After graduation, alumni go on to earn about $74,700 per year, which is 80% greater than the national median.

Rankings

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Cost

$52,800/Year
Above Average

Princeton University

$52,800

National Average

$18,347
Pay with Cash

$74,150/year

Total annual cost including tuition, books and living expenses; excluding any financial aid, grants or scholarships.

Pay with Financial Aid

$21,480/year

Average annual cost including tuition, books and living expenses after financial aid, grants or scholarships.

Getting In

6%Acceptance
Very Selective

Princeton University

6%

National

69%
Sat

1460 - 1570

70% of students submit

Admissions Yield

70%

ACT

31 - 35

50% of students submit

SAT & ACT

Required

Application Fee

$70

Students

5,535Undergrads
Medium Student Population

Full-Time

1,338

Part-Time

0
Male

51%

In-state

83%

Female

49%

Out of state

15%

Undergrads Over 25

1%

International

1%

Majors/Degrees

Popular Majors
Graduates per Major
9% Public Policy Analysis, General9% Computer Science8% Econometrics and Quantitative Economics74% Others

9% Public Policy Analysis, General

9% Computer Science

8% Econometrics and Quantitative Economics

74% Others

Public Policy Analysis, General

9%

213 Graduates

Computer Science

9%

213 Graduates

Econometrics and Quantitative Economics

8%

184 Graduates

History, General

5%

112 Graduates

Political Science and Government, General

5%

110 Graduates

Molecular Biology

4%

97 Graduates

Electrical and Electronics Engineering

4%

93 Graduates

Operations Research

4%

92 Graduates

Academics

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Professors
StudentsProfessors5:15:1

Students

Professors

Student Faculty Ratio

5

Number of Library Books

7,463,469

Academic Spend per Student

$60,048

Full-time Retention Rate

98%

Total spend on salaries and wages to all employees, faculty, staff, per student.

High retention indicates students are generally satisfied with their experience.

Post-Graduation Salary

$60,800/Year

Princeton University

$60,800

National

$26,900
Median Earnings

$60,800

2 Years After Graduation

Employed 2 Years after Graduation

1%

Median Earnings

$74,700

6 Years After Graduation

Graduation Rate

88%