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IPEDS ID: 186131
OPE ID: 00262700
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Princeton University
1 Nassau Hall, Princeton, New Jersey 08544-0070
Distance from ZIP:  0.8 miles from 08540
General information:  (609) 258-3000
Website:  www.princeton.edu
Type:  4-year, Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:  Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Campus setting:  Suburb: Large
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  7,975 (5,327 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  6 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Research Universities (very high research activity)
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC (Army, Air Force)
Teacher certification
Study abroad
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Credit Accepted
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2012Full timePart time
Total faculty871176
Instructional871176
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-896
Instructional-439
Research-457
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
Tuition and fees$36,640$37,000$38,650$40,1703.9%
Books and supplies$1,200$1,200$1,100$1,2009.1%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$11,940$12,069$12,630$13,0803.6%
Other$2,935$3,050$3,050$1,382-54.7%
Total Expenses2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
On Campus$52,715$53,319$55,430$55,8320.7%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2013-2014
Tuition$40,170
Fees$1,900
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition planX
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2012-2013
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid181860%————
Grant or scholarship aid81560%$27,872,046$34,199
Federal grants18614%$1,080,477$5,809
Pell grants18614%$788,477$4,239
Other federal grants735%$292,000$4,000
State/local government grant or scholarships171%$127,226$7,484
Institutional grants or scholarships81560%$26,664,343$32,717
Student loan aid1219%$515,660$4,262
Federal student loans614%$266,200$4,364
Other student loans756%$249,460$3,326
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid13,10658%$115,420,460$37,160
Pell grants64912%$2,701,935$4,163
Federal student loans2575%$1,251,202$4,868
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2010-20112011-20122012-2013
Average net price$18,813$19,425$21,231
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2010-20112011-20122012-2013
$0 – $30,000$7,545$7,707$5,932
$30,001 – $48,000$5,528$6,889$5,389
$48,001 – $75,000$9,001$11,031$6,077
$75,001 – $110,000$18,465$31,838$16,976
$110,001 and more$28,098$33,538$32,418
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2012
Total enrollment7,975
Undergraduate enrollment5,327
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment0
Graduate enrollment2,648
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 100%
Part-time: 0%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 51%
Female: 49%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 19%
Black or African American: 7%
Hispanic/Latino: 7%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 48%
Two or more races: 4%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 3%
Non-resident alien: 10%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 99%
25 and over: 1%
Age unknown: 1%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 18%
Out-of-state: 69%
Foreign countries: 13%
Unknown: 0%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2011.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 100%
Part-time: 0%
Undergraduate application fee (2013-2014): $65
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2013
TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants26,49913,98212,517
Percent admitted7%7%8%
Percent admitted who enrolled65%66%65%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
RecommendationsX
Formal demonstration of competenciesX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
Test Scores: Fall 2013 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
SAT1,10586%
ACT42733%
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
NOTES:
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Critical Reading700800
SAT Math710800
SAT Writing710790
ACT Composite3135
ACT English3235
ACT Math3035
ACT Writing810
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Student retention:
Full-time students: 98%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2011 and Returned in Fall 2012
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 97 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2012.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 97%
(*) Transfer-out rate:
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • (*) Not all institutions report transfer-out rates.
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
4-year: 87%
6-year: 96%
8-year: 96%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Male: 96%
Female: 98%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 100%
Asian: 96%
Black or African American: 97%
Hispanic/Latino: 93%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 100%
White: 99%
Two or more races: 96%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 95%
Non-resident alien: 95%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2012-2013
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelorMasterDoctor
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
Architecture and Related Services
Architecture19286
Category total19286
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
East Asian Studies1146
Near and Middle Eastern Studies1368
Category total241014
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Computational Biology-51
Ecology60810
Molecular Biology712717
Neuroscience-50
Category total1314528
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Finance, General-31-
Category total-31-
Engineering
Chemical Engineering441113
Civil Engineering, General23264
Computer Engineering, General722515
Electrical and Electronics Engineering193724
Engineering, General0--
Mechanical Engineering531716
Operations Research38135
Category total24912977
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General53117
Category total53117
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General2243
Comparative Literature2442
French Language and Literature1413
German Language and Literature311
Hispanic and Latin American Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General548
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General-00
Slavic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General431
Category total721718
History
History and Philosophy of Science and Technology-64
History, General661811
Category total662415
Mathematics and Statistics
Applied Mathematics, General-35
Mathematics, General37616
Category total37921
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other2--
Category total2--
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Philosophy3048
Religion/Religious Studies1483
Category total441211
Physical Sciences
Astrophysics454
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General-31
Chemistry, General313018
Geology/Earth Science, General1096
Physics, General222220
Category total676949
Psychology
Psychology, General73813
Category total73813
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Public Policy Analysis, General74954
Category total74954
Social Sciences
Anthropology4122
Demography and Population Studies-30
Economics, General1392315
Political Science and Government, General1032115
Sociology52179
Category total3356641
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation1698
Music, General9107
Category total251915
Grand total1,271573319
2012-2013 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division I-AA MenWomen
All Track Combined153150
Baseball32
Basketball1715
Fencing1617
Field Hockey24
Football107
Golf88
Ice Hockey2820
Lacrosse3927
Rowing9785
Soccer3028
Softball19
Squash1517
Swimming and Diving4641
Tennis137
Volleyball1518
Water Polo2517
Wrestling30
Other Sports36
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Middle States Commission on Higher Education1/1/1921 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Teacher Education Accreditation Council, Accreditation Committee
Baccalaureate Teacher Education Accreditation Council (BTEAC) - Baccalaureate programs6/12/2012 -  Accredited
2012 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201020112012
Illegal weapons possession100
Drug law violations447
Liquor law violations000
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations207
Liquor law violations000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible131617
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Robbery000
Aggravated assault110
Burglary303027
Motor vehicle theft400
Arson500
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible121414
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Robbery000
Aggravated assault000
Burglary111217
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson000
  • (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year20102009
Default rate2.7%2.2%
Number in default43
Number in repayment146132
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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