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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:  8,088 (5,391 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  6 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Doctoral Universities: Highest 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, Navy, 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 2014Full timePart time
Total faculty904148
Instructional904148
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-1,029
Instructional-567
Research-462
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 year2012-20132013-20142014-20152015-2016% change 2014-2015 to 2015-2016
Tuition and fees$38,650$40,170$41,820$43,4503.9%
Books and supplies$1,100$1,100$1,050$1,0500.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$12,630$13,080$13,620$14,1604.0%
Other$3,050$3,050$2,475$2,5001.0%
Total Expenses2012-20132013-20142014-20152015-2016% change 2014-2015 to 2015-2016
On Campus$55,430$57,400$58,965$61,1603.7%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2015-2016
Tuition$43,450
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, 2013-2014
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 aid179662%————
Grant or scholarship aid79562%$30,619,679$38,515
Federal grants19115%$1,096,321$5,740
Pell grants19115%$814,321$4,263
Other federal grants716%$282,000$3,972
State/local government grant or scholarships202%$173,926$8,696
Institutional grants or scholarships79562%$29,349,432$36,918
Student loan aid15612%$549,028$3,519
Federal student loans615%$257,602$4,223
Other student loans957%$291,426$3,068
  • 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 aid13,08858%$119,518,270$38,704
Pell grants68413%$2,930,578$4,284
Federal student loans2605%$1,305,008$5,019
  • 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.
2011-20122012-20132013-2014
Average net price$19,425$21,231$18,885
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2011-20122012-20132013-2014
$0 – $30,000$7,707$5,932$3,630
$30,001 – $48,000$6,889$5,389$4,006
$48,001 – $75,000$11,031$6,077$5,946
$75,001 – $110,000$31,838$16,976$16,967
$110,001 and more$33,538$32,418$25,060
  • 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 2014
Total enrollment8,088
Undergraduate enrollment5,391
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment0
Graduate enrollment2,697
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 98%
Part-time: 2%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 51%
Female: 49%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 21%
Black or African American: 8%
Hispanic/Latino: 8%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 45%
Two or more races: 4%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 3%
Non-resident alien: 11%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 100%
25 and over: 0%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 16%
Out-of-state: 71%
Foreign countries: 13%
Unknown: 0%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2013.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 100%
Part-time: 0%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: -1%
Enrolled in some distance education: -1%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 100%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: -1%
Enrolled in some distance education: -1%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 100%
Undergraduate application fee (2015-2016): $65
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2014
TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants26,64114,16712,474
Percent admitted7%7%8%
Percent admitted who enrolled66%67%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 2014 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
SAT1,10084%
ACT46836%
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 Reading690800
SAT Math710800
SAT Writing700800
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 2013 and Returned in Fall 2014
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 2014.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008
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:
[Began in Fall 2006]
4-year: 88%
6-year: 96%
8-year: 97%
[Began in Fall 2008]
4-year: 90%
6-year: 97%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2006 or Fall 2008
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 2008 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: 80%
Asian: 98%
Black or African American: 93%
Hispanic/Latino: 94%
White: 98%
Two or more races: 100%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 100%
Non-resident alien: 96%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2014-2015
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
Architecture15181
Category total15181
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
East Asian Studies1361
Near and Middle Eastern Studies1073
Category total23134
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Computational Biology-24
Ecology4599
Molecular Biology582725
Neuroscience032
Category total1034140
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Finance, General-23-
Category total-23-
Engineering
Chemical Engineering42814
Civil Engineering, General211511
Computer Engineering, General1172110
Electrical and Electronics Engineering353029
Engineering, General0--
Mechanical Engineering501721
Operations Research6298
Category total32710093
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General501110
Category total501110
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General1695
Comparative Literature2143
French Language and Literature612
German Language and Literature642
Hispanic and Latin American Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General445
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General-00
Slavic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General633
Category total592520
History
History and Philosophy of Science and Technology-53
History, General761715
Category total762218
Mathematics and Statistics
Applied Mathematics, General-23
Mathematics, General35815
Category total351018
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other3--
Category total3--
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Philosophy2665
Religion/Religious Studies1657
Category total421112
Physical Sciences
Astrophysics552
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General-36
Chemistry, General312626
Geology/Earth Science, General9135
Physics, General272230
Category total726969
Psychology
Psychology, General721210
Category total721210
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Public Policy Analysis, General156882
Category total156882
Social Sciences
Anthropology1415
Demography and Population Studies-02
Economics, General1192421
Political Science and Government, General641420
Sociology27811
Category total2244759
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation14136
Music, General11119
Category total252415
Grand total1,282514371
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2013-2014
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 11
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 3
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 0
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 0
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: $19,490
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $23,983
RETENTION RATES
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS PURSUING BACHELOR'S DEGREES
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS PURSUING BACHELOR'S DEGREES
Part-time students: 100%
Retention rate is the percentage of undergraduate students who began their studies in academic year 2013-14 and returned in academic year 2014-15
2014-2015 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division I-AA MenWomen
All Track Combined171165
Baseball28
Basketball2415
Fencing1313
Field Hockey21
Football116
Golf99
Ice Hockey2825
Lacrosse3729
Rowing12394
Soccer3428
Softball20
Squash1516
Swimming and Diving4340
Tennis1311
Volleyball1720
Water Polo1617
Wrestling28
Other Sports38
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
2014 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201220132014
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations728
Liquor law violations000
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201220132014
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations716
Liquor law violations000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201220132014
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible175
Rape4
Fondling2
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)00
Incest0
Statutory rape0
Robbery000
Aggravated assault000
Burglary274132
Motor vehicle theft0414
Arson011
  • Cardboard boxes set on fire in the archway of a residential hall. Confirmed by University Fire Marshal.
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201220132014
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible144
Rape2
Fondling2
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)00
Incest0
Statutory rape0
Robbery000
Aggravated assault000
Burglary171912
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson001
  • (!) 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.
  • As of the 2015 data collection (2014 data onwards), statistics for Sex offenses - Forcible and Sex offenses - Non-forcible are no longer collected. Rape, Fondling, Incest and Statutory rape statistics were not collected prior to the 2015 data collection.
  • 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 Year201220112010
Default rate2.4%2.3%2.7%
Number in default334
Number in repayment125126146
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)