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IPEDS ID: 186131
OPE ID: 00262700
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Princeton University
1 Nassau Hall, Princeton, New Jersey 08544-0070
General information:  (609) 258-3000
Website:  www.princeton.edu/
Type:  4-year, Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:  Less than one year certificate
Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Campus setting:  City: Small
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  8,419 (5,422 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  5 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Doctoral 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
6%
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC (Army, Navy, Air Force)
Teacher certification
Study abroad
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2019Full timePart time
Total faculty985195
Instructional985195
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-1,170
Instructional-622
Research-548
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 year2017-20182018-20192019-20202020-2021% change 2019-2020 to 2020-2021
Tuition and fees$47,140$50,340$52,800$48,502-8.1%
Books and supplies$1,050$1,050$1,050$1,0500.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$15,610$16,360$17,150$15,342-10.5%
Other$3,150$3,150$3,150$3,1500.0%
Total Expenses2017-20182018-20192019-20202020-2021% change 2019-2020 to 2020-2021
On Campus$66,950$70,900$74,150$68,044-8.2%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2020-2021
Tuition$53,890
Fees$2,580
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2019-2020
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 aid182762%————
Grant or scholarship aid80961%$44,871,096$55,465
Federal grants33025%$2,046,343$6,201
Pell grants33025%$1,640,343$4,971
Other federal grants1028%$406,000$3,980
State/local government grant or scholarships393%$403,295$10,341
Institutional grants or scholarships80961%$42,421,458$52,437
Student loan aid756%$273,558$3,647
Federal student loans282%$133,250$4,759
Other student loans574%$140,308$2,462
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid13,305$185,495,981$56,126
Pell grants1,158$5,761,111$4,975
Federal student loans167$985,747$5,903
  • 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.
2017-20182018-20192019-2020
Average net price$16,192$18,712$18,685
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2017-20182018-20192019-2020
$0 – $30,000$2,586$1,386$2,958
$30,001 – $48,000$2,641$2,044$4,502
$48,001 – $75,000$4,620$7,576$5,542
$75,001 – $110,000$17,235$16,989$18,205
$110,001 and more$34,425$36,747$41,011
  • 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 2019
Total enrollment8,419
Undergraduate enrollment5,422
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment9
Graduate enrollment2,997
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 98%
Part-time: 2%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 50%
Female: 50%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 22%
Black or African American: 8%
Hispanic/Latino: 10%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 40%
Two or more races: 5%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 2%
Non-resident alien: 12%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 99%
25 and over: 1%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 17%
Out-of-state: 69%
Foreign countries: 14%
Unknown: 0%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2018.
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: 0%
Enrolled in some distance education: 0%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 100%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 0%
Enrolled in some distance education: 0%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 100%
Undergraduate application fee (2020-2021): $70
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2020
TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants32,83516,78216,053
Percent admitted6%5%6%
Percent admitted who enrolled62%64%61%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommendedConsidered but not required
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 2020 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
SAT81671%
ACT52445%
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 Evidence-Based Reading and Writing710770
SAT Math740800
ACT Composite3235
ACT English3436
ACT Math3135
  • During the 2019-2020 cycle for students entering as first years in the fall of 2020, testing was required. Due to the global pandemic and the lack of access to standardized testing, Princeton has moved to a temporary test optional process.
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 2018 and Returned in Fall 2019
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, 95 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2019.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2014
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 98%
(*) 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 2012]
4-year: 87%
6-year: 96%
8-year: 97%
[Began in Fall 2014]
4-year: 90%
6-year: 98%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2012 or Fall 2014
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: 97%
Female: 99%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2014 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: 99%
Black or African American: 97%
Hispanic/Latino: 94%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 100%
White: 99%
Two or more races: 98%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 100%
Non-resident alien: 97%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2014 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • Alternative measures of student success are reported by degree-granting institutions to describe the outcomes of degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students who are not only first-time, full-time students, but also part-time attending and non-first-time (transfer-in) students. These measures are also reported for students receiving Pell grants and those students that do not receive Pell grants. These measures provide the 8-year award-completion rates by award level (certificates, associate's and bachelor degrees) after entering an institution. For students who did not earn any undergraduate award after 8-years of entry, the enrollment statuses are reported as either still enrolled at the institution, or subsequently transferred out of the institution. Unlike the Graduation Rates data, all reporting institutions must report on their transfer outs regardless if the institution has a mission that provides substantial transfer preparation.
FULL-TIME, FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2012-13
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 97%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 0%
[Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 92%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 0%
[Non-Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 98%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 0%
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2019-2020
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
Architectural and Building Sciences/Technology-21-
Architecture16114
Category total16324
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies
African-American/Black Studies9--
East Asian Studies1283
Near and Middle Eastern Studies663
Category total27146
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Computational Biology-55
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology4622
Molecular Biology562918
Neuroscience25135
Category total1274930
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer Science1584716
Category total1584716
Engineering
Chemical Engineering26125
Civil Engineering, General17109
Electrical and Electronics Engineering212520
Engineering, General0--
Mechanical Engineering521218
Operations Research691410
Category total1857362
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General42116
Category total42116
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General968
Comparative Literature1252
French Language and Literature944
German Language and Literature733
Hispanic and Latin American Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General1243
Linguistics3--
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General-00
Slavic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General412
Category total562322
History
History and Philosophy of Science and Technology-62
History, General732313
Category total732915
Mathematics and Statistics
Applied Mathematics, General-58
Financial Mathematics-27-
Mathematics, General3778
Category total373916
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other1--
Category total1--
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Studies-31
Category total-31
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Philosophy3365
Religion/Religious Studies885
Category total411410
Physical Sciences
Astrophysics12157
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General-24
Chemistry, General232720
Geology/Earth Science, General12910
Physics, General392915
Category total868256
Psychology
Experimental Psychology40--
Research and Experimental Psychology, Other-48
Category total4048
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Public Policy Analysis, General108962
Category total108962
Social Sciences
Anthropology, General2624
Demography and Population Studies-35
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics1262810
Political Science and Government, General702126
Sociology, General31137
Category total2536752
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation11127
Music, General775
Category total181912
Grand total1,268602318
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, 2019-2020
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 12
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 5
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: $25,770
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $15,660
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
2019-2020 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division I-FCSMenWomen
All Track Combined145120
Baseball27
Basketball1716
Fencing1211
Field Hockey22
Football109
Golf118
Ice Hockey2724
Lacrosse4630
Rowing9894
Soccer3128
Softball17
Squash1413
Swimming and Diving3837
Tennis1111
Volleyball1716
Water Polo2217
Wrestling31
Institutional Accreditation
AccreditorStatusNext Review Date
Middle States Commission on Higher EducationAccredited since (01/01/1921)01/01/2024
Programmatic Accreditation
Accreditor / ProgramStatusNext Review Date
 No Longer Recognized  Teacher Education Accreditation Council, Accreditation Committee
Baccalaureate Teacher Education Accreditation Council (BTEAC) - Baccalaureate programsAccredited since (06/12/2012)TBD
  • For more detailed information on accreditation for this institution, including all actions and justification for actions, visit OPE's Database of Accredited Postsecondary Institutions and Programs: ope.ed.gov/dapip/#/institution-profile/128540.
On-Campus
Criminal Offenses201620172018
a. Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
b. Negligent manslaughter000
c. Rape121213
d. Fondling41419
e. Incest000
f. Statutory Rape000
g. Robbery510
h. Aggravated assault210
i. Burglary331616
j. Motor vehicle theft9517
k. Arson001
VAWA Offenses201620172018
a. Domestic violence871
b. Dating violence132
c. Stalking274
Arrests201620172018
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.000
b. Drug abuse violations23209
c. Liquor law violations000
Disciplinary Actions201620172018
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.210
b. Drug abuse violations395512
c. Liquor law violations1035013
On-Campus Student Housing Facilities
  • On-campus Student Housing Facilities statistics are a subset of On-Campus statistics.
Criminal Offenses201620172018
a. Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
b. Negligent manslaughter000
c. Rape101011
d. Fondling01014
e. Incest000
f. Statutory Rape000
g. Robbery000
h. Aggravated assault100
i. Burglary1077
j. Motor vehicle theft000
k. Arson001
VAWA Offenses201620172018
a. Domestic violence750
b. Dating violence111
c. Stalking000
Arrests201620172018
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.000
b. Drug abuse violations16165
c. Liquor law violations000
Disciplinary Actions201620172018
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.210
b. Drug abuse violations39549
c. Liquor law violations474213
  • 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.
  • The crime statistics displayed only includes On-Campus data associated with the main campus as listed on College Navigator. For statistics associated with each campus location, off campus data, and for additional information covering Hate Crimes, and Fire statistics see https://ope.ed.gov/campussafety.
  • The On-Campus data do not include incidents that: (a) took place on public property, including thoroughfares, streets, sidewalks, and parking facilities, that is within the campus, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus; (b) took place on any building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) took place on any building or property owned or controlled by an institution that is used in direct support of, or in relation to, the institution's educational purposes, is frequently used by students, and is not within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area of the institution.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201720162015
Default rate0.9%0.9%3.5%
Number in default114
Number in repayment107104112
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)