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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:  7,853 (4,774 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  4 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
5%
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 2020Full timePart time
Total faculty997208
Instructional997208
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-1,388
Instructional-655
Research-733
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 year2018-20192019-20202020-20212021-2022% change 2020-2021 to 2021-2022
Tuition and fees$50,340$52,800$48,502$56,01015.5%
Books and supplies$1,050$1,050$1,050$1,0500.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$16,360$17,150$15,342$18,18018.5%
Other$3,150$3,150$3,150$3,2503.2%
Total Expenses2018-20192019-20202020-20212021-2022% change 2020-2021 to 2021-2022
On Campus$70,900$74,150$68,044$78,49015.4%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2021-2022
Tuition$56,010
Fees$2,780
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 2020
Total enrollment7,853
Undergraduate enrollment4,774
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment12
Graduate enrollment3,079
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: 25%
Black or African American: 9%
Hispanic/Latino: 11%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 36%
Two or more races: 6%
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: 71%
Foreign countries: 12%
Unknown: 0%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2019.
  • 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: 100%
Enrolled in some distance education: 0%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 0%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 38%
Enrolled in some distance education: 14%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 47%
  • These are existing programs offered through distance education as necessitated by COVID-19 public health measures. Middle States temporarily waived policy and procedures to allow Princeton University to use distance education to accommodate COVID-19 interruptions, in accordance with U.S. Department of Education guidelines. In fall 2020, all undergraduate courses were taught through distance education; a small number of graduate courses were offered with an optional in-person component.
Undergraduate application fee (2021-2022): $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: 83%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2019 and Returned in Fall 2020
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, 94 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2020.

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) 2020-2021
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramUndergraduate
Certificate
BachelorMasterDoctor
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
Architecture and Related Services
Architectural and Building Sciences/Technology--27-
Architecture-6122
Category total-6392
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies
African-American/Black Studies-15--
East Asian Studies-822
Near and Middle Eastern Studies-1053
Category total-3375
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Computational Biology--132
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology-401112
Molecular Biology-462418
Neuroscience-3675
Category total-1225537
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer Science-1503913
Category total-1503913
Education
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other2---
Category total2---
Engineering
Chemical Engineering-231910
Civil Engineering, General-25139
Electrical and Electronics Engineering-313221
Engineering, General-0--
Mechanical Engineering-49119
Operations Research-541312
Category total-1828861
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General-30119
Category total-30119
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General-855
Comparative Literature-855
French Language and Literature-430
German Language and Literature-622
Hispanic and Latin American Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General-1534
Linguistics-5--
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General-000
Slavic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General-411
Category total-501917
History
History and Philosophy of Science and Technology--11
History, General-54137
Category total-54148
Mathematics and Statistics
Applied Mathematics, General--53
Financial Mathematics--29-
Mathematics, General-41134
Category total-41477
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other-2--
Category total-2--
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Studies--04
Category total--04
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Philosophy-2363
Religion/Religious Studies-477
Category total-271310
Physical Sciences
Astrophysics-82110
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General--23
Chemistry, General-273818
Geology/Earth Science, General-13123
Physics, General-251818
Category total-739152
Psychology
Experimental Psychology-28--
Research and Experimental Psychology, Other--87
Category total-2887
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Public Policy Analysis, General-123971
Category total-123971
Social Sciences
Anthropology, General-3963
Demography and Population Studies--22
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics-932720
Political Science and Government, General-721917
Sociology, General-30910
Category total-2346352
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation-1695
Music, General-453
Category total-20148
Grand total21,175605293
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
Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges
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 Offenses201820192020
a. Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
b. Negligent manslaughter000
c. Rape1385
d. Fondling1950
e. Incest000
f. Statutory Rape000
g. Robbery011
h. Aggravated assault010
i. Burglary161213
j. Motor vehicle theft173910
k. Arson142
VAWA Offenses201820192020
a. Domestic violence111
b. Dating violence241
c. Stalking432
Arrests201820192020
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.000
b. Drug abuse violations9166
c. Liquor law violations010
Disciplinary Actions201820192020
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.000
b. Drug abuse violations121114
c. Liquor law violations131010
On-Campus Student Housing Facilities
  • On-campus Student Housing Facilities statistics are a subset of On-Campus statistics.
Criminal Offenses201820192020
a. Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
b. Negligent manslaughter000
c. Rape1174
d. Fondling1420
e. Incest000
f. Statutory Rape000
g. Robbery000
h. Aggravated assault010
i. Burglary733
j. Motor vehicle theft000
k. Arson101
VAWA Offenses201820192020
a. Domestic violence011
b. Dating violence120
c. Stalking000
Arrests201820192020
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.000
b. Drug abuse violations582
c. Liquor law violations000
Disciplinary Actions201820192020
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.000
b. Drug abuse violations999
c. Liquor law violations1397
  • 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 Year201820172016
Default rate0.7%0.9%0.9%
Number in default111
Number in repayment127107104
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)