Princeton University is a vibrant community of scholarship and learning that stands in the nation's service and in the service of all nations. 

Chartered in 1746, Princeton is the fourth-oldest college in the United States. Princeton is an independent, coeducational, nondenominational institution that provides undergraduate and graduate instruction in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences and engineering. As a world-renowned research university, Princeton seeks to achieve the highest levels of distinction in the discovery and transmission of knowledge and understanding.

The University's generous financial aid program ensures that talented students from all economic backgrounds can afford a Princeton education. 

Basic details

  • Region: Northeast
  • Location: Princeton, New Jersey
  • Campus setting: Suburban
  • Type of institution: Private, Liberal Arts

Admissions information and areas of study offered

  • Percentage of students admitted: 5.5%
  • Average ACT range: 32-35
  • Average SAT range: Math 730-790; EBRW 700-770
  • Test optional? Yes, for Fall 2022 admissions cycle
  • Common Application accepted? Yes
  • Areas of study offered include: Anthropology; Archaeology; Architecture; Area Studies; Art History; Arts; Astronomy; Biology; Biomedical Engineering; Chemistry; Computer Science; Creative Writing; Dance; Drama/Theatre Arts; Economics; Education; Engineering; Ethnic/Cultural Studies; English; Environmental Sciences; Film/Cinema Studies; Gender Studies; Genetics; Geography; Geology; History; Humanities; International Relations; Languages; Liberal Arts; Linguistics; Literature; Mathematics; Medical Sciences; Meteorology; Music; Neuroscience; Oceanography; Philosophy; Physics; Political Science; Psychology; Public Health; Public Policy; Public Relations/Affairs; Sociology; Theology/Religion; Urban Studies; Zoology
  • Full list of majors available:


  • International students are eligible for: Need-based aid
  • Estimated yearly cost (including tuition, board, room and student fees): $73,450
  • Average grant for students receiving financial aid: $56,500


  • Athletic association for the majority of sports: NCAA - Division I
  • Varsity sports: Men's American Football;  Men's Athletics / Track and Field;  Women's Athletics / Track and Field;  Men's Baseball;  Women's Softball;  Men's Basketball;  Women's Basketball;  Men's Cross Country;  Women's Cross Country;  Men's Fencing;  Women's Fencing;  Women's Field Hockey;  Men's Golf;  Women's Golf;  Men's Ice Hockey;  Women's Ice Hockey;  Men's Lacrosse;  Women's Lacrosse;  Men's Rowing;  Women's Rowing;  Men's Swimming and Diving;  Women's Swimming and Diving;  Men's Tennis;  Women's Tennis;  Men's Volleyball;  Women's Volleyball;  Men's Wrestling;  Men's Water Polo;  Women's Water Polo

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