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Princeton University

Princeton, New Jersey

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National Rank
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Location Princeton, New Jersey
Online princeton.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Large Suburban
Princeton University overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate

Located in Princeton, New Jersey, Princeton University is a mid-size four year private college offering both undergrad and graduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 35,370 prospective students applied, and 1,940 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 1,339 enrolled in the school.  8,267 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 107 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2018/2019, excluding room and board, is $49,450 plus fees of $890. Princeton is ranked 3 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

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Admission Standards
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SAT 1440/1570
ACT 32/35
GPA 3.87
Applications Accepted
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Applications Due Jan 1, 2021
Applicant Competition Extreme

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Annual Cost to Attend

Costs for Princeton University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,050
Other Fees$890
Room and Board $16,360
Budget for Other Expenses$3,150
Total One Year Cost$70,900

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Average Salary After 10 Years
$113,900 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
96% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Princeton University students
Subject Percent of Class
Social Sciences 25%
Engineering 17%
Biology 10%
History 7%
Human Services 7%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=186131 IPEDS survey data for Princeton University.