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Princeton Demographics & Diversity

Princeton, New Jersey

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Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
Very High

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at Princeton are predominantly White with a sizeable Asian population. The school has very high racial diversity. 55% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Princeton University students
Race Percent of Students
White 45%
Black 8%
Hispanic 9%
Asian 22%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 4%
International 11%
Race Unknown 2%
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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 19% more male students than female students enrolled at Princeton University with a gender ratio of 54% men to 46% women. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Princeton has a comparable gender diversity ratio to other US colleges and is inclusive of both genders.

Male to female gender ratio for Princeton University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 54%
Women 46%
Enrollment by gender for Princeton University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 4,553
Women 3,821

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity

Princeton serves a high number of out-of-state students with 83% of the student body residing outside of New Jersey or from other countries.

Enrollment by geographic location for Princeton University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 17%
Out of State 69%
Foreign 14%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$81,428 per year

21% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 0.6%
Part time Undergrads 0%

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