Princeton University: Admission & Tests

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Princeton University LogoHere is a brief overview of Princeton University general admissions procedures, aplication policies and fees, as well as desirable SAT and ACT college test scores that you might need to have in order to enroll at this school.

Admission Information

Dual Credits
Accepted
Yes
Princeton University admission requirements are harsh, in 2013-14 the college accepted only 8 percent of the applicants.

The college requires you to submit reference letters with your application but doesn't require admission test scores.

Princeton University usually will accept your:
  • advanced placement credits
    (from the college-level courses taught in high school)
and will decline your:
  • dual credits
  • credits for life experience

Application Fee

Application
Fee
$65
Princeton University requires a fee paid when you submit an application for admission.

The undergraduate application fee at Princeton University is $65.00. The graduate application fee is $90.00.

SAT Test Scores

Completing Scholastic Ability Test is a really important component of the application. 89 percent of applicants at Princeton University submitted results of their SAT test.

Most applicants who took SAT scored from 670 to 820 on Critical Reading, from 680 to 830 on Math, and from 680 to 830 on Writing. Judging from these numbers, if you got above 780 in SAT Critical Reading, 790 in SAT Math, and 790 in SAT Writing - this is enough to be admitted at this institution.

Test Section
Minimum Score
Desired Score
Safe Score

SAT Critical Reading
630
750
780

SAT Math
630
760
790

SAT Writing
630
760
790

ACT Test Scores

Taking American College Test is common part of the application process at Princeton University. 31% of applicants took the ACT test.

Most applicants who took ACT scored from 30 to 37 on Composite, from 31 to 37 on English, from 29 to 37 on Math, and from 7 to 11 on Writing. Taking these numbers into account, if you have got above 35 in ACT Composite, 35 in ACT English, 34 in ACT Math, and 10 in ACT Writing - this should make you safe for being admitted at this institution.

Test Section
Minimum Score
Desired Score
Safe Score

ACT Composite
27
33
35

ACT English
28
34
35

ACT Math
27
33
34

ACT Writing
7
9
10

Contact Admissions

Phone Number
(609)
258-3000
To request the most accurate and up-to-date information about admission at Princeton University, please contact this school directly.

You can call this school's general information office at (609) 258-3000 or check Princeton University Website

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