Princeton University: Review & Facts

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Princeton University is a medium four-year, private not-for-profit school with 8,140 students enrolled. This college was founded in 1746 and is one of the 2 colleges located in Princeton, New Jersey.

Academic Offerings



Majors
Offered
44
Fair
At Princeton University you can get your bachelor's degree, master's degree, or doctoral degree.

Princeton University follows a semester-based curriculum calendar system and provides 44 majors. The most popular concentrations are Engineering, Social Work, Economics, Computer Science, and Chemistry. Read the details about Majors offered at this college and see prorgam Ratings compared to other colleges.


Student Retention
98%
Good
It is important to know student retention and graduation rates when you apply to a school to get your diploma or to engage in a long-term study; high retention and graduation rates are usually a positive sign. Nevertheless, if you are planning to transfer or take non-credit coursework, these metrics are not important.

The student retention rate at Princeton University is excellent at 98% (well above New Jersey average). Taking this statistic into consideration, it seems that students definitely love their stay at this school.

Students to Faculty Ratio
5 : 1
Low
The graduation rate at Princeton University is outstanding: 98%.

Student to faculty ratio at Princeton University is great, 5:1. Read more on instruction at this college in the Faculty & Salaries report.

Tuition and Loans



Tuition and fees per year
$44,400
High
Average tuition prices are extremely high, $43,500 annually. The additional fees at Princeton University beyond tuition are roughly $900, which totals $44,400 annually.

Read the details about Princeton University additional charges as well as availability of loans and likelyhood of repaying them upon graduation in the Tuition & Loans report for this college.

Admissions Information



Acceptance
Rate
7%
Hard
As reported in recent data, 27,290 applications were submitted and 1,948 were accepted; so it is extremely challenging to get admitted at this school.

The school will consider accepting your advanced placement credits earned prior to admission.

Find out more about admissions as well applicants test score stats at Princeton University in the Admissions and Tests report for this college.

Opportunities and Services



Dormatory
Annual Price
$7,900
High
Princeton University offers study abroad programs.

There are options for on-campus part-time employment at Princeton University, which allows students to cover some of the tuition expenses.

Safety
Grade
D-
Unsafe
Princeton University offers on-campus housing. Dormitory capacity at this college accommodates about 5,200 students, which offers a viable on-campus housing opportunity. The room price is a bit high: nearly $7,900 per year.

Army, Navy, and Air Force ROTC programs are available at Princeton University. Reserve Officers' Training Corps commissioning programs typically imply elective classes in addition to required college curriculum, possible funding for your tuition, and an obligation to serve upon graduation.

ROTC
Available
Yes
It is important to keep in mind that enrolling in a ROTC course does not commit you to serve unless you have received a ROTC scholarship, grant, or any other funding.

Based on the college crime numbers, Princeton University appears to be a very dangerous school. The school has been investigated by the government for possible crime reporting violations. Read the details in the Campus Crime report for this college.

Princeton University Location and Maps



Post Address: Princeton University, 1 Nassau Hall, Princeton, New Jersey 08544-0070, USA
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