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Princeton University – Enrollment, Programs, Cool Facts

Princeton University – Enrollment, Programs, Cool Facts

(MP) Princeton University is an extremely selective college. That means not everyone who applies gets to attend. Last year, 26,499 students applied, 1,963 were offered an admission, and 1,285 enrolled. The school is a private institution that was founded in 1746. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 5,391, it’s set in suburbia, and the campus encompasses 500 acres. The school utilizes a semester-based academic calendar that we’ll look at a little later.

Princeton, the fourth-oldest college in the United States, is located in the quiet town of Princeton, New Jersey, midway between New York City and Philadelphia. Within the walls of this historic ivy-covered campus, it offers a number of events, activities, and organizations for its’ students. The Princeton Tigers, members of the Ivy League, are well known for their consistently strong men’s and women’s lacrosse teams. Students live in one of six residential colleges that provide a residential community as well as dining services, but in their junior and senior years have the option to join one of more than 10 eating clubs. These eating clubs serve as social and dining organizations for the students who join them.

The school’s unofficial motto, “In the Nation’s Service and in the Service of All Nations,” speaks to the university’s commitment to community service. This institution ranks in the 2016 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities. Its tuition and fees are around $43,450 for the 2015-16 academic calendar year.

Princeton University Cool School facts

⇒Relatively Small School: 8,014 Total Students
⇒Relatively Small Undergraduate Class: 5,323 Students
⇒Very Difficult Getting In – 7.4% Acceptance Rate
⇒Highly Competitive Entering Class: Mostly 3.75 or Higher High School GPA
⇒Extremely Expensive Tuition: $41,820
⇒Poor Financial Aid: 60% of Qualified Freshmen Receive Aid
⇒Great Student-Faculty Ratio: 6:1
⇒Small Class Sizes: Mostly 10-19 Students
⇒Very High Graduation Rate: 96% (in 6 years)
⇒More Male Students: 55% (45% Female)
⇒Very High Post-Graduation Median Salary: $60,000

⇒Early Action School: November 1 Deadline
⇒Mostly Nonresident Students: 85% Nonresident (15% In-State)
⇒Average Summer Temperature: 73.4 °F
⇒Cold Winter Weather: 33.5 °F
⇒Locale: Large Suburb
⇒Calendar System: Semester
⇒President: Christopher L. Eisgruber
⇒Institution Type: Private (Not-for-Profit)

Degree Offerings

Princeton offers Bachelor’s, Master’s, Doctoral, and Professional degrees. See the Princeton’s full undergraduate program list!

Popular Degrees

⇒ Economics
⇒Political Science and Government
⇒Public Policy Analysis
⇒Variety of Degrees: 44 Programs Available

Institution Size

Last year, Princeton University enrolled 1,285 first-time degree-seeking undergraduates. This is 5.3% fewer students than the previous year’s total enrollment figure of 1,357.

Enrollment Profile

A majority of the schools students are undergraduates. These Princeton undergraduates benefit from academic and extracurricular opportunities that help them achieve at the highest scholarly levels and prepare them for positions of leadership and service.

⇒Student enrollment: 7,946 total; 5,275 undergraduate; 2,671 graduate (2014-15)

⇒Undergraduate admission rate in 2015-16: 7.1 percent

⇒Undergraduate students on financial aid: 60 percent

⇒Average financial aid award for the Class of 2019: $48,600

⇒International students make up 12 percent of undergraduates

American minorities make up 43 percent of the undergraduate student body

First Year Housing

Full-time, first-year Princeton students are required to live on-campus or in institutionally controlled housing.

Undergraduate Programs

Programs of study in the humanities, the natural sciences, and the social sciences lead to the degree of bachelor of arts. But a majority of Princeton undergraduates study the arts and sciences. See the full list of Princeton University undergraduate programs.

Graduate Programs

The university has highly ranked graduate programs through the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Princeton also offers doctoral degrees in humanities, social sciences, and STEM fields. In addition, Princeton offers professional education in other fields such as engineering, architecture, public policy, or social work. To contact the school see details below:

PRINCETON, NJ 08544–0070
General info:(609) 258-3000
Financial aid office:(609) 258-3330
Admissions office:(609) 258-3060

For a more comprehensive overview of Princeton see

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