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Princeton University


  • Princeton is an Ivy League university located in Princeton, New Jersey, about an hour's drive from both New York City and Philadelphia. Map.
  • Princeton enrolls approximately 5,230 undergraduate students. 
  • Princeton's financial aid packages meet 100% of need and consist of only grants and work study, not loans. This allows students to graduate without debt.
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Socio-economic Diversity

  • 18% of Princeton's Class of 2018 receive Federal Pell Grants, which mostly go to students whose family incomes are below $40,000.
  • 22% of first-year students come from low-income backgrounds.
  • 60% of students receive financial aid.
  • Princeton will cover the full cost of tuition ($41,820) and room and board ($13,620) for families with a household income of up to $60,000 and typical assets. Students with a family income up to $120,000 and typical assets will receive enough grant assistance in most cases to cover the full cost of tuition and a percentage of room and board.
  • The total amount of grant dollars awarded to all undergraduates in 2014-15 by the University will be $131 million.
  • Princeton was the first in the country to institute a "no-loan" policy, meaning that every aid package since 2001 has relied completely on grants, which do not have to be repaid, and a campus job. 


    Racial Diversity
    African American 8%
    Asian American 20%
    Caucasian 45%
    Hispanic 8%
    International 11%
    Multiracial 4%
    Native American <1%


    Gender Ratio
    Female 49%
    Male 51%



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 School Profile

Campus Setting

  • Suburban
  • Town population: 28,600


  • 2,666 Graduates
  • 5,230 Undergraduates
  • 1,313 Freshmen


  • 7.4% applicants admitted
  • 96% in top decile of class
  • SAT CR Middle 50%: 690-800
  • SAT M Middle 50%: 710-800
  • SAT W middle 50%: 700-800
  • ACT Middle 50%: 31-35