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Princeton University

Princeton, NJ

National Universities

Princeton University, located in quiet Princeton, N.J., was founded in 1746. The historic campus offers several events, activities, and organizations on its 600 acres. The Princeton Tigers are part of the Ivy League and are known for their strong men’s and women’s lacrosse teams. This private institution has educated several notable alumni including U.S. President Woodrow Wilson. All undergraduate students are required to write a senior thesis, a unique aspect of Princeton’s academic program.

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Quick Facts

Princeton, NJ 08544

2013-2014 Tuition

$40,170 Tuition and Fees


5336 undergraduate students
51% male / 49% female


January 1 application deadline
7.9% accepted

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School Details

Institutional Control: private
Year Founded: 1746

Programs Offered

bachelor's degree, doctorate, master's degree

Majors Offered

Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, General, Computer Engineering, General, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Operations Research, Comparative Literature, Slavic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General, German Language and Literature, French Language and Literature, Spanish Language and Literature, Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General, English Language and Literature, General, Molecular Biology, Ecology, Mathematics, General, Applied Mathematics, General, Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other, Philosophy, Religion/Religious Studies, Architecture, Astrophysics, Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General, Chemistry, General, Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other, Physics, General, Psychology, General, Public Administration, Anthropology, Demography and Population Studies, Economics, General, Political Science and Government, General, Sociology, East Asian Studies, Near and Middle Eastern Studies, Art History, Criticism and Conservation, Music, General, Finance, General, History, General

General Student Body Information

Total number of undergraduates: 5,336
Total number of degree-seeking full-time undergraduates: 5,255
Total number of degree-seeking part-time undergraduates: N/A
Percent of male undergraduates: 51%
Percent of female undergraduates: 49%
Percent of international undergraduates: 11%

Student Services

Basic services offered: nonremedial tutoring, women's center, health service, health insurance
Counseling services offered: academic, birth control, career, minority student, personal, psychological, religious
Campus safety and security services offered: 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols; Late night transport/escort service; 24-hour emergency telephones; Lighted pathways/sidewalks; Controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)


Student activities offered: choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, jazz band, literary magazine, marching band, music ensembles, musical theater, opera, pep band, radio station, student government, student newspaper, student film society, symphony orchestra, yearbook


Intercollegiate non-scholarship sports offered for men: baseball, basketball, cross country, fencing, football, golf, ice hockey, lacrosse, soccer, swimming, tennis, track and field (indoor), track and field (outdoor), volleyball, water polo, wrestling
Intercollegiate non-scholarship sports offered for women: basketball, crew (heavyweight), cross country, fencing, field hockey, golf, ice hockey, lacrosse, crew (lightweight), soccer, softball, squash, swimming, tennis, track and field (indoor), track and field (outdoor), volleyball, water polo

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