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Princeton University

Princeton, NJ
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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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Princeton, NJ 08544

2014-2015 Tuition

$41,820 Tuition and Fees

Students

5323 undergraduate students
51% male / 49% female

Admission

January 1 application deadline
7.4% accepted

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Summary


School Details

Institutional Control: private
Year Founded: 1746

Programs Offered

bachelor's degree, doctorate, master's degree

Majors Offered

Engineering, General, 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, Hispanic and Latin American Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General, Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General, English Language and Literature, General, Molecular Biology, Mathematics, General, Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other, Philosophy, Religion/Religious Studies, Architecture, Astrophysics, Chemistry, General, Geology/Earth Science, General, Physics, General, Psychology, General, Public Policy Analysis, General, 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, History, General

General Student Body Information

Total number of undergraduates: 5,323
Total number of degree-seeking full-time undergraduates: 5,234
Total number of degree-seeking part-time undergraduates: 0
Percent of male undergraduates: 51%
Percent of female undergraduates: 49%

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)

Activities

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

Sports

Intercollegiate varsity nonscholarship 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 varsity nonscholarship 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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Crime Statistics

Criminal Offences - On-Campus1 2010 2011 2012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Sex offenses - Forcible 13 16 17
Sex offenses - non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 0 0 0
Robbery 0 0 0
Aggravated assault 1 1 0
Burglary 30 30 27
Motor vehicle theft 4 0 0
Arson 5 0 0
Criminal Offences - On-Campus Student Housing Facility2 2010 2011 2012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Sex offenses - Forcible 12 14 14
Sex offenses - non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 0 0 0
Robbery 0 0 0
Aggravated assault 0 0 0
Burglary 11 12 17
Motor vehicle theft 0 0 0
Arson 0 0 0
Criminal Offences - Noncampus Building or Property3 2010 2011 2012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Sex offenses - Forcible 3 4 3
Sex offenses - non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 0 0 0
Robbery 0 0 1
Aggravated assault 1 0 0
Burglary 2 0 1
Motor vehicle theft 0 1 1
Arson 0 1 0
Arrests - On-Campus1 2010 2011 2012
Illegal weapons possession 1 0 0
Drug law violations 4 4 7
Liquor law violations 0 0 0
Arrests - On-Campus Student Housing Facility2 2010 2011 2012
Illegal weapons possession 0 0 0
Drug law violations 2 0 7
Liquor law violations 0 0 0
Arrests - Noncampus Building or Property3 2010 2011 2012
Illegal weapons possession 0 0 0
Drug law violations 0 0 1
Liquor law violations 1 0 0

Comments



1On-Campus: (1) Any building or property owned or controlled by an institution within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area and used by the institution in direct support of, or in a manner related to, the institution's educational purposes, including residence halls; and (2) Any building or property that is within or reasonably contiguous to paragraph (1) of this definition, that is owned by the institution but controlled by another person, is frequently used by students, and supports institutional purposes (such as a food or other retail vendor).
2On-Campus Student Housing Facility: Any student housing facility that is owned or controlled by the institution, or is located on property that is owned or controlled by the institution, and is within the reasonably contiguous geographic area that makes up the campus is considered an on-campus student housing facility.
3Noncampus Building or Property: (1) Any building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (2) Any building or property owned or controlled by an institution that is used in direct support of, or in relation to, the institution's educational purposes, is frequently used by students and is not within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area of the institution.


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