How much does Princeton University cost?

Princeton University Cost of Attendance
In-state $47,140
Out-of-state $47,140
On-Campus Room and Board $15,610
Off-Campus Room and Board
Average Annual Cost $16,302
Average Cost by Family Income
Family Income Average Cost
Under $30,000 $1,948
$30,000-$48,000 $1,771
$48,000-$75,000 $6,224
$75,000-$110,000 $16,658
Over $110,000 $32,123

Princeton University Financial Aid and Debt


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Financial Aid Breakdown for Full-time Incoming Freshman

Aid Type % Receiving Average Amount
Grant or scholarship aid 60% $47,413
Federal Grants 21% $6,227
Pell grants 21% $4,419
Other federal grants 8% $3,981
State/local goverment grant or scholarships 2% $8,355
Institutional grants or scholarships 60% $45,707
Student loan aid 10% $4,451
Federal student loans 5% $5,749
Other student loans 7% $2,745

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Micro-scholarships* Colleges Awarding Amount
Take a challenging class 317 Up to $3,000
Take a foreign language class 186 Up to $5,000
Have work experience 195 Up to $10,000
Play a sport 153 Up to $1,500
Have perfect attendance for a year 220 Up to $2,000
Visit a college campus 301 Up to $6,000

*GPA and other eligibility restrictions may apply

Princeton University Admissions

What is Princeton University's admissions rate?
Acceptance Rate 6%
Average GPA
SAT Submissions 65% of applicants
SAT Reading 710-780
SAT Math 720-790
SAT Writing 710-790
ACT Submissions 54% of applicants
Composite Score 31-35

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Princeton University Campus Life


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Student Population

Campus Life
Total undergraduates 5394
Living on campus
Transfer Students 100%
Under Age 25
Gender Balance

Student Diversity

Diversity Index: Chance you’ll bump into a diverse range of students
Hispanic or Latino
Black or African American
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
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3 Student Testimonials



Freshman · Civil Engineering

Attending Princeton has been an amazing experience. Classes are difficult, which is to be expected, but there are so many resources to help with the material, plus many of the professors have received prestigious awards! It feels like there is always so much going on! There has to be at least 10 a capella groups, a ton of clubs, and endless activities for students to participate in, including residential college trips to Broadway shows!



Freshman · Undecided

Princeton is...phenomenal. The classes are hard, but there is SO MUCH support out there (free tutoring, amazing profs, study groups). The people are the nicest I’ve ever met. Academically and socially perfect



Freshman · English

At Princeton, students have access to top-knotch professors and endless opportunities. The student body is passionate and friendly, and the faculty members are always willing to help students succeed.

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About Princeton University

As a world-renowned research university, Princeton seeks to achieve the highest levels of distinction in the discovery and transmission of knowledge and understanding.


1 Nassau Hall
Princeton, NJ

Type Private
Profit Status not-for-profit
Category Research Universities
Setting Large Suburb
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