How much does Princeton University cost?

Princeton University Cost of Attendance
In-state $50,340
Out-of-state $50,340
On-Campus Room and Board $16,360
Off-Campus Room and Board
Average Annual Cost $16,192
Average Cost by Family Income
Family Income Average Cost
Under $30,000 $2,586
$30,000-$48,000 $2,641
$48,000-$75,000 $4,620
$75,000-$110,000 $17,235
Over $110,000 $34,425

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 62% $50,655
Federal Grants 22% $6,006
Pell grants 22% $4,670
Other federal grants 7% $3,954
State/local goverment grant or scholarships 2% $9,350
Institutional grants or scholarships 60% $48,295
Student loan aid 8% $4,163
Federal student loans 4% $5,567
Other student loans 5% $2,562

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Micro-scholarships* Colleges Awarding Amount
Do community service 304 Up to $500
Visit a college campus 305 Up to $8,500
Have work experience 203 Up to $12,000
Play a sport 155 Up to $1,500
Do an extracurricular activity 303 Up to $3,000
Attend a summer program 154 Up to $4,500
Take a challenging class 315 Up to $3,000
Take a foreign language class 190 Up to $5,000

*GPA and other eligibility restrictions may apply

Princeton University Admissions

What is Princeton University's admissions rate?
Acceptance Rate 5%
Average GPA
SAT Submissions 68% of applicants
SAT Reading 710-770
SAT Math 730-800
SAT Writing 710-790
ACT Submissions 55% of applicants
Composite Score 32-35

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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

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Hispanic or Latino
Black or African American
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
American Indian or Alaska Native

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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