Princeton University

377 reviews
  1. Princeton, NJ
  2. 4 Year
A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Value
    A+
  3. Diversity
    A+
  4. Campus
    A+
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    A+
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    A-
  10. Campus Food
    A+
  11. Student Life
    A+
  12. Safety
    A
Princeton University is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-AA
Athletic Conference
Ivy Group
Address
1 Nassau Hall
Princeton, NJ 08544

Princeton University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
7%
SAT Range
1400-1600
ACT Range
31-35
Application Fee
$65
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Recommended
Application Website
Data not available

Cost

Net Price
$18,885/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $3,630/ year
  • $30-48k
    $4,006/ year
  • $49-75k
    $5,946/ year
  • $76-110k
    $16,967/ year
  • $110k+
    $25,060/ year

Academics

Professors
A+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
6:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
86%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.28 responses
81%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.26 responses
35%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.26 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
5,275Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
15%
Varsity Athletes
20%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 15 responses
Report
  • Ambitious
    80%
  • Genius
    20%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
67%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.24 responses
Poll
70%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.43 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 15 responses
Report
  • Academic
    33%
  • Challenging
    33%
  • Princeton
    33%

After Princeton University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$75,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
97%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
87%
National
83%
94%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.16 responses

Reviews

377 reviews
  • Excellent
    101
  • Very Good
    149
  • Average
    108
  • Poor
    13
  • Terrible
    6
There are very nice, unique boutique shops and restaurants in the local square, which makes for some great conversations and outings with friends. The town is quite small, however, and the square contains a good number of expensive, high-end stores, which does not always fit each &quot;starving college student's&quot; budget. There are some amazing historical sites on and around the campus, which is great for times when friends and family visit. Princeton's area is extremely safe. Being a small town that is quite secluded from the rest of New Jersey, there is very little crime in the area. There are world-famous restaurants and eateries here and there, so it's not as if you have few good options when taking out friends. Despite the fact that there may not be the lively vibe of a big city, Princeton's location is perfectly ideal because it sits right in between New York City and Philadelphia, 55 miles in both directions. Say you wanted to go shopping in Manhattan or attend a broadway show, you can hop on a train and be in the city in less than 1.5 hours. It's amazing!
  • College Freshman
  • Jan 4 2013
There are multiple colleges within the Princeton University umbrella, and each college or pair of colleges has its own dining hall (all dining halls are open to all students). Eating clubs and the Frist campus center are also food options. With so much food everywhere, you will definitely find what you want to eat. And the food is great! People who whine about the food are spoiled by all the choices. Ask those same people who complain how they fair with food after graduation.
  • Recent Alumnus
  • June 17 2014
The Best! I can't imagine being anywhere else. I always dreamt of attending Princeton, and the experience has lived up to my expectations in every way. The campus is beautiful and the people are diverse and interesting. When you have time for some night life there is a wide variety of things to do. Princeton has many Division I sporting events, there are many levels of performing arts events, and the eating clubs are the best places to party. As an engineering student my classes are extremely challenging, but the university provides a plethora of resources to ensure academic success. I'm working harder than I ever have in my life, and loving every minute of it.
  • College Freshman
  • Nov 17 2011