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Princeton University

Princeton, New Jersey

About Princeton University

This Ivy League university, ranked #1 in the USA by USNews, is a medium-sized, 4 year, private university located in the large town of Princeton, New Jersey. It offers bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees, and the great majority of it’s undergraduate population live on campus. The university is coed and the setting is suburban.

A Brief History
A brief history

Founded in 1746, Princeton is the fourth-oldest college in the US. Originally located in Elizabeth, then Newark, the college moved to Princeton in 1756, where it was housed in it's famous Nassau Hall.

General info
General information

Princeton's campus is spread over more than 600 acres, with buildings representing a wide variety of architectural styles. The current enrolment includes 5,428 undergrad and 2,845 graduate students.


Acceptance Rate

1460 - 1580

Average SAT Score

32 - 35

Average ACT Score

3.7 - 4.0

GPA Aim (top of class)
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Quick facts about Princeton

  • Undergrad degree: 4 year liberal arts
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Setting: Suburban
  • Residential Status: Primarily on campus
  • Number of Undergraduates: 5,428 (approx)
  • Number of Freshman: 1,823 (approx)
  • Acceptance Rate: 4%
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Princeton by the numbers

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What is the median starting salary of Princeton graduates?

$69,800 USD

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How hard is it to get into Princeton?

Very! Princeton’s acceptance rate for the most recent Class of 2024 was only 5.8%.

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Notable alumni

Princeton has more than 94,000 living alumni, 26,000 of whom attend reunions annually. Alumni include 18 Nobel Laureates, 27 Pulitzer Prize winners and 2 Presidents of the United States.

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Seyoon, a four-time representative and medalist at the International Mathematical Olympiad, is now a mathematics major at Princeton.

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