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2016 Undergraduate Tuition
4.26% growth from 2015
After Financial Aid
2014 Student Loan
Default Rate
2016 Acceptance Rate
29,303 Applicants
2016 Enrolled Students
98.2% full-time
2016 Graduation Rate
1,278 Graduates


The median tuition at Princeton University is $45,300, which is $13,090 more than the national median tuition of $32,210.

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $17,732.

In 2016, 58% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 5% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

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Princeton University received 29,303 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 7.38% annual growth. Out of those 29,303 applicants, 1,911 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 6.52% acceptance rate.

There were 8,181 students enrolled at Princeton University in 2016, and 73% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Princeton University has an overall enrollment yield of 68.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

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Princeton University has a total enrollment of 8,181 students. The full-time enrollment at Princeton University is 8,032 students and the part-time enrollment is 149. This means that 98.2% of students enrolled at Princeton University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Princeton University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 40.5% White, 16.1% Asian, 7.98% Hispanic or Latino, 6.06% Black or African American, 3.14% Two or More Races, 0.12% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.1% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Princeton University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (15.2%), followed by White Female (12.7%) and Asian Female (7.08%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Male (7.19%), followed by White Female (5.16%) and Asian Female (1.23%).

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In 2016, 239 fewer women than men graduated from Princeton University. The majority of students graduating from Princeton University are White. These 952 graduates mean that there were 2.8 times more White graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, Asian, with 340 graduates.

The most common Bachelor's Degree awarded at Princeton University is General Public Policy Analysis with 141 graduates, followed by General Economics with 115 graduates and General Computer Engineering with 112 graduates.

The most specialized major across all degree types at Princeton University, meaning they have significantly more graduates than the national average across all institutions, is Physical Sciences, with 214 graduates, followed by History with 131 graduates and Philosophy and Religious Studies with 53 graduates.


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Princeton University has an endowment valued at nearly $22.3B, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $2.51B (11.2%), compared to the 1.09% average return ($2.96M on $270M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2015, Princeton University had a total expenditure of $1.54B. Of that $1.54B, they spent $568M on salaries and $167M on benefits.

Princeton University employs 478 Professors, 173 Assistant professors, and 156 Lecturers. Most academics at Princeton University are Male Professors (369), Male Assistant professors (111), and Female Professors (109).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Princeton University are: Computer, Engineering, and Science, with 1,181 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 835 employees, and Service with 667 employees.



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