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Princeton, NJ 08540

Princeton University is a vibrant community of scholarship that blends the strengths of a major research institution with the qualities of an outstanding liberal arts college.

Applications Accepted: Common App, Coalition App, QuestBridge application

Do you require test scores for the Class of 2022? No, we are test optional

Admissions policies for Undocumented and DACA Students: Princeton’s admission and financial aid policies are the same for undocumented or DACA students as they are for all other students applying to the University. If admitted, undocumented students can be confident that their full financial need, as determined by the Undergraduate Financial Aid Office, will be met.

Forms Required: Princeton Financial Aid Application and FAFSA (if a domestic student)

Do you meet full need? Yes

Princeton’s financial aid program is recognized as one of the most generous in the country. Students admitted to the Class of 2023 who applied for aid with family incomes up to $160,000 typically pay no tuition.

Reflected in Princeton’s financial aid program is our commitment to access and affordability. Princeton admission is need-blind — there is no disadvantage in the admission process for financial aid applicants. This ensures a continued and growing enrollment of a diverse group of students from all socioeconomic backgrounds. If offered admission, Princeton will meet 100 percent of your demonstrated financial need with grant aid. Princeton is one of a handful of universities that applies the same policy to international students. More information can be found here.

Additional Financial Aid Information:

  • For families making up to $65,000 per year, the aid package covers full tuition, residential college fee, room and board.
  • Students admitted to the Class of 2023 who applied for aid with family incomes up to $160,000 typically pay no tuition.
  • Approximately 61 percent of undergraduates receive financial aid.
  • 24 percent of students in the Class of 2023 receive Federal Pell Grants.
  • 83 percent of recent seniors graduated debt free.

Student Experience

Average Class Size: 75% of our classes have fewer than 20 students

Retention Rate (percentage of students who return for year two): 98%

6-Year Graduation Rate: 99%

Majors: Click Here

Other: Students apply to Princeton University and declare their major at the end of their sophomore year for the A.B. degree or at the end of their first year for the B.S.E. degree. If you aren't sure what you would like to study, you will have time to explore different fields of study!

Student Population

5,300 Undergraduate Students

46% Americans of color

12% International