General Information About Princeton University
In the course of its review, the Committee members found it useful to restate Princeton's central purposes (mission statement), which they describe as follows: • Princeton University strives to be both one of the leading research universities and the most outstanding undergraduate college in the world. As a research university, it seeks to achieve the highest levels of distinction in the discovery and transmission of knowledge and understanding, and in the education of graduate students. At the same time, Princeton aims to be distinctive among research universities in its commitment to undergraduate teaching. It seeks to provide its students with academic, extracurricular and other resources -- in a residential community committed to diversity in its student body, faculty and staff -- that will permit them to attain the highest possible level of achievement in undergraduate education and prepare them for positions of leadership and lives of service in many fields of human endeavor. Through the scholarship, research and teaching of its faculty, and the many contributions to society of its alumni, Princeton seeks to fulfill its informal motto: "Princeton in the Nation's Service and in the Service of All Nations." In addition to a distinctive emphasis on excellence in undergraduate education, Princeton is currently distinguished by the following characteristics: • an undergraduate student body composed of individuals who have exceptional academic promise, strong personal qualities, and a variety of backgrounds, talents, and interests; • an undergraduate admission policy that is entirely need-blind; • a single faculty, all of whom are expected to teach both undergraduate and graduate students and all of whom are engaged in research; • a focus on the arts and sciences and engineering, with a selective commitment to professional education; • an unusually loyal and supportive alumni body that is composed of individuals who have had a disproportionate impact on the local, national and global communities in which they live; • a "human" scale that is sustained by controlling growth and encouraging opportunities for personal interaction; • a physical setting of aesthetic and historic significance; and • a determination to continue to occupy a position of independence and leadership in education, scholarship and research, and service to society.
Institutional statistical data was gathered from the U.S. Department of Education - Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, 2009-2010.
- 4-year, Private not-for-profit
Special Learning Opportunities
- ROTC (Army, Air Force)
- Teacher certification
- Study abroad
- Academic/career counseling service
- Employment services for students
- Advanced placement (AP) credits
- The acceptance of credits for work experience or military experience are subject to review by the school and cannot be guaranteed.
- Not applicable
- Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
- Bachelor's degree
- Master's degree
- Suburb: Large
Disability Services Student
- 3% or Less
Admission Total Applicants 21,963 Percent Admitted 10% Men Admitted 10% Women Admitted 10% Full Time Retention Rate 98%
Submitted ACT & SAT Scores
25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score Critical Reading 690 790 Math 700 790 Writing 690 780
25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score Composite 31 34 English 31 35 Math 30 35 Writing 8 10
Student Demographics Total Enrolled 7,561 Native American 38 Asian 915 African American 506 Hispanic 457 Enrolled FullTime Undergraduates 5,149 Enrolled FullTime Graduates 2,582