College Spotlight: Princeton University


The PowerScore College Spotlight gives you a snapshot of a different college or university each week. For more information about each profiled institution, be sure to check out the school's website.


Princeton University is today's College Spotlight. From the school's website:

Princeton University is a vibrant community of scholarship and learning that stands in the nation's service and in the service of all nations. Chartered in 1746, Princeton is the fourth-oldest college in the United States. Princeton is an independent, coeducational, nondenominational institution that provides undergraduate and graduate instruction in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences and engineering.

As a world-renowned research university, Princeton seeks to achieve the highest levels of distinction in the discovery and transmission of knowledge and understanding. At the same time, Princeton is distinctive among research universities in its commitment to undergraduate teaching.

Today, more than 1,100 faculty members instruct approximately 5,000 undergraduate students and 2,500 graduate students. The University's generous financial aid program ensures that talented students from all economic backgrounds can afford a Princeton education.



Type of school: Private

Setting: Suburban, large town, residential

Size: 5,249 (total undergraduate enrollment)

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 1,298

Student-to-faculty ratio: 6 to 1 (as per CollegeBoard.org)

Acceptance percentage: 8%

Tuition and fees: $37,000 (2011-2012)

Room, board, and additional expenses: $16,204 (2011-2012)
Address: Box 430, Princeton, NJ 08542-0430
Phone: 609.258.6743
Email: uaoffice@princeton.edu
Website: www.princeton.edu
Twitter accounts: @Princeton
Facebook: Princeton University

All information was gathered from the school's profile on the CollegeBoard.org website and the school's website. Please consult the school's website and Office of Admissions with questions regarding this information. 

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