Princeton University

humanities

13thQS World Ranking

Princeton University History

Founded as the College of New Jersey in Elizabeth in the seventeenth century, Princeton, New Jersey is one of the country’s most historic communities. It’s the 4th oldest college in the USA and is a private Ivy League university.

Princeton University Programs, Courses and Schools

Regarded as one of the best institutions worldwide Princeton has 18 Master’s degree departments, 42 Doctoral departments and programs, 36 Academic Departments and more than 53 interdisciplinary undergraduate certificate programs. It is a medium-sized university and has a total of more than 1,200 faculties and more than 5,200 and 2,700 enrolments in undergraduate and graduate courses respectively.

Princeton has a low student to faculty ratio of 5:1 which helps students develop close working relationships with professors who are leaders in their fields. The most popular majors are Public Policy Analysis, Computer Engineering, Economics, History and Psychology.

Princeton University Campuses

Princeton has an urban campus and it’s a quick train ride away from New York City and Philadelphia. The main campus is located in Princeton Borough and Princeton Township. It has more than 200 buildings and 6 residential colleges. It was named by Travel+Leisure as one of the most beautiful campuses in the United States.

Princeton University Library is one of the world’s foremost research libraries, and it has nine campus locations. Its holdings include millions of books, manuscripts, non-print items and extensive collections of digital text, data, images, audio, video and online resources.

Princeton University Achievements

From 2001 through the current 2019 edition, Princeton University was ranked either first or second among national universities by U.S. News and World Report (USNWR), holding the top spot for 17 of those 19 years.

Princeton is a research-driven institution, and 26 of its faculty and staff members are Nobel Prize winners. The school has also produced its fair share of highly successful entrepreneurs, journalists, actors, and CEOs. Two US presidents and 12 Supreme Court judges are among Princeton University’s alumni body.

Princeton University USP

The financial aid or scholarship offered by Princeton is one of the best. Princeton admission is need-blind, so there is no disadvantage in the admission process for financial aid applicants. 60% of its undergrad students receive financial aid. Its no-loan policy replaces student loans with grant aid that students do not need to pay back. This makes it possible to graduate with little to no debt. It’s one of a handful of universities that applies the same policy to international students.

Princeton was ranked number 3 in politics, number 6 in mathematics and number 5 in economics and econometrics on world university rankings by QS for 2018.

Princeton University Notable Alumni

From First Lady Michelle Obama to Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman, Princeton University boasts an impressive array of successful alumni. Its list of alumni also includes Jeff Bezos, the founder, chairman and chief executive officer of Amazon, Woodrow Wilson, American politician and academic who served as the 28th President of the United States and José Ferrer, Academy Award and Tony Award-winning actor.

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This program is about learning to grapple with the foundational texts and artifacts of the Western world on their own terms. It s about coming to see how classical antiquity has shaped and continues to shape the present, from the inspiration that America s Founding Fathers took from the Roman Republic, to the enduring value of authors like Homer and Virgil, to the prominent position of the Hippocratic Oath in contemporary medicine, to the lively popularity of figures from Greek and Roman mythology.

Official high school transcript, School report, Guidance counselor report, Two letter of recommendations, Typical SAT scores: Math (700-800), Critical Reading (690-800), Writing (710-800), ACT (32-35)

Archivist, Author, Archeologist, Art Dealer, Community Educator, Cultural Consultant

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This program is A combination of lecture classes and limited-enrollment seminars, History courses cover two thousand years of human experience in Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Americas. The faculty approach these areas from a variety of disciplinary perspectives: Cultural, Economic, Environmental, Ethnic, Gender, Intellectual, Labor, Political, Social, and Urban history.

Official high school transcript, School report, Guidance counselor report, Two letter of recommendations, Typical SAT scores: Math (700-800), Critical Reading (690-800), Writing (710-800), ACT (32-35)

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This program offers post-graduate study in the classics since 1869. The achievements of the many remarkable scholars who received their advanced training here stand collectively as one of our department s most significant contributions to the field.

Official transcripts, Three letters of recommendation, Statement of purpose, Resume

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This program values an approach to scholarship grounded in the particular while retaining a sense of the whole. The faculty encourage students to take as comprehensive a view of history as possible with the goal of cultivating a far-reaching understanding of the past. Throughout their enrollment, students develop the necessary skills to conduct discipline-defining research.

Official transcripts, Three letters of recommendation, Statement of purpose, Resume

Activist, Ambassador, Author, Charity Coordinator, Community Center Director, Community Developer, Corporate Recruiter/Trainer

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a) Common application or Coalition application or Universal College Application

b) Official high school transcript, School report, Guidance counselor report

c) Two letter of recommendations

d) Official SAT/ACT scores

e) Typical SAT scores: Math (700-800), Critical Reading (690-800), Writing (710-800), ACT (32-35)

f) Average GPA 3.9

g) TOEFL/IELTS/PTE Academic scores if the applicant’s native language is not English.

h) Acceptance rate 6.5% (2016)

Requirements may vary for each program. Please visit program page for specific requirements.

Fees

Undergraduate: $49055

Tuition fees may vary for each program. Please visit program page for specific fees.

Cost of Living

The annual cost of living at Princeton University is $18520 approx.

Accommodation

Yes, the university has in campus dorm facilities.

Undergraduate: January 1

Deadlines may vary for each program. Please visit program page for specific dates of submitting application.

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Princeton University Stats

7950

Students

1790

International Students

5250

Undergraduates

2700

Postgraduate

1230

Faculty Strength

6

Student Faculty Ratio

7
%

Acceptance Rate

$
49055

Tuition Fees

$
18520

Living Cost

$
1100

Other Fees

97
%

Avg. Percentage

1590

Avg. SAT

* All cost are in USD