Princeton University

Private, Four-years School Located in Princeton, NJ

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How much is the Princeton tuition? For the academic year 2023-2024, Princeton's tuition & fees is $59,710.
With indirect costs not billed by school, such as room & boards and personal living expenses, the total cost of attendance for one academic year is $82,715 when a student lives on-campus.

Princeton Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
Tuition & Fees$59,710
Books & Supplies Costs$1,050
On-campus Room & Board$18,630
On-campus Expenses$3,325
2023-2024 Projection
Tuition & Fees$57,410

How Much Does it Cost to Go to Princeton for 4 Years?

For the class of 2027, who entering colleges in 2023, the 4 years tuition & fees is $263,739 at Princeton. The estimated tuition rate is based on the changes over last 5 years. With room & board, books, and other personal expenses, the estimated 4 years costs of attendance is $357,071. After receiving financial aid including grants, scholarships, and/or student loans, the 4 years COA is down to $82,868.
The following table computes the 4 years tuition and COA by class of year.
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2023-24)$62,102$84,595$20,029
Sophomore (2024-25)$64,590$87,634$20,481
Junior (2025-26)$67,178$90,786$20,943
Senior (2026-27)$69,869$94,056$21,415
4 Years Total$263,739$357,071$82,868
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2024-25)$64,590$87,634$20,481
Sophomore (2025-26)$67,178$90,786$20,943
Junior (2026-27)$69,869$94,056$21,415
Senior (2027-28)$72,668$97,448$21,896
4 Years Total$274,305$369,924$84,735
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2025-26)$67,178$90,786$20,943
Sophomore (2026-27)$69,869$94,056$21,415
Junior (2027-28)$72,668$97,448$21,896
Senior (2028-29)$75,580$100,966$22,388
4 Years Total$285,295$383,256$86,642
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2026-27)$69,869$94,056$21,415
Sophomore (2027-28)$72,668$97,448$21,896
Junior (2028-29)$75,580$100,966$22,388
Senior (2029-30)$78,607$104,616$22,890
4 Years Total$296,724$397,085$88,588
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2027-28)$72,668$97,448$21,896
Sophomore (2028-29)$75,580$100,966$22,388
Junior (2029-30)$78,607$104,616$22,890
Senior (2030-31)$81,757$108,402$23,402
4 Years Total$308,612$411,431$90,575

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to four-years schools nationwide, Princeton' tuition is much higher than the average tuition of $20,875. Compared to private, four-years colleges in New Jersey, its tuition is much higher than the average tuition of $20,089.
In-StateOut-of-State
Princeton University$59,710
U.S. Four-years Colleges$18,570
Public Schools$7,197$12,949
Private Schools$20,875
New Jersey Four-years Colleges$18,859
Public Schools$10,270$14,599
Private Schools$20,089

Compare Similar School's Tuition

The next table compares the tuition & fees between Princeton and similar schools. The similar colleges are selected by school type & level (private, four-years), ranking, and comparison frequency by our users. The comparison is based on 2022-2023 tuition rate.
LocationUndergraduateGraduate
Princeton UniversityPrinceton, NJ$59,710$62,860
Yale UniversityNew Haven, CT$64,700$48,300
Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyCambridge, MA$60,156$63,393
Harvard UniversityCambridge, MA$59,076$55,440
Columbia University in the City of New YorkNew York, NY$69,045$56,279
University of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphia, PA$66,104$46,034
Stanford UniversityStanford, CA$62,484$59,499

Financial Aid and COA

At Princeton University, 3,221 students (61%) received grant or scholarship from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources. The average amount of grant/scholarship received is $62,079.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at Princeton is $20,636 for students living on-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 797 students received any type of financial aid including grants/scholarship and student loans. The average amount of grant/scholarship for the first-time students is $59,792 and the average amount of student loans is $7,559.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
COA (on-campus)$82,715
Tuition & Fees$59,710
Indirect Costs (on-campus)$23,005
COA (on-campus) after Receiving Aid$20,636
Average Financial Aid$62,079
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship3,22161%$62,079
Pell Grants1,03319%$5,226
Federal Student Loan1343%$6,034
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid79762%-
Grants or Scholarships78661%$59,792
Federal Grants27521%$6,677
Pell Grants27521%$5,442
Other Federal Grants857%$3,994
State/Local Grants212%$8,758
Institutional Grants78561%$57,295
Student Loan Aid756%$7,559
Federal Student Loans292%$5,016
Other Student Loans595%$7,143

Admission Stats and Requirements to Apply

Princeton's acceptance rate is 4.38%. A total of 37,601 applicants applied to and 1,647 students were accepted. Of the admitted students, 1,290 enrolled finally, and the yield (i.e. enrollment rate) is 78.32%.
To apply to Princeton, 3 items are required - Secondary school record, Recommendations and TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) and 4 items are recommended to submit - Secondary school GPA, Secondary school rank, Completion of college-preparatory program and Formal demonstration of competencies. SAT and ACT scores are considered during the admissions process but are not required to be submitted.
TotalMenWomen
Applicants37,60118,737$18,864
Admitted1,647781$866
Enrolled1,290619$671
Acceptance Rate4.38%4.17%4.59%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)78.32%79.26%77.48%
Secondary school GPARecommended
Secondary school rankRecommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of college-preparatory programRecommended
RecommendationsRequired
Formal demonstration of competenciesRecommended
Admission test scoresConsidered But Not Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither Required Nor Recommended

SAT and ACT Scores

The SAT and ACT scores are considered but not required to apply to Princeton. The average SAT score of the enrolled first-time students is 1,515 and the average ACT score (ACT composite) is 34.
Its SAT score is much higher than the national average score of 1,174. The ACT score is much higher than the national average score of 25.
Average25th75th
SAT Total1,5151,4601,570
National Average1,174
New Jersey Average1,222
SAT EBRW745720770
SAT Math770740800
ACT Composite343335
National Average25
New Jersey Average27
ACT Math333135
ACT English353436

Student Population

Princeton University has a total of 8,842 students including 5,604 undergraduate and 3,238 graduate students. By gender, there are 4,514 male students and 3,964 female students attending Princeton.
TotalMaleFemale
Total8,478 4,5143,964
Undergraduate5,321 2,6742,647
Graduate3,157 1,8401,317

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
Address1 Nassau Hall, Princeton, NJ
Phone609-258-3000
WEBwww.princeton.edu/
Degree & Programs
DegreeUndergraduate, Graduate
Program Offered127 Programs
Graduate Program Offered86 Graduate Programs
Academic Stats
Acceptance Rate4.00%
Yield76.99%
Student Population8,842
Graduation Rate97%
Retention Rate97%
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate5 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties997 (Full-time), 208 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs6,350 (Full-time), 756 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$195,056
Average Staff Salary$91,629