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Princeton University: Ranking, Fees, Admission 2024 & Acceptance Rate

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Year of establishment1746
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Size of Campus in acres500
Faculty/Student Ratio5
Endowments ValueUS Dollar 23 billion
No.of Campuses1
Accommodation expenses10958 USD for 1 sharing (UG),5914 USD for 2 sharing (PG)
Meal expenses7670 USD (UG),7670 USD (PG)
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Q:   What is the application fee at Princeton University for international students?

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The applicants are required to pay an application fee to Princeton Uniin order to get the applications processed. The application fee for undergraduate programs is USD 70. Meanwhile, international students applying for postgraduate programs are required to pay an application fee of USD 75.

 

Q:   Is this Princeton University good for international students?

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Princeton University offers a very diverse and culturally vibrant environment to international students. Princeton University is one of the most sought-after universities among international students. Each year thousands of international students come to Princeton University from all over the world. Currently, there are 5,548 undergraduate students, 3,157 graduate students, and 635 undergraduate international students from across the world.

 

Q:   How students review Princeton University?

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Princeton University is one among the top universities in the world. With and acceptance rate of less than 6%, the Princeton University is highly competitive to get selected into:

  • The students at Princeton University is highly meritorious. 
  • The alumni members of university consists of various Nobel Laureates including Albert Einstein. 
  • The university campus is very safe for internationl students. 
  • The university campus is very beautiful.
  • The Princeton University gives special focus to its undergrad students.
 

Princeton University Scholarships

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Q:   Does Princeton University give scholarships to Indian students?

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Princeton welcome students from round the world to study in undergraduate and postgraduate programs. The university considers both Non-US citizens and US alike in the admission and financial process. It is the only university in the country that does not limit financial aid for international undergraduates and treats them the same in the financial aid process as U.S. students. Some Princeton University scholarships for Indian students are:

 

Princeton University Admission Dates 2024

  • Application fees :USD 65 - 95
  • Type of deadline :Depends on course
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SOPNeeded for few courses
LORNeeded for all courses
EssaysNeeded for few courses
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Fall1ˢᵗ Jan 2023 - 3ʳᵈ Jan 2024
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Q:   Is it hard to get into Princeton University?

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Princeton University acceptance rate is 4%, thus making it one of the most selective universities in the world. It is part of the prestigious Ivy League research universities and thus making it extremely popular among international students. Each year thousands of students from across the United States and around the world apply for various courses at Princeton University but due to its very competitive admission process, only a few get into the university.

 

Q:   What is the admission deadline for international students at Princeton University?

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There are a variety of academic programs at undergraduate and graduate levels for internationa students to enroll at Princeton University. Admissions to undergraduate programs are done by the 'coalition app', the 'common app' and the 'questbrdige' app for international students. And for graduate programs admissions are done directly through the university's own website. International applicants should check the admission deadline before applying for any programme at Princeton University. Here we provide the admission deadline for international students applying to Princeton University.

Undergraduate Admission Deadline

Admission Type

Deadline

Single-Choice Early Action

Nov 1, 2024

Regular Decision

Jan 1, 2024

Graduate Admission Deadline

According to Program

Nov 18 – Jan 3

 

Q:   How can I apply to Princeton University as an international student?

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Each year thousands of students from across the world apply to Princeton University for various programs. Princeton University offers a number of bachelor’s and master’s programs to international students. International students can apply for undergraduate programs online through the ‘Common Application’ portal, the 'Caolition Application' and the 'Questbrdige' portal. Meanwhile, for postgraduate programs international students can apply online through the Princeton University Application portal.

 

Princeton University Fees & Eligibility 2024

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Courses1st Year Tuition FeesDuration & Eligibility
MBA/PGDM(4 courses)
INR 43 L - 50 L
Duration10 months-2 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS, GRE, TOEFL
MIM(4 courses)
INR 43 L - 50 L
Duration10 months-2 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS, GRE, TOEFL
B.A.(19 courses)
INR 45 L - 47 L
Duration48 months-4 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS, SAT, TOEFL
B.E. / B.Tech(6 courses)
INR 45 L - 50 L
Duration4 years
Exam AcceptedSAT, IELTS, TOEFL
MPA(2 courses)
INR 43 L - 45 L
Duration2-4 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS, GRE, TOEFL
MS(3 courses)
INR 43 L - 50 L
Duration18 months-2 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS, TOEFL, GRE
B.Sc.(8 courses)
INR 45 L - 47 L
Duration4 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS, SAT, TOEFL
MEng(5 courses)
INR 43 L - 50 L
Duration10 months-2 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS, TOEFL, GRE
B.Arch(2 courses)
INR 45 L - 47 L
Duration4 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS, SAT, TOEFL
M.A.(1 course)
INR 45 L
Duration2 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS
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Q:   Do I need IELTS for Princeton?

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If English is not your native language and you are applying for Princeton admission, you must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), the International English Language Testing System Academic (IELTS Academic) or the Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic). If your native language is English or you spend three year of study in the institution where English is the primary language of instruction, then you are not required to take the TOEFL, IELTS or PTE Academic.

 

Q:   What are the admission requirements at Princeton University for international students?

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International students seeking admission to Princeton University are required to meet both the course-specific and general admission requirements. Course-specific requirements will vary from course to course. Here we provide the general admission requirements for international students applying to Princeton University:

  • Application form
  • Academic transcripts
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • SAT/ACT
  • GRE/GMAT
  • Interview
  • Letter of Recommendation
  • English Language Proficiency
 

Q:   What is the Princeton University fees for international students?

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Princeton University is one of the Ivy League School and one of the most prestigious universities across the globe. Princeton University fees for international students is given in below table:

Courses1st Year Tuition Fees
MS (3 courses)
INR 43 L - 50 L
MBA/PGDM (3 courses)
INR 43 L - 45 L
BE / BTech (6 courses)
INR 45 L - 50 L
BA (19 courses)
INR 45 L - 47 L
M.Arch (4 courses)
INR 43 L - 50 L
MA (8 courses)
INR 45 L - 47 L
B.Arch (2 courses)
INR 45 L - 47 L
MPA (2 courses)
INR 43 L - 45 L
MEng (5 courses)
INR 43 L - 50 L
MA (1 course)
INR 45 L
MA (2 courses)
INR 45 L - 48 L
M.Arch (1 course)
INR 50 L

 

 

Princeton University Placements

Top Recruiters

Bain and Company
Bank of America
Barclays Bank
Boston Consulting Group
Citigroup
Deloitte
Goldman Sachs
IBM
JP Morgan Chase
McKinsey
Microsoft
Morgan Stanley
Wells Fargo
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Q:   What is the average salary of graduates of Princeton University?

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Princeton University produces some of the finest professionals and graduates ready to join the top industries. Each year top industries in their area come to Princeton University to recruit from the talented pool of fresh graduates of Princeton University. The average salary is USD 90,700 annually.

 

Q:   Who are the top recruiters for the graduates of Princeton University?

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Graduates of Princeton University are very skilled in their domain and are always in high demand among the companies. Companies from across the country and world come to Princeton University to recruit its fresh graduates. Here we provide some of the top recruiters of Princeton University.

Princeton University Top Employers for 2021

Accenture

Blackstone

Bloomberg

Facebook

Fox Corporation

Morgan Stanley

New York Life

Nike Inc.

Amazon

Apple

Capco

Bank of America

Barclays

Deloitte

IBM

Lockheed Martin

 

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Princeton University Rankings 2024

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#7
#2
Mechanical Engineering
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#12
#41
Chemical Engineering
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#10
#9
#2
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Q:   Is Princeton University better than Harvard University?

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It is important for international students to get admission at reputed university and complete the degree. Both Princeton and Harvard are among the top Ivy League schools in the QS World University Rankings. These universities are known for their beautiful campuses, diverse communities, job opportunities for graduates, etc. We have compared them below based on some points.

 

Harvard

Princeton

Location

Cambridge, Massachusetts

Princeton, New Jersey

QS Ranking

5

16

Acceptance rate

4%

4%

Average GPA

4.18

3.9

MBA salary

$168,000

$173,000

 

Q:   Is Princeton University a good university?

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Princeton University is one of the finest institutions of higher education in the United States. The university is consistently ranked among the top universities globally and nationally. The QS World University Rankings 2024 ranked Princeton University #17 in the world. Meanwhile, the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2023 ranked Princeton University #7 in the world. Also, the U.S. News and World Report 2023 ranked Princeton University #16 among global universities and #1 in the national rankings.

 

Q:   Are engineering programs at Princeton University good?

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Princeton University offers highly ranked and top-rated engineering programs through its Engineering School. The QS World University Rankings 2023 ranked Princeton University #34 for Engineering and Technology courses in the world. Whereas, the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2023 ranked Princeton University #9 for Engineering programs in the world.

 

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Q:   What is the cost of a student visa for the United States of America?

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The United States of America offers three types of visas to students; F-1, J-1 and M-1. So, the cost of a student visa will depend on the type of visa you are applying for. The US visa cost for a F-1 student visa is USD 185. F-1 visa is for international students who are applying for a programme in any American university that requires more than 18 hours of study in a week. J-1 student visa is for exchange students, and M-1 student visa is for students enrolled in vocational and non-academic programs.

 

Q:   What is the cost of living in USA for international students?

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On an average, a student spends approximately INR 93,000 in a month to fulfil living costs in USA. The cost of living in USA is 224.3% higher than the cost of living in India also the rent in USA is 769.9% higher than in India. Thus, it is natural that the cost of living in the USA is very high for an Indian student. The table given below specifies the estimated student cost of living in the USA that is based on different expenses.

Expenses in USA

Average Yearly / Monthly cost

Books and study material

USD 900 - USD 2,000 per year

Travel

USD 300 - USD 700 per year

Accommodation

USD 9,800 - USD 11,100 per year

Electricity

USD 100 - USD 150 per month

Food

On campus: USD 250 per month

Off-campus: USD 400 - USD 600 per month

Phone subscription

USD 50 per month

Home Internet

USD 45 - USD 50 per month

Health Insurance

USD 700 - USD 1,100 per year

Clothes

USD 500 per year

Water, Trash and Sewer

USD 50 - USD 75 per month

(1 USD = 83.05 INR)

Note: These amounts will differ from state to state within the US. On average, the cost of Indian food in the USA is around USD 350 - USD 400 for one person. 

 

Q:   Which are the top universities in USA for international students?

Q:   What are the requirements to study in USA for international students?

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International students must meet the requirements to study in USA. Students must have a required qualification as per the programme and submit the test score during the process. Check below the English language test and additional tests accepted by US Universities:

Entrance Exam

Count of Universities

GRE

497

PTE

496

GMAT

431

ACT

28

 

English Language Exams

Count of Universities

PTE

950

IELTS

864

PTE

434

Duolingo

349

 

Princeton University FAQs

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The tuition fees and other fees for UG courses mentioned by the university is just for one academic year. Princeton University cost for undergraduate international students for 2024-25 will be as follows:

Particulars

Fees

Tuition

USD 62,400 (Around INR 51 lakh)

Housing

USD 11,910 (Around INR 10 lakh)

Food

USD 8,340 (Around INR 7 lakh)

Estimated Misc. expenses

USD 4,050 (Around INR 3 lakh)

Also Read: Cost of Living in USA for International Students 

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The cost of attendance at Princeton University will vary as per the course type. For undergraduate students, the total study cost for the 2024-25 academic year is USD 86,700 (Around INR 72 lakh). For graduate students, the cost of attendance for 2023-24 will be as follows:

Particulars

Fees

Tuition fees

USD 59,710 (Around INR 50 L)

Housing

USD 15,520 (Around INR 13 L)

Food

USD 10,025 (Around INR 8 L)

Personal expenses

USD 8,790 (Around INR 7 L)

Books and supplies

USD 2,265 (Around INR 2 L)

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Princeton University has mentioned that education there is affordable to all. The financial aid programme for undergraduates at the university is recognised as one of the most generous in the US. For undergraduate applicants, Princeton University’s financial aid has covered 100% of the tuition, room

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According to U.S. News & World Report, the popular Princeton University majors include Social Sciences; Psychology; Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services; Engineering; English language and Literature, etc. The top majors at Princeton are given below. These are some of the popular ma

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To optimize the chances of getting into Princeton University, here are some points to keep in mind: 

  • Decide why you want to go to Princeton University. Check why a particular course's offering would benefit you academically and socially
  • Do not underestimate the essays. More often than not students foc

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