Princeton University, New Jersey (USA)


Princeton’s 5,100 undergraduate students benefit from studying in one of the world’s foremost research institutions, where faculty devote much of their time and energy to teaching and advising undergraduates. Chartered in 1746, Princeton is the fourth oldest college in the United States. It is located in a cosmopolitan town (population 30,000) in central New Jersey, with easy access by train to Philadelphia and New York City, each about 55 miles away. Visitors often remark upon the natural and architectural beauty of the 500-acre campus.

Princeton University is a community of learning that is enriched by the wide variety of experiences and perspectives of its students, faculty and staff. The University is committed to building a diverse campus community to ensure that students explore their interests, discover new academic and extracurricular pursuits, and learn from each other. More than ever, Princeton is making its distinctive education accessible to students from a broad range of cultural, ethnic and economic backgrounds.

Princeton’s curriculum encourages students to explore many disciplines and to develop a deep understanding in one area of concentration. Students apply to Princeton University, not to individual departments, programs, or schools. Once enrolled, students may pursue either the Bachelor of Arts (A.B.) or the Bachelor of Science in engineering (B.S.E.) degree. Within these degree programs, students can choose from among 34 departments (computer science offers both A.B. and B.S.E. degrees) and 47 interdepartmental certificate programs. Click HERE to see more about Princeton’s academic offerings. A.B. programs also are offered in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and the School of Architecture.


Financial Aid

Princeton is one of only six schools nationwide that doesn’t limit the financial aid available to international students. Admission is offered to students regardless of their ability to pay, and the full need of every admitted international student is met just as it is for U.S. students.

Financial aid is awarded based on need only. Princeton uses the information you supply on your financial aid application and supporting documents to determine how much support we will provide. Information about how they determine financial need is available in the Undergraduate Financial Aid Information and Application Instructions HERE.

“Need-blind” means that Princeton accepts students regardless of their ability to pay the cost of attendance and meets their full demonstrated need with a “no loan” aid package. There is no disadvantage of any kind in the admission process for financial aid applicants. All financial aid awards are based solely on need.

Registration for Financial Aid for Early Action students is by 15 November, and for Regular Decision is by 15 January.

Read more on the Financial Aid Frequently Asked Questions page HERE. For more details, see the Financial Aid website HERE.


Princeton University
110 West College
Princeton, NJ 08542-0430
Phone: (609) 258-3060

Official website

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