Monday, February 16, 2009

Princeton University is located out of the big city limelight, in a small, pleasant New Jersey town about an hour's train ride from either New York City or Philadelphia. Although it might be considered one of the quieter members of the Ivy League, Princeton University holds a place in American – and even international – education and public life that is second to none.
Since its founding in 1746, Princeton has educated thousands of men and women who have made historic contributions in government, science, and the arts. Princeton graduates did much to shape the internationalist outlook of the American statesmen and diplomats who led the United States into its post-World War II era of leadership.
In the field of the sciences, it's hard to imagine what the history of the twentieth century would look like without the contributions made by Princeton physicists, mathematicians, and economists. They include Albert Einstein, who spent the last two decades of his life at Princeton's Institute for Advanced Study, and John F. Nash, the Nobel Prize-winning mathematician portrayed in the film "A Beautiful Mind."
Princeton also has an important place in the arts, counting some of the past century's most influential writers among its alumni and faculty – among them Eugene O'Neill, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Toni Morrison.
Approximately 1,175 freshmen enter Princeton University each fall. They come from across the United States and around the world. Princeton students enjoy the benefits of an extremely low student-to-faculty ratio (approximately 5 to 1) and access to remarkable libraries and art collections.
Princeton University sees itself as a research university with an enduring commitment to undergraduate teaching. This mission is reflected in the senior thesis that all Princeton seniors are required to submit. These theses are original works, typically about one hundred pages long, in which students apply the knowledge and skills they have gained at Princeton to a topic of particular interest to them. Senior theses can be anything from scientific papers to works of fiction or poetry. The thesis provides students with an extraordinary opportunity to exercise their intellectual skills, and the chance to cap their undergraduate work with a written product of substance and quality that is typically expected only of graduate students. The thesis, like the Princeton educational experience itself, is an achievement of lasting value that benefits Princeton graduates throughout their careers.
General Information
Princeton University
P.O. Box 430
Princeton, NJ 08544
Phone: (609) 258 - 3000
Founded 1746
No religious affiliation
Admission Information
Admission Director: Janet Lavin Rapelye
Phone: (609) 258 - 3060
Early decision
Princeton ended its Early Decision program in 2007.
Regular decision
Regular decision deadline: January 1.Decisions are mailed by early April.
Princeton does not accept transfer students.
Test scores
The SAT is strongly preferred, but ACT (with Writing) scores are accepted.
3 SAT Subject Test scores are required in addition to the SAT or ACT (with Writing).
Engineering applicants should take one SAT Subject Test in mathematics and one in physics or chemistry.
Applicants should take these tests no later than January.
The Common Application is accepted, together with the Princeton Supplement form.
Campus visit: recommended
Interview: recommended
Top 10% of high school class: 94%
SAT score (25/75 percentile): 2050-2360
ACT (25/75 percentile): 30-34
Financial Aid
Tuition and fees (2007-2008): $33,695
Room and board (2007-2008): $10,980

Princeton follows a need-blind admissions policy for both U.S. and international applicants. The University is committed to meeting each student's full financial need through grants, scholarships, and work-study employment. Over 50% of the Class of 2011 received some form of financial aid.

Student Body
Undergrad student body 4,500
Male/female ratio: 52% / 48%
Greek life: N/A
5 year graduation rate: 95%
Out of state students: 84%
International students: 11%
Students living in campus housing: 97%

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