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Best Values in Colleges

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Princeton University (Princeton, NJ)

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Princeton University is ranked 1 in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Private Colleges and is ranked 1 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 86%
Applicants who took ACT 33%

SAT Verbal Score

700+76%
600-69921%
600+97%

SAT Math Score

700+80%
600-69919%
600+99%

ACT Score

30-3690%
24-2910%
24+100%

Students applied26,498
Students admitted1,963
Admission rate7%

Students per faculty6

4-year graduation rate88%

ANNUAL COSTS

Tuition$41,820
Fees$0
Room and board$13,820
Estimated book expense$3,525
Total cost$59,165

Cost after need-based aid$21,982
Cost after non-need-based aid$59,165

Average debt at graduation$5,552

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met100%
Average need-based aid$37,183
Average non-need-based aid$0

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment5,323

Full-Time

Men2,673
Women2,571

Part-Time

Men49
Women30

Freshmen retained99%

SOURCE: Peterson's Undergraduate Database. Copyright © 2014 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.

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