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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 2016 list of Best Values in Private Colleges and is ranked 2 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 84%
Applicants who took ACT 36%

SAT Critical Reading Score

700+74%
600-69922%
600+96%

SAT Math Score

700+79%
600-69919%
600+98%

ACT Score

30-3686%
24-2914%
24+100%

Students applied26,641
Students admitted1,983
Admission rate7%

Students per faculty6

4-year graduation rate90%

ANNUAL COSTS

Tuition$43,450
Fees$0
Room and board$14,160
Estimated book expense$1,050
Total cost$58,660

Cost after need-based aid$16,563
Cost after non-need-based aid$58,660

Average debt at graduation$6,600

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$75,100

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met100%
Average need-based aid$42,097
Average non-need-based aid$0

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment5,391

Full-Time

Men2,699
Women2,576

Part-Time

Men60
Women56

Freshmen retained98%

# - Based on the median earnings of workers who started at a particular college 10 years earlier and who received federal financial aid. The data don't consider whether the student graduated or went on to graduate school.

NA - Not available

SOURCES - Peterson's Undergraduate Database. (© 2015 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

SEE ALSO: College Finder Map|Sortable Rankings|SPECIAL REPORT: College Rankings, 2016