Tool December 2017

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 73%
Applicants who took ACT 45%

SAT Critical Reading Score

700+73%
600-69923%
600+97%

SAT Math Score

700+81%
600-69918%
600+98%

ACT Score

30-3692%
24-298%
24+100%

Students applied29,303
Students admitted1,911
Admission rate7%

Students per faculty5

4-year graduation rate89%

ANNUAL COSTS

Tuition$45,320
Fees$0
Room and board$14,770
Estimated book expense$1,050
Total cost$61,140

Cost after need-based aid$13,643
Cost after non-need-based aid$61,140

Average debt at graduation$8,908

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$80,500

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met100%
Average need-based aid$47,497
Average non-need-based aid$0

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment5,400

Full-Time

Men2,717
Women2,534

Part-Time

Men84
Women65

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 (© 2017 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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