The next list compares two colleges briefly in important perspectives. You can compare two colleges with comprehensive information on the full comparison page.
  • Both are four-years, private (not-for-profit) schools.
  • Princeton University has more expensive tuition & fees ($57,410) than Harvard ($57,261).
  • It is harder to admit to Harvard than Princeton University.
  • Harvard has a higher submitted SAT score (1,515) than Princeton University (1,515).
  • Harvard has higher submitted ACT score (34) than Princeton University (34).
  • Harvard has more students with 31,345 students while Princeton University has 8,478 students.
  • Princeton University has a lower number of students per faculty with 5 to 1 while Harvard's ratio is 7 to 1.
  • Harvard has more full-time faculties with 2,120 faculties while Princeton University has 997 full-time faculties.
The following table compares the two rival schools - Princeton University and Harvard University.
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Princeton Universityvs.Harvard
Princeton, New JerseyLocationCambridge, Massachusetts
Four-years, Private (not-for-profit)School Typefour-years, Private (not-for-profit)
Doctor's degree - research / scholarshipHighest Degree OfferedDoctor's degree - research / scholarship and professional practice
Research University (very high research activity)Carnegie ClassificationResearch University (very high research activity)
$57,4102023 Tuition & Fees$57,261
63%% Receiving Financial Aid43%
$50,583Average Amount of Financial Aid$49,954
4.38 %Acceptance Rates4.01 %
78.32 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)84.17 %
1,515SAT Score1,530
34ACT Score35
98 %Graduation Rate97 %
-Transfer-out Rate-
96 %Retention Rate96 %
8,478Student Population31,345
997Number of Faculties2,120
5 to 1Students to Faculty Ratio7 to 1
ROTC, Study Abroad, Teacher CertificationSpecial Learning OpportunitiesDistance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad, Weekend/Evening College, Teacher Certification
Academic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement servicesOn Campus Student ServicesRemedial Service, Academic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement services

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