Admissions Information

The application fee is $70 for applying undergraduate school and $90 for graduate school at Princeton University. Next table presents general admission information.
General Admission Information
Open Admission PolicyNo
Undergraduate Application Fees$70
Graduate Application Fees$90
Calendar SystemSemester
Credits AcceptedAdvanced placement (AP) Credits
Degree OfferedBachelor, Master, Doctorate (Research)

Admission Statistics

For the academic year 2021-22, the acceptance rate is 4.00% and the yield is 77.99%. 18,737 men and 18,864 women applied to Princeton and 749 men and 943 women students were accepted. Among them, 592 men and 726 women were enrolled in the school (Fall 2021). The following table and chart show the admission statistics including the number of applicants, acceptance rate, and yield (also known as enrollment rate).
TotalMenWomen
Applicants37,60118,73718,864
Admitted1,504749943
Enrolled1,173592726
Acceptance Rate 4.00%4.00%5.00%
Yield 77.99%79.04%76.99%
Data source: NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: June 25, 2022)

SAT and ACT Score Distribution

For the academic year 2021-2022, 719 students (56% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 451 students (35%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. For score submitters, SAT 75th percentile score of Evidence-Based Reading/Writing is 770 and the 25th percentile is 720. The SAT Math score is 800 (75th) and 740 (25th). The submitted ACT composite score is 35 (75th percentile) and 33 (25th percentile).
25th Percentile75th Percentile
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing720770
SAT Math740800
ACT Composite3335
ACT Math3135
ACT English3436
Data source: NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: June 25, 2022)
The submitted SAT and ACT scores of admitted students at Princeton University are competitive and high when comparing similar colleges (SAT: 1,469, ACT: 98 - private (not-for-profit) Research University (very high research activity)).

Application Requirements

It requires to submit High School GPA, High School Rank, and High School Record (or Transcript) to its applicants.The school recommends to submit High School GPA, High School Rank, High School Record (or Transcript) and Completion of College Preparatory Program. The next table summarizes the application requirements to apply Princeton University.
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Princeton Admission Requirements
High School GPARecommended
High School RankRecommended
High School Record (or Transcript)Required
Completion of College Preparatory ProgramRecommended
RecommendationsRequired
Formal Demonstration of CompetenciesRecommended
Admission Test ScoresConsidered but not Required
TOEFLRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended



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