Princeton University was founded 1746 and is a private, Ivy League, comprehensive university.
It is located in Princeton, which is around 50 miles from New York City.
My student want to get an admit here, but his GPA is low.
Similarly, his SAT score is also not good. On the contrary, he has a research paper.
Entrance Difficulty Most difficult
Overall Admission Rate 5% of 35,370 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered Yes
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline January 1
The reason why Princeton University Acceptance Rate is so Low because its an IVY league University and everyone wants to study at IVY. Only if you have a strong profile and a strong application , think of applying to this university.
We would in fact advice you to book for a virtual tour offered by Princeton and speak to few ambassador before planning to choose this university for applications.
Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)
- Average GPA 3.90
- 3.75 and Above 87%
- 3.50 – 3.74 9%
- 3.25 – 3.49 12%
- 3.00 – 3.24 1%
Indian student below 90 % should not apply to the main campus since the application pool is strong.
However, if you have a good SAT score & for some reason you scored lesser, then you should apply to another campus and get transferred after the first year.
Money Matters at Princeton University
Cost of Attendance $70,900
Tuition and Fees $50,340
Room and Board $16,360
Financial Document Not Required
Freshman Admission Requirements
Most Difficult : To clarify, last year more than 75% of freshmen applicants were in the top 10% of their high school class.
|Exam||Required Units||Scores Due in Admissions Office|
|SAT or ACT||Required||January 1|
|SAT Only||1450 +|
|ACT Only||34 +|
|SAT Subject Tests Only||Recommended|
|SAT Essay Component||Essay component required|
|ACT Writing||Writing component required|
|ACT Writing Test Policy||SAT: Used for admission|
ACT: Used for admission
In this section, we will share information on Test Scores.
Firstly, if you do not score well on the SAT then do try ACT, as lot of students do well in the ACT exams as compared to SAT.
Secondly, do not forget to send your SAT and ACT scores well before time as some times it take more than 14 days for the scores to reach.
SAT Codes and ACT codes for Princeton University could be found here : Click Here
There are many reasons to write ACT. Above all, it is easy then SAT.
Applying for Admission
City, State, Zip Princeton, NJ 08544-1019
Phone (765) 494-1776
Application Dates and Fees
- Regular Admission Deadline January 1
- Application Fee $70
- Application Fee Waiver Available
- Regular Admission Notification April 1
- Accept Offer of Admission May 1
- Waiting List Used Yes
- Defer Admission Student can defer admission
- Transfer Admission Transfer applications accepted
- Early Decision Offered No
- Early Decision Deadline
- Early Action Offered Yes and Deadline is November 1
Application Deadline Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification On or about February 15
Application Form for Princeton University
- Common Application Accepted, supplemental forms required
- Universal College Application Accepted, supplemental forms required
- Electronic Application Available
Other Application Requirements
- Interview Not Required
- Essay or Personal Statement Required for all freshmen
- Other Graded written paper required for freshmen
- Letters of Recommendation 3 required for all freshmen
IELTS Score reporting, is difficult and it takes lot of time.
With IDP it is just a click away but British council take time.
For Sending score through British Council you need to make a DD, send it across to there Gurugram office.
In conclusion, report your scores on time.
Princeton Essay Prompts 2019 – 2020
- Please briefly elaborate on one of your extracurricular activities or work experiences that was particularly meaningful to you. (About 150 words)
- Please tell us how you have spent the last two summers (or vacations between school years), including any jobs you have held. (About 150 words)
- Your favorite book and its author
- What is your favorite website
- Tell us your favorite recording
- Your favorite source of inspiration
- Share your favorite line from a movie or book and its title
- Which is your favorite movie
- Two adjectives your friends would use to describe you
- Your favorite keepsake or memento
- Your favorite word
Applications : When To Start
To clarify, we are sharing an example here : Our student who were keen on getting admit to top universities in the US, Canada & UK for Fall 2019 Intake, they started with us in January 2018 itself.
We got enough time to build there profile & were able to understand the Profile, Created the right set of Portfolio of Universities and started working on the essays at a very early stage.
Starting early and Building your profile by connecting with relevant students are one of the key steps in the application process.
If you are keen on applying to US universities & need a Profile Evaluation then feel free to Connect with us through this form : Free Consultation
Our student mentors have studied Engineering at here. As a result, we have latest insights about the admission process.
You can speak to our student ambassador if this is your Dream University.
Most importantly, you should also see the team profile in the section mentioned here : About Us
In conclusion, we can get your admit.
Applications : When To Start
To clarify, we are sharing an example here :
Our student who were keen on getting admit to top universities for 2020, started in Jan 2019
We got enough time to build there profile.
We created best set of Portfolio of Universities and started working on the essays at a very early stage.
Starting early and building your profile by connecting with relevant students is one of the key steps.
My students was invited for a party. However, he was’t feeling well, so he decided against it.
Secondly, my student is a very nice guy. He took us out for a campus dinner, for instance. Thirdly, I enjoy his company because he always take me to a campus tour. He tried really hard to entertain me. Similarly, he put all his effort in dinner. My student pushed me. As a result, I fell over. She is not found of rain. However, I do like it. Now I am tired. Therefore, I am going to my dorm. In Conclusion. I am letting my staff go. In other words, they are fired. He has essay to share, but nobody listens. But the essay is plagiarized. And he knows it will not work.
Arvind has essay to share. But nobody listens. He was happy with his essay because of his editor. Earlier he was angry because he only had one draft which was not good.
Students can argue for hours about the best way to write essays from rest of the application pool.