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Princeton University Acceptance Rate, Courses, Tuition Fees

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Princeton University

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.



Undergraduate Admissions

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

Entrance Difficulty

Most Difficult :  To clarify, last year more than 75% of freshmen applicants were in the top 10% of their high school class.


ExamRequired UnitsScores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACTRequiredJanuary 1
SAT Only1450 +
ACT Only34 +
SAT Subject Tests OnlyRecommended
SAT Essay ComponentEssay component required
ACT WritingWriting component required
ACT Writing Test PolicySAT: 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

Admissions Office


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



Princeton University

Early Decision Offered                                            No
Early Decision Deadline
Early Action Offered                                                Yes and Deadline is November 1


Application Deadlines

Application Deadline                                             Priority deadline March 1
Final deadline
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 Coaching
TOEFL Coaching


IELTS Score reporting, is difficult and it takes lot of time.

In addition, its Time consuming whether you applied through British Council or if you have applied through IDP.

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

  1. Please briefly elaborate on one of your extracurricular activities or work experiences that was particularly meaningful to you. (About 150 words)
  2. 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)
  3. Your favorite book and its author
  4. What is your favorite website
  5. Tell us your favorite recording
  6. Your favorite source of inspiration
  7. Share your favorite line from a movie or book and its title
  8. Which is your favorite movie
  9. Two adjectives your friends would use to describe you
  10. Your favorite keepsake or memento
  11. 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.

John Hopkins Undergraduate Application 2020

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Students can argue for hours about the best way to write essays from rest of the application pool.