Full-Time Student Population
Part-Time Student Population
Full-Time Instructional Faculty
Part-Time Instructional Faculty
Faculty with Terminal Degree
Average Faculty Salary
Full-Time Retention Rate
- Fewer than 20 Students: 73%
- 20 to 49 Students: 16%
- 50 or More Students: 11%
Continuing Professional: No
Adult Basic Remedial: No
Secondary (High School): No
Special Credit Opportunities
Advanced Placement (AP) Credits: Yes
Dual Credit: No
Life Experience Credits: No
- School of Architecture
- School of Engineering and Applied Science
- Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs
- Bachelor's degree
- Doctorate - Research/scholarship
- Master's degree
Most Popular Majors
- Economics and Econometrics: 4%
- History, General: 3%
- Political Science and Government, General: 3%
- Public Policy Analysis, General: 5%
Special Study Options
- Study abroad
- Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)
Best Places to Study
- Architecture Library
- Café Vivian
- Empty classrooms in the Frist Campus Center
- Firestone Library
- Small World Coffee
Tips to Succeed
- Actually use reading period, and go to all review sessions.
- Ask the TAs tons of questions.
- Check your e-mail constantly, but do not spend all your time on the Internet.
- Go to class. Never miss precept.
- Pick classes you actually like.
- Research your professors before choosing your classes.
- Take advantage of as many special lecture series as possible.
- Try to complete your distribution requirements as early as possible. If you can't find a class you want to take in a given semester that fills a distribution requirement, look at the Bulletin to see if something more interesting is going to be offered the following semester.
- Use all resources that are available to pick your classes-RAs, Student Course Guide-and do not believe everything your academic advisor says.
Did You Know?
- Princeton University's sixth president, John Witherspoon, was one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence.
- James Madison, Class of 1771 and former president of the United States, became the first president of the Alumni Association of the College of New Jersey in 1826.
- Woodrow Wilson, Class of 1879 and future president of the United States, served as thirteenth president of the University in June 1902 and revolutionized the academic program through his inventive "preceptorial" system, which is still in use today. Additionally, he instituted the distribution requirements for undergraduates in order to create more well-rounded students.
- In May 1970, Colleges around the nation adopted the "Princeton Plan" (fall recess) in response to the student unrest following the Cambodian incursion in Southeast Asia.
- Five members of the Princeton faculty were recipients of the Nobel Prize in physics, two in economic studies, two in economic sciences and one each in literature and medicine.
- After Princeton's founding, it was widely speculated that there was a curse on the University's presidents, as there were five presidents in the first twenty years of the University.
- Princeton is one of the only American institutions to mandate a senior thesis, which has been a requirement for graduation since 1925.
- Princeton's Honor System has been in place since 1893, when students, who were dissatisfied with faculty proctoring of examinations, called for a system similar to the ones at the University of Virginia and William and Mary. Even today, there are no proctors in exams, and students must sign the honor code at the end of every assignment and exam.