110 West College, Princeton. NJ 08544

Princeton is the smallest of the Ivy League’s Big Three, which means more attention from faculty and plenty of opportunity for rigorous independent work. Offers engineering but no business major. The affluent suburban location contrasts with urban New Haven and Cambridge. Residential college system modeled on Yale’s provides a social alternative to long-standing eating clubs.

Princeton became the model of American-style liberal arts college after John Witherspoon was lured from the University of Edinburgh to become president in 1768. Today, Princeton in its modest scale and its emphasis on under-graduates. Each student’s Princeton experience begins with a week of orientation; 800 each year participate in Outdoor Action, a few days of wilderness activities immediately preceding orientation.

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Location : Suburban
Total Enrollment : 8.273
Undergraduate : 5.260
Male/Female : 51/49
SAT Ranges : ERW 700-770
                         M 730-790
ACT Ranges : 32-35
Financial Aid : 60%
Pell Grant : 20%
Expense : Pr $ $
Student Loans : 17 %
Average Debt : $
Applicants : 35.370
Accepted : 6%
Grad in 6 Years : 97%
Returning Freshmen : 98%

Strong Programs :
Public and International Affairs
Computer Science
Molecular Biology