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Princeton University: Accreditation, Admissions and Tuition Expenses

Tuition, Fees, and Estimated Student Expenses

Estimated expenses for academic year 2006-2007 2007-2008 2008-2009 2009-2010 % change 2008-2009 to 2009-2010
Tuition and fees $33,000 $33,000 $34,290 $35,340 3.1%
Books and supplies $1,090 $1,145 $1,200 $1,260 5.0%
Living arrangement          
On Campus          
Room and board $9,200 $10,980 $11,405 $11,680 2.4%
Other $2,790 $2,850 $2,935 $2,980 1.5%
Total Expenses 2006-2007 2007-2008 2008-2009 2009-2010 % change 2008-2009 to 2009-2010
On Campus $46,080 $47,975 $49,830 $51,260 2.9%

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Admissions

Undergraduate application fee (2009-2010): $50
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2009
  Total Male Female
Number of applicants 21,963 11,117 10,846
Percent admitted 10% 10% 10%
Percent admitted who enrolled 60% 60% 60%
Admissions Considerations Required Recommended
Secondary school GPA   X
Secondary school rank   X
Secondary school record X  
Completion of college-preparatory program   X
Recommendations X  
Formal demonstration of competencies   X
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) X  
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language) X  
Test Scores: Fall 2009 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scores Number Percent
SAT 1,270 96%
ACT 328 25%
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
NOTES:
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Critical Reading 690 790
SAT Math 700 790
SAT Writing 700 780
ACT Composite 31 35
ACT English 32 35
ACT Math 31 35
ACT Writing 8 10

 

Accreditation

Institutional Accreditation
Agency Periods of Accreditation Status
Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Higher Education 1/1/1921 -   Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / Program Periods of Accreditation Status
Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education, Commission on Accreditation
Montessori Education (MONTE) - Montessori teacher education programs and institutions 11/1/1999 -   Accredited