A Brief Introduction
The 4th oldest University in the world, Princeton was built in built in 1747 in Elizabeth as the college of New Jersey .It was shifted to Newark. Finally, in 1896, it was shifted to Princeton and renamed as the same. According to QS World University Rankings the University ranks 7th in the world and according to US news & World Report , the University has consistently ranked amongst the first 2 or 3 in the nation. Known for its advanced technology, Princeton has IBM computers which are known to be the 89th fastest computers in the world.
Spread across an area of 500 acres across Princeton, the University has one of the most amazing campuses of America. A vast range of cultural, athletic, theatrical, etc activities are available for students and teachers alike. The Mccarter Theatre of the university is the Tony Award winning theatre. An efficient network of buses, highways and metros make the University easily accessible (around less than an hour) from all major urban cities: Philadelphia and Trenton to the south, Newark and New York to the north. International airports are located in Philadelphia, Newark and New York. Also, the bus stations to these cities are adjacent to the campus.
There are a large number of courses available at the University, from different schools and faculties. You can check out all the details at https://www.princeton.edu/main/academics/courses/
Several libraries, cafeterias, student organisations and computer labs are available to students. Every year around 300 teams participate in intramural sports at Princeton. The University also provides free counselling to students undergoing any problems, depression, etc.
Princeton University offers excellent accommodation to its students. Nearly 70% of the students live on the campus itself. The University also books several rooms at the Nassau Inn for meetings. It is the only hotel which is at walking distance from Princeton.
Books & Supplies
Total living expenses
International Student Fee
The University has a fee which is applicable and equal to all students enrolled in a full time course at the University, which includes Student Health Plan (SHP) fee.
PhD/ Post Doctoral students who are partly absent may pay a marginal cost fee. For the 2015-2016 academic years, our tuition and fees are detailed below:
Tuition and Fees: 2015 – 2016
Tuition – Regular
Total Tuition and SHP Fee
DCE or In Absentia Enrollment
Tuition - DCE/In-Absentia
Total Tuition and SHP Fee
Princeton offers scholarships to deserving, brilliant students who are unable to pay their tuition fee due to financial reasons. Every year, the University releases around 3,000 scholarship forms. The various scholarships offered are:
- Air force ROTC Scholarship
- US Bank Scholarship Program
President of MIT, 1930–48
President of Washington State University, 1945–51
Nobel Prize in Physics, 1937
Wolf Prize in Mathematics, 2008
Turing Prize, 1971
Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 1996
Henry DeWolf Smyth
Author of the Smyth Report
Nobel Prize in Physics, 2004
Publisher of Patently-O
John Bates Clark Medal, 1995
Princeton offers counselling to undergraduate, graduate and any other alumna of the University. The following counsellors are available for help: