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Princeton University Review

Princeton, NJ, 1 Nassau Hall
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Career Preparation A-
Students and Culture A
Facilities A+
Activities and Groups A+
A
Excellent

Princeton University is a medium sized, private, four-year university enrolling 8,138 students and offering 120 degrees in Princeton, NJ.

Study Areas, Degree Popularity

Check out the most popular majors and specific degrees students have earned at Princeton University.

*Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Data may vary depending on school and academic year.
1
Human and Social Sciences
780 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Anthropology
14
1
5
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
16
9
5
Comparative Literature
21
4
3
Demography and Population Studies
0
2
East Asian Studies
13
6
1
History
76
17
15
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies
3
Near and Middle Eastern Studies
10
7
3
Philosophy
26
6
5
Political Science
64
14
20
Psychology
72
12
10
Public Policy Analysis
156
88
2
Religion/religious Studies
16
5
7
Sociology
27
8
11
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
2
Engineering
475 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Architecture
15
18
1
Chemical Engineering
42
8
14
Civil Engineering
21
15
11
Computer Engineering
117
21
10
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
35
30
29
Engineering
0
Mechanical Engineering
50
17
21
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
3
Mathematics and Science
389 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Astrophysics
5
5
2
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology
3
6
Chemistry
31
26
26
Computational Biology
2
4
Geology/earth Science
9
13
5
Mathematics
35
8
15
Molecular Biology
58
27
25
Neuroscience
0
3
2
Physics
27
22
30
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
4
Business
266 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Economics
119
24
21
Finance
23
Operations Research
62
9
8
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
5
Education and Liberal Arts
163 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Applied Mathematics
2
3
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
14
13
6
English Language and Literature
50
11
10
French Language and Literature
6
1
2
German Language and Literature
6
4
2
Hispanic and Latin American Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
4
4
5
History and Philosophy of Science and Technology
5
3
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
0
0
Slavic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
6
3
3
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
6
Agriculture
63 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Ecology
45
9
9
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
7
Art and Design
31 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Music
11
11
9
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
School Accreditation Information
This institution is accredited by Middle States Commission on Higher Education
Specialized institution accreditations:
Teacher Education Accreditation Council, Accreditation Committee Baccalaureate Teacher Education Accreditation Council (BTEAC) - Baccalaureate programs
*Source data obtained from U.S. Department of Education's Office of Post-secondary Education (OPE)
Alumni & Student Reviews
A- Excellent
Career Preparation
What letter grade would you give your school on how well it prepares students for a career in the real world?
Based on 7 Reviews
Alumni
Economics, Class of 1976

Princeton is a liberal arts school with limited training in specific tools, but is an environment where learning is valued, so I felt prepared to acquire whatever skills I needed.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Psychology, Class of 2010

There is a system where one can reach out to alumni. There are also career counselors (e.g.: pre-law advisor).

Rated January 2016
Alumni
French and Italian, Class of 2006

Alumni networks, internship and summer programs

Rated January 2016
Alumni
History, Class of 1984

Good alumni network, helpful career counseling (most useful up to 5 years out)

Rated January 2016
A Excellent
Students and Culture
What letter grade would you give the students/culture at your school?
Based on 7 Reviews
Alumni
Economics, Class of 1976

There is no single culture or typical student. But most students are driven to want to be the best (and willing to do the work to get there).

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Psychology, Class of 2010

Competitive but accepting of others. Everyone is used to being a high-achiever, so one is made to feel ashamed of wanting to work very hard for high grades.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Mathematics, Class of 2014

They were very smart and hard-working.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
History, Class of 1984

Brilliant and fun. Culture suffers from usual "correctness" issues, periodically.

Rated January 2016
A+ Excellent
Facilities
What letter grade would you give the facilities at your school.
Based on 7 Reviews
Alumni
Economics, Class of 1976

Ivy League -- excellent facilities. The student gym is showing it's age. Dining halls, labs, etc are all state of the art.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Psychology, Class of 2010

High quality, usually the latest model/edition/version. There is old, historic architecture so those buildings tend to be more difficult to modernize, but generally there is no real difference. Many of the dorms have been recently renovated. Dining halls (especially the older ones) have a very nice environment to sit and eat within.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
French and Italian, Class of 2006

Excellent quality, well-funded (no surprise)

Rated January 2016
A+ Excellent
Activities and Groups
What overall letter grade would you give the activities/groups at your school?
Based on 7 Reviews
Alumni
Economics, Class of 1976

Princeton students are all over the map with regard to interests and activities. So there is a student group for almost any activity, and there is leeway to create a new group if there is a critical mass of interested students.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Psychology, Class of 2010

Eating clubs are very popular. Also sports teams (Division I and intramural)

Rated January 2016
Alumni
History, Class of 1984

Literally hundreds of activities --

Rated January 2016
Alumni
BSE, Class of 1999

Outdoor Action Various a capella and musical groups Athletics

Rated January 2016
Questions and Answers about Princeton University

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