Princeton University

Princeton University is located on a suburban campus in Princeton, NJ, about an hour from New York. It has around 5,000 undergraduate students, about 13% of whom are from other countries, and accepts approximately 16% of early-decision applicants and 4% of regular-decision applicants.

The SAT or ACT is required at Princeton for international students. Competitive scores* range from 1440 to 1570 on the SAT and from 32 to 35 on the ACT. Princeton has no minimum TOEFL score for admission, but 100 or above is considered competitive.

Princeton meets students’ full need with financial aid and is need-blind in admissions for international students (those who request financial assistance are not less likely to be admitted). The average financial-aid award for international students is approximately US$58,000 per year. Princeton does not offer merit-based scholarships to international students.

* Half of admitted students score within this range. Twenty-five percent of students score below it and 25 percent score above it.