Application Fee
$70
Graduate Application Fee
$90
Acceptance Rate
6%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)
70%
Freshmen Enrollment
1,335
SAT Scores
1,515
ACT Scores
34

2020 Acceptance Rate

A total of 32,804 students have applied and 1,895 students have allowed to admit to Princeton University (Acceptance rate: 5.78%). The yield, also known as enrollment rate, is 70.45 % where 1,335 students have finally enrolled out of 1,895 admitted students.
The acceptance rate of the school is lower (tighter to admit) compared to Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in New Jersey. Compared to similar schools in rankings such as Brown University and University of Chicago, its acceptance rate is average (the average acceptance rate of the schools is 6.00%).
The yield of the school is higher (more admitted-students enrolled) compared to Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in New Jersey. Compared to similar schools in rankings, its yield is average (average yield is 69.89%).

Admission Statistics Charts

2020 Test Scores Comparison

For the academic year 2019-2020, the average SAT score is 1,515 and the average ACT score is 34 over scores submitted by enrolled first-time students. Compared to similar schools in college rankings, the admission score of Princeton University is average than the schools (average score is 1,553). You can check and compare the SAT and ACT scores by subject with tables and charts.
SAT/ACT Scores Comparison
SAT AverageACT Average
Princeton University1,51534
Similarly Colleges in Rankings1,51934
All U.S. Colleges112368
Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges113269
4-Years Colleges112468
Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in New Jersey112770

SAT/ACT Scores by Subject

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At Princeton University, 940 students submitted SAT scores (70% of enrolled students).
The average SAT score is about 1,515 and it is extremely competitive scores than average for Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in New Jersey. The following table shows the SAT average scores by subject and 25th/75th percentile.
SAT Scores by Subject
25th percentile75th percentile
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing710770
Mathematics750800
Total1,4601,570
At Princeton University, 669 students submitted ACT scores (50% of enrolled students).
The average ACT score is about 34 and it is lower than average for Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in New Jersey. The next table shows the ACT average scores by subject and 25th/75th percentile.
ACT Scores by Subject
25th percentile75th percentile
Reading3335
English3436
Mathematics3135
Total98106

Admission Requirements

The following table summarizes the admission requirement to apply to Princeton University. The school requires 4 items to submit - Secondary school record, Recommendations, Admission test scores and TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) and 4 items are recommended to submit - Secondary school GPA, Secondary school rank, Completion of college-preparatory program, Formal demonstration of competencies and .
Admission Requirements for Applying to Princeton University
Secondary school GPARecommended
Secondary school rankRecommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of college-preparatory programRecommended
RecommendationsRequired
Formal demonstration of competenciesRecommended
Admission test scoresRequired
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended