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Princeton Profile 2017-18

Princeton University is a vibrant community of scholarship and learning that stands in the nation’s service and the service of humanity. Its educational mission is to prepare students to pursue meaningful lives and to help address the challenges of the future. To this end, the University aims to enroll the most capable students from all parts of the world and to provide them with an educational experience that strengthens their intellects, sharpens their skills, expands their horizons and prepares them for leadership — all while pursuing the highest possible standards of excellence.

The “Profile” answers the most frequently asked questions about Princeton and highlights many of the diverse resources available on campus, including our generous need-based financial aid program. Additionally, the booklet offers a quick reference to many of the academic, cultural, recreational, economic and community activities that enrich this University and all whom it touches. For more information, visit the Princeton website at

The information herein is correct as of August 2017.
Copyright © 2017 by The Trustees of Princeton University.
Published by the Office of Communications, 22 Chambers Street, Suite 201, Princeton, New Jersey 08542. Michael Hotchkiss, editor.

Nondiscrimination Statement
In compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other federal, state, and local laws, Princeton University does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability, or veteran status in any phase of its employment process, in any phase of its admission or financial aid programs, or other aspects of its educational programs or activities. The vice provost for institutional equity and diversity is the individual designated by the University to coordinate its efforts to comply with Title IX, Section 504 and other equal opportunity and affirmative action regulations and laws. Questions or concerns regarding Title IX, Section 504 or other aspects of Princeton’s equal opportunity or affirmative action programs should be directed to the Office of the Vice Provost for Institutional Equity and Diversity, Princeton University, 205 Nassau Hall, Princeton, NJ 08544 or (609) 258-6110.

Princeton in the Nation’s Service and the Service of Humanity

Profile 2017–18