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Admission and Costs

Princeton’s admission process goes beyond simply looking for academically accomplished students. The University is committed to building a diverse campus community to ensure that students explore their interests, discover new academic and extracurricular pursuits, and learn from each other.

Princeton also serves as a leader in ensuring admitted students can afford college; in 2001, it developed one of the strongest need-based financial aid programs in the country and was the first to eliminate loans from undergraduate aid packages. In addition to financial support for most graduate students, the University has been at the forefront of offering family-focused support for graduate students as well.