Graduate Admission and Enrollment
Admission to Princeton’s Graduate School presents singular opportunities in a community that offers students extraordinary academic and intellectual resources.
Of the 10,964 applicants to the Graduate School for 2014-15, 1,231 were admitted and 608 accepted the offer of admission.
While graduate candidates submit applications to the Graduate School, faculty members in the individual departments that will award the degrees review the applications and make recommendations to the dean for admission.
In 2013-14, Princeton awarded 389 Ph.D.’s and 181 final master’s degrees. The University emphasizes Ph.D. programs in the humanities, social and natural sciences, and engineering. Princeton has no business, law or medical schools.
Graduate Admission 2014-15: All Master's and Doctoral Candidates
All percentages rounded.
|No.||% of Total||No.||% of Applicants||No.||% of Admits||% of Class|
|Women in science and engineering||1,391||13||209||15||87||42||14|
Graduate Admission 2014-15
|School of Architecture||516||50||10|
|School of Engineering and Applied Science||2,826||316||11|
|Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs||998||138||14|
GRE scores 2014–15
Average Graduate Record Examination scores vary by discipline.
|Woodrow Wilson School||161||164||164|
|Woodrow Wilson School||155||163||162|
Graduate Enrollment 2013–14
The Graduate School enrolled 2,666 degree candidates in 42 departments and programs in academic year 2013-14. Thirty-eight percent of the Graduate School’s students are female, 38 percent are citizens of other countries, and 14 percent are members of U.S. minority groups. The median time from matriculation to receiving a Ph.D. at Princeton, including all departments, is 5.7 years (for 2013-14).
Enrollment of graduate degree candidates by academic division, 2013–14
|School of Architecture||78||3|
|School of Engineering and Applied Science||576||21|
|Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs||204||8|