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 11,179 applicants to the Graduate School for 2013-14, 1,223 were admitted and 586 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 2012-13, Princeton awarded 319 Ph.D.’s and 170 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 2013-14: 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||1,349||12||200||15||87||44||15|
Graduate Admission 2013
|School of Architecture||502||41||8|
|School of Engineering and Applied Science||2,924||297||10|
|Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs||1,074||138||13|
GRE scores 2013–14
Average Graduate Record Examination scores vary by discipline.
|Woodrow Wilson School||161||164||164|
|Woodrow Wilson School||158||160||159|
Graduate Enrollment 2012–13
The Graduate School enrolled 2,648 degree candidates in 42 departments and programs in academic year 2012-13. Thirty-seven percent of the Graduate School’s students are female, 38 percent are citizens of other countries, and 7 percent are members of U.S. minority groups. The median time from matriculation to receiving a Ph.D. at Princeton, including all departments, is 5.6 years (for 2012-13).
Enrollment of graduate degree candidates by academic division, 2012–13
|School of Architecture||84||3|
|School of Engineering and Applied Science||575||22|
|Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs||206||8|