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Founded in 2001 by the Princeton University Program in Teacher Preparation, the Princeton University Preparatory Program (PUPP) is a rigorous, academic and cultural enrichment program that supports high-achieving, low-income high school students from local districts.  Our multi-year, tuition-free program prepares participants for admission to and ongoing success within selective colleges and universities. 

“Through PUPP’s inspiring classes and mentorship, Princeton University helps high-achieving students from low-income backgrounds gain greater access to a college education—and to a brighter future.  This innovative program does exceptional work in motivating talented students and preparing them for the opportunities and challenges of college.  By empowering these students to earn college degrees and follow their dreams, PUPP makes a huge contribution to our society.”

  - Christopher L. Eisgruber ‘83, President, Princeton University

Enjoy this video – Defining Success – produced to celebrate PUPP’s 10th Anniversary in 2011.


  • El Coqui Espectacular on January 20th @ Two River Theater Red Bank, NJ
  • Next to Normal on February 17th @ McCarter Theater, Princeton, NJ


  • Woodrow Wilson News, PUPP Alum selected to be a WW NJ Teaching Fellow
  •'s article, NJ senior accepted to 5 Ivy League schools, 15 in all
  • Trentonian article, Ewing teen gets full scholarship to Princeton
  • News at Princeton article, High school students get a taste of Nigerian culture with college prep