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Admission & Aid

Join Us at Princeton

Princeton is a vibrant community that seeks to enroll students of all backgrounds and interests. We are a leader in ensuring admitted students can afford college, offering one of the strongest need-based financial aid programs in the country.

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Affordable for All

We are committed to making a Princeton education affordable to all. Our generous financial aid program allows undergraduates to graduate from Princeton debt free. Graduate students also benefit from significant University support and other funding resources.

Makenna May

Makenna's Story

"Coming from a small town in northern Idaho where I had attended a public school, I had to question if I was really prepared for Princeton. Did they really mean to accept me? Not many of my relatives had even gone to college, and my excitement about Princeton was coupled with uncertainty. Was this right for me? Should I say 'yes'? Could I actually do the work? And could I afford it?"

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Undergraduate Admission

Visit the Undergraduate Admission website for more information about undergraduate programs, admission requirements, how to apply and the University's generous financial aid program.

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Graduate Admission

The Graduate School is at the heart of Princeton's teaching and research mission. We prepare graduate students for distinguished careers, and students from all disciplines and backgrounds are encouraged to apply to our Ph.D. and master's programs. 

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For International Students

Princeton is a diverse community that welcomes students and faculty from around the world. We understand that international students may have particular questions about the process of applying for undergraduate or graduate admission.

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Visit Us

A visit to our beautiful campus will give you a good idea of what Princeton has to offer. Tours and information session are available throughout the year. A virtual tour also can serve as your guide.