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  • Written by UnivAdmitHelp
  • Category: Insights & Information
  • Published on 13 Jan 2017

What would get me admitted to the Princeton University?

In the admissions of undergraduate students, Princeton admission committee like applicants who make a difference in their schools and communities.

It is a good idea to share about your leadership activities, interests, special skills and other extracurricular involvements. And definitely inform them if you’ve had a job or a responsibility at your home or local community. Most importantly, Princeton students are academic standouts in high school, therefore grades really matter. If you have straight A’s in your transcript, it is a good idea to highlight that. They essentially want students with intellectual curiosity who have pursued and achieved academic excellence. They also want to know what you care about, what commitments you have made and what you’ve done to act on those commitments. Don’t just mention your social and extracurricular activities. Build proof. If you can validate your social and community-based activities, voluntary or otherwise, that would go a long way in your application getting accepted.

The Graduate School at Princeton University encourages interested students to explore their fields of study to find the area that best fits their academic and professional goals. This means that the graduate program should be a natural progression of what you have done in the past. For instance, if you have had been active at the local science club, and have built a formidable set of credentials in your undergraduate engineering program, you would be well placed to apply for a Masters in your respective engineering field of study at the Princeton School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. In the Graduate School they aim to create an equitable, inclusive, and culturally competent community that respects and values differences. It is important to note that they have given Writing Samples of each department which gives all the information about what they expect, how to apply etc. (related to application) for every department separately.


Princeton University’s Ranking

According to U.S.News Princeton University is #1 ranked in National Universities in 2017. In the given link one can find the rankings of the programs there as well.


Acceptance rate

At Princeton University the acceptance rate for undergraduate admissions in 2016-17 was 6.5%. And at the Graduate School the acceptance rate in 2016-17 was 12%.


What are the most popular programs at the Princeton University?

Princeton University was chartered in 1746 as the College of New Jersey — Princeton University was British North America’s fourth college. The College of New Jersey finally moved to Princeton in 1756. In 1896, when expanded program offerings brought the College university status, the College of New Jersey was officially renamed Princeton University in honor of its host community of Princeton.

Princeton University includes highly ranked graduate programs through the Graduate School, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and School of Engineering and Applied Science. One unique aspect of Princeton’s academic program is that undergraduate students are required to write a senior thesis, or for students in some engineering departments, to take on an independent project. Even Ph.D. candidates may pursue research in a variety of interdisciplinary programs, enhancing their work in a degree-granting department and/ or program in a Graduate School. All the schools offer distinctive and distinguished learning environments for undergraduate and graduate students in many scholarly and professional fields.


Why Princeton?

  • Princeton’s endowment is the fourth-largest in the country, with a value of $21.3 billion as of March 31, 2016. (Harvard University, Yale University, and the University of Texas System had larger endowments as of the same date)
  • With a student-faculty ratio of 5 to 1, Princeton excels in its commitment to teaching and provides learning opportunities both within and outside the classroom.
  • Princeton University is unique in the way it combines the strengths of a major research university with the qualities of an outstanding liberal arts college.
  • Especially for undergraduate students, Princeton is the place to be as it provides multitude of international opportunities and unparalleled financial aid.
  • Student’s perspective ‘why Princeton’ is answered in the following Blog – I picked Princeton because…..


Notable Alumini

  • Michelle Obama, Graduate
  • Jeff Bezos, Graduate
  • Meg Whitman, Graduate
  • Eric Schmidt, Graduate

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