By the Numbers

61%. Approximately 61% of undergraduates receive financial aid.

$65,000. For families making up to $65,000 per year, the financial aid package covers full tuition and room and board.

83%. Among recent seniors, 83% graduated debt free. For seniors who borrowed, the average total indebtedness at graduation was $9,400.

22%. In the Class of 2025, more than 22% of students are eligible for federal Pell Grants for low-income students—reflecting the University’s enduring commitment to attract, enroll and support extraordinary students from all backgrounds.

$450,000. The University’s initial $250,000 contribution and $100,000 challenge pledge to the Princeton Small Business Resiliency Fund helped raise more than $450,000 in grant funds to help small businesses impacted by the pandemic.

3,800. In its second year, the Summer Food and Nutrition Program produced approximately 3,800 meals a week to help address pandemic-related food insecurity in Mercer County.

Looking back at 2020–21

Princeton continued to pursue its campus-wide commitment to combat systemic racism, launching a range of new initiatives.

Alumna Mellody Hobson ’91 made the lead gift to establish a new residential college at the site of Princeton’s first residential college, formerly known as Wilson College.

A major Princeton study, the “Net-Zero America” project, outlined five distinct technological pathways for America to decarbonize its entire economy by 2050.

Founded by Judy and Carl Ferenbach III ’64, the High Meadows Foundation made a transformative gift to Princeton that will support environmental research and renamed the Princeton Environmental Institute as the High Meadows Environmental Institute.

The Emma Bloomberg Center for Access and Opportunity was established through a major gift from Bloomberg Philanthropies to enhance and expand the University’s commitment to the college success of talented students from first-generation, lower-income and underrepresented backgrounds.

A new professorship of Indigenous studies was endowed by a gift from Wendy and Eric Schmidt ’76. The professorship will expand interdisciplinary research and teaching focused on Indigenous communities around the world.

The Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research and Princeton partnered to ‘push the frontiers’ on diet, metabolism and cancer.