By the Numbers [2019]

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

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

82%. Among recent seniors, 82% graduated debt free. For seniors who borrowed, the average total indebtedness at graduation was $9,000.

24%. In the Class of 2023, approximately 24% 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. 

50. Princeton marks the 50th anniversary of coeducation in 2019.

100. In 2019, Princeton marks 100 years since the founding of ROTC programs at the University.

$11.7 million. The University is the largest property taxpayer in the municipality of Princeton, paying $11.7 million in 2018 property and sewer taxes. In addition, the University made a nontax voluntary contribution to the municipality of $3.22 million in 2018.

25%. Computer science has become the largest undergraduate major at the University, with approximately 25% of students majoring or earning a certificate in the discipline. About 60% of undergraduates enroll in COS126, the introductory computer science course.

Looking back at 2018–19

Historic Guyot Hall will be substantially rebuilt and expanded to create a new home for the Department of Computer Science, thanks to a gift from Eric Schmidt ’76 and his wife, Wendy Schmidt.

Google opened an AI lab across the street from Nassau Hall, expanding New Jersey’s burgeoning innovation ecosystem by building a collaborative effort to advance research in artificial intelligence.

The Perelman Family Foundation is making the lead gift to establish a new residential college, advancing one of Princeton’s highest strategic priorities — the expansion of the undergraduate population by around 10%.

Princeton will aim to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2046, which is the University’s 300th anniversary, as part of its new Sustainability Action Plan. 

More than 3,000 Princeton alumnae gathered on campus in October 2018 for She Roars, the University’s second conference to celebrate women at Princeton.

Princeton completed the 10-year renovation of the Harvey S. Firestone Memorial Library, creating a building that is well-suited to support modern library services and contemporary approaches to scholarship.

The 2018–19 Annual Giving campaign raised $68,568,435 — the third-highest total in Annual Giving history — with 55.4% of undergraduate alumni participating. These flexible funds directly support Princeton’s educational mission, enabling the University to stay at the forefront of teaching and research, and to ensure the affordability of a Princeton education for all admitted students.