By the Numbers

63%. Approximately 63% 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.

$100,000. Beginning in 2023, for families making up to $100,000, the financial aid package will cover full tuition and room and board.

$250,000. Through the Tigers In Town initiative, student gatherings at local retail locations have provided purchases of nearly $250,000.

83%. Among recent seniors, 83% graduated debt free. For seniors who borrowed, the average total indebtedness at graduation was $10,300.

21%. In the Class of 2026, 21% 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.

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 2021–22

Two faculty members (David MacMillan in chemistry, Syukuro Manabe in physics) and three alumni (Maria Ressa ’86, Peace, and Ph.D. alums Joshua Angrist and David Card, economics) were awarded Nobel Prizes.

A major gift to the University’s Venture Forward campaign from Blair Effron ’87 and Cheryl Effron expanded the Program in American Studies into the Effron Center for the Study of America.

An innovative research partnership was established with the United Negro College Fund and historically Black colleges and universities.

The Princeton Environmental Institute was renamed the High Meadows Environmental Institute in honor of Judy and Carl Ferenbach ’64, whose foundation made a transformative gift in the Venture Forward campaign in support of environmental research and educational initiatives.

James Yeh ’87 and his wife, Jaimie Yeh, made a major Venture Forward gift naming one of the new residential colleges, Yeh College, which opened in fall 2022 along with New College West.

Princeton celebrated Commencement twice, for the Class of 2022 and a COVID-delayed ceremony for the Class of 2020. Reunions were held in person for the first time since 2019.

Princeton renamed Marx Hall in honor of the late Laura Wooten, a long-time campus dining employee who was recognized as the longest serving U.S. poll worker.

Princeton announced a significant enhancement of undergraduate financial aid; most families earning up to $100,000 a year will pay nothing for tuition, room and board, and many families with income above $100,000 will receive additional aid.