Princeton University is a vibrant community of scholarship and learning that stands in the nation's service and in the service of all nations.
Princeton University is a vibrant community of scholarship and learning that stands in the nation's service and in the service of all nations. Two U.S. Presidents, twelve U.S. Supreme Court Justices (three of whom currently serve on the court) and numerous living billionaires and foreign heads of state are all counted among Princeton's alumni body. Princeton has also graduated many prominent members of the U.S. Congress and the U.S. Cabinet, including eight Secretaries of State, three Secretaries of Defense and three of the past five Chairs of the Federal Reserve.
Admission is need-blind for all applicants, including international students. Need-blind admission means that applying for aid is not in any way a disadvantage in the admission process, ensuring equality of opportunity for low- and middle-income students.
Princeton financial aid is awarded solely based on need; there are no merit scholarships. Princeton considers an applicant's talents and achievements only in relation to admission. Academic and athletic merits are not considered when awarding aid.
Need is determined through a careful review of each family's individual financial circumstances. Personal attention is given to every admitted student's aid application, taking into account special circumstances and professional judgment in determining aid awards.
The full need of every admitted student is met through grants and a campus job. The following table provides the average grant awarded to students admitted to the Class of 2022