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Princeton University Campus Life

Campus Size

Medium-Sized Campus
Total Undergrads
Degree-Seeking Freshmen

Gender Breakdown:

45% Women
55% Men


NCAA Division I-AA

Ivy Group

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $119,539)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $95,250)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined 64 60 - -
Baseball 29 - Yes -
Basketball 16 13 Yes Yes
Fencing 20 16 - -
Field Hockey - 22 Yes Yes
Football 108 - - -
Golf 7 8 - Yes
Ice Hockey 28 21 Yes Yes
Lacrosse 44 24 Yes -
Other Sports 32 - - -
Rowing 90 77 - -
Soccer 31 23 Yes Yes
Softball - 14 Yes Yes
Squash 18 14 Yes -
Swimming and Diving 39 43 - -
Tennis 12 9 Yes Yes
Volleyball 14 14 Yes -
Water Polo 23 18 - Yes
Wrestling 21 - - -
Badminton - - Yes Yes
Bowling - - - Yes
Court Sports - - - Yes
Cycling - - Yes -
Dance - - Yes -
Equestrian - - Yes -
Frisbee/Disc Sports - - Yes -
Indoor Fitness/Recreation - - - Yes
Martial Arts/Self Defense - - Yes -
Rifle - - Yes -
Rugby - - Yes -
Sailing - - Yes -
Skating - - Yes -
Skiing - - Yes -
Table Tennis - - Yes -


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.4%
Asian/Pacific Islander 13.0%
Black/non-Hispanic 6.2%
Hispanic 7.2%
Non-resident alien 18.8%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 6.5%
Two or more races 2.7%
White/non-Hispanic 45.2%
Percent of students with disability 3% or less

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Library on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, meals per week can vary

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Marching Band
  • Music Ensemble
  • Pep Band
  • Symphony Orchestra
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
  • Musical Theater
  • Opera
Journalism & Publications
  • Literary Magazine
  • Student Newspaper
  • Yearbook
  • Radio Station
Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
  • Air Force ROTC
  • International Student Organization
  • Model United Nations
  • Student Government
  • Campus Ministries

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 1
Drug Law Violation 4
Liquor Law Violation 0
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 13
Property Crime 40
Reviews Dorm Life
  • A Midwestern Boy
  • 3
  • Compared to dorms at, say, WashU, Princeton dorms are no good. On the other hand, Princeton dorms compare very favorably with dorms at state schools and most private colleges. So,…

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  • Nick from FL
  • 3
  • The fact that pretty much everyone lives on campus means that activities and student events are always within walking distance of your room. Since you start your first two years…

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  • Gabriella
  • 3
  • Going from what I've seen on their website, although the majority of the dorms are older, they appear very comfortable. Sorry I couldn't provide any more information! See for housing and…

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  • Annika from Eugene, OR
  • 3
  • Princeton has six residential colleges. I live in Forbes, which is commonly considered the equivalent of Hufflepuff (it's out-of-the-way and not very glamorous.) While a lot of my dormmates love…

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  • 2016 Tiger
  • 5
  • Because of the age of the school, dorms here are very variable. I like my dorm, and my hallmates. The roommate questionnaire was quite comprehensive and though she is a…

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 5
  • Nins from NJ
  • I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    The food and dining is one of my main factors for choosing Princeton. I believe that our diet and our health should be our first priority to thrive anywhere. The best health comes from a perfect diet. Princeton makes sure to provide its students with the healthiest food options. The dining halls serve all kinds of foods - from green vegetables to guilty-pleasure snacks. The dining halls also serve ethnic foods from different countries so the students don't feel home-sick.

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  • 4
  • Nick from FL
  • I am a current student here

    Personally, I think the food is pretty great, particularly because there are 4 dining halls you can access, so if you have an unlimited plan you can just walk somewhere else if your first choice doesn't have great options. It's all-you-can-eat, and there tend to be diverse options depending on which hall you choose. Also, the campus center offers 'late meal,' in which you can swipe an additional time after lunch and dinner (if you're on an unlimited plan), and basically eat 'free.' I can't speak to the eating club dining experience just yet, but most claim to have the best food among the clubs, so they must be pretty decent. Off-campus, the town is a little pricey so students don't tend to eat at many of the restaurants, although there are some more reasonable options that appeal to college kids. You'll have most of what you need on campus, though, so there often isn't a need to cross the street into town.

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  • 5
  • GA
  • I am a current student here

    good fresh food! short walk to dining hall

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  • 4
  • Jilianne from Canastota, NY
  • I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    The food and dining within the college is typical buffet style, but the dining outside of the college is phenomenal!

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  • 5
  • Gabriella
  • I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    The eating clubs have a great environment and are really fun! Who wouldn't want a personalized omelet for breakfast?!?!?!?

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  • 4
  • kj
  • I am a current student here

    Wilcox has the best dining but it's pretty comparable... Most people get sick of college food in general

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Savannah from Portland, OR
  • I am a current student here

    No Greek life here, but parties happen on the weekends. Typically, most people only attend them at large events like Princetoween and the weekend before school starts.

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  • 0
  • Nins from NJ
  • I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    Princeton is not really active in greek life, but there are wonderful eating clubs on Princeton's campus. You can socialize and meet new people in different eating clubs! I believe eating clubs are more welcoming for every kind of student.

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  • 0
  • Jason from California
  • I am a current student here

    Freshmen are banned from rushing and once they are Sophomores, they won't need a website to tell them about Greek Life on campus.

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  • 0
  • 2016 Tiger
  • I am a current student here

    Not really applicable. There are a few groups, but they are not officially recognized by the university. Freshmen are forbidden from rushing. Princeton has their own unique eating club system, which upperclassmen join for their meals. These clubs each possess there own mansion on what is know as the Street, they also serve as the center of the party culture.

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  • 0
  • Claire from Lewisberry, PA
  • I am a current student here

    Greek life definitely isn't major on campus. This past year, the school declared that freshmen are no longer allowed to rush, and they now have to wait until sophomore year. There may be a few frats and sororities that were outraged by this change, but for the most part it affects us very little. For the most part, eating clubs take the place of frat houses at night - they're a large part of our night life.

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