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Princeton University

Princeton, NJ

According to its mission statement, "Princeton University advances learning through scholarship, research, and teaching of unsurpassed quality, with an emphasis on undergraduate and doctoral education that is distinctive among the world’s great universities, and with a pervasive commitment to serve the nation and the world." [Source]

Website: http://www.princeton.edu/

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5,321
Undergraduate
Enrollment
90%
4-Year
Graduation Rate
$56,010
Tuition & Fees
(annually)

5:1
Student to Faculty Ratio
0.7%
Student Loan Default Rate
General Education Requirements

Composition

YES

Literature

NO

Foreign Language

YES

U.S. Government/History

NO

Economics

NO

Mathematics

NO

Science

YES


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Freedom of Expression
Colleges and universities that have adopted the Chicago Principles on Freedom of Expression (or substantially similar statements) are committed "to the preservation and celebration of the freedom of expression as an essential element of the University’s culture.” An open marketplace of ideas on campus fosters intellectual development and prepares graduates for the discussion and debate that informs and sustains a free society.
FIRE Speech Code School Rating
A red light institution is one that has at least one policy both clearly and substantially restricting freedom of speech, or that bars public access to its speech-related policies by requiring a university login and password for access.
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With the cost of college rising much faster than wages, it’s important to choose a college or university that stewards tuition revenue responsibly. Visit HowCollegesSpendMoney.com to learn more about financial resource allocation at Princeton University. 

Curriculum last evaluated: 6/15/2022

2021-22 enrollment and tuition data, and four-year graduation rates for first-time, full-time freshmen who enrolled in Fall 2012, are derived from the National Center for Education Statistics’ College Navigator.