Princeton University: Ranking, Notable Alumni, Courses, Majors, Acceptance Rate and everything

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Princeton University is a private American Ivy League Research University, situated in Princeton, New Jersey. The University was founded in 1746 as the College of New Jersey. This University is the 8th oldest university in the United States of America. The world-famous Harvard University is at the top. Princeton University ranked 7th in arts and humanities, 4th in mathematics, and 13th in the world overall. From 2015 to 2019, for four consecutive years, the university has ranked as the best undergraduate teaching university. Let us tell you everything about Princeton University: Ranking, Notable Alumni, Courses, Majors, Acceptance Rate and everything.


Recently U.S. News, which is an American media company that publishes news, opinion, consumer advice, rankings, and analysis has released its ranking for “Best National University”. Princeton University has ranked first place for the 11th consecutive year.

QS World University Rankings#20
QS WUR Ranking by Subject#4
US UNI (Universities)#8
Graduate Employability Ranking#15

Notable Alumni

Jeff Bezos: Founder and former chief executive officer (CEO) of, Inc.

Woodrow Wilson: 28th U.S. President. From 1913 to 1921.

F. Scott Fitzgerald: American novelist, essayist, short story and screenwriter. 

James Madison: 4th U.S. President. From 1809 to 1817.

Alan Turing: Mathematician, Computer Scientist, Logician, Cryptanalyst, Philosopher, and Theoretical Biologist.

Richard Feynman: Theoretical Physicist.

Eric Schmidt: American technology businessman and software engineer.

John F. Kennedy: 35th U.S. President.

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Princeton University was founded as College of New Jersey at Elizabeth, New Jersey, in 1746. New Light Presbyterians founded the college. In 1896, the name changed to Princeton University at the culmination of the institution’s Sesquicentennial Celebration. The University was often known as Princeton College, Old North, Nassau Hall and Nassau.

Majors or Courses

Princeton University offers 36 majors: African American Studies, Anthropology, Architecture, Art and Archaeology, Astrophysical Sciences, Chemistry, Classics, Comparative Literature, Computer Science, East Asian Studies, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Economics, English, French and Italian, Geosciences, German, History, Mathematics, Molecular Biology, Music, Near Eastern Studies, Neuroscience, Philosophy, Physics, Politics, Psychology, Religion, Slavic Language and Literatures, Sociology, Spanish and Portuguese, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, and Operations Research and Financial Engineering.

Acceptance Rate

Princeton University admissions is most selective with an acceptance rate of 6% and an early acceptance rate of 14.7%.

How to Apply to Princeton University?

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The average GPA at Princeton is 3.9. This makes Princeton Extremely Competitive for GPAs. 


Reading and Writing 710-770, Math 750-800

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