Princeton University is an independent, coeducational, private research university located in Princeton, New Jersey. The school is one of the eight universities that make up the Ivy League and is one of the colonial colleges that were established before the American Revolution. Founded in 1746 as the College of New Jersey, the school was moved from Elizabeth to Newark in 1747, then to Princeton in 1756. It was renamed Princeton University in 1896.
Princeton University provides undergraduate and graduate instruction in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, and engineering. Although it does not offer professional schooling, it offers professional master’s degrees and doctoral programs. Undergraduate students are required to fulfill general education requirements prior to choosing among a wide variety of elective courses. They graduate with either a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science in engineering degree. The graduate school, for its part, offers advanced degrees in humanities, social sciences, natural sciences and engineering while doctoral education is available in all disciplines.
Cost of attendance for academic year 2009-2010 for fulltime, undergraduate students of Princeton is US$50,620. This includes cost of tuition at US$35,340; room charge of US$6,340; board rate of US$5,340; and estimated miscellaneous expenses at US$3,600. This estimated cost does not include the cost of travel which may fall within a range of US$100 to US$2,500; and the Student Health Insurance Plan coverage of US$1,270. For graduate students, the cost of tuition and the required health plan for academic year 2009-2010 is US$36,610.
To help students pay for their cost of attendance, financial aid is extended in the form of loans, grants, and scholarships. On-campus housing is available to students of Princeton University.
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