Campus Profiles

Princeton University

Princeton University is a private Ivy League university located in Princeton, New Jersey. The Ivy League university is among the nine universities that were established prior to the American Revolution. Princeton has housed many notable alumni including two U.S. Presidents and twelve U.S. Supreme Court Justices.

Facts and Figures:

Tuition: $41,820

Undergraduate Population: 7,946

Graduate population: 2,671

Total student population: 7,946

Four-Year Graduation Rate: 90%

Campus Rating

    Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE):  Red Light

    American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA) - Grade: C No required courses in Literature, U.S. Government or History, Economics, or Mathematics 


Campus Spotlight

  • Political Student Groups: 

    Liberal (6): College Democrats, Committee on Palestine, Princeton Equality Project, United Left, Women’s Political Caucus, Latinx Perspectives Organization

    Conservative (3): College Republicans, Princeton Libertarians, Alexander Hamilton Society 

    Employee Political Contributions (2012-2016): 

    Democrats: $479,219 (83.5%)

    Republicans: $63,130 (11%) 

    All Stories

    Princeton protesters want faculty with learning disabilities
  • Activist groups are demanding that Princeton University do more to support students with “invisible” disabilities following a 20-day hunger strike by a former graduate student. Rachel Malka Barr announced via Facebook Wednesday that she had ended her hunger strike, encouraging supporters to attend a “big event” Friday afternoon and promising to hold a press conference to...

  • Princeton president agrees to scrub references to Woodrow Wilson
  • Following a 32-hour standoff with student protesters, the president of Princeton University acceded Thursday night to demands that Woodrow Wilson’s name be removed from campus. In a statement released Thursday evening, the university announced that President Christopher Eisgruber, along with Dean Jill Dolan and Vice President for Campus Life Rochelle Calhoun, had reached an agreement with...

  • Princeton students speak out against safe spaces
  • A student coalition at Princeton University is taking a stand against proposals to create “safe spaces” through mandatory diversity courses and whitewashing the school’s history. The Princeton Open Campus Coalition (POCC), which emerged on Facebook Monday morning in response the university’s acceptance of a list of diversity demands last week, describes its mission as...

  • Ivy League CR's highlight trend of ambivalence toward Trump
  • Harvard University’s College Republican club issued a repudiation of Donald Trump last Wednesday, and now the Princeton University chapter has pointedly refused to endorse him. The Harvard CR’s released a statement via Facebook noting that although the club has endorsed every Republican nominee since 1888, its members had overwhelmingly refused to support Trump in internal surveys. ...

  • Fraternity lets government decide who can be a member
  • One of the oldest college fraternities in the United States recently changed its membership policy to accept transgender and transsexual members. In a press release last week, the Chi Phi Fraternity announced that delegates at its 151st Congress had adopted an amendment to open membership to any male with legal documentation of their gender. This suggests that if a college student born a woman...

  • Princeton ethicist: it's 'reasonable' to kill disabled newborn babies
  • Princeton professor and animal rights activist Peter Singer argued in a radio interview that it is “reasonable” for healthcare providers, insurance companies, and government programs such as Medicare or Medicaid to kill mentally disabled babies. Singer appeared on the Aaron Klein Investigative Radio show to discuss his latest book, The Most Good You Can Do: How Effective Altruism...

  • Princeton prof.: beware 'Bob Jonesification' of same-sex marriage opponents
  • On the eve of a major decision on same-sex marriage by the U.S. Supreme Court, Princeton Professor Robert George said Tuesday that conscientious objectors to same-sex marriage can expect to be stigmatized as part of the “Bob Jonesification of dissenters.” George argued that the previous “live and let live” rhetoric of “many advocates of the redefinition [of...

  • Abortion doc: 'We have to get over the love affair with fetuses'
  • In an hour long talk to Princeton University students, abortion doctor Willie Parker admitted to being willing to give abortions at 27 weeks during a lecture on reproductive justice to the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs on Wednesday, Feb. 18. Parker is one of two doctors who travels to Mississippi to perform abortions at the state’s sole remaining abortion clinic....

  • Princeton study warns of robo-racism, sexism
  • Robots can be just as biased as humans, according to a recent study conducted at Princeton University that uncovered gender and racial bias in an Artificial Intelligence (AI) machine. According to the researchers, robots have always exhibited racist and sexist word associations, such as connecting women with families and households but not professionalism or careers. Researchers from...

  • Prof blames Fox for covering anti-Trump commencement speech
  • A Princeton University professor has cancelled her upcoming appearances due to backlash she faced for calling Donald Trump a “megalomaniac” during a commencement address. As Campus Reform reported, Professor Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor recently delivered the commencement address at Hampshire College, where she called Trump a “racist, sexist megalomaniac” who has...

  • Princeton prof blasts library over 'Drag Queen Story Time'
  • A Princeton University professor recently blasted the Boston Public Library for hosting a “Drag Queen Story Time” event geared toward young children. According to CBN News, the Boston Public Library concluded its Pride Month celebrations on June 29 with the “Drag Queen Story Time” event, during which members of “The Boston Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence” read...

  • Princeton course explores 'white identity politics' in 'Trumpland'
  • A Princeton University professor is seeking submissions for a project she has dubbed “Trumplandia” in order to document “the impact of Trump’s presidency on the world.” Professor Carolyn Rouse has asked anyone “from around the world” to contribute “any textual, visual, or audio evidence” of “a social phenomenon related to...

  • Princeton Republicans balk at left-leaning 'solidarity' pledge
  • A cohort of Princeton University student organizations released a statement of “solidarity” reiterating demands for racially segregated housing on campus. The joint statement, released via The Daily Princetonian, was signed by 17 student groups, including the Black Student Union, the College Democrats, and the Young Democratic Socialists of Princeton. While the statement mostly...

  • Princeton president warns senators against 'religious tests'
  • The president of Princeton University sent a letter Friday admonishing members of the Senate Judiciary Committee to avoid imposing a “religious test” on judicial appointees. In the letter, Christopher Eisgruber expressed deep concern over several questions posed to Professor Amy Barrett of the University of Notre Dame, a nominee to the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals, during her...

  • Princeton holds 'F%*# Free Speech' event for Constitution Day
  • This year, Princeton University’s annual Constitution Day Lecture contended that “the academy has never promoted free speech as a central value.” The lecture, given by Prof. Carolyn Rouse, Chair of the Department of Anthropology and Director of the Program in African Studies, was entitled “F%*# Free Speech: An Anthropologist’s Take on Campus Speech Debates.” ...