It’s easy to fall into life at Princeton. Centered around the students and the resulting community, the university puts a strong emphasis on the campus life and experience.

Housing is available for all undergraduates and almost all choose to stay on campus for their four years. A majority of graduates choose to as well (over 70%!). Combined with a focus on independent study, this experience is important to personal growth.

Whether a student is looking for a new interest or pursuing an old one further, Princeton has over 300 student organizations, which include dance, media, film, music, intramural sports, politics and government, debate, religion, and more. There are also dozens of events held on campus every year for students to attend. Opening Exercises is every fall to mark the start of a new year and Reunions end the school year. Reunions can actually bring 20,000 people to the campus! Students can also choose to take part in Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the International Festival, and Communiversity celebration.

If a sports fan or athlete, students can also participate in the Princeton Tigers. Princeton is an NCAA Division I school in the Ivy Group. With over 38 varsity sports and 35 club teams, there’s an activity to meet anything a student is looking for. The most popular sports on campus are Football, Basketball, and Rowing.

For further learning, Princeton offers students with an abundance of resources, including the Princeton University Library. Home to eleven million items, the collection actually includes an autographed manuscript of The Great Gatsby by former student, F. Scott Fitzgerald. Students, families, and guests can also visit the art museum on campus.

When you get out and about in the town of Princeton itself, make sure to take in the history of this New Jersey City. One place we recommend is the Princeton Battlefield.

With a strong emphasis on the culture of the school, Princeton students will never feel wanting for more.

Campus Housing - Dorms and Meal Plans

Provides on campus housing

Residence hall capacity

Does college offer a meal plan?
Yes, number of meals per week can vary

Must all students live on campus?

Residence halls on campus:
Alexander, Blair, Bloomberg, Bougle, Brown, Building C Butler, Buyers, Campbell, Clapp, Cuyler, Dickinson, Dod, Dodge Osborn, Edwards, Feinberg, Fisher, Forbes, Foulke, Gauss, Hamilton, Hargadon, Henry, Holder, Joline, Lauglin, Lauritzen, Lawrence Apts, Little, Lockhart, Milestone Apts, New Grad Coll, North, Old Grad Coll, Patton, Pyne, Scully, South Baker, Spelman, University, Walker, Wendell, Wilf, Witherspoon, Wright, Yoseloff Hall

Sports Programs & Athletics

Athletic conferences
    Football - Ivy Group
    Basketball - Ivy Group
    Baseball - Ivy Group
    Cross Country/Track - Ivy Group

Number of Varsity Athletes by Sport in 2021

Sport # of Men # of Women
All Track Combined 140 136
Baseball 29
Basketball 18 14
Fencing 17 9
Field Hockey 23
Football 115
Golf 9 8
Ice Hockey 26 21
Lacrosse 45 30
Rowing 102 98
Soccer 29 26
Softball 17
Squash 15 14
Swimming and Diving 37 39
Tennis 11 9
Volleyball 19 15
Water Polo 22 19
Wrestling 31
Data from 2018
Athletic Association
Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

Athletic Classification
NCAA Division I-FCS



Athletic Summary
Total # athletes


Male Athletes 593
Female Athletes 406


Total sports revenue

Total sports expenses

Avg. head coach salary - Women
(# full-time equivalents)
$139,180 (16)

Avg. head coach salary - Men
(# FTE)
$161,503 (17)

Campus Services and Programs

Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Library facilities
Access to digital/electronic resources
Access to library collections that are shared with other institutions
Established library hours
Organized collection of printed materials
Physical facilities
Staff trained to provide and interpret library materials
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Hospital on campus?


% of students with registered disabilities

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