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, 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, Hibben Apts, Holder, Joline, Lauglin, Lauritzen, Lawrence Apts, Little, Lockhart, Magie Apts, Milestone Apts, New Grad Coll, North, Old Grad Coll, Patton, Pyne, Scully, South Baker, Spelman, Tower, University, Walker, Wendell, Wilf, Witherspoon, Wright

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 2018

Sport # of Men # of Women
All Track Combined 159 175
Baseball 31
Basketball 16 17
Fencing 16 13
Field Hockey 23
Football 121
Golf 8 9
Ice Hockey 27 22
Lacrosse 36 29
Rowing 136 100
Soccer 31 23
Softball 20
Squash 17 16
Swimming and Diving 36 41
Tennis 11 11
Volleyball 15 19
Water Polo 15 14
Wrestling 29
Other Sports 35
Data from 2015-2016
Athletic Association
Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

Athletic Classification
NCAA Division I-FCS



Athletic Summary
Total # athletes


Male Athletes 646
Female Athletes 421


Total sports revenue

Total sports expenses

Avg. head coach salary - Women
(# full-time equivalents)
$128,074 (14.2)

Avg. head coach salary - Men
(# FTE)
$129,975 (16)

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?


Nearby Restaurants

Small World Coffee

Miles From Campus: 0.07
This place was crazy busy when we stopped in to grab a bite and a fresh brew coffee. Team at the counter handled crowd very patiently, and I remember they...

Agricola Eatery

Miles From Campus: 0.1
I'm basing this review on a brunch experience. I've been wanting to come try this restaurant for some time, and last fall, was able to come here for brunch....

Olives Deli & Bakery

Miles From Campus: 0.12
This is my go-to lunch and breakfast sandwich spot! They have a large selection of hot dishes and cold salads and sandwiches. I usually get an egg and...

The Bent Spoon

Miles From Campus: 0.15
I think this is probably one of the best ice creams I've eaten. We come here often and fill up our punch cards. My favorite flavors have been the chocolate...

Rojo's Roastery

Miles From Campus: 0.15
Best cappuccino in Princeton (although let's face it, the competition isn't fierce). Practical tip: The seating is very limited and there's no bathroom, so...

Jammin' Crepes

Miles From Campus: 0.16
I remember the first time a friend told me about Jammin' Crepes a few years ago. I let him know I'm not a fan of crepes so I'll pass. Thankfully he was...

Halo Pub

Miles From Campus: 0.18
Traditional place with delicious creamy ice cream. They have mostly classic flavors and are sample friendly! There's seating around the window and in an...

Princeton Corkscrew

Miles From Campus: 0.19
My fav wine store in the USA. Let's face it, most wine stores are too damn big with loads of crap wine. This place though small is well stocked with...

Hoagie Haven

Miles From Campus: 0.46
I'm not often in Princeton, but when I am, a trip to Hoagie Haven is mandatory. The specialty sandwiches here will either have you clapping your hands...

Blue Point Grill

Miles From Campus: 0.51
This is a perfect place for a date night. Small & cozy. I would recommend making a reservation because they do get busy on the weekend. Especially Saturday...

Trader Joe's

Miles From Campus: 2.62
This place is almost always crowded whenever it's open, but for good reason - it's a great place to shop! The layout changes almost every time I've been...

Osteria Procaccini-Kingston

Miles From Campus: 3.09
Osteria is a small, intimate Italian restaurant in Kingswood very close to the canal. There is a decent amount of parking both on the street and behind the...

The Original Steak and Hoagie

Miles From Campus: 3.69
The Original. Like the name reads, this place is the de facto standard for what a great hoagie experience should be. While we love their sandwiches...

Rocky Hill Inn Eatery & Tavern

Miles From Campus: 3.75
You must make reservations or else u have to wait at the bar for 30 minutes at the jammed pack bar. We had to! But it's well worth the wait. The service is...

Purple Cow Ice Cream

Miles From Campus: 5.07
Awesome place to have specialty ice creams. Made in house by passionate and welcoming owners. It's a hidden gem with great service to top it off.

The Gingered Peach

Miles From Campus: 5.07
I turned a corner, on the way to Starbucks but was put off by the terrible lines and shoddy parking lot... And then I came across THE GINGERED PEACH!! The...

The Blue Bottle Cafe

Miles From Campus: 5.73
My mom loves this place and we went there for her birthday dinner. It's BYOB and they chill all the wine you bring along. All the food is so good, I...

The Peasant Grill

Miles From Campus: 6.01
Cute, cozy local spot for lunch. Sitting outside right now as I munch down on my delicious ALT which is a BLT without the B and plus the avocado. It comes...

Nomad Pizza Company

Miles From Campus: 6.07
Amazing pizzas and amazing crust. The spicy sausage pizza is a staple, but we haven't gone wrong yet with one of the other pies. Even the Nutella dessert...


Miles From Campus: 39.26
Mo - Dump N Roll. Please take the time to familiarize yourself with these guys. On the way to the festival I looked through their online menu and...
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Nearby Social Spots

Kung Fu Tea

Miles From Campus: 0.08
We really enjoyed eating here and wish the pther locations had a full menu like the Princeton location. The restaurant was packed and all of the food...

Winberie's Restaurant & Bar

Miles From Campus: 0.09
I am not from the Princeton area but it seems like it is the "it" place to go! I grabbed lunch with a friend of mine who grew up in the area and happened to...

Alchemist & Barrister

Miles From Campus: 0.12
This little bar in the heart of Princeton reminded me a lot of a hole in the wall sort of bar that you would find in downtown Manhattan. It had a little bit...

Princeton University Art Museum

Miles From Campus: 0.12
Excellent place. 1) This is one of the best museums in NJ. 2) The museum is free, no complaint there. 3) The lower floor is the best. They have...

Triumph Brewing Company

Miles From Campus: 0.13
This is the only real microbrew in the area. This is a great place to visit for craft beer and has a pub/tavern kind of feel. The food menu is rather...

Chez Alice Cafe & Bakery

Miles From Campus: 0.13
How have I never been here before? I didn't even realize that Chez Alice was a cafe- the many times I passed it I just assumed it was a bakery. One Saturday...

Teresa's Caffe

Miles From Campus: 0.14
I've been coming to Teresa's for years -- a shared experience, I think, for people who have grown up in this small town -- and have been a loyal muncher of...

lululemon athletica

Miles From Campus: 0.15
Luxurious and pristine store with friendly and customer-oriented staff selling high-end active wear and accessories with a pretty design. For example,...

Witherspoon Grill

Miles From Campus: 0.19
Stepping into this restaurant for dinner you immediately put into this romantic dim lit room that gives you a cozy feeling. It was also nice and toasty...


Miles From Campus: 0.2
Summary Cool little tapas place in the old sushi restaurant space (I know, going back a ways). This is a very warm and inviting space with friendly service...

The Peacock Inn

Miles From Campus: 0.32
We have dined at the Peacock Inn before but the last time was several years ago. My wife and I arrived expecting a good high-end meal. We chose the Tasting...

Ivy Inn

Miles From Campus: 0.48
I was recommended to this place by some "locals" and was not disappointed. It was super festive and also really casual--exactly what I was looking for. The...

Conte's Pizza and Bar

Miles From Campus: 0.78
The best pizza place I've ever been to. Serving crispy bar pies which are thin crust with the perfect ratio of cheese and tangy sauce. Ask for your pizza...


Miles From Campus: 1.14
Really fantastic. I popped in while visiting friends in Pennington (I live in RI), and we'd actually just had ice cream that I was not enthused about. But I...

Princeton Canoe & Kayak Rental

Miles From Campus: 1.21
Simple, cheap, friendly, outdoors. What more could we possibly want?! Situated right on Alexander road in Princeton, this place one of our favorite weekend...

The Dinky Bar & Kitchen

Miles From Campus: 1.84
Love it at Dinky Bar. First off, what a great location and it is so cute outside. I love how they kept and utilize the marquee, and it just feels perfect...

Seasons 52

Miles From Campus: 2.4
I went here on New Year's Eve with a group of friends. The place was packed. Given the nature of the night, we were seated about 30 minutes later than our...
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