Princeton University

Princeton University is one of the oldest universities in the United States, established in 1746. The university awards undergraduate and graduate degrees across its 34 academic departments. Popular majors include Economics, Political Science and History. Princeton offers a wide range of campus activities for its students. With around 300 student groups and organizations, students can get involved on campus and in the community while developing leadership skills, friendships and future professional networks. Princeton’s Black Student Union hosts the popular Hip Hop Arts & Life Block Party as well as leadership and mentoring programs. Akwaaba supports African students and awareness of Africa-related issues while the Princeton Caribbean Connection celebrates Caribbean culture. Students can study race and public policy issues at Princeton’s Center for African American Studies. For more than 260 years, it has been Princeton’s mission to discover and spread the highest level of knowledge and understanding to each student.

Location: Princeton, NJ

Type of Institution: Four-year, private research university

Tuition and Fees (per semester)

     • In-State/Out-of-State: $19,324

Size: 7,700+ students

Percentage of African-American Students: 7%

Percentage of Men: 51%

Percentage of Women: 49%

Student-Teacher Ratio: 6:1

Degrees Offered: Bachelor’s, Master’s, Doctorate

Colleges/Schools: Architecture, Engineering and Applied Science, Public and International Affairs

Housing: On-campus housing provided


     • African-American Greek: N/A

     • Others: Black Arts Company (dance, drama), Black Men’s Awareness Group, Black Student Union, Hip Hop: Art & Life, Minority Association of Pre-Health Students, Minority Business Association, NAACP, National Society of Black Engineers

Famous Black Grads/Faculty: Michelle Obama, Lisa Perez Jackson, Cornel West

City Life: Museums, art galleries, gardens, shopping (Palmer Square), dining, theater/performing arts, historical tours