Harvard University vs. Princeton University

Two Rivalry Colleges in Ivy League

Harvard University vs. Princeton University

Harvard Universityvs.Princeton University

Both Harvard University and Princeton University are private. Harvard University is located in Cambridge, MA and Princeton University is located in Princeton, NJ.
  • Harvard University has more expensive tuition of $53,968 than Princeton University ($48,502).
  • Harvard University has tighter acceptance rate of 0.051561788082823% than Princeton University (0.064077794951056%).
  • Harvard University has higher SAT scores of 1,520 than Princeton University (1,510).
  • Harvard University is larger with 30,391 students than Princeton University (7,853 students).
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#2 in National Universities
#1 in Massachusetts
Rankings#3 in National Universities
#1 in New Jersey
Private, 4 yearsSchool TypePrivate, 4 years
Cambridge, MALocationPrinceton, NJ
Post-Bachelor Certificate
Post-Master Certificate
Doctorate (Research)
Doctorate (Professional Practice)
Offered DegreesBachelor's
Doctorate (Research)
Research University (very high research activity)Carnegie ClassificationResearch University (very high research activity)
Tuition & Fees
$52,257Financial Aid$56,126
$75 undergraduate
$105 graduate
Application Fee$70 undergraduate
$90 graduate
0.051561788082823%Acceptance Rate0.064077794951056%
1,520 SAT, 34 ACTTest Scores1,510 SAT, 34 ACT
Student Population
30,391Total Students7,853
27,933Online Enrollment5,936
Graduation Rate & Outcomes
98%Graduation Rate98%
Transfer-out Rate
76%Retention Rate83%
$139,100Average Earning after Graduation$116,300
Special Learning Opportunities and Student Services
Online Course (may not Degree Program) Offered for Both Undergraduate and GraduateDistance Learning (Online Classes)Not Offered
Study Abroad
Weekend/Evening College
Teacher Certifiate
Special OpportunitiesROTC
Study Abroad
Teacher Certifiate
✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 13,574)
$10,609 average annual costs
On-Campus Living✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 5,113)
$9,520 average annual costs
Not offered or not ReportedMeal PlanNot offered or not Reported
Faculties and Staffs
5 to 1Students to Faculty Ratio4 to 1
2,120 Full-time
335 Part-time
Number of Faculties997 Full-time
208 Part-time
16,942 Full-time
2,236 Part-time
Number of Staffs6,350 Full-time
756 Part-time
$188,515 for Faculties
$88,806 Part-time
Average Salary$187,511 for Faculties
$88,871 Part-time
All data used in our site is from IPEDS (The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System), U.S. Department of Education, academic year 2019-2020