Harvard vs. Princeton University

Two Rivalry Colleges in Ivy League

Harvard vs. Princeton University

Harvardvs.Princeton University

Both Harvard and Princeton University are private. Harvard is located in Cambridge, MA and Princeton University is located in Princeton, NJ.
  • Princeton University has more expensive tuition of $57,410 than Harvard ($57,261).
  • Harvard has tighter acceptance rate of 5.16% than Princeton University (6.41%).
  • Harvard has higher SAT scores of 1,550 than Princeton University (1,540).
  • Harvard is larger with 30,631 students than Princeton University (8,842 students).

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#2 in National Universities
#2 in Massachusetts
Rankings#4 in National Universities
#1 in New Jersey
Private, 4-yearsSchool TypePrivate, 4-years
Cambridge, MALocationPrinceton, NJ
1 Year Certificate
Post-Bachelor Certificate
Post-Master Certificate
Doctorate (Research)
Doctorate (Professional Practice)
Offered Degrees1 Year Certificate
Doctorate (Research)
Research University (very high research activity)Carnegie ClassificationResearch University (very high research activity)
Tuition & Fees
$49,954Financial Aid$50,583
$85 undergraduate
$105 graduate
Application Fee$70 undergraduate
$75 graduate
5.16%Acceptance Rate6.41%
1,550 SAT, 35 ACTTest Scores1,540 SAT, 35 ACT
Student Population
30,631Total Students8,842
10,495Online Enrollment
Graduation Rate & Outcomes
97%Graduation Rate98%
Transfer-out Rate
96%Retention Rate96%
$139,100Average Earning after Graduation$116,300
Special Learning Opportunities and Student Services
Online Degree/Certificate 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: 13,748)
$12,056 average annual costs
On-Campus Living✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 5,594)
$10,960 average annual costs
Not offered or not ReportedMeal PlanNot offered or not Reported
Faculties and Staffs
7 to 1Students to Faculty Ratio5 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
$193,382 for Faculties
$91,111 Part-time
Average Salary$195,056 for Faculties
$91,629 Part-time
All data used in our site is from IPEDS (The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System), U.S. Department of Education, academic year 2021-2022