Princeton University vs. Brown University

Two Rivalry Colleges in Ivy League

Princeton University vs. Brown University

Princeton Universityvs.Brown University

Both Princeton University and Brown University are private. Princeton University is located in Princeton, NJ and Brown University is located in Providence, RI.
  • Brown University has more expensive tuition of $60,584 than Princeton University ($48,502).
  • Princeton University has tighter acceptance rate of 0.064077794951056% than Brown University (0.084924976316352%).
  • Princeton University has higher SAT scores of 1,510 than Brown University (1,500).
  • Brown University is larger with 9,948 students than Princeton University (7,853 students).
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#3 in National Universities
#1 in New Jersey
Rankings#10 in National Universities
#1 in Rhode Island
Private, 4 yearsSchool TypePrivate, 4 years
Princeton, NJLocationProvidence, RI
Doctorate (Research)
Offered DegreesBachelor's
Post-Bachelor Certificate
Doctorate (Research)
Doctorate (Professional Practice)
Research University (very high research activity)Carnegie ClassificationResearch University (very high research activity)
Tuition & Fees
$56,126Financial Aid$47,590
$70 undergraduate
$90 graduate
Application Fee$75 undergraduate
$75 graduate
0.064077794951056%Acceptance Rate0.084924976316352%
1,510 SAT, 34 ACTTest Scores1,500 SAT, 34 ACT
Student Population
7,853Total Students9,948
5,936Online Enrollment5,520
Graduation Rate & Outcomes
98%Graduation Rate95%
Transfer-out Rate
83%Retention Rate92%
$116,300Average Earning after Graduation$89,100
Special Learning Opportunities and Student Services
Not OfferedDistance Learning (Online Classes)Not Offered
Study Abroad
Teacher Certifiate
Special OpportunitiesROTC
Study Abroad
Teacher Certifiate
✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 5,113)
$9,520 average annual costs
On-Campus Living✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 5,092)
$9,120 average annual costs
Not offered or not ReportedMeal Plan✔ (20 meals per week)
$5,550 average annual costs
Faculties and Staffs
4 to 1Students to Faculty Ratio6 to 1
997 Full-time
208 Part-time
Number of Faculties884 Full-time
111 Part-time
6,350 Full-time
756 Part-time
Number of Staffs4,280 Full-time
374 Part-time
$187,511 for Faculties
$88,871 Part-time
Average Salary$142,952 for Faculties
$75,914 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