Princeton University vs. Cornell University

Two Rivalry Colleges in Ivy League

  • Both Princeton University and Cornell University are private.
  • Princeton University is located in Princeton, NJ and Cornell University is located in Ithaca, NY.
  • Cornell University has more expensive tuition of $66,014 than Princeton University ($59,710).
  • Princeton University has tighter acceptance rate of 6.41% than Cornell University (12.67%).
  • Princeton University has higher SAT scores of 1,540 than Cornell University (1,520).
  • Cornell University is larger with 25,898 students than Princeton University (8,842 students).
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#4 in National Universities
#1 in New Jersey
Rankings#16 in National Universities
#2 in New York
Private, 4-yearsSchool TypePrivate, 4-years
Princeton, NJLocationIthaca, NY
Known as
1 Year Certificate
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
$62,079Financial Aid$54,352
$70 undergraduate
$75 graduate
Application Fee$80 undergraduate
$105 graduate
6.41%Acceptance Rate12.67%
1,540 SAT, 34 ACTTest Scores1,520 SAT, 34 ACT
Student Population
8,842Total Students25,898
Online Enrollment382
Graduation Rate & Outcomes
97%Graduation Rate95%
Transfer-out Rate
97%Retention Rate97%
$116,300Average Earning after Graduation$101,200
Special Learning Opportunities and Student Services
Not OfferedDistance Learning (Online Classes)Online Degree/Certificate Program Offered for Graduate
Study Abroad
Teacher Certifiate
Special OpportunitiesROTC
Study Abroad
✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 5,594)
$10,960 average annual costs
On-Campus Living✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 8,954)
$10,426 average annual costs
Not offered or not ReportedMeal Plan✔ (14 meals per week)
$6,612 average annual costs
Faculties and Staffs
5 to 1Students to Faculty Ratio9 to 1
997 Full-time
208 Part-time
Number of Faculties1,858 Full-time
155 Part-time
6,350 Full-time
756 Part-time
Number of Staffs10,405 Full-time
657 Part-time
$195,056 for Faculties
$91,629 Part-time
Average Salary$143,555 for Faculties
$74,527 Part-time
All data used in our site is from IPEDS (The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System), U.S. Department of Education, academic year 2022-2023