Princeton University vs. Harvard University (Harvard)

Two Rivalry Colleges in Ivy League

  • Both Princeton University and Harvard University (Harvard) are private.
  • Princeton University is located in Princeton, NJ and Harvard is located in Cambridge, MA.
  • Princeton University has more expensive tuition of $59,710 than Harvard ($59,076).
  • 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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#4 in National Universities
#1 in New Jersey
Rankings#2 in National Universities
#2 in Massachusetts
Private, 4-yearsSchool TypePrivate, 4-years
Princeton, NJLocationCambridge, MA
Known asHarvard
1 Year Certificate
Doctorate (Research)
Offered Degrees1 Year Certificate
Post-Bachelor Certificate
Post-Master Certificate
Doctorate (Research)
Doctorate (Professional Practice)
Research University (very high research activity)Carnegie ClassificationResearch University (very high research activity)
Tuition & Fees
$62,079Financial Aid$55,433
$70 undergraduate
$75 graduate
Application Fee$85 undergraduate
$105 graduate
6.41%Acceptance Rate5.16%
1,540 SAT, 34 ACTTest Scores1,550 SAT, 35 ACT
Student Population
8,842Total Students30,631
Online Enrollment6,923
Graduation Rate & Outcomes
97%Graduation Rate97%
Transfer-out Rate
97%Retention Rate98%
$116,300Average Earning after Graduation$139,100
Special Learning Opportunities and Student Services
Not OfferedDistance Learning (Online Classes)Online Degree/Certificate Program Offered for Both Undergraduate and Graduate
Study Abroad
Teacher Certifiate
Special OpportunitiesROTC
Study Abroad
Weekend/Evening College
Teacher Certifiate
✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 5,594)
$10,960 average annual costs
On-Campus Living✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 13,748)
$12,056 average annual costs
Not offered or not ReportedMeal PlanNot offered or not Reported
Faculties and Staffs
5 to 1Students to Faculty Ratio7 to 1
997 Full-time
208 Part-time
Number of Faculties2,120 Full-time
335 Part-time
6,350 Full-time
756 Part-time
Number of Staffs16,942 Full-time
2,236 Part-time
$195,056 for Faculties
$91,629 Part-time
Average Salary$193,382 for Faculties
$91,111 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