Princeton University vs. Harvard University

Two Rivalry Colleges in Ivy League

Princeton University vs. Harvard University

Princeton Universityvs.Harvard University

Both Princeton University and Harvard University are private. Princeton University is located in Princeton, NJ and Harvard University is located in Cambridge, MA.
  • 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%).
  • 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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#3 in National Universities
#1 in New Jersey
Rankings#2 in National Universities
#1 in Massachusetts
Private, 4 yearsSchool TypePrivate, 4 years
Princeton, NJLocationCambridge, MA
Doctorate (Research)
Offered DegreesAssociate
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
$56,126Financial Aid$52,257
$70 undergraduate
$90 graduate
Application Fee$75 undergraduate
$105 graduate
0.064077794951056%Acceptance Rate0.051561788082823%
1,510 SAT, 34 ACTTest Scores1,520 SAT, 34 ACT
Student Population
7,853Total Students30,391
5,936Online Enrollment27,933
Graduation Rate & Outcomes
98%Graduation Rate98%
Transfer-out Rate
83%Retention Rate76%
$116,300Average Earning after Graduation$139,100
Special Learning Opportunities and Student Services
Not OfferedDistance Learning (Online Classes)Online Course (may not Degree Program) Offered for Both Undergraduate and Graduate
Study Abroad
Teacher Certifiate
Special OpportunitiesROTC
Study Abroad
Weekend/Evening College
Teacher Certifiate
✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 5,113)
$9,520 average annual costs
On-Campus Living✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 13,574)
$10,609 average annual costs
Not offered or not ReportedMeal PlanNot offered or not Reported
Faculties and Staffs
4 to 1Students to Faculty Ratio5 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
$187,511 for Faculties
$88,871 Part-time
Average Salary$188,515 for Faculties
$88,806 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