Prospective Students

At Princeton Engineering, we emphasize fundamental principles of engineering science and their connections to solving problems of broad importance for society.

Students develop foundational knowledge and creative problem-solving skills needed for leadership in a wide range of fields. Our low student-to-faculty ratio allows students to develop close working relationships with professors who are among the best in their fields.


Undergraduate education at Princeton combines the strengths of a world-leading research institution with the qualities of an outstanding liberal arts college. As a result, students make interdisciplinary connections across the University, often combining entrepreneurship, arts, public policy, and other interests with their engineering studies. One in four undergraduates at Princeton is an engineering student.

Students may pursue the Bachelor of Science in Engineering (B.S.E.) in the departments of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, and Operations Research and Financial Engineering. The Computer Science department offers both the B.S.E. degree and the liberal arts (A.B.) degree.

Admission of undergraduate students is handled through Princeton’s central Office of Admission.


Graduate students push the boundaries of their field while at Princeton Engineering and go on to leadership positions in industry and academia. Our faculty’s research distills problems to their core constraints, then results in foundational solutions with impacts far beyond the original questions. Graduate students work with world-class faculty and lead important projects; the ratio of graduate students to faculty is 4.5 to 1.

Our graduate program focuses on doctoral programs, which offer degrees that emphasize original, independent, and often interdisciplinary scholarship. Princeton Engineering offers a limited number of Master of Science in Engineering programs, as well as Master of Engineering programs. We encourage rising college seniors to explore our Pathway to Graduate School program.

We offer strong financial support. Doctoral students pay no tuition and receive a stipend to cover living expenses. A first-year fellowship, not tied to research grants, allows students to explore interests before choosing a research group.

Please see this page for applying for admission to a graduate program in engineering.