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 join a community of leading researchers at one of the world’s top universities. Our faculty’s research regularly pushes the boundaries of conventional wisdom, and our graduate students have the opportunity to work alongside the best.

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 offer strong financial support. Princeton guarantees funding for its degree-seeking doctoral candidates for all years of regular program enrollment.

In 2016-17, there were 615 graduate students at Princeton Engineering, along with 145 faculty members. Most graduate students live on campus, in the Lawrence, Lakeside, or Graduate College communities. Housing for students with families is available in Lawrence and Lakeside.

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