Thank you for considering applying for admission to Princeton University and your interest in engineering.

Reflecting Princeton’s integrated approach to education and its close-knit community that spans engineering and the liberal arts, all undergraduate admissions are handled through the University’s central Office of Admission. Applicants indicate their interest in engineering and express their intention to pursue the Bachelor of Science in Engineering (B.S.E.) degree, but there are ample opportunities to transfer between degree programs. Students may pursue the B.S.E. in the departments of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, and Operations Research and Financial Engineering. The Department of Computer Science offers both the B.S.E. and the liberal arts (A.B.) degrees.

We have many great things to say about Princeton Engineering as a launching place for your dreams and for making a positive difference in the world – and you can find a few succinct reasons why in our FAQ.


In-person Guided Engineering Tours

Guided engineering tours during the academic year are offered by members of the Tau Beta Pi engineering honor society, who are juniors and seniors who are able to describe their experiences as engineering students at Princeton while providing an overview of the academic programs and facilities. Guides will begin the tour promptly at 11:30 a.m. from the SEAS Undergraduate Affairs Office, room C209 in the Engineering Quadrangle (E-Quad), which is K3 on the campus map.  Tours last 45 minutes to an hour and are offered Monday through Friday, when classes are in session. Unfortunately, we are unable to offer guided tours on weekends, during Reading Period (just before exams) and exams, or during breaks. Our available tour dates are online here.

During the summer, guided engineering tours are offered from the Monday after the July 4th holiday through the end of July, given by students who are spending their summers at Princeton doing research. Guides will begin the tour promptly at 11:30 a.m. from the SEAS Undergraduate Affairs Office, room C209 in the Engineering Quadrangle (E-Quad), which is K3 on the campus map. Tours last 45 minutes to an hour and are offered weekdays only, Monday through Friday.

Our available tour dates will be available online here in June 2023.

We ask that you please RSVP and follow the instructions. An email confirmation will be sent. Please be aware that during high school vacation weeks in February and April, as well as on holidays such as Columbus Day, there is a very heavy demand for guided tours. Since Princeton students have to meet academic obligations, we do not have large numbers of guides available, so the tours during peak periods can get very large. If possible, please plan to visit outside these periods.

Please note that we are unable to store personal items such as luggage, backpacks, coats or umbrellas in the E-Quad.


Virtual Guided Engineering Tours

Engineering tour guides will live stream an interactive engineering tour through a Zoom webinar. Prospective undergraduate students are welcome to ask questions and have them answered live. During the academic year, our guides are members of the Tau Beta Pi engineering honor society, who are juniors and seniors who are able to describe their experiences as engineering students at Princeton while providing an overview of the academic programs and facilities. Virtual engineering tours are offered on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons for the remainder of the spring semester. They will promptly begin at 4:30 p.m. and will last about an hour.

During the summer, virtual engineering tours are offered at 3pm on Wednesday afternoon’s in July, given by students who are spending their summers at Princeton doing research. 

Registration information and our available tour dates are online here. Advanced registration is required.

Questions?  Please email bseprogram@princeton.edu.