Frequently Asked Questions


What is the difference between the Graduate College and the Graduate School?

The Graduate College is a residential complex that houses some graduate students and is a place where all graduate students may dine, socialize, and gather for programs and events.  The official residence of the dean of the Graduate School, Wyman House, is part of the Graduate College complex.  The Graduate School is the academic and administrative collection of all 42 departments and programs that award advanced degrees.  It is led by the Office of the Dean of the Graduate School, which is located in Clio Hall on central campus.  All graduate students are part of the Graduate School.

What are the Graduate School’s office hours?

Our hours are Monday through Friday, 8:45 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., from September to May and 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. June to August. The University is closed for Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s and Memorial Day.

What graduate programs does Princeton offer?

Princeton offers Ph.D. programs in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, engineering, architecture and the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs. In addition, Princeton offers final professional master's degrees in the following fields: architecture, engineering, finance, Near Eastern studies, public and international affairs, and public policy.

What is the cost of tuition and what is included?

Ph.D. students still in their regular program enrollment length are fully supported. Please refer to the Costs and Funding webpages for more information.

How do I get to Princeton?

You can get information from the Visiting Princeton webpage or call the direction hotline at 609-258-2222.

How do I arrange a campus visit?

The University offers tours through Orange Key Tours 609-258-1766. The Graduate Admission team does not make appointments or have available advisers, our office only answers general admission questions. If you have specific program questions we suggest contacting the department in which you are applying to set up an appointment, sit in on a class or to gather information.

Is the Princeton Theological Seminary or the Institute for Advanced Study a part of Princeton University?

The Princeton Theological Seminary and the Institute for Advanced Study are independent institutions not affiliated with Princeton University. You can reach the Theological Seminary at 609-921-8300, mailing address: P.O. Box CN821, Princeton, NJ 08543-0803. You can reach the Institute for Advanced Study at 609-734-8000, mailing address: Einstein Drive, Princeton, NJ 08540.