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Updated on 07 December, 2023

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Princeton University is one of the top private universities in the United States. It is one of the globally ranked universities in the United States offering undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctoral courses. Princeton University is a full-fledged university of global academic excellence and regional research work. It has 34% of international student strength, making it one of the most acclaimed international universities for higher education. Princeton University rankings prove it is one of the most prestigious Ivy League universities in America acclaimed for its engineering, technology, and social science degrees. 

The university is more than 250 years old, and it is one of the best universities in New Jersey, USA. Its number of research citations for the faculty members is very high in comparison to any other Ivy League university in the USA. 

Princeton University is globally ranked by international ranking boards like QS World University Rankings, U.S. News & World Report, and Times Higher Education. Princeton University rankings are in the top 10 for its academic excellence, top-ranked departments, renowned faculties, citations, international recognition, and research work. 

Princeton University is ranked #20 in QS World University Rankings 2022. The ranking has dropped from #12(2021) to #20 in 2022. According to the Times Higher Education, Princeton University has been ranked 7th in World University Rankings 2022, 8th in the US College Rankings 2022, and 7th in World Reputation Rankings 2021. The rankings of Princeton University by Times Higher Education have jumped 2 spots. U.S. News & World Report ranks Princeton University #1 among the national universities in the USA. 

Princeton university rankings globally from 2016 to 2022

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Princeton University Ranking: Course-wise 

Princeton University is one of the top 10 ranked universities globally for internationally acclaimed courses and programs. Some of the major ranked and popular programs are social science, accountancy, engineering, medicine, natural sciences, and management. Engineering and social sciences are the best and most popular ranked majors offered by Princeton University. In 2021, according to the QS World University Rankings, Princeton University got a rank of #28 for accounting and finance

Times Higher Education has ranked Princeton University under the top ten for its engineering and technology program globally in the year 2021. Similarly, U.S. News & World Report placed Princeton University under the top ten globally for the last four years in programs like electrical engineering, civil engineering, and aerospace engineering. U.S. News & World Report ranked Princeton University #8 for chemical engineering in 2021. U.S. News & World Report ranked Princeton University #9 for electrical engineering PG courses in 2021. U.S. News & World Report ranked the UG electrical, electronic & communications engineering courses of Princeton University in 12th position.


Princeton University is the top 10 globally ranked university in the USA. Getting a program or degree from Princeton University is globally recognized by employers. If you are interested in taking admission, it is very important to prepare well as the acceptance rate is 6% which makes it highly selective. For more information regarding the ranking and admission process, you can get in touch with the experts of upGrad Abroad.

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