PROGRAM PROFILE

Program Rankings — Physics, Princeton University


Program Rankings

Survey Based Quality Rankings
Source: NRC, 2010

The National Research Council ranked programs based on 2 measures of quality. They generated 500 different rankings to simulate the effects of using different sets of evaluators and ranking programs in different years. Learn more.


Histogram of Rankings
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Quality rankings (survey-based) out of 162 Physics programs


Range of Rankings
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1-6

Regression Based Quality Rankings
Source: NRC, 2010

Histogram of Rankings
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Quality ranking (regression-based) out of 162 Physics programs


Range of Rankings
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5-15

GRE Scores
Source: NRC, 2003-2005

Average Quantitative GRE
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800

Financial Support and Tuition

Graduate Tuition and Fees
Source: IPEDS, 2009

All Students

FULL TIME STUDENTS: TUITION
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$35,340
FULL TIME STUDENTS: FEES
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NA
PART TIME STUDENTS: COST PER CREDIT HOUR
NA

Application Fee

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GRADUATE SCHOOL APPLICATION FEE
$70

Living Expenses
Source: IPEDS, 2009

On Campus

ON-CAMPUS ROOM AND BOARD
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$11,680
ADDITIONAL EXPENSES
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$2,980

Off Campus

OFF-CAMPUS ROOM AND BOARD
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NA
ADDITIONAL EXPENSES
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NA

Type of Financial Support
Source: GSS, 2007

How graduate students in the program (including master's, doctoral, and professional degree students) paid for their graduate educations


Types

TEACHING ASSISTANTSHIP
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31%
RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIP
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30%
FELLOWSHIP
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19%
TRAINEESHIP
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20%

First Year Support
Source: NRC, 2005

Data for full-time doctoral students in the fall of 2005


First year students with full financial support
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PERCENTAGE OF STUDENTS WHO RECEIVED FULL FINANCIAL SUPPORT
100%

Sources of Financial Support
Source: GSS, 2007

How graduate students in the program (including master's, doctoral, and professional degree students) paid for their graduate educations


Federal Support

DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
7%
NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH
4%
HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (EXCEPT NIH)
0%
NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION
21%
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
0%
NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION
0%
DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY
9%
OTHER FEDERAL SOURCES
1%

Non-Federal Support

INSTITUTIONAL SUPPORT
55%
FOREIGN SOURCES
3%
OTHER US SOURCES
0%
SELF SUPPORT
0%

Tuition Remission
Source: SED, 2000–2004

Tuition paid by 2000–2004 Physics doctorate recipients from Princeton University


Median tuition remission

83%

Amount of Tuition Remission Granted

NO TUITION REMISSION
17%
LESS THAN 1/3 OF TUITION
0%*
1/3 TO 2/3 OF TUITION
3%*
MORE THAN 2/3 OF TUITION
80%

Graduate School Debt
Source: SED, 2000–2004

Debt for 2000–2004 Physics doctorate recipients from Princeton University


Median graduate school debt
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$0

Outcomes for Recent Graduates

Degree Completion
Source: NRC, 2010

Time to Degree

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Median years required to complete a doctorate (full-time and part-time students)

5.2

Completion Rates

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Fraction of students completing a doctorate in 6 years

72%

Employment Outcomes
Source: NRC, 2006 & SED, 2000–2004

Quality Assurance

Program collects outcome data about all of its graduates

PROGRAM COLLECTS OUTCOME DATA ABOUT ALL OF ITS GRADUATES
YES

Employment Stats at Graduation

Job / contract / definite commitment
90%
Negotiating with specific organizations
3%*
Still seeking
7%
Other
0%*

Type of Job

(For those with a definite commitment at graduation)

Postdoc
72%
Educational institution (nonpostdoctoral position)
6%*
Private sector
20%
Government
1%*

Primary Job Responsibilities

(For those with a definite commitment at graduation)

Research and development
61%
Teaching
17%*
Management or administration
0%
Professional services to individuals
22%

Job Location

(For non-US citizens on temporary visas with a definite commitment at graduation)

In the United States
81%*
Outside the United States
19%*

Student Resources

Student Resources
Source: NRC, 2006

Overall Resources

NUMBER OF RESOURCES OFFERED (OUT OF 18)
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14

Health Insurance

STUDENTS RECEIVE HEALTH INSURANCE
YES

Structured Oversight

PROGRAM COLLECTS OUTCOME DATA
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YES
ANNUAL STUDENT REVIEWS
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YES

Available Training

TEACHING SKILLS
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YES
PROPOSAL WRITING
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NO
ENGLISH LANGUAGE
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YES
WRITING
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NO
STATISTICS
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NO
RESEARCH ETHICS
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NO

Administrative Support

ORIENTATION
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YES
INTERNATIONAL STUDENT ORIENTATION
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YES
TEACHING / RESEARCH PRIZES
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YES
ON-CAMPUS CONFERENCES
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YES
TRAVEL SUPPORT
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YES
STUDENT WORK SPACE
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YES
GRADUATE STUDENT ASSOCIATION
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YES
GRADUATE STUDENT ASSOCIATION SUPPORT
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YES
GRADUATE STUDENT ASSOCIATION STAFF
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YES
GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE
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YES
DISPUTE RESOLUTION PROCEDURE
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YES
PROGRAM COORDINATOR MEETING
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YES

Research Activity

Research Activity Ranking
Source: NRC, 2010

Histogram of Rankings
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Research activity ranking out of 162 Physics programs


Range of Rankings
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1-13

Research Activity
Source: NRC, 2006

Publications

PUBLICATIONS PER FACULTY MEMBER
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4.7
CITATIONS PER FACULTY MEMBER
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4.8

Grants

PERCENTAGE OF FACULTY WITH GRANTS
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90%

Awards

AWARDS PER FACULTY MEMBER
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5.8

Demographics

Diversity Ranking
Source: NRC, 2010

The National Research Council ranked programs based on a measure of overall diversity. They generated 500 different rankings to simulate the effects of using different sets of evaluators and ranking programs in different years. Learn more.


Histogram of Rankings
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Quality rankings (survey-based) out of 162 Physics programs


Range of Rankings
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114-145

Faculty Demographics
Source: NRC, 2006

Percent Female
FEMALE
8%

Percent Minority
MINORITY
0%

Doctorate Recipient Demographics
Source: GSS, 2007 and NRC, 2006

Sex
MALE
87%
FEMALE
13%

Citizenship
US CITIZENS OR PERMANENT RESIDENTS
49%
TEMPORARY VISA HOLDERS
51%

Race / Ethnicity
AFRICAN AMERICAN
0%
NATIVE AMERICAN
0%
ASIAN
6%
PACIFIC ISLANDER
0%
WHITE
40%
HISPANIC
3%
UNKNOWN
0%

Full-time Status
FULL TIME
100%
PART TIME
0%

Demographics of all Graduate Students at the Institution
Source: IPEDS, 2007

Sex
MALE
60%
FEMALE
40%

Citizenship
US CITIZENS OR PERMANENT RESIDENTS
61%
TEMPORARY VISA HOLDERS
39%

Race / Ethnicity
BLACK / AFRICAN AMERICAN
3%
AMERICAN INDIAN OR ALASKA NATIVE
0%
ASIAN
7%
WHITE
40%
HISPANIC / LATINO
3%
UNKNOWN
47%

Full-time Status
FULL TIME
NA
PART TIME
NA

Program Size

Faculty
Source: NRC, 2006

Total faculty members
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52
Interdisciplinary faculty
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29%

Total Students
Source: GSS, 2007

Total
100
First year
20

Student-Faculty Ratio
Source: NRC, 2006

Graduate students per faculty member
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1.8

Graduate Degrees
Source: IPEDS, 2005-2009

2005–2009 Physics degrees from Princeton University


Master's degrees/year

9.4

Doctoral degrees/year

23.0

Contact Information

Contact Information, Program
Source: NRC, 2010


Contact Information

Contact Information, Institution
Source: IPEDS, 2009


Phone

(609) 258-3000 ext. 3000


Location

Princeton, NJ 08544-0070


*Value is missing. The value shown is based on the average for other programs in the same field. Learn more.

✝ Data are for all Physics degree recipients from Princeton University and may include graduates from more than one program.