Quick Facts

In 2016/17, Princeton’s international population comprises:


of Graduate Students


of Faculty


of Undergraduate Students

Top 5 Student Countries

  • China
  • Canada
  • India
  • United Kingdom
  • South Korea

Top 5 Destinations 2016

Top 5 destination countries for undergraduate international activities

  1. China
  2. U.K.
  3. Germany
  4. France
  5. Spain

Top 5 Scholar Countries

  • China
  • Germany
  • India
  • France
  • Italy

Top 5 Destinations 2017

Top 5 destination countries for international activities

  1. U.K.
  2. China
  3. France
  4. Germany
  5. Greece

Our Growing International Population

  • There were 625 international undergraduate students, 1259 international graduate students and 1,144 international scholars on the Princeton campus.
  • The international population among each of these constituencies has seen an average growth rate of 4% per year over the previous years.


International Undergraduate Students


International Graduate Students 


International Scholars

Top International Activities

  1. Summer Study Abroad
  2. International Internships

Summer Study Abroad and International Internships are consistently the top 2 types of international activities by Princeton undergraduate students, each account for 30% of all student international activities over the last two years (2016, 2017).


60% of undergraduate students engaged in a Significant International Experience (SIE)1. There has been a 6% increase of students engaging in SIE over the last 3 years.


Undergraduate Students


Approximately 40% of students participated in multiple international activities during their time at Princeton over the last 3 years.




  1. Study Abroad
  2. International Internships
  3. Independent Research

Study Abroad, International Internships and Independent Research experiences abroad were listed as the top 3 most influential experience of a Princeton education by alumni survey 5 and 10 years after graduation2.


Study Abroad

1Significant international experiences are defined as experiences that involve a four-week duration or more, and may include both Princeton programs and experiences not sponsored by Princeton.

2This information is from a 2013 Princeton alumni survey. A new survey is being conducted and this information will be updated once the survey results become available.