Princeton University Rankings by Salary Score

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Salary and Debt by Major at Princeton University

We calculated a Salary Score for each of Princeton University's programs by comparing program-specific median alumni earnings to median alumni earnings for the same program across all schools that provide this data. This way, students can compare the relative salary strength of a specific major at Princeton University to the same major at other schools. A school's overall score by level is based on the school's by-program performance weighted by student enrollment in each program. Data is sourced from the December 2020 release of the U.S. Department of Education's College Scorecard and reflects median alumni debt upon graduation and median alumni earnings in the year after graduation for students who received federal financial aid. Debt and salary numbers are shown rounded to the nearest $10.

Salary Score ™ for Princeton Bachelor's Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Chemical Engineering 80 89% 89% Not Reported $73,640 80
Computer Engineering 100 97% 97% Not Reported $138,930 100
Ecology, Evolution, Systematics, and Population Biology 96 94% 94% Not Reported $37,210 96
Economics 99 92% 92% Not Reported $77,720 99
English Language and Literature, General 100 92% 92% Not Reported $52,110 100
History 96 88% 88% Not Reported $42,680 96
Mechanical Engineering 100 92% 92% Not Reported $91,740 100
Operations Research 89 94% 94% Not Reported $125,020 89
Political Science and Government 66 96% 96% Not Reported $38,290 66
Public Policy Analysis 88 85% 85% Not Reported $51,270 88
Research and Experimental Psychology 94 85% 85% Not Reported $44,380 94
Sociology 98 100% 100% Not Reported $44,170 98

Salary Score ™ for Princeton Master's Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Architecture 90 89% 89% Not Reported $61,020 90
Public Policy Analysis 96 100% 100% Not Reported $79,280 96

Salary Score ™ for Princeton Doctoral Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Chemistry 69 100% 100% Not Reported $81,700 69

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Max 7/11/2023

Maybe because my previous degree is from another, highly rated Ivy, I was deeply disappointed by how little respect was evident between and within the constituencies that comprise the department. Systems vs theory, faculty vs students, faculty vs staff. Though all accomplished researchers, many faculty have surprisingly fragile egos, little respect for students, bordering on disdain, and bitterly vindictive personalities. Important fundamental research skills, ethics, and the greater context of the problems... Read More

Nourhan Ibrahim 12/23/2019

The EEB program at Princeton has provided me with the room to explore my interests within ecology and the environmental sciences, and my experiences more broadly at Princeton have provided me with significant research, professional and personal experience. Completing a senior thesis this year is allowing me to engage with a personal interest in depth and contribute to the field of conservation. My time as an undergrad here has also influenced my decision to go to graduate school, and I feel that my coursework... Read More