Princeton Theological Seminary

Princeton Theological Seminary

Princeton Theological Seminary, PTS, was founded by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in 1812. PTS, which occupies 23 acres in Princeton, New Jersey, grants the Master of Arts, Master of Divinity, Master of Theology, Doctor of Ministry, and Doctor of Philosophy degrees. These courses are offered in religion and society, theology, biblical studies, and history.

Princeton Theological Seminary offers enrollment to students from more than 40 states and over 20 countries. The students publish an audio journal known as "Cloud of Witnesses", and an online magazine called "inSpire". Notable alumni of PTS include John Finley Crowe, founder of Hanover College; John Gresham Machen, founder of Westminster Theological Seminary; and Kyung-Chik Han, winner of Templeton Prize.

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Contacting Princeton Theological Seminary

Princeton Theological Seminary
64 Mercer St
Princeton , NJ 08542-0803
General Phone: (609) 921-8300

Princeton Theological Seminary Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Religion and Philosophy219religious education, theology, ministry

Number of programs and degrees for Princeton Theological Seminary in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Master's degree382
Doctor's degree341
First-professional degree1471

Princeton Theological Seminary Student Body

In 2007-2008, Princeton Theological Seminary had a total enrollment of 653 students (99 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Graduate 36%
First Professional 64%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 68%
Black 7%
Hispanic 3%
Asian 7%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 6%
(Foreign Students) 8%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
20-21 0%
22-24 26%
25-29 35%
30-34 12%
35-39 9%
40-49 10%
50-64 6%
65+ 1%

Princeton Theological Seminary Room and Board (2007)

Princeton Theological Seminary offers campus housing for 482 of its 99 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Princeton, New Jersey for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other New Jersey Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Princeton Theological Seminary Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
Room charge $ 2,700
Board (meal plan) charge $ 4,680

Financial Aid:
Princeton Theological Seminary participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 262600)

Princeton Theological Seminary Faculty

Princeton Theological Seminary has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year18$117,4626$110,981
Associate professoracademic year8$88,3026$79,848
Assistant professoracademic year5$62,6032*
Instructoracademic year1*0*
All faculty totalacademic year32$99,89514$90,338

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Princeton Theological Seminary Degree Programs (2007)

Religion And Philosophy
Divinity/Ministry (BD, MDiv)
Religious Education
Theology/Theological Studies

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