Princeton University

School of Engineering & Applied Science

Graduate Admissions

At this time we only accept applications for the PhD Program. Here are the key dates and links regarding submitting an application:

  • The application process will open in mid-September 2017 for the academic year starting September 2018.
  • The application deadline is December 15, 2017.
  • Read about the application process.
  • When you are ready to apply, fill out and submit your application online .

The department often interviews short-listed applicants prior to making a final decision.
Admission decisions will be emailed to applicants by mid February 2018.


Graduate Student Profile



Tri M. Nguyen

Hi there. My name is Tri Minh Nguyen, or Tri (/trē/) for short. Prior to Princeton, I was in the class of 2012 at University of Texas at Austin. My research interest lies with computer and its architecture. As a child, I have always been fascinated with technologies. Reading computer magazines, even though I don't exactly know terms like super-scalar or out-of-order computing, I thought it would be really cool if I know more about them. And growing up, I felt that I could find some meaning in life by studying electrical engineering and as such I did! Computers have played a significant part--you could even call it a revolution--in our civilization progress in the last few decades and I am super excited to see what it will become in the future, and be a part of it. Now in particular, I am studying manycore architecture and how to improve computation efficiency by leaps and bounds over conventional computers. I chose Princeton primarily because of its faculty diversity in the computer architecture field: when including both ELE and COS, the breath and depth of computer-related expertise are staggering. A minor motivation for me to move away from home (Texas and California) was my desire to explore for the first time the famous charm of east coast. Outside of studying, somehow I am involved with organizing MelodEE, an annual music festive that happens every year near the end of the Spring term. It has a low-keyed atmosphere and I have seen all kind of performances from jaw-dropping classical guitar solo to tear-jerking stand-up comedy to a strange mix of both and the punchline is: they all have fun! Other than that, my evenings and weekends are occupied by a mix of guitar, hiking, video games, weight training, science fictions (especially dystopian novels), rock climbing, anime, all-you-can-eats, and board games... although lately I've grown fond of reading technical papers on technologies I have not a chance to study before and running 5k.