Chartered in 1746 as the College of New Jersey - the name by which it was known for 150 years - Princeton University was British North America's fourth college.
Located in Elizabeth for one year and then in Newark for nine, the College of New Jersey moved to Princeton in 1756.
Princeton is an independent, coeducational, nondenominational institution that provides undergraduate and graduate instruction in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences and engineering.
Research is an essential endeavor at Princeton University. Our faculty members are world leaders, pushing the frontiers of fundamental human knowledge in four main areas: engineering and applied science, humanities, natural sciences and social sciences. The University is home to over 1,100 faculty members spread across 34 academic departments and 75 institutes and centers.
Career development is a journey. Wherever you are in the process - from career planning to considering graduate school - we offer one-on-one assistance to help you plan and achieve career success.
People who work in the University's Administration and Services are essential to supporting the mission of Princeton University. These employees deal with everything from the University's human and financial resources to health and safety matters.
One of the University's most distinctive characteristics is its closely knit and integrated residential community.
Housing is guaranteed for undergraduates, and nearly all students live on campus.
The residential experience is central to Princeton's educational program, and the residential colleges offer students a supportive and enriching environment full of opportunities for personal growth.
Princeton University Library, one of the world’s most distinguished research libraries, consists of the Harvey S. Firestone Memorial Library and nine buildings across campus.
The library's collections include more than 8 million books, 6 million microforms, 49,000 linear feet of manuscripts, and impressive holdings of rare books, prints, archives and other material that require special handling.
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We provide quality medical, health and wellness services to Princeton University undergraduate and graduate students, their dependents, and faculty and staff. UHS is committed to contributing to a healthy learning and working environment.
A vast range of cultural, educational, athletic and social activities are available to Princeton students, faculty and staff. Getting involved in campus life is the quickest way to become a part of the University community, and to create one's own Princeton experience.
Campus life activities are built around the concepts of encouraging each community member to express his or her talents and to respect all members of our pluralistic community.
The Princeton area, which has a population of approximately 30,000 residents, has tree-lined streets, specialty shops, restaurants, parks and a friendly and safe atmosphere.
Princeton is an NCAA Division I school and a member of the Ivy League.
Men and women compete in 38 varsity sports and nearly 35 club teams. More than half of all undergraduates participate in intercollegiate varsity or club competitions.
Also, about 300 teams participate in the intramural sports program, which schedules competition among residential colleges, eating clubs, independent groups, faculty and staff.
Sports Complex 1 (Faculty and Washington Roads):
Sports Complex 2 (Faculty and Elm Roads):
Student organizations are created and run by students with support from the Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Students, the Office of Graduate Student Life and the Undergraduate Student Government (through the Projects Board).
Students may choose to participate in dance, media (film, broadcast and print), music (vocal and instrumental), theater, service and social, political and special interest, student government, debate, educational, ethnic and religious organizations.
Princeton’s undergraduate programs in aerospace, civil, chemical, electrical, and mechanical engineering are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, Inc.
The National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) recognizes three types of degrees: the Bachelor of Architecture, the Master of Architecture, and the Doctor of Architecture.