Overview of Princeton University

Princeton University was established in 1746. The campus is located in suburban areas and has an undergraduate enrollment of 5,422. It follows a semester-based academic schedule. Princeton University is ranked #1 in the 2021 edition Best Colleges. It charges $53,890 for tuition and fees.

Princeton is one of the oldest colleges in America. It's located in Princeton, New Jersey. Princeton's historic, ivy-covered campus hosts a variety of activities, events and organizations. Princeton Tigers are a member of the Ivy League and are known for their strong lacrosse teams. The six residential colleges offer students a place to live. They also provide dining services and a community.

Students have the option of joining one of over 10 eating clubs during their junior or senior years. Students who are members of the eating clubs can use them as social and dining groups. Princeton's motto, Princeton in the Nation's Services and the Service of Humanity, is a reference to its commitment to community service.

Princeton has highly ranked graduate programs through both the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and the School of Engineering and Applied Science. Princeton's unique academic program requires undergraduate students to write a senior thesis or, in certain engineering departments, undertake an independent project.

U.S. President Woodrow Wilson and Brooke Shields, a model/actress, are some notable alumni. Former first lady Michelle Obama is also a former First Lady. According to Princeton legends, if a student leaves campus through FitzRandolph Gate before graduation, it could spell doom for them.

General Information

  • Types of schools: Private and coed
  • Year of its foundation: 1746
  • Religious Affiliation: None
  • Academic Calendar: Semester
  • Setting: Suburban
  • 2019 Endowment: $25.6 billion-plus
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