Princeton University - Overview

Princeton is the fourth-oldest college in the United States. The ambience of its earliest days is palpable in historic landmarks on campus, most notably Nassau Hall, which in 1783 was the temporary capitol of the United States. From such a distinctive beginning grew something great -- a community of learning that continues to evolve, providing abundant opportunities to talented students from around the world. As a research university, it seeks to achieve the highest levels of distinction in the discovery and transmission of knowledge and understanding, and in the education of graduate students. At the same time, Princeton is distinctive among research universities in its commitment to undergraduate teaching. The University provides its students with academic, extracurricular and other resources -- in a residential community committed to diversity in its student body, faculty and staff -- that help them achieve at the highest scholarly levels and prepare them for positions of leadership and lives of service in many fields of human endeavor. Through the scholarship and teaching of its faculty, and the many contributions to society of its alumni, Princeton seeks to fulfill its informal motto: Princeton in the Nation's Service and in the Service of All Nations.

Princeton University - History

It was in Princeton’s Nassau Hall in 1783 that George Washington received the formal thanks of the Continental Congress for his conduct of the American Revolution. It was British North America's fourth college. Presidents James Madison and Woodrow Wilson — graduated from Princeton, and Wilson served as president of the university from 1902 to 1910. The school’s name was changed to Princeton University in 1896. The graduate school was opened four years later. Novelist F. Scott Fitzgerald, who had left Princeton without a degree, did much to popularize the institution’s image as a bastion of upper-class male privilege. Since 1969 the university has admitted women. Later it became the first major research university to have women in its highest positions: Shirley Tilghman as president and Amy Gutman as provost.
As Princeton University entered the twenty-first century, it maintained the fourth largest endowment in the United States (preceded only by Harvard, the University of Texas, and Yale).
Princeton is one of the original Ivy League colleges, the home of numerous Nobel prizewinners for their scholastic, literary, and world-stage achievements. In addition to the educational services, it offers a vast range of cultural, athletic, and social activities to its students, faculty, and staff.

Ranking  7   5
Country United States
City Princeton
Town Princeton
Bachelor (foreigners)41,820 USD/year.
Master (foreigners)43,720 USD/year.
Bachelor (citizens)20,000 USD/year.
Master (citizens)20,000 USD/year.
Cost of living $859-1,425 USD/Month.
Acceptance Rate 7.5%
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General information
Finance type Nonprofit
Organization type Private
Established 1746
Teachers 955
Students 7,925
Foreigners 20%
Religion None
Academic calendar Semesters
AdmissionBased on grades and examinations
Gender limitation No limits
Campus type Suburban
Housing Available
Financial aid Available
Exchange programs Available
Library Available
Under God's Power She Flourishes
• Middle States Commission on Higher Education
• Associated Universities, Inc. (AUI)
• Association of American Universities (AAU)
• Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA). Sport affiliations and memberships: National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
• The Ivy League
World ranking7
Country ranking5
Academic Reputation11
Employer Reputation30
Quality of teaching65
International Faculty303
International Students192
Citations per Faculty4
Ranking in world by sphere
Arts and Humanities7
Engineering and Technology25
Life Sciences and Medicine101
Natural Science12
Social Sciences and Management15
Ranking in world by discipline
Computer Science5
Economics & Business6
International rankings
UniPage World University Ranking7
QS World University Rankings11
ARWU Academic Ranking6
Alternative title
Arabic جامعة برنستون
German Universität Princeton
Spanish Universidad de Princeton
French Université de Princeton
Japanese プリンストン大学
Korean 프린스턴대학교
Portuguese Universidade de Princeton
Russian Принстонский университет
Chinese 普林斯顿大学
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