This Ivy League university, ranked #1 in the USA by USNews, is a medium-sized, 4 year, private university located in the large town of Princeton, New Jersey. It offers bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees, and the great majority of it’s undergraduate population live on campus. The university is coed and the setting is suburban.
Founded in 1746, Princeton is the fourth-oldest college in the US. Originally located in Elizabeth, then Newark, the college moved to Princeton in 1756, where it was housed in it's famous Nassau Hall.
Princeton's campus is spread over more than 600 acres, with buildings representing a wide variety of architectural styles. The current enrolment includes 5,428 undergrad and 2,845 graduate students.
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Very! Princeton’s acceptance rate for the most recent Class of 2024 was only 5.8%.
With a mantra that calls for 'seeking solutions and serving humanity', Princeton's social science students can chose from a range of disciplines that shape and challenge society's view of the world.
Princeton engineering students explore the creative application of tools from math and science to solve problems that confront humanity today.
Princeton's Computer Science Department offers study in theory, networks and systems, graphics and vision, architecture, programming languages, security and policy, machines and computational biology.
Princeton offers introductory courses in cell and molecular biology, chemistry, physics, and statistics, before focusing on core courses in genetics, biochemistry and cell and developmental biology.
Princeton's highly respected Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs offers a multidisciplinary liberal arts major for students who are passionate about public policy.
Princeton has structured its history major to both encourage breadth of knowledge, and allow students to focus their studies on an are of historical study of most interest to them.