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Princeton University

Thursday, June 25th, 2009

Princeton University is a private research university located in Princeton, New Jersey, United States. The school is one of the eight universities of the Ivy League and is considered one of the Colonial Colleges.

Princeton University has traditionally focused on undergraduate education, although it has almost 2,500 graduate students enrolled. A unique blend of research university and liberal arts, Princeton does not offer professional schooling generally, but it does offer professional master’s degrees (mostly through the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs) and doctoral programs in the sciences, humanities, and social sciences, as well as engineering.

Founded in 1746 at Elizabeth, New Jersey, as the College of New Jersey, it was moved to Newark in 1747, then to Princeton in 1756 and renamed “Princeton University” in 1896. (The present-day The College of New Jersey in nearby Ewing, New Jersey, is an unrelated institution.)

Princeton was the fourth institution of higher education in the U.S. to conduct classes.The university, unlike most American universities that were founded at the same time, did not have an official religious affiliation. At one time, it had close ties to the Presbyterian Church, but today it is nonsectarian and makes no religious demands of its students.The university has ties with the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton Theological Seminary, and the Westminster Choir College of Rider University.

Princeton University
Latin: Universitas Princetoniensis
Motto: Dei sub numine viget (Latin)
Motto in English: Under God’s power she flourishes
Established: 1746
Type: Private
Endowment: US$16.3 billion
President: Shirley M. Tilghman
Faculty: 1044
Staff: 1,103
Students: 7,334
Undergraduates: 4,918
Postgraduates: 2,416
Location: Borough of Princeton,
Princeton Township,
and Plainsboro, New Jersey, USA
Campus: Suburban, 600 acres (2.4 km2)
(Princeton Borough and Township
Former names: College of New Jersey (1746-1756)
Athletics: 38 sports teams
Colors: Orange and Black
Mascot: Tigers
Affiliations: MAISA; AAU