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Princeton University

Princeton University

+1 609-258-3000

P.O. Box 430 Princeton, NJ USA 8542

Princeton University is a private, world-renowned research institution. Located in Princeton, New Jersey, the university was originally founded as the College of New Jersey in 1746. It was renamed Princeton in 1896, and it is one of the first colleges in the United States. True to its Ivy League status, Princeton is home to numerous ivy-covered buildings. The university is known for its high academic standards and its commitment to discovery. Notable alumni include America’s fourth president James Madison, novelist F. Scott Fitzgerald, and former First Lady Michelle Obama.

Ranked 4 in the nation, Princeton is a highly selective school. Its acceptance rate is 6%, and its graduation rate is 97%. Princeton’s tuition is $56,010 per year, plus fees. About 9,000 students are enrolled. Undergraduates can choose from 37 concentrations and more than 50 interdepartmental certificate programs. The university follows a semester-based academic calendar.

Princeton seeks to cultivate an environment in which students will grow as learners, participate in meaningful pursuits, and discover their full potential. Undergraduate students are required to write a senior thesis or complete an independent project. There are over 300 student organizations, 36 sports club teams, and 600 acres to explore on campus. Students reside in one of six residential communities, which include dining services. They can participate in more than 10 eating clubs, which are social and dining experiences for their junior and senior years. Princeton’s unofficial motto, “Princeton in the Nation’s Service and the Service of Humanity,” speaks to the university’s commitment to community service. Students engage in community service through active campus programming, coursework, and internships. Off campus, students can venture to nearby shops and restaurants in the historical town of Princeton. Popular attractions downtown include local boutiques, Palmer Square, and Waterfront Park.

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