Princeton University

"Under God's Power She Flourishes"

around 1746
Current Place
Princeton, New Jersey, United States of America


Princeton University is a private Ivy League research university in Princeton, New Jersey. Founded in 1746 in Elizabeth as the College of New Jersey, Princeton is one of the nine Colonial Colleges established before the American Revolution as well as the fourth chartered institution of higher education in theAmerican colonies. The institution moved to Newark in 1747, then to the current site nine years later where it was renamed as a University in 1896. The present-day College of New Jersey in nearby EwingTownship, New Jersey, is an unrelated institution. Princeton had close ties to the Presbyterian Church,but has never been affiliated with any denomination and today imposes no religious requirements on its students. Princeton provides undergraduate and graduate instruction in the humanities, social sciences,natural sciences, and engineering. It does not have schools of medicine, law, divinity, education,nor business, but it does offer professional degrees through the Woodrow Wilson School of Public andInternational Affairs, the School of Engineering and Applied Science, the School of Architecture and the Bendheim Center for Finance. The university has ties with the Institute for Advanced Study, PrincetonTheological Seminary, and the Westminster Choir College of Rider University.

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