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Princeton University is a private Ivy League research university in Princeton, New Jersey, United States.

Princeton University
Princeton shield.svg
Latin: Universitas Princetoniensis
Former names
College of New Jersey
Motto Dei Sub Numine Viget (Latin)
Motto in English
Under God's Power She Flourishes
Type Private
Established 1746
Endowment $22.723 billion (2015)
President Christopher L. Eisgruber
Academic staff
1,172
Administrative staff
1,103
Students 8,088
Undergraduates 5,391
Postgraduates 2,697
Location Princeton, New Jersey, U.S.
40°20′35″N 74°39′25″W / 40.343°N 74.657°W / 40.343; -74.657Coordinates: 40°20′35″N 74°39′25″W / 40.343°N 74.657°W / 40.343; -74.657
Campus Suburban, 500 acres (2.0 km)
(Princeton)
Colors Orange and Black
         
Athletics NCAA Division I
Ivy League, ECAC Hockey, EARC, EIVA
MAISA
Sports 38 varsity teams
Nickname Tigers
Affiliations AAU
URA
NAICU Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs
Website princeton.edu
Princeton logo.svg

Princeton University is a private Ivy League research university in Princeton, New Jersey, United States.

Founded in 1746 in Elizabeth as the College of New Jersey, Princeton was the fourth chartered institution of higher education in the Thirteen Colonies and thus one of the nine colonial colleges established before the American Revolution. The institution moved to Newark in 1747, then to the current site nine years later, where it was renamed Princeton University in 1896.

Princeton provides undergraduate and graduate instruction in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, and engineering. It offers professional degrees through the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International 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, Princeton Theological Seminary, and the Westminster Choir College of Rider University. Princeton has the largest endowment per student in the United States.

The university has graduated many notable alumni. It has been associated with 41 Nobel laureates, 21 National Medal of Science winners, 14 Fields Medalists, the most Abel Prize winners and Fields Medalists (at the time of award) of any university (five and eight, respectively), 10 Turing Award laureates, five National Humanities Medal recipients, 209 Rhodes Scholars, and 126 Marshall Scholars. Two U.S. Presidents, 12 U.S. Supreme Court Justices (three of whom currently serve on the court), and numerous living billionaires and foreign heads of state are all counted among Princeton's alumni. Princeton has also graduated many prominent members of the U.S. Congress and the U.S. Cabinet, including eight Secretaries of State, three Secretaries of Defense, and two of the past four Chairs of the Federal Reserve.


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