Chartered in 1746 as the College of New Jersey - the name by which it was known for 150 years - Princeton University was British North America's fourth college.
Located in Elizabeth for one year and then in Newark for nine, the College of New Jersey moved to Princeton in 1756.
Princeton is an independent, coeducational, nondenominational institution that provides undergraduate and graduate instruction in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences and engineering.
From high-performance computing to electron microscopy, the University provides researchers with access to state-of-the-art facilities and equipment.
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People who work in the University's Administration and Services are essential to supporting the mission of Princeton University. These employees deal with everything from the University's human and financial resources to health and safety matters.
Princeton's residential campus ensures that even in a student body of 5,300 undergraduates, first-year students, sophomores, juniors and seniors develop a sense of home within a tightly knit community.
The Princeton University Library system was the first large university library built after World War II and the first open-stack library to offer free access to undergraduates. One of the world’s most distinguished research libraries, it consists of the Harvey S. Firestone Memorial Library and nine buildings across campus.
Services that enable community members to do their day-to-day work utilizing support from a DCS or SCAD member or team. This service is likely to include customer-facing or on-site service. Also includes services to departments that may be consultative in nature such as user experience and accessibility and project, technology and consulting services, including portfolio management and governance.
We provide quality medical, health and wellness services to Princeton University undergraduate and graduate students, their dependents, and faculty and staff. UHS is committed to contributing to a healthy learning and working environment.
Princeton is located between New York and Philadelphia, and is easy to reach by public transportation or by car.
Princeton is an NCAA Division I school and a member of the Ivy League.
Men and women compete in 38 varsity sports and nearly 35 club teams. More than half of all undergraduates participate in intercollegiate varsity or club competitions.
Also, about 300 teams participate in the intramural sports program, which schedules competition among residential colleges, eating clubs, independent groups, faculty and staff.
Sports Complex 1 (Faculty and Washington Roads):
Sports Complex 2 (Faculty and Elm Roads):
Student organizations are created and run by students with support from the Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Students, the Office of Graduate Student Life and the Undergraduate Student Government (through the Projects Board).
Students may choose to participate in dance, media (film, broadcast and print), music (vocal and instrumental), theater, service and social, political and special interest, student government, debate, educational, ethnic and religious organizations.
Princeton’s undergraduate programs in aerospace, civil, chemical, electrical, and mechanical engineering are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, Inc.
The National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) recognizes three types of degrees: the Bachelor of Architecture, the Master of Architecture, and the Doctor of Architecture.
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Princeton University provided a welcoming space that allowed me to push myself intellectually, socially, and politically. Specifically regarding my academics, the high expectations of my professors and preceptors motivated me to acquire as much knowledge as I could during the four years of my undergraduate studies. Making connections with my professors furthered my ability...
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