Princeton University is a private research coeducational university located in Princeton, New Jersey, USA. It was established in 1746 as the College of New Jersey to train ministers and was in the list of 9 colonial colleges founded before the American Revolution. It got its current name in 1896. From 1969, the university started admitting women as the undergraduate students. It is ranked in the top 10 universities in the world.
Departments & Schools
Princeton University has 35 academic departments offering both undergraduate and graduate degrees.
Fields of Study - Humanities, Social Sciences, Natural Sciences, Engineering
Departments - Art and Archaeology, Sociology, Chemistry, Civil and Environmental Engineering, French and Italian, Geosciences, Musicology, Comparative Literature, Molecular Biology, English and others
Schools - Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, School of Architecture, School of Engineering and Applied Science, Bendheim Center for Finance
Programs & Degrees
The university offers a range of undergraduate and graduate programs related to all areas of study.
Anthropology, Electrical Engineering, Sociology, Slavic Languages and Literatures, Physics, Molecular Biology, East Asian Studies, Geosciences, Politics, Computer Science, Sociology, Music and others
Architecture, Chemistry, Public Affairs, Public Policy, Operations Research and Financial Engineering, Near Eastern Studies, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Finance and others
Art & Archaeology, History, German, Politics, Religion, Psychology, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Sociology, Astrophysical Sciences, Mathematics, Public Affairs, German and others
The various courses are also offered online. The faculty members provide the course material to the worldwide learners through the various online learning platforms.
The faculty of world leaders helps students to pursue their research in four main areas. Graduate School and Dean of the School enable students to learn more about graduate and undergraduate research experience. The aim of research at Princeton is to develop fundamental knowledge in different areas and to solve global issues.
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The university is well-known for its beautiful campus with remarkable buildings. The main campus is located between New York and Philadelphia, and is easily reachable by train, car or any public transportation.
The campus covers 500 acres that include libraries, academic buildings and various performance spaces such as 185 Nassau Street, Frist Campus Center, McCarter Theatre Center and Richardson Auditorium. Nassau Hall, one of the oldest buildings, is a home to the offices of its President and other administrative offices. The campus also includes Art Museum, McCarter Theatre, University Chapel and apartment facilities.
The residential colleges provide an array of services, from academic support to extramural activities. The aim is to give the best learning and living environment to the students from around the world.
The university campus hosts many annual events. The wide range of cultural, sports and academic events are organized that allow students, faculty and staff to participate actively and gain a wonderful experience. Several types of artistic opportunities are given in the form of events and exhibitions to give students a platform to show their talent.
The university has various varsity sports teams and club teams. More than half of the undergraduate students show their interest and energetically take part in intercollegiate competitions.
Why to join?
Princeton University provides numerous opportunities to the talented students in order to give them a wonderful learning and staying environment.
Being a research university, it always achieves its goals of gaining the highest level of distinction in each project with the in-depth knowledge and understanding.
With a variety of academic, extracurricular and other activities, it helps students to prepare for the personal and professional life they always dreamed of. It has given several winners of Nobel Prize, National Medal of Science, National Humanities Medal and various other prestigious awards.