Princeton University is a vibrant community of scholarship and learning that stands in the nation's service and in the service of all nations. Chartered in 1746, Princeton is the fourth-oldest college in the United States. Princeton is an independent, coeducational, nondenominational institution that provides undergraduate and graduate instruction in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences and engineering.
As a world-renowned research university, Princeton seeks to achieve the highest levels of distinction in the discovery and transmission of knowledge and understanding. At the same time, Princeton is distinctive among research universities in its commitment to undergraduate teaching.
Today, more than 1,100 faculty members instruct approximately 5,200 undergraduate students and 2,600 graduate students. The University's generous financial aid program ensures that talented students from all economic backgrounds can afford a Princeton education.
Facts & Figures
Established in 1746; Graduate School established in 1900
President: Christopher L. Eisgruber, 2013-present; 20th president
Private university, member of Ivy League athletic conference
Location: Princeton, N.J.
Size of main campus: 180 buildings on 500 acres
Residential college system with 98 percent of undergraduate students living on campus
Faculty, including full time, part time and visiting: 1,175 (spring 2014)
Undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio: 6:1
Interdisciplinary certificate programs: 47
Schools within the University: School of Architecture, School of Engineering and Applied Science, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs
Library holdings: More than 14 million in 10 libraries
Student enrollment: 7,910 total; 5,244 undergraduate; 2,666 graduate (2013-14)
Undergraduate admission rate in 2014-15: 7.4 percent
Undergraduate students on financial aid: 60 percent
Average financial aid award for the Class of 2018: $44,700
International students make up 11 percent of undergraduates
American minorities make up 40 percent of the undergraduate student body