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Princeton University

Princeton, New Jersey
The Princeton campus, December 2016. credit: Karl Thomas Moore
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Overview
Private not-for-profit
5,251 Undergraduates
7% Admissions Rate
Suburb: Large
Private
Region: Northeast
Division 1
Selective
Size: Small
Doctoral
Princeton University
1 Nassau Hall
Princeton, New Jersey
08544-0070
(609) 258-3000
www.princeton.edu

Princeton University, an Ivy League school, is consistently ranked as one of the top universities in the United States and the world at large. The university was established in 1746, and it has a rich history. It was the fourth college in British North America; it served as the U.S. Capitol for about five months in 1783 and in 1869; the first ever American intercollegiate football game, Princeton vs. Rutgers, was played there. The university’s unofficial motto is “In the Nation’s Service and the Service of Humanity,” and notable alumni include Presidents James Madison and Woodrow Wilson, former First Lady Michelle Obama, CEO of Amazon Jeff Bezos, 44 U.S. governors and hundreds of state and national legislators. Sixty-three Nobel laureates attended Princeton, and over the past 10 years, 22 Rhodes scholars were students there. The campus sits on 500 acres and there are more than 190 campus buildings. It boasts 37 varsity intercollegiate teams, and over the years, 112 Princetonians have gone on to compete in the Olympics. The school’s colors are orange and black, and the mascot is a tiger.

Location

Princeton is a municipality with a borough form of government in Mercer County, New Jersey, United States, that was established in its current form on January 1, 2013, through the consolidation of the Borough of Princeton and Princeton Township. As of the 2010 United States Census, the municipality's population was 28,572, reflecting the former township's population of 16,265, along with the 12,307 in the former borough.Princeton was founded before the American Revolution and is best known as the home of Princeton University, located in the community since 1756. Although its association with the university is primarily what makes Princeton a college town, other important institutions in the area include the Institute for Advanced Study, Westminster Choir College, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, Princeton Theological Seminary, Opinion Research Corporation, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Siemens Corporate Research, SRI International, FMC Corporation, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Amrep, Church and Dwight, Berlitz International, and Dow Jones & Company. More from Wikipedia...

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coffee score

96

restaurants score

Students
52%

Men

48%

Women

19

Average Age of Entering Students

100%

Live On Campus

Admissions
7%

Acceptance Rate

68%

Enrollment Yield

1400-1590

SAT Range

29,303

Applicants in 2016

Costs
$17,732

Typical Cost

$47,140

Average Tuition

61%

Recieve Financial Aid

36%

Have Loans

$7,500

Median Debt

Academics
5.0 to 1

Student to Faculty Ratio

146

National Merit Students

Doctoral

Highest Degree Offered

371

Doctorates Awareded

Public Policy

Top Major

22

Faculty Awards

120

National Academy Members

464

Post Docs Employed

Campus Life

Dorm Food:

Standard + eating clubs for 2/3 of students and student food cooperatives

Clubs & Extracurriculars:

Important, more than 300 to choose from

Greek Life:

None

Party Scene:

Medium, Thursdays and weekends
Athletics
Basketball Conference:

Ivy Group

Track & Field Conference:

Ivy Group

Social
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