Princeton University is a private Ivy League research university in Princeton, New Jersey. Founded in 1746 in Elizabeth as the College of New Jersey, Princeton is the fourth-oldest institution of higher education in the United States and one of the nine colonial colleges chartered 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 University is a private not-for-profit, non-sectarian institution of higher learning with approximately 5,400 undergraduate and 2,800 graduate students. 2,300 students graduated in the 2016-2017 academic year. 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.
RESEARCH-One of the world's great research centers,Princeton University is the site of pioneering work across all academic areas.Every member of the faculty is engaged in scholarly research; each year the members of the faculty publish more than 3,000 scholarly documents.In addition, graduate students and upperclass undergraduates pursue independent research.External sources funded 1,442 separate projects in 2016-17 as well as the Princeton Plasma Physics Lab.;there were 825 sponsored projects in the natural sciences,474 in engineering and applied science,124 in the humanities and social sciences,and 19 in other areas.
Auxiliary activities-princeton university furnishes services to the campus community including housing, dining, and conference and event services to approximately 8,200 students, 1,300 faculty, 5,400 staff, as well as the public. One of princeton's defining characteristics is its small, residential community that offers a wealth of academic, extracurricular and campus life opportunities for students. Nearly all of the university's undergraduates and 70 percent of graduate students live on campus. The university also offers a variety of housing and dining programs for faculty and staff.