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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.
The campus of 500 acres is located in Princeton, NJ, about an hour’s train ride south of New York City and an hour’s train ride north of Philadelphia. It is about equidistant from Newark Liberty International Airport and Philadelphia International Airport.
By the Numbers
- In 2016-2017, there were 5,277 undergraduate and 2,697 graduate students enrolled at Princeton.
- An entering freshman class usually numbers around 1,300 with students coming from all parts of the United States and from more than 100 countries.
- Princeton offers two bachelor’s degrees: a bachelor of arts (A.B.) and a bachelor of science in engineering (B.S.E.).
- Undergraduate students may choose from among 37 concentrations (majors), or an independent concentration, and participate in more than 40 special programs, many of them interdisciplinary or interdepartmental.
Please visit Princeton Profile for more information about the University.
For information regarding Princeton students’ career plans and work experiences, please see our student survey reports.