Located about an hour’s drive from New York City and Philadelphia, Princeton University is the fourth-oldest college in the United States and a member of the Ivy League. At Princeton, you may choose a concentration from among 37 academic areas in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, and engineering. Independent work is a hallmark of the Princeton undergraduate experience, and junior and senior independent research culminates in a senior thesis.
The majority of students live on campus, which is well-regarded for its architectural beauty. Students are welcomed into one of six residential colleges offering a variety of academic and social programs, as well as academic advising. These colleges are designed to help you transition to campus and establish a strong sense of community. At Princeton, you are encouraged to expand your horizons, whether it is exploring the 300+ student organizations on campus, participating in service opportunities that focus on global concerns, or studying and interning abroad in one of 44 countries.
Did you know? The first college football game ever played was held in 1869 between Princeton and Rutgers University.