Princeton University • Princeton, United States
Princeton University is an elite higher education institution in Princeton, New Jersey. It was founded in 1746 in Elizabeth as the College of New Jersey. Nowadays, the private Ivy League research university is a renowned school. It is the fourth oldest institution of higher education in the United States. The school offers undergraduate and graduate degree programmes in the fields of humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, as well as engineering. Its professional courses are delivered through the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, the School of Architecture and the Bendheim Center for Finance. The school works closely together with the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton Theological Seminary and the Westminster Choir College of Rider University. The alumni network includes many notable alumni- 43 Nobel laureates, 21 National Medal of Science winners, 14 Fields Medallists, 5 Abel Prize winners, two US Presidents, and many more. Princeton has been ranked either first or second among the top schools in the United States by U.S. News & World Report for 15 years. Due to its excellent reputation, Princeton Graduates are highly employable and are likely to find important roles in the public and private sector. Some of the school's prominent member are now part of the US Congress and the US Cabinet. In 2017, 2,747 graduates and 5,232 undergraduates, were enrolled in programmes at this prestigious institution. 51% of undergraduates are male. 98% of students are residing on campus. Princeton encourages foreign students to apply- last year, 644 undergraduate students were international students. Speaking of international- Princeton has ties with numerous academic institutions and companies abroad, thus enabling its students to study and take part in internships abroad. The faculty is made up of highly qualified professionals, among those are 26 faculty staff and Nobel Prize winners.