It is one of the eight universities of the Ivy League, and one of the nine Colonial Collegesfounded before the American Revolution. Princeton provides undergraduate and graduate instruction in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences and engineering.
Fast figures about Princeton University:
- Faculty, including full time, part time and visiting: 1,148 (spring 2012)
- Undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio: 6:1
- Departments: 34
- Interdisciplinary certificate programs: 46
- Schools within the University: School of Architecture, School of Engineering and Applied Science, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs
- Library holdings: More than 13 million in 11 libraries
- Student enrollment: 8,081 total; 5,264 undergraduate; 2,674 graduate (2012-13)
- Undergraduate admission rate in 2011-12: 7.9 percent
- Undergraduate students on financial aid: 60 percent
- Average financial aid award for the Class of 2016: $39,700
- Students from more than 98 countries
- American minorities make up approximately 38 percent of the undergraduate student body
Statistics are as of 2012-2013.
A vast range of cultural, educational, athletic and social activities are available to Princeton students, faculty and staff.
One of the University's most distinctive characteristics is its closely knit and integrated residential community. Housing is guaranteed for undergraduates, and nearly all students live on campus. The residential experience is central to Princeton's educational program, and the residential colleges offer students a supportive and enriching environment full of opportunities for personal growth.
The residential colleges provide students with a variety of services, from extracurricular activities to academic advising.
Student Health Service:
Princeton University seeks to provide a campus environment and a range of programs that sustain and enhance the physical, psychological and emotional health of undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, faculty and staff, and that assist them in achieving an appropriate balance between work and personal/family life.
Health service website
Princeton is an NCAA Division I school and a member of the Ivy League. Men and women compete in 38 varsity sports and nearly 35 club teams.
Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08540, United States