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Princeton University
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Latin: Universitas Princetoniensis
Motto Dei Sub Numine Viget (Latin)
Motto in English Under God's Power She Flourishes
Established 1746
Type Private
Endowment US$25.9 billion (2018)
President Christopher L. Eisgruber
Provost Deborah Prentice
Academic staff 1,238
Admin. staff 1,103
Students 8,273 (Fall 2017)
Undergraduates 5,394 (Fall 2017)
Postgraduates 2,879 (Fall 2017)
Location Princeton, New Jersey, U.S.
40°20′43″N 74°39′22″W / 40.34528°N 74.65611°W / 40.34528; -74.65611Coordinates: 40°20′43″N 74°39′22″W / 40.34528°N 74.65611°W / 40.34528; -74.65611
Campus Suburban, college town 500 acres (2.0 km2)
(Princeton)
Former names College of New Jersey
(1746–1896)
Colors Orange and Black
           
Website princeton.edu
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Princeton University is a private university in Princeton, New Jersey in the United States. It opened in 1746 with the name "The College of New Jersey". It was eventually named "Princeton University" in 1896. In conversation, it is simply called, "Princeton".

Princeton is one of the 8 Ivy League colleges. It was the fourth official college in the United States.

Princeton's main library, Firestone Library, is one of the biggest university libraries in the world.

In 2013 Forbes put Princeton at number three in their list of "America's Top Colleges".

Princeton works with Coursera.

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