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Princeton University
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Latin: Universitas Princetoniensis
Former names
College of New Jersey
(1746–1896)
Motto Dei Sub Numine Viget (Latin)
Motto in English
Under God's Power She Flourishes
Type Private
Established 1746
Academic affiliations
AAU
URA
NAICU
Endowment US$25.9 billion (2018)
President Christopher L. Eisgruber
Provost Deborah Prentice
Academic staff
1,238
Administrative staff
1,103
Students 8,273 (Fall 2017)
Undergraduates 5,394 (Fall 2017)
Postgraduates 2,879 (Fall 2017)
Location , ,
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)
Colors Orange and Black
         
Nickname Tigers
Sporting affiliations
NCAA Division I
Ivy League, ECAC Hockey, EARC, EIVA
MAISA

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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