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Princeton University

private Ivy League research university in Princeton, New Jersey, United States
Yale vs. Princeton, May 30, 1882

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".[1]

Princeton is one of the 8 Ivy League colleges. It was the fourth official college in the United States.[2]

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".[3]

Princeton works with Coursera.


  1. "Princeton's History" — Parent's Handbook, 2005-06
  2. Princeton, Rutgers, and Columbia were founded within a few years of each other. Princeton was the fourth recognized "degree granting institution" to conduct classes. Several other colleges and universities are considered colonial-era "schools", but not considered Colonial Colleges, because they were not formally chartered as colleges with degree-granting powers, until after the formation of the United States of America in 1776
  3. "America's Top Colleges 2018". Forbes.