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Princeton University is a private research university with the heart and
soul of a small liberal arts institution. It is recognized globally for
academic excellence and is consistently ranked among the top-tier research
universities in the world. At the same time, it is a small university that
focuses on undergraduate education.
The University’s financial aid program is considered one of the most generous
in the country for domestic and international students. In 2001, Princeton
became the first university to offer every aid recipient a financial aid
package that replaces loans with grant aid (scholarships) that students do not
have to repay.
Faculty members at Princeton are known as much for their groundbreaking
research as they are for their classroom teaching. All faculty teach at
Princeton, and the low 6:1 student-to-faculty ratio encourages close
academic relationships that foster learning and challenge students to
explore the many opportunities available to them.
Princeton is conveniently located in Princeton, N.J., about an hour from New
York City and Philadelphia. The University was founded in 1746, making it
the fourth-oldest college in the nation. About 98 percent of students live
on campus, and for their first two years they live in close, supportive