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 residential colleges.

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