Princeton is the premier undergraduate institution in the country. U.S. News & World Report has placed Princeton atop its “Best Colleges” list in 13 out of the past 15 years.
Undoubtedly Princeton’s finest resource—the faculty is reowned for the quality of its research and scholarship. A single faculty teaches both graduate and undergraduate students.
#3 - Student-to-Faculty Ratio
There is one professor for every six students. Enrollment is approximately 5,300 undergraduates.
#4 - Library
Firestone Library is among the largest open-stack libraries in the world—granting Princeton students access to 7.2 million volumes.
#5 - Location
Located in central New Jersey, the town of Princeton has about 30,000 residents. Both New York City and Philadelphia are approximately one hour away and are easily accessible by train or car.
#6 - Alumni
Princeton has the largest endowment per capita of any major university in the nation—proof that the University’s alumni are among the most loyal and dedicated in the nation.
#7 - Facilities
Our athletic facilities are among the most comprehensive in the nation. Princeton Stadium, Jadwin Gymnasium, Baker Rink, DeNunzio Pool, Lenz Tennis Center, and the Class of ‘52 Stadium provide fantastic game sites for student-athletes and spectators alike. The football stadium has a seating capacity of 27,800, a state-of-the-art video board, and also contains the locker room and newly upgraded weight room.
#8 - Athletic Excellence
Princeton offers 37 varsity sports and over 50 percent of the student body competes in varsity or club sports. Our teams are successful on a national level and the university annually leads the league in titles.
#9 - Unmatched Tradition
The Princeton University football program dates back to 1869, when the Tigers particiated in the first intercollegiate game in the sport’s history. Since then, Princeton has competed in 148 seasons of college football, winning 28 National Titles, the winningest in college football history, twice as many as Alabama (13).