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Princeton University

If you are looking for a world class education amidst a vibrant community of academicians then the Princeton University is where you need to be. Established in 1746, the Princeton University is the fourth-oldest college in the United States of America. The University is an independent, coeducational, and non-denominational institution. The University offers both undergraduate and graduate programs in humanities, engineering, natural sciences, and social sciences. Since its inception, Princeton University has been ranked amongst the top universities of the world for its academic excellence and research programs. Today, the University boasts of its 1,100 faculty members who are dedicated to teaching over 5,000 undergraduate students and 2,500 graduate students. The University also offers generous financial aid for students from all spheres of life, so that they can afford and pursue their higher studies in what can be considered a dream university for many.

  • Princeton University was chartered in 1746 as the College of New Jersey and was known by this name for around 150 years.
  • The college was initially located in Elizabeth and then was moved to Newark. The College of New Jersey moved to Princeton in 1756.
  • In 1896, when the college got its university status it was renamed as Princeton University in honor of the host community of Princeton.
  • In 1900, the Graduate School was established.

Undergraduate And Graduate Programs
The University of Princeton has thirty four academic departments that offer both undergraduate and graduate degrees. There are plenty of interdisciplinary programs for undergraduate and Ph.D. students as well. Undergraduate and graduate courses are available in the departments of anthropology, computer science, ecology and evolutionary biology, physics, politics, etc.

Support Programs
There are two types of support programs; one is run by the office of Academic Affairs and the other run by other offices and centers. The support programs include a Summer Language Program (where foreign languages are taught to graduate students to meet their departmental requirements). The McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning provides mandatory training for new assistants, prior to their first teaching assignment. The support program also offers an English Language Program for international graduate students.

Non-Degree Students
Non-degree students are visiting students or qualifying students who come to Princeton for up to one year as non-degree candidates. This program also helps students to sign up for a specific course, use laboratory or library facilities, or opt for consultation with a faculty member.

Exchange Programs
The University offers a number of exchange programs for graduate students. This helps students to take up courses or research programs in other countries.

Admission Details
For admissions during fall, applicants should apply from September through December. Applicants need to upload their detailed resume along with their online application form. Students seeking admission for graduate programs are required to submit valid GRE scores. Applicants who are seeking admission to the finance department are required to submit valid GMAT scores. Although there is no minimum cut off score for the graduate school, the particular department may have set its own minimum scores. Applicants, whose native language is not English, are required to take up ToEFL/IELTS and submit a valid score. Applicants are also required to send a copy of transcript from every college they have earned a degree or expect to earn a degree from. It is mandatory for all applicants to Princeton to submit both the Common Application and Princeton's Supplement to the Common Application along with three recommendation letters from faculty members who know the applicant well. Applicants, who have already started a college degree program elsewhere, are not eligible to apply for admissions to Princeton.

Princeton is a world renowned university where thousands of students come every year to pursue their dreams. Do you plan on becoming the next student to make his/her way to Princeton?