Princeton University is a private research university in Princeton, New Jersey. Founded in 1746 in Elizabeth as the College of New Jersey, Princeton is the fourth-oldest institution of higher education in the United States and one of the nine colonial colleges chartered before the American Revolution. The institution moved to Newark in 1747 due to poor financial condition of the College of New Jersey.
In fact, Princeton provides undergraduate and graduate instruction in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, and engineering. The university has ties with the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton Theological Seminary and the Westminster Choir College of Rider University. Princeton has the largest endowment per student in the United States. Its 100-acre (40 ha) campus is located in the residential community of Princeton, New Jersey; about 1 mile (1.6 km) from both Princeton Borough and downtown Princeton. The majority of its buildings are located on its main campus known as “the Quadrangle.”
The University also has a graduate school located off-campus in downtown Trenton that houses its School of Engineering as well as other professional schools. It should be noted that many people believe that Princeton’s location outside of New York City makes it a more affordable option for those looking to attend college but who do not have access to large amounts of money for tuition fees.