Princeton University
Princeton University

Continente: North America

Country: United States

Address: Princeton, New Jersey, 08544, United States

Web Site: www.princeton.edu



About Princeton University:

Princeton University is a private Ivy League 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, then to the current site nine years later, where it was renamed Princeton University in 1896. Princeton provides undergraduate and graduate instruction in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences and engineering. It offers professional degrees through the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, the School of Engineering and Applied Science, the School of Architecture and the Bendheim Center for Finance. 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. As of August 2018, 63 Nobel laureates, 15 Fields Medalists and 13 Turing Award laureates have been affiliated with Princeton University as alumni, faculty members or researchers. In addition, Princeton has been associated with 21 National Medal of Science winners, 5 Abel Prize winners, 5 National Humanities Medal recipients, 209 Rhodes Scholars, 139 Gates Cambridge Scholars and 126 Marshall Scholars. Two U.S. Presidents, 12 U.S. Supreme Court Justices (three of whom currently serve on the court) and numerous living billionaires and foreign heads of state are all counted among Princeton's alumni body. Princeton has also graduated many prominent members of the U.S. Congress and the U.S. Cabinet, including eight Secretaries of State, three Secretaries of Defense and three of the past five Chairs of the Federal Reserve.



World University Rankings

2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
World University Rankings 48 42 38 39 39 52 44 62 71 72 78 85

ByField

Field 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Agriculture - 87 116 105 94 - 91 103 87 88 101 106
Engineering - 40 34 35 40 39 42 47 74 75 91 92
Life Sciences - 62 76 117 97 106 109 144 124 144 156 154
Clinical Medicine - 266 270 262 260 249 264 264 270 262 270 290
Natural Sciences - 8 8 8 8 13 9 11 14 15 19 18
Social Sciences - 37 31 35 35 33 38 45 48 55 53 53

BySubject

Subject 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Agricultural Sciences - - - - - - - - - - 451-500 401-450
Chemistryical Engineering - - - 28 32 51 35 43 61 56 105 129
Chemistry - - - 87 83 95 98 108 107 96 91 91
Civil Engineering - - - 149 170 100 90 156 156 159 170 244
Computer Science - - - 9 40 17 23 32 36 48 58 68
Electrical Engineering - - - 21 37 33 38 53 56 61 49 53
Environment / Ecology - - - - 45 43 39 44 39 44 50 57
Geosciences - - - 26 29 26 27 32 23 27 26 23
Materials Science - - - 42 46 63 59 92 106 125 124 122
Mathematics - - - 4 6 5 5 5 4 4 5 9
Mechanical Engineering - - - 12 16 21 12 20 31 29 30 49
Pharmacology & Toxicolog - - - - - - - - - - 401-450 401-450
Physics - - - 6 5 6 5 9 9 11 12 12
Plant & Animal Science - - - - 233 189 208 214 189 206 182 218