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 2019
World University Rankings 48 42 38 39 39 52 44 62 71 72 78 85 85

ByField

Field 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Agriculture 87 116 105 94 - 91 103 87 88 101 106 106
Engineering 40 34 35 40 39 42 47 74 75 91 92 112
Life Sciences 62 76 117 97 106 109 144 124 144 156 154 146
Medicine 266 270 262 260 249 264 264 270 262 270 290 301-350
Natural Sciences 8 8 8 8 13 9 11 14 15 19 18 17
Social Sciences 37 31 35 35 33 38 45 48 55 53 53 59

BySubject

Subject 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Agricultural Sciences - - - - - - - 451-500 401-450 401-450
Biology & Biochemistry - - - - - - - - - 131
Chemical Engineering 28 32 51 35 43 61 56 105 129 134
Chemistry 87 83 95 98 108 107 96 91 91 90
Civil Engineering 149 170 100 90 156 156 159 170 244 243
Clinical Medicine - - - - - - - - - 401-450
Computer Science 9 40 17 23 32 36 48 58 68 83
Economics & Business - - - - - - - - - 29
Electrical Engineering 21 37 33 38 53 56 61 49 53 63
Environment / Ecology - 45 43 39 44 39 44 50 57 59
Geosciences 26 29 26 27 32 23 27 26 23 25
Immunology - - - - - - - - - -
Materials Science 42 46 63 59 92 106 125 124 122 121
Mathematics 4 6 5 5 5 4 4 5 9 6
Mechanical Engineering 12 16 21 12 20 31 29 30 49 50
Microbiology - - - - - - - - - 149
Molecular Biology & Genetics - - - - - - - - - 126
Neuroscience & Behavior - - - - - - - - - 97
Pharmacology & Toxicolog - - - - - - - 401-450 401-450 401-450
Physics 6 5 6 5 9 9 11 12 12 16
Plant & Animal Science - 233 189 208 214 189 206 182 218 202
Psychiatry / Psychology - - - - - - - - - 85
Social Sciences, General - - - - - - - - - 87
Space Science - - - - - - - - - 12