Princeton University is a vibrant community of scholarship and learning that stands in the nation’s service and in the service of all nations. Its educational mission is to prepare students to help address the challenges of the future. To this end, the University aims to enroll the most capable students from all parts of the world, striving in all that it does for the highest possible standards of excellence.

Chartered in 1746, Princeton is the fourth-oldest college in the United States. It is an independent, coeducational, nondenominational institution that provides undergraduate and graduate instruction in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, and engineering. Today more than 1,100 faculty members instruct approximately 5,000 undergraduate students and 2,500 graduate students.