24 Facts About Princeton University

1. Princeton University used to have an epic snowball fight between freshmen and sophomores.

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2. Princeton University supports organized athletics at three levels: varsity intercollegiate, club intercollegiate, and intramural.

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3. Princeton University hosts two Model United Nations conferences, PMUNC in the fall for high school students and PDI in the spring for college students.

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4. Princeton University was ranked the 360th top college in the United States by Payscale and CollegeNet's Social Mobility Index college rankings.

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5. In February 2007, Princeton University became the 12th major library system to join Google's ambitious project to scan the world's great literary works and make them searchable over the Web.

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6. Princeton University has no medical school, law school, business school, or school of education.

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7. In 2001, expanding on earlier reforms, Princeton University became the first university to eliminate loans for all students who qualify for financial aid.

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8. Princeton University has one graduate residential college, known simply as the Graduate College, located beyond Forbes College at the outskirts of campus.

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9. In 2003, Princeton University broke ground for a sixth college named Whitman College after its principal sponsor, Meg Whitman, who graduated from Princeton in 1977.

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10. Princeton University enrolled its first female graduate student, Sabra Follett Meservey, as a PhD candidate in Turkish history in 1961.

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11. Princeton University has graduated many prominent members of the US Congress and the US Cabinet, including eight Secretaries of State, three Secretaries of Defense and three of the past five Chairs of the Federal Reserve.

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12. Princeton University has the largest endowment per student in the United States.

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13. Princeton University offers suppliers several payment options for approved invoices.

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14. Princeton University is known for its generous financial aid policy.

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15. Princeton University awards the Bachelor of Arts degree in 31 concentrations.

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16. Princeton University consistently ranks among the top universities in the nation and the world.

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17. Princeton University is a private, coeducational, nondenominational research university located in Princeton, New Jersey.

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18. Princeton University was founded at Elizabeth, New Jersey, in 1746 as the College of New Jersey.

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19. Princeton University has produced many notable scholars and scientists, including several Nobel laureates, most recently economist Angus Deaton.

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20. Princeton University is offering a new business immersion program in Shanghai.

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21. Princeton University has teamed up with Microsoft to collaborate on the leading edge of microbiology and computational modelling research.

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22. Princeton University encourages bike riding as a sustainable mode of transportation.

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23. Princeton University has an IBM BlueGeneL supercomputer, called Orangena, which was ranked as the 89th fastest computer in the world in 2005.

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24. Princeton University is a private Ivy League research university in Princeton, New Jersey.

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