Main Description: Princeton University is a private research university located in Princeton, New Jersey, USA. It was founded in 1746 as the College of New Jersey by New Light Presbyterians, who intended that it be used to train ministers. It is the fourth-oldest college in the United States and is one of the eight universities of the Ivy League, and one of the nine Colonial Colleges founded before the American Revolution. Princeton has been associated with 35 Nobel Laureates, 17 National Medal of Science winners, and three National Humanities Medal winners. Today, over 1,100 faculty members instruct approximately 5,000 undergraduates and 2,500 graduate students. Among top research universities, Princeton excels in its commitment to undergraduate teaching and provides students with phenomenal resources. On a per-student basis, Princeton has the largest university endowment in the world.