|Motto|| Dei sub numine vigt |
"Under the power of God it flourishes"
|Foundation||1746 como College of New Jersey|
|Direction|| Princeton , New Jersey 08544 USA, Head Office |
|Students||Total: 8,623 (year 2017)|
|Colors||Orange and black|
The Princeton University ( English : Princeton University ), located in Princeton , New Jersey , United States is one of the eight universities of the Ivy League . It was founded as the College of New Jersey in 1746 , and was originally located in Elizabeth . Recognized as one of the most prestigious universities in the world, the university was moved to Princeton in 1756 , keeping the original name. The name was officially changed to Princeton University in 1896 . It was originally an institutionPresbyterian , currently lay.
In it, the mathematicians John Nash and George Dantzig (the latter inventor of the simplex algorithm ), the economist and Nobel Laureate Angus Deaton gave classes . The famous physicist Albert Einstein taught and did research at the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton , which is near the University.
Princeton is one of the richest universities in the world with a financial endowment that exceeds $ 23 billion. Part of these resources are invested in its art museum  that exhibits numerous paintings, sculptures and archeology; its funds total 72,000 pieces. With a centuries-old history, this museum has paintings by Fra Angelico , Hendrick Goltzius , Ludovico Carracci ( The Arrest of Christ ), Goya (one of his rare watercolors on ivory), Monet , Gauguin , Warholand many other preeminent artists. It also has abundant prints and drawings, African art, porcelain, and more.
Princeton is consistently ranked among the best universities in the US and the world with seven consecutive first place nominations by US News & World Report ; from 2001 to 2018 it achieved the number one position 16 times above the prestigious Harvard , Yale , Stanford and Chicago .
US President Woodrow Wilson was a former student and president of this university. Other prominent alumni include Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos , former Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski , former First Lady Michelle Obama , Texas Senator Ted Cruz , and actress Brooke Shields .
"Old Nassau" has been the hymn of Princeton University since 1859. These words were written that year by a freshman, Harlan Page Peck. However, Old Nassau doesn't just refer to the University anthem. It can also refer to Nassau, a building that was built in 1756 named after William III of England or refer to a chemical reaction that is known as the "Nassau Reaction" because the solution turns orange and black. [ 1 ]