Princeton University is widely regarded as one of the world’s best higher education university as well as one of the oldest universities in the whole world. Located in Princeton, New Jersey, United States, the university was originally founded as The College of New Jersey in 1746 and was renamed Princeton University in 1896 in honor of the area its located in. The university is relatively small in size with around 7,955 students currently enrolled where 12% of its students are from an international background.
The university is very successful where it has ties to more than 40 Nobel Laureates, 17 national science and 5 national humanities awards winners. Princeton University has educated president Woodrow Wilson, a hero of world war I who was considered as a pragmatic president looking to bring peace to all nations. He has formed the League of Nations in an attempt to bring nations together and have them negotiate among each other to avoid conflicts and maintain peace. Other famous graduates include former first lady Michelle Obama and actor Jimmy Stewart.
Princeton is the 7th best university in the world according to the times higher education, the number 8 in Arts and Humanities, the 6th in Engineering & Technology, 7th in Life Sciences, 1st in Physical Sciences, 5th in Social Sciences and 12th in Computer Science. This demonstrates that Princeton not only excels as a university rankings wise, but the fact that it is rated between 1-12 best regarding all of their subjects taught demonstrate that Princeton is an all-round excellent university. The fact that the student will basically have the best of the best education when taking any subject in Princeton demonstrate the professionalism of the university, the exceptional state of the art education as well as the fact that students will be learning in a competitive and fast paced environment means that if they take full advantage of it as well as benefit from it fully, they will gain knowledge and experience that is far ahead of a typical worker’s career. Also the fact that Princeton University is a very well respected prestigious university means that any of their graduates who are in search of a job will be able to find them quite easily thanks to recognition and level of prestigious education comparable to Yale, MIT, UCL and many more.
The University has an active student life, with its sports forming a major role in student participation and activities. For example, the Princeton Tigers basketball team is one of the biggest sports teams in Princeton University who compete frequently with big universities such as the University of Los Angeles (UCLA). Princeton University has also a very competitive hockey team which also goes by the name Princeton Tigers. The Princeton Tigers hockey team has also competed with big universities such as Rutgers University or University of Alberta (Canada). Student unions and clubs are also frequent where students rejoice to brainstorm, learn together and compete with others.