Princeton and New Jersey
Many are aware of Princeton University's reputation as a top-ranked international research university. The story that doesn't often get told is how the University's location in New Jersey enhances its ability to maintain this reputation. New Jersey's attractiveness as a biotech/pharmaceutical headquarters location has created a robust environment for research and collaboration across higher education and businesses. Its rich transit system has contributed to the University's ability to create an ambitious plan for a performing arts center and new campus gateway around the Princeton (Dinky) train station. And the priority New Jersey places on renewable energy and sustainability contributes to a vibrant culture of energy and green building innovation.
At the same time, Princeton University is committed to ensuring the success of the greater Princeton community and the State of New Jersey. This includes providing summer education program for New Jersey teachers and high school students, volunteering thousands of hours to community service in the region each year, generating roughly $1 billion in economic benefit to the state and providing opportunities for research and discussion on policy issues facing the state and the region. In all of these ways and more, Princeton contributes significantly to the overall economic growth of New Jersey and the quality of life in the region.
From day one on campus, community service is central to the Princeton experience, and one that begins right here in New Jersey.
This page features economic impact studies that demonstrate the University's impact on the county, state and region.
The student body of Princeton University hails from all over the United States and the world, but about 15% of the students are from New Jersey, representing almost every county in the state.
This page features number facts about the people of Princeton University and our campus.