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Princeton's Six Residential Colleges

Whitman College, named after donor Meg Whitman '77, is the newest of Princeton's residential colleges and was established in 2007. Whitman is located in the center of campus and its architectural style recalls the collegiate gothic architecture typical of Rockefeller and Mathey colleges, built in the late nineteenth century.

Wilson College, named after Woodrow Wilson (Class of 1879), was established in 1966. Located just west of the Frist Campus Center, Wilson includes Dodge-Osborne, Gauss, 1937, 1938, 1939, Feinberg, 1927-Clapp, and Wilcox halls, as well as part of Walker Hall. Wilson's pink brick buildings contain many of the largest suites on campus.

Forbes College, named after Malcolm S. Forbes Jr. '70, was originally established as Princeton Inn College in 1970. While students living in Forbes have a longer walk to their classes, they enjoy spacious rooms, private bathrooms, proximity to the 24-hour WaWa Market, and Forbes's self-contained structure.

Rockefeller College, named after John D. Rockefeller III '29, was established in 1983. "Rocky," as it is known, includes Holder, Witherspoon, and Buyers halls. Students in Rockefeller enjoy its stunning Gothic architecture, proximity to Nassau Street, and an impressive dining hall.

Mathey College, named after Dean Mathey '12, was established in 1983. Mathey (pronounced "Mad-dee") includes Blair, Joline, Campbell, and Hamilton halls. Mathey is noted for its Gothic architecture and proximity to the town of Princeton. Special facilities include a darkroom, TV room, game room, and music practice rooms.

Butler College, named after Lee D. Butler '22, was established in 1983. Located just south of Wilson College, Butler includes Lourie-Love, 1915, 1922, 1940, 1941, and 1942 halls, as well as part of Walker Hall. Wu Hall, the only campus building identified with Chinese characters, houses the Butler dining hall, a lounge, TV room, and game room.