, located in Princeton, New
Jersey, is one of the eight Ivy League universities, and is widely
recognized as one of the most prestigious institutions in the world. It is the fourth-oldest institution of higher
education in the United States. It was founded as the "College of New
Jersey" in 1746, and was originally located in Elizabeth,
New Jersey. The school moved to Princeton in 1756, still under its original name. The name was officially changed to
"Princeton University" in 1896. While originally a Presbyterian
institution, the university is now non-sectarian and makes no religious demands on its students.