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Princeton University is a private Ivy League research university in Princeton, New Jersey. Founded in 1746 in Elizabeth as the College of New Jersey, Princeton is the fourth-oldest institution of higher education in the United States and one of the nine colonial colleges chartered before the American Revolution.[1][lower-alpha 1] The institution moved to Newark in 1747, and then to the current site nine years later. It was renamed Princeton University in 1896.

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  1. Princeton in the American Revolution. Princeton University, Office of Communications. “...the fourth college to be established in British North America.”
  2. "Building Penn's Brand", Gazette (University of Pennsylvania), <http://www.upenn.edu/gazette/0902/thomas.html>
  3. Princeton vs. Penn: Which is the Older Institution?. Princeton (February 5, 2003).
  4. Log College. Princeton (1978).
  5. History, Columbia, <http://www.columbia.edu/content/history.html>

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  1. Princeton is the fourth institution of higher learning to obtain a collegiate charter, conduct classes, or grant degrees, based upon dates that do not seem to be in dispute. Princeton and the University of Pennsylvania both claim the fourth oldest founding date and the University of Pennsylvania once claimed 1749 as its founding date, making it fifth oldest, but in 1899 its trustees adopted a resolution which asserted 1740 as the founding date.[2][3] To further complicate the comparison of founding dates, a Log College was operated by William and Gilbert Tennent, the Presbyterian ministers, in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, from 1726 until 1746 and it was once common to assert a formal connection between it and the College of New Jersey, which would justify Princeton pushing its founding date back to 1726. However, Princeton has never done so and a Princeton historian says that the facts "do not warrant" such an interpretation.[4] Columbia University was chartered and began collegiate classes in 1754. Columbia considers itself to be the fifth institution of higher learning in the United States, based upon its charter date of 1754 and Penn's charter date of 1755.[5]
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