EIN 21-0634501

Princeton University

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As a research university with an internationally renowned faculty, Princeton seeks to reach the highest levels of achievement in the discovery and transmission of knowledge and understanding.
Related structure
Princeton University is a parent organization to a group of 144 other organizations.
Also known as...
The Trustees of Princeton University; Finance and Treasury Office

Program areas at Princeton University

Research-one of The world's great research centers, Princeton University is The site of pioneering work across all academic areas. Every member of The faculty is engaged in scholarly research; each year The members of The faculty publish more than 3,000 scholarly documents. In addition, graduate students and upperclass undergraduates pursue independent research. External sources funded 1,588 separate projects in 2019-20 as well as The Princeton plasma physics lab. ; there were 947 sponsored projects in The natural sciences, 480 in engineering and applied science, 132 in The humanities and social sciences, and 29 in non-academic areas.
Auxiliary activities-princeton University furnishes services to The campus community including housing, dining, and conference and event services to approximately 8,400 students, 1,300 faculty, 6,000 staff, as well as The public. One of Princeton's defining characteristics is its small, residential community that offers a wealth of academic, extracurricular and campus life opportunities for students. Nearly all of The University's undergraduates and 70 percent of graduate students live on campus. The University also offers a variety of housing and dining programs for faculty and staff.
Education - Princeton University is a private not-for-profit, non-sectarian institution of higher learning with approximately 5,400 undergraduate and 3,000 graduate students. 2,200 students graduated in The 2019-2020 academic year. As a world-renowned research University, Princeton seeks to achieve The highest levels of distinction in The discovery and transmission of knowledge and understanding. At The same time, Princeton is distinctive among research universities in its commitment to undergraduate teaching.

Form 990s for Princeton University

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2020-062021-05-26990View PDF
2019-062020-09-18990View PDF
2018-062019-11-04990View PDF
2017-062018-11-15990View PDF
2016-062017-09-21990View PDF
...and 6 more Form 990s

Who funds Princeton University

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift FundFor Grant Recipient's Exempt Purposes$18,818,384
 View purchase optionsEducation$13,251,005
 View purchase optionsEducation$6,519,000
...and 198 more grants received
Federal funding details
Federal agencyProgram nameAmount
National Science FoundationMATHEMATICAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES$30,159,656
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...and 374 more federal grants / contracts

Grants made by Princeton University

GranteeGrant descriptionAmount
Community Foundation of New JerseyContribution$1,600,000
Leadership Enterprise for A Diverse America (LEDA)Contribution$704,000
Mary John Goree Las Animas County Scholarship FoundationContribution$686,968
 View purchase optionsContribution$407,267
 View purchase optionsContribution$400,000
...and 21 more grants made

Financials for Princeton University

RevenuesFYE 06/2020
Total grants, contributions, etc.$693,643,000
Program services$494,875,979
Investment income and dividends$818,092,000
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$117,000
Royalty revenue$13,851,000
Net rental income$7,204,000
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$34,405,000
Net income from fundraising events$-94,010
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$57,946,031
Total revenues$2,120,040,000

Personnel at Princeton University

Jay DominickVice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer
Jim MatteoVice President for Finance and Treasurer
Brent ColburnVice President for Communications and Public Affairs$499,457
 View purchase optionsVice President for Advancement$630,414
 View purchase optionsVice President for Human Resources$415,523
...and 26 more key personnel

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General information
701 Carnegie Center Suite 445
Princeton, NJ 08540
Metro area
Trenton-Princeton, NJ
Mercer County, NJ
Website URL
(609) 258-3000
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IRS details
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Form 990
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Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
B43: University or Technological Institute
NAICS code, primary
611310: Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
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