Princeton University

The first football game, between two different colleges, happened in November of 1869. It was Princeton vs. Rutgers. (Rutgers won, 6-4).

The Bonfire. The bonfire is one of the most memorable and sporadic, of all traditional Princeton activities, celebrating that the Princeton football team had the best record in a single season among the Big Three — Harvard, Yale and Princeton.

  • Color: Princeton Orange and Black
  • Mascot: Princeton Tigers
  • Motto: Dei Sub Numine Viget (Under God’s Power She Flourishes)

Class of 2025

  • Applicants: 37,601
  • Admitted: 1,647
  • Enrolled: 1,345