Princeton University is a vibrant community of scholarship and learning that stands in the nation's service and in the service of all nations. Its educational mission is to prepare students to pursue meaningful lives and to help address the challenges of the future. As a global 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. Founded in 1746, Princeton University was British North America's fourth college. Located in Princeton, New Jersey, it enrolls more than 5,200 undergraduates and more than 2,600 graduate students.