Commemorative issue Princeton University bicentennial
Nassau Hall, Princeton University
Princeton University was chartered in 1746 as the College of New Jersey, by charter of King George II. Its present name was taken in 1896. Part of the Ivy League, Princeton has a graduate school, schools of engineering and applied sciences, and of architecture, and the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. Undergraduate classes in the humanities and social sciences are conducted on the preceptorial system: Lectures are supplemented by weekly discussions. Nassau Hall, the administrative building, briefly was the seat of the Continental Congress, from July to November 1783.