Princeton Theological Seminary prepares women and men to serve Jesus Christ in ministries marked by faith, integrity, scholarship, competence, compassion, and joy, equipping them for leadership worldwide in congregations and the larger church, in classrooms and the academy, and in the public arena.
Princeton Seminary’s Reformed tradition shapes the instruction, research, practical training, and continuing education, as well as the theological scholarship it promises. The Seminary embraces in its life and work a rich racial and ethnic diversity and the breadth of communions represented in the worldwide church. It offers its theological scholarship in service to God’s renewal of the church’s life and mission, and it seeks to engage Christian faith with intellectual, political, and economic life in pursuit of truth, justice, compassion, and peace.
Men and women from across the nation and around the world come to Princeton Theological Seminary every year to pursue ministry as a vocation. Students come from West Virginia and West Africa, Korea and New York, Ireland and Texas; they are black, white, Native American, Asian, Hispanic, young, middle-aged, and older adults representing thirty denominations—each committed in ministry to Jesus Christ and the church.
• The Seminary enrolls approximately 440 students.
• 52 Christian traditions are represented in our student body.
• Students come from 44 states, 2 territories, and 19 countries.
• Women make up 44 percent of the student body.
• Princeton Seminary provides an environment of ethnic and cultural diversity.
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- Princeton Seminary has a beautiful, historic campus in the heart of Princeton, New Jersey, near Princeton University, and one hour from both New York City and Philadelphia.
- The campus includes buildings that date from early nineteenth century; several have won historic renovation awards.
- Due to our close relationship with Princeton University, opportunities abound for Seminary students to take classes at the University as well as use their various libraries. There are also summer language classes available with Princeton University’s Graduate College.
- The Seminary library houses numerous archival treasures, such as the most complete set of Dead Sea Scroll photographs in the world, the second-largest collection of Puritan writings in the United States, and an extensive Latin American theological collection.
- Princeton Seminary is committed to cultivating a residential community of learning. 85% of students live on campus in housing provided by the Seminary, which includes nearly 250 apartments for married students, families, and older single students.
- A childcare center is available for the children of students and employees.
- The Whiteley Gymnasium and Mackay Campus Center provide space for rest and recreation.
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• Most minister in local congregations.
• Others pursue teaching, counseling, mission work, chaplaincy, ministries of social justice, or administration.
• Currently more than 11,000 alumni serve Christ worldwide, about 9,000 in the United States and 1,000 overseas.