Princeton University Graduate College

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Princeton University Graduate College
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The graduate college with Cleveland Tower
Princeton University Graduate College is located in Mercer County, New Jersey
Princeton University Graduate College
Location College Road, Princeton, NJ
Coordinates 40°20′26.0″N 74°39′52.7″W / 40.340556°N 74.664639°W / 40.340556; -74.664639Coordinates: 40°20′26.0″N 74°39′52.7″W / 40.340556°N 74.664639°W / 40.340556; -74.664639
Built 1913 (1913)
Architect Ralph Adams Cram
Architectural style Collegiate Gothic
Governing body Princeton University
Part of Princeton Historic District (#75001143)
Designated CP 27 June, 1975

The Graduate College at Princeton University is a residential college which serves as the center of graduate student life at Princeton, and also as the home of the current Dean of the Graduate School, Dr. Sanjeev R. Kulkarni. It was dedicated on October 22, 1913, during the tenure of the first dean of the Graduate School, Andrew Fleming West, and was the first residential college in the United States devoted solely to postgraduate liberal studies. The group of Collegiate Gothic buildings was designed by Ralph Adams Cram and located on a hill, one-half mile west of the main campus. Its most prominent architectural landmark is the 173-ft-high Cleveland Tower, which features one of the largest carillons in the United States. Cleveland Tower adjoins the Old Graduate College, which also includes Proctor Hall, the Van Dyke Library, Pyne Tower, and North Court. In 1962, the New Graduate College (colloquially, "new GC") was built to expand the Old Graduate College to the south-west, although it features a more modern architectural style.

The Graduate College currently houses approximately 430 graduate students, mostly in their first-year of graduate study. It was recently featured in the movie Admission and will feature in Runner, Runner, with Ben Affleck.

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