Princeton Club of New York

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Princeton Club of New York
FormationDecember 12, 1866; 153 years ago (1866-12-12)
TypePrivate Club
Legal statusPrivate Social Club
PurposeHotel, Dining, Fitness, Meeting Space
Region served
New York metropolitan area

The Princeton Club of New York is a private club located in Midtown Manhattan, New York City, New York. Its membership is composed almost entirely of alumni and faculty of Princeton University, which is located 40 miles (64 km) outside New York City in Princeton, New Jersey.

It was founded in 1866 as the Princeton Alumni Association of New York. It was re-organized in 1886 as the Princeton Club of New York, and later incorporated as a Club on December 12, 1899.[1] The club had four homes before settling into its current clubhouse at 15 West 43rd Street in Manhattan in March 1963. During these years the club saw a steady expansion in the diversity of its membership. Cultural and ethnic diversity found steady growth, and as women joined the undergraduate body in increasing numbers, they also found a home at The Princeton Club. The Club is the largest organized body of Princetonians in the world and is truly the “Heart of Princeton in New York City.”

In addition to overnight accommodation and dining facilities, the club features a 10,000-volume library, a squash and fitness center, business center, and Wi-Fi access.


Membership in the Princeton Club is restricted to alumni, faculty, and students of Princeton University, as well as alumni of a select number of affiliated schools such as the Northwestern University, London School of Economics (LSE) and Columbia University. Early in the 21st century, the alumni of New York University, whose own club closed in 1989, became eligible for membership.[2] The club's membership has more recently been augmented by the admittance of the former Williams Club members and alumni from other elite universities are eligible for membership including:

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  1. ^ Club Men of New York, fourth edition; (New York: W. H. Rossiter), 1901, p. 29
  2. ^ Alexander Leitch, A Princeton Companion, Princeton University Press (1978)
  3. ^ "Princeton Club Affiliate Schools".
  4. ^ "Princeton Club - New York, NY - Associate Schools". Retrieved 2016-10-18.
  5. ^ a b "Princeton Club - New York, NY - Associate Schools". Retrieved 2017-06-12.
  6. ^ "Princeton Club - New York, NY - Associate Schools". Retrieved 2017-06-12.
  7. ^ "Princeton Club Membership « - Smith College Office of Alumnae Relations Smith College Office of Alumnae Relations".

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