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Profile of Princeton Theological Seminary

Princeton Theological Seminary is located in Princeton, NJ (a large suburb). The school is a Presbyterian Church (USA) school. Princeton Theological Seminary is a private, not-for-profit institution. The highest degree level offered by the school is the Doctoral degree.

Course Topics

Princeton Theological Seminary has a tighter focus on specific Course Topics than most colleges its size. The school is known for its programs in religion and philosophy.

Princeton Theological Seminary Selectivity

Princeton Theological Seminary does not offer open admission.


The school maintains a faculty/student ratio (full-time) which is better than most colleges. Princeton Theological Seminary has a tenure system for senior faculty. The full-time faculty at the school is well-paid, which often goes with faculty quality.

Student Enrolment

Princeton Theological Seminary had 653 enrolled students in 2007.

Student Life

The school has a residential or campus feel. Princeton Theological Seminary offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"Princeton Theological Seminary prepares men and women 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. A professional and graduate school of the Presbyterian Church (U. S. A. ), the Seminary stands within the Reformed tradition, affirming the sovereignty of the triune God over all creation, the Gospel of Jesus Christ as Gods saving word for all people, the renewing power of the word and Spirit in all of life, and the unity of Christs servant church throughout the world. This tradition shapes the instruction, research, practical training, and continuing education provided by the Seminary, as well as the theological scholarship it promotes. In response to Christs call for the unity of the church, the Seminary embraces in its life and work a rich racial and ethnic diversity and the breadth of communions represented in the worldwide church. In response to the transforming work of the Holy Spirit, the Seminary offers its theological scholarship in service to Gods renewal of the churchs life and mission. In response to Gods sovereign claim over all creation, the Seminary seeks to engage Christian faith with intellectual, political, and economic life in pursuit of truth, justice, compassion, and peace. To these ends, the Seminary provides a residential community of worship and learning where a sense of calling is tested and defined, where Scripture and the Christian tradition are appropriated critically, where faith and intellect mature and life-long friendships begin, and where habits of discipleship are so nourished that members of the community may learn to proclaim with conviction, courage, wisdom, and love the good news that Jesus Christ is Lord. Adopted by the Board of Trustees, May 1996"

Princeton Theological Seminary Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Religion and Philosophy221ministry, theology, religious Education

Contact: Princeton Theological Seminary

Princeton Theological Seminary

64 Mercer St

Princeton, NJ 08542-0803

General Phone: (609) 921-8300


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