It's also descriptive of the college culture: With a low student-to-faculty ratio (12-to-1) more typical of private schools, the college prides itself on its close community and tradition.
On the first day of classes, freshmen are welcomed by the college president in the Sir Christopher Wren Building, which school officials say is the oldest U. college building still used for classes, dating back to the 1690s.
The establishment of graduate programs in law and medicine in 1779 make it one of the first universities in the United States.
In addition to its undergraduate program (which includes a joint degree program with the University of St.
About 30 percent of students are "Greek," and there are about 400 student organizations.