Founded in 1746 by Presbyterians, Princeton was originally named 'The College of New Jersey.' For the first century and a half -- up until 1902 -- every President of Princeton had been a minister. Princeton's most famous President was Jonathan Edwards, America's greatest theologian, as well as a prolific author and influential preacher. The University's official motto was:
Under God's Power She Flourishes.
Princeton's first President, the Reverend Jonathan Dickinson, declared:
Cursed be all that learning that is contrary to the cross of Christ.