799 students who applied Single Choice Early Action to Princeton University this fall have been offered admission, as the university’s office of communications announced today. These 799 students were chosen out of a pool of 5,402 students. It marked the largest Early Action pool for Princeton in seven years. The Early Action admit rate for Princeton’s Class of 2022 stands at 14.7% this year. Last year, 15.4% of students who applied SCEA to Princeton earned admission, while the same statistic stood at 18.6% the year before for the Class of 2020.
Mazel tov to our students at Ivy Coach who earned admission to Princeton today. You all got in!
Breakdown of Princeton’s Class of 2022 Early Action Admits
As reports Princeton’s office of communications in a release about the Princeton Class of 2022, “The admitted students represent 48 countries and 44 states, in addition to the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Forty-four percent of the admitted students are U.S. students from diverse backgrounds and 11 percent are international students. The admitted students are balanced in terms of gender: 50 percent are women and 50 percent are men. Fifty-six percent of the admitted students come from public or charter schools, and 14 percent are the first in their families to attend college. Seventeen percent of the admitted students are children of Princeton alumni. Twenty-one percent of the admitted students indicated they want to study engineering.”
We’re not too impressed that Princeton only admitted students from 44 states and 48 countries. The University of Pennsylvania, as an example, admitted students from 45 states and 54 countries this Early cycle. But 25% of UPenn’s admitted Early students to the Class of 2022 are legacies, whereas that same statistic stands at 17% for Princeton. So Princeton’s got the edge there in our book. A quarter of admitted students to a university in the Early round should not be the children and/or grandchildren of alumni. We’d like to see UPenn’s legacy number drop next year to a level closer to Princeton’s. Or maybe they could drop it even lower? We’re not holding our breath — that’s for sure.
Our Princeton Early Action Admits
Congratulations to our students at Ivy Coach who earned admission to Princeton University this Early Action cycle. Every single one of you who applied found out today that you got in. And to one of our students who applied SCEA to Princeton and got in today but is now having second thoughts about not having applied to Harvard, don’t be ridiculous. You got into Princeton. You’ve got to revel in this achievement. If you want to apply to Harvard in the Regular Decision round, that’s fine. But, today, we expect you to be all cheer and smiles because you got into Princeton, a school we should add that regularly ranks #1 in the “US News & World Report” college rankings.
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