In a banner year for Princeton University, the school admitted just 6.1% of applicants to its Class of 2021. In all, 31,056 students applied for admission to Princeton University this year, while 1,890 were offered the chance to be Tigers. Princeton is anticipating a class size of approximately 1,308 students — or about a 69% matriculation rate based on matriculate rates at Princeton from years past. As they say, the best predictor of future performance is past performance so schools are usually fairly accurate with their anticipated matriculation rates (though rainy days on admitted students’ weekends can have a negative influence, as but one example).
As reports Audrey Spensley for “The Daily Princetonian,” “50.5 percent of admitted applicants are women and 49.5 percent are men, representing a higher percentage of admitted women than in previous years. Additionally, 47.3 percent of the 24.1 percent of students who applied under the B.S.E program were women. Nearly 20 percent of the students offered admission will be the first in their families to attend college, the largest number in recent memory. Students were admitted from 49 states and 76 countries, with 12.1 percent of admitted students coming from countries besides the U.S. The most-represented states were New Jersey, California, New York, Texas, Pennsylvania, Florida, Massachusetts, and Georgia, in order. The only state not represented is Montana. Students were also admitted from Washington, D.C., Guam, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, and the Virgin Islands. Of the admitted students, 63.8 percent attended public schools. The University press release also noted that over half of admitted applicants self-identify as ‘people of color, including biracial and multiracial students.’ Additionally, nearly 11 percent of admitted students are children of University alumni.”
We like that nearly 20% of admitted students will be the first in their families to attend college — that’s very cool indeed! Highly selective colleges like Princeton covet their first-generation college students. And as for Princeton admitting students from 49 states, you can bet that if a student had a pulse in that 50th state, Princeton would have likely offered the student admission. Colleges love to brag that they have students in their incoming class from all 50 states. 49 is close…but no cigar.
A big congratulations to our students at Ivy Coach who were offered admission to the Princeton Class of 2021! And, while you’re here, read about the Early Action round at Princeton for the Class of 2021.