The Ivy Coach Daily

April 9, 2021

Princeton University Class of 2025 Admissions Statistics

Princeton did not offer its traditional Early Action program for the Class of 2025 (photo credit: Daderot).

The admissions statistics for the latest incoming class at Princeton University, the lone Ivy League institution that did no offer an Early Decision or Early Action option for applicants to the Class of 2025, are in the books. Princeton, which marched to the beat of its own drummer by temporarily doing away with its Single Choice Early Action program because of the pandemic, enjoyed a record year in spite of not even offering one of its two rounds of admissions. You want to come to the party? We’re not even going to have a party and you’ll still form a line at the door. That’s what happened at Princeton for the Class of 2025. In all, 1,498 students earned admission to the Princeton, New Jersey-based institution in the only round of admissions. These admitted students were selected from an applicant pool of 37,601 applicants. To put these figures in historical perspective, for the Class of 2024, 32,836 students applied between both rounds of admission and 1,823 earned admission. For the Class of 2023, 32,804 students applied and 1,895 earned admission. For the Class of 2022, a then-record 35,370 students applied and 1,941 earned admission. So while Princeton’s applications rose the least among the Ivy League universities for the Class of 2025 — as a direct result of not offering an Early option — it was still a record year. And just who earned admission to Princeton? Want to learn more Princeton University Class of 2025 admissions statistics? Alright, alright, alright!

Breakdown of Admits to Princeton’s Class of 2025

As Princeton’s Office of Communications reports in its “Princeton 2025” release, “Princeton University has offered admission to 1,498 students for the Class of 2025, including 22% who will be first-generation college students, an increase from 17% last year. Sixty-eight percent of U.S. citizens or permanent residents in the admitted group self-identified as people of color, including biracial and multiracial students. Despite the 15% increase in applications from the previous admission cycle, the University remained committed to a holistic review process. Of the students offered admission, 52% are women and 48% are men. Sixty-four percent of the admitted students come from public schools. Twenty-four percent of admitted students indicated they want to study engineering, and 15% are interested in studying the humanities. Seven percent of admitted students indicated they were undecided. Children of Princeton alumni account for 10% of the admitted students. The students come from all 50 states, plus Washington, D.C., Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, and are citizens of 74 countries. International students represent 14% of the admitted students.”

Princeton Boldly Marched to the Beat of Its Own Drummer for the Class of 2025

We commend Princeton for marching to the beat of its own drummer, for daring to temporarily eliminate their Early program back in June 2020 even if their peer institutions did not pledge to follow suit (and never did follow suit). The elimination of their Early program led to a diaspora of applicants across the Ivy League and to other highly selective universities. In short, the vast majority of students who would have applied Early Action to Princeton in a typical year didn’t not apply in the Early round. They didn’t waste their Early card. Rather, they applied to another university in the Early round. In addition to all Ivy League schools dropping the testing requirement, Princeton’s unusual chess move too led to skyrocketing applications across the Ivies and at other elite universities. And yet Princeton still enjoyed a record year in admissions. The school still received more applications than ever before — not quite as big of a surge as at the other seven Ivy League schools but a surge nonetheless.

Congratulations to Ivy Coach’s students who earned admission to Princeton University’s Class of 2025. Well done!

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