Princeton’s Cancellation of Early Action Does Not Explain Application Surges

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, Princeton University opted to forego offering students the chance to apply Early Action this fall. Instead, they offered students only the opportunity to apply Regular Decision on January 1st. The announcement, made just a few months into the COVID-19 pandemic, read, “The University will move … 

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Princeton Approves Deferrals and Leaves of Absence

Princeton University will allow all students who requested leaves of absence or deferrals to return to campus next year. In all, 713 student requests for leaves of absence or deferrals have been approved by the university. Princeton’s fall enrollment will thus be down about 13% as compared to the typical … 

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Princeton University Class of 2024 Admissions Statistics

For the Class of 2024, all but one Ivy League school that has thus far reported total application figures (Columbia University and Cornell University have yet to release this data), received fewer applications and had higher acceptance rates than for the Class of 2023. So which school proved to be … 

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Princeton University Class of 2024 Early Action Statistics

Princeton University has released Early Action decisions for its Class of 2024. In all, 791 students earned admission in the Single Choice Early Action round to Princeton’s incoming class. This figure compares to 743 students for the Princeton Class of 2023 and 779 students for the Class of 2022 Early … 

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Princeton University Class of 2023 Admissions Statistics

Between the Early Action and Regular Decision rounds of admission, Princeton University received 32,804 applications to its Class of 2023. Of these students, 1,895 earned admission (a figure that includes the 743 students who earned admission in the Early Action round as well as the 1,152 students who earned admission … 

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Race and Princeton Admissions

A piece up on “BuzzFeed” by Molly Hensley-Clancy entitled “Asians With ‘Very Familiar Profiles’: How Princeton’s Admissions Officers Talk About Race” highlights comments about Asian, Latino, and African American applicants discovered as part of a federal probe into Princeton University’s admissions practices over potential racial bias. Regular readers of our … 

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Princeton Admissions Records

A piece up on “CNBC” by Molly Hensley-Clancy entitled “Princeton is scrambling to block its admissions records from being released” paints a portrait of the fight Princeton finds itself in as it tries to keep students’ files from being released under the Freedom of Information Act. And who should be … 

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Princeton Class of 2019 Admissions

The admission statistics for the Princeton Class of 2019 are in. In all, the university offered slots to 1,908 students of the 27,290 that applied to the university. 767 of these 1,908 students were previously offered admission in the Single-Choice Early Action round. The admission rate thus stood t 6.99%, … 

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Princeton Early Action Admissions

With the Princeton Early Action admissions rate dropping by 3% after seeing a 10.7% increase in applications this year, some may wonder if the improved numbers are a result of the university extending their deadline. When  Hurricane Sandy hit, many universities extended their Early Action / Early Decision deadlines for … 

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