The first 13 transfer students to be admitted since Princeton reinstated its transfer program include seven military veterans and one reservist, representing the Army, Navy, and the Marines. The group also includes eight students who attended community college, the University said, noting that the two categories overlapped.
Fewer than 1 percent of the 1,429 applicants for the transfer program were admitted. Of those who choose to enroll, most are expected to enter Princeton as sophomores, though faculty and college deans will determine standing after reviewing transfer credits.
After ending transfers in 1990, the University announced in January 2016 that it would resume accepting transfers to attract applicants with diverse experiences such as veterans, students from low-income backgrounds, and those who attended community colleges.
Ten of the students who received admission offers are men and three are women. Eight identified as people of color. No recruited athletes or legacies are among the group.