“These students are artists, scientists, athletes, musicians, caregivers, debaters, and much more,” said Dean of Admission Karen Richardson ’93. “Most importantly, through their applications, they showed a real desire to engage with others in the types of critical yet respectful discussions that make Princeton a dynamic place.”
About 5.6 percent of this year’s 32,836 applicants were admitted, down from 5.8 percent last year and slightly higher than the record low of 5.5 percent in 2018. Of those admitted, 20 percent come from low-income backgrounds, which includes but is not limited to students eligible for federal Pell grants.
The admitted students are 51 percent women and 49 percent men; 17 percent are first-generation college students; 10 percent are children of Princeton alumni; 63 percent come from public schools; and 43 percent were admitted through the early-action program. International students from 64 countries make up 12 percent of admitted students.
The class size is expected to be 1,308, which includes a small number of transfer students who will be admitted in mid-May. First-year students have until May 1 to accept the offer of admission.