The percentage of students accepting admission offers to the incoming freshman class — the yield — took a big jump this year, from 69 percent a year ago to 73.2 percent. With the University reporting that it had offered admission in March to 1,895 students, the yield figure indicates that 1,386 students plan to enroll in September — 90 students more than the target class size.
A Princeton spokesman said in mid-June that the University is “looking forward to welcoming the Class of 2023 in the fall,” but said he had no information about what might be necessary to accommodate the class.
Last year’s admission cycle produced a class about 43 students larger than the target size. During the summer of 2018, the University converted space that had been occupied by the Princeton Writing Program in Lauritzen Hall, one of the Whitman College dorms, to house students.
The yield for the Class of 2023 approaches the 73.6 percent rate for the Class of 2006, described at the time as a record figure.
The incoming freshman class includes a record number of women: 51 percent. Close to half the class members identify as minority students, including multiracial, and Pell-Grant recipients make up 24.8 percent. Recruited athletes comprise 16.2 percent of the class, children of alumni 14.1 percent, and international students 10.8 percent. About 47.4 percent of the incoming students were admitted through the early-action process.
In the second admission cycle for transfer applicants, nine of the 14 who were admitted have enrolled. Six served in the military, seven are low-income applicants, and seven have been community-college students.