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The 1,895 students offered admission for the CLASS OF 2023 include record percentages for women, students from lower-income backgrounds, and those who identify as people of color, University officials said. 

The admit rate rose slightly, to 5.8 percent from last year’s record-low 5.5 percent. A major factor was a 7.2 percent decline in the number of applications this
year, to 32,804.  

Of those admitted, 52 percent are women and 48 percent are men; 56 percent self-identified as people of color, which Princeton defined as Asian, black, Hispanic, biracial or multiracial, or other. The University declined to release the percentage of students from underrepresented minority groups. 

Princeton said 26 percent of the admitted students are eligible for Pell grants; 18 percent are first-generation college students; 11 percent are children of Princeton alumni; 63 percent come from public schools; and 39 percent were admitted through the early-action program. International students from 60 countries make up 11 percent of admitted students. About 900 students were placed on the wait list. 

The class size is expected to be 1,296. Students have until May 1 to accept the offer of admission.