EARLY-ACTION applicants for the Class of 2022 faced tougher odds, as the pool of candidates grew from prior years. Princeton offered admission to 799 students from a pool of 5,402 candidates, an admit rate of 14.7 percent. By comparison, 3,443 students applied for early action in fall 2011 for the Class of 2016 (the first year that the option to apply early was reinstated), 726 were offered admission, and the admit rate was 21.1 percent. Of students offered admission for the coming year, 50 percent are male and 50 percent are female, 17 percent are children of alumni, and 14 percent will be the first in their families to attend college.
The University has reported the recent deaths of two undergraduates. JACOB KAPLAN ’19, of Chatsworth, Calif., died Dec. 24 in New York City of angiosarcoma, a rare cancer. He was 21. Kaplan was a computer science major, a member of Quadrangle Club, and was involved with Chabad and the Center for Jewish Life.
CHESTER LAM ’19, of Morganville, N.J., died Jan. 12 in New York City. He was 20. In an email to students, Dean of Undergraduate Students Kathleen Deignan said Lam took his own life. He was a computer science major and a member of Wilson College.
President Eisgruber ’83 is one of 28 founding members of the PRESIDENTS’ ALLIANCE ON HIGHER EDUCATION AND IMMIGRATION, which seeks to increase public understanding of how immigration policies affect students, campuses, and communities.