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Princeton University Class of 2011

Princeton Admits 7.2 Percent Regular, 9.5 Percent Overall

Princeton received a total of 18,942 applications for admission to the Class of 2011. This number represents an increase of 8 percent from last year and a 38 percent increase in the past four years.  1,791 applicants, or 9.5 percent were admitted.  Of the 16,605 applicants who applied Regular Decision, 1,194 applicants, or 7.2 percent, were admitted.  Princeton expects an yield of 69.5 percent.

Approximately 44 percent of the admits are minorities.  10.6 percent of the admits are international students.

 

Early Decision Admit Rate at 26 Percent

Princeton received 2,286 early decision applications this year, compared to 2,236 last year. This represents a 2 percent increase in applicants. 597 students, or 26 percent of were admitted this year, while approx. 100 students were rejected and the remaining deferred. The 597 students who were accepted represent 48 percent of an estimated class of 1245 students. This year's acceptance rate of 26 percent fell slightly from last year's 27 percent.

31 percent of accepted students are racial minorities, compared to 24 percent last year. 11 percent were international, compared to 12 percent last year. 52 percent were male, compared to 58 percent last year. 103 students, or 17 percent, are legacies, compared to 18 percent last year.

Accepted students had an average combined SAT score of 2200, with 730, 740 and 730 in critical reading, math and writing, respectively. Last year, students averaged 2170, with subject scores of 720, 730 and 720.