Earlier this evening, Princeton University extended admissions offers to 5.8% of its Class of 2023 applicants. This acceptance rate is a bit higher than last year’s record-low 5.5%. Of course, that was due to a 7.3% drop in application volume from last year’s record high. First-generation college students comprise 18% of the total admits. Furthermore, 26% of the total admits are from low-income households.
The 32,804 applicants (an adjustment of four from what we previously reported) represented 10,813 high schools in 161 countries. Of the admitted applicants, 56% self identified as people of color and 63% attended public schools. Only 11% were legacy applicants.
Finally, Princeton only expects a dozen or so transfer students will join these new applicants in the fall. (Transfer applicants receive their decisions in early May.)