Princeton University applications for the Class of 2023 dropped 7.3%. However, the 32,808 applications still represents the second highest application volume in the school’s history.
We believe the drop is inconsequential. Furthermore, we believe Princeton will admit yet another very competitive class of diverse and talented applicants. That said, there was a reported drop in international applicants of 13%. Finally, we believe the new graded high school writing sample scared away some domestic applicants. Often times, Princeton is one of several choice for a “moon shot” school. And why choose a moon shot school that requires an extra “hoop to jump through”?