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PRINCETON EARLY ADMISSIONS

Princeton has offered admission to 770 students from a pool of 5,003 candidates who applied through single-choice early action for the Class of 2021. Last year Princeton offered admission to 785 students from a pool of 4,229 candidates who applied through single-choice early action for the Class of 2020. Princeton forecasts a total admission of just above 1300 students for the Class of 2021 to be chosen from a record number of applicants. The pool was the largest in the last six years, representing an 18.3 percent increase over last year’s early applicant pool. The admission rate was 15.4 percent. In 2015, the early admit rate was 18.6 percent.

PRINCETON EARLY ROUND ACCEPTANCE
Early Applications Accepted Total Early Applications Received Early Acceptance Rate Estimated Early Action Enrollment % of Class Filled by Early Admissions
2021 770 5,003 15.39% 1,300 59.23%
2020 785 4,229 18.56% 1,300 60.38%
2019 767 3,850 19.92% 1,300 59%
2018 714 3,854 18.53%  1,300  54.92%
2017 697 3,810 18.29%
2016 726 3,476 20.89%

PRINCETON UNIVERSITY EARLY & REGULAR DECISION ADMISSIONS

Princeton University has offered admission to 1,890 students, or 6.1 percent of the record 31,056 applicants for the Class of 2021, in what is the most selective admission process to date. Last year, the admission rate was 6.46 percent. Of the students offered admission, 50.5 percent are women and 49.5 percent are men; 53.4 percent have self-identified as people of color and 18.9 percent will be the first in their families to attend college. Princeton University has offered admission to 770 students from a pool of 5,003 candidates who applied through single-choice early action for the Class of 2021. The pool was the largest in the last six years, representing an 18.3 percent increase over last year’s early applicant pool. The admission rate was 15.4 percent. In 2015, the early admit rate was 18.6 percent.

PRINCETON UNIVERSITY ADMISSIONS: REGULAR DECISION
Regular Decision Applications Accepted Regular Decision Applications Received Regular Decision Admissions Acceptance Rate
2021 1,120 26,053 4.30%
2020 1,109 25,074 4.42%
2019 1,141 23,440 4.87%
2018 1,225 22,787 5.38%
2017 1,234 22,688 5.44%
2016 1,369 23,188 5.90%

PRINCETON UNIVERSITY ADMISSIONS: EARLY & REGULAR DECISION
Early & Regular Decision Applications Accepted Early & Regular Decision Applications Received Early & Regular Decision Admissions Acceptance Rate
2021 1,890 31,056 6.09%
2020 1,894 29,303 6.46%
2019 1,908 27,290 6.99%
2018 1,939 26,641 7.28%
2017 1,931 26,498 7.29%
2016 2,095 26,664 7.86%
2015 2,300 27,189 8.46%
2014 2,311 26,247 8.80%
2013 2,209 21,963 10.06%
2012 1,976 21,369 9.25%

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