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Princeton Acceptance Rates Withheld for Class of 2026

13 APR 2022

Princeton University chose to withhold its admissions statistics for the Class of 2026. These statistics included Princeton’s early and regular round admissions rate, number of applicants, demographics of accepted students, and statistics about SAT scores and GPAs.


Princeton’s Application Acceptance Rates Withheld

According to an online announcement made on March 30, 2022, and one day before the annual Ivy Day, Princeton University “made the decision not to release admission data during the early action, regular decision and transfer admission cycles.” Instead, they will publish an announcement later in the year that focuses solely on Princeton’s enrolled Class of 2026.

Princeton still plans to report aggregate data about the admission cycle in the Common Data Set and to the state and federal governments.

Princeton reported that this monumental decision to not report acceptance rates was made so the university could focus more on the students and relieve some of the anxiety of applicants.


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Princeton University Class of 2026 Admissions Profile

Princeton did not release admissions results for the Class of 2026.

The Class of 2025 early admit profile included:

  • 22% first-generation students
  • 68% students of color (U.S. citizens and permanent residents)
  • Students from 74 countries

The Class of 2025 full profile included students from:

  • 12,298 high schools (64% from public schools)
  • 50 states, Washington D.C., Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands
  • 164 countries

The incoming class was made up of 52% women and 48% men and 22% were first-generation college students.

Princeton University Admissions Statistics (Last 3 Years)
Princeton University Regular Decision StatisticsEarly & Regular Decision Applications AcceptedEarly & Regular Decision Admissions Acceptance Rate
Class of 2026WithheldWithheldWithheld
Class of 202537,601 1,4983.98%
Class of 202432,836 1,8235.55%

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How many students apply to Princeton University each year?

Thousands of students apply to Princeton each year. Getting into this prestigious school is extremely difficult, and competition has only increased in the last few years. For example, Princeton’s Class of 2020 had 29,303 applications and admitted 6.5% of applicants. Princeton’s Class of 2025 had 37,601 applicants and only accepted 3.98%!

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Crimson Students Accepted into Princeton University

Crimson students are getting into Princeton! We already have 14+ students reporting acceptance to Princeton, with more on the way! Congratulations to all the Crimson students accepted into Princeton’s Class of 2026!

How Crimson Can Help you get into Princeton and other Top Universities

According to US News, Princeton ranks #1 in the U.S., making it one of the most competitive schools worldwide. As the number of students applying to top universities increases, especially test-optional schools, the harder it will be to get into these top universities.


Crimson Education helps thousands of students gain admission to their dream schools. Despite enormous applicant pools and low acceptance rates at top universities, Crimson’s acceptance numbers are increasing!

More than 489 Crimson students have been admitted to the Ivy League! Here is a breakdown of Crimson’s Class of 2026 acceptance numbers.

  • 117+ Crimson Ivy League offers, including 83 offers to the most competitive Ivies — Harvard, Princeton, Yale, Columbia, and UPenn.
  • UPenn offers included several to Penn’s Wharton School of Business and the prestigious Huntsman Program.
  • 160+ offers to US Top 10 universities, including Stanford, MIT, UChicago, Duke, Northwestern, John Hopkins, and Caltech.
  • 81+ UC Berkeley and UCLA offers
  • 232 offers to the US Top 25

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