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Founded in 2001 by the Princeton University Program in Teacher Preparation, the Princeton University Preparatory Program (PUPP) is a rigorous, academic and cultural enrichment program that supports high-achieving, low-income high school students from local districts.  Our multi-year, tuition-free program prepares participants for admission to and ongoing success within selective colleges and universities. 

"PUPP is one of Princeton's most inspired--and successful--educational initiatives.  It gives talented students of modest means the knowledge and confidence they need to fulfill their aspirations, it broadens the pool of applicants available to our nation's finest colleges and universities, and, in time, it will strengthen the fabric of American society."   
                                                                                                                     -Shirley Tilghman

Enjoy this video – Defining Success – produced to celebrate PUPP’s 10th Anniversary in 2011.


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