Admission offered to 11.7 percent of applicants for Class of 2005

April 10, 2001 6:26 p.m.

A total of 1,675 students, or 11.7 percent of the 14,287 applicants for the Class of 2005, have been offered admission to Princeton.

According to Dean of Admission Fred Hargadon, the enrollment target for the class is 1,165.

Just under 51 percent of the offers of admission went to men and just over 49 percent went to women. Of admitted students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents, 37 percent indicated a minority background. International students comprise 10 percent of those admitted. Those offered admission include students in all 50 states and in 51 other countries.

About 34 percent of the students were admitted in the early decision process in December.

More than half of the applicants had SAT scores of 1400 or higher and had grade-point averages of 3.8 or higher (including 4,400 with 4.0 GPAs).

"Our decisions were difficult," Hargadon said. "They'd have been difficult even had we been able to admit half again as many."

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