Enrollment steady for graduate students

Sept. 5, 2003 10:41 a.m.

Princeton's Graduate School had another "very healthy year" in admissions, according to Dean William Russel.

Enrollment in the school is stable, with 574 new students expected this year -- the same as last year. Total enrollment in the school is estimated at 2,010, also the same as last year. The University registrar's office will publish official opening enrollment statistics in early October.

Applications for admission to the school remained constant as well. The school received 9,071 applications, compared to 9,009 last year. The return on offers -- the number of students who applied and then accepted offers of admission -- increased slightly, according to Russel.

"We actually were a bit more selective this year, admitting fewer students. Overall the return was up, particularly in the Ph.D. program," he said. "There were very positive signs of growing stature in a number of departments. Electrical engineering, chemistry and economics had excellent return on their offers. Sociology did extraordinarily well, as did classics and music." He said the enrollment in master's degree programs -- particularly those in finance and in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs -- remains strong.

The full story is available in the Weekly Bulletin .

Contact: Eric Quinones (609) 258-3601