Princeton admission viewbook available online

Oct. 8, 2004 10:44 a.m.

The University's 2004-05 Admission Information viewbook is now available online, offering prospective students a valuable look at undergraduate life at Princeton.

"Our residential college experience allows students to live in an academic community and reap the benefits of living with other motivated students, being advised by dedicated faculty members and learning from upperclass students," Dean of Admission Janet Rapelye writes in her greeting. "There are many ways to be successful at Princeton. We hope as you read, you will gain an appreciation for the fine teaching and research to which students are exposed as well as the intellectual limits that they can challenge during their four years here."

"The undergraduate education at Princeton is superb," Rapelye adds. "At the same time students are pursuing academic options, we hope they are developing new talents, skills and personal interests."

Highlighting the "community of learning" at Princeton established more than 250 years ago, the Admission Information viewbook focuses on academic and campus life as well as the many resources and services available to students. It also includes important details about the University's need-blind admission process and its groundbreaking financial aid program, which enables students who qualify for aid to meet their financial commitments through grants and work-study -- not student loans.

The Office of Admission also has introduced a supplementary publication, Princeton in Brief , to provide prospective students with basic facts about the University and its history.

Deadlines for admission to the class of 2009 are Nov. 1 for early decision and Jan. 2, 2005, for regular decision.

Princeton's current freshman class includes 1,175 students. The University has enrolled the largest number of freshmen from low-income families in its history this fall and, for the second consecutive year, is awarding need-based financial aid to a record 52 percent of the class.

The University received 13,695 applications last year and offered admission to 12.7 percent of applicants. Of the entire class of 2008, 27.3 percent are students of color and 9.3 percent are international students from 50 countries. U.S. students hail from 48 states and Washington, D.C.

Contact: Eric Quinones (609) 258-3601