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Princeton Admission Chances


Acceptance Rate

7.1%
Admission Difficulty for Princeton University
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Admission StandardsElite
Applicant CompetitionExtreme

Can I get into Princeton? The school has a 7% acceptance rate. Last year, 1,948 out of 27,290 applicants were admitted making Princeton an extremely competitive school to get into with a very low chance of acceptance - even for applicants with the highest scores and grades.  Academically, it has exceptionally high requirements for admission test scores. Princeton University typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students. Of those applicants which were admitted, 68% enrolled. With over half of admitted students enrolling, acceptance by Princeton University is a prized outcome for many students.

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SAT Requirements

SAT Range
1470-1590
Applicants Submitting SAT
80%
SAT Scores for Princeton University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 730
SAT Math 25th 730
SAT Composite 25th 1470
SAT Scores for Princeton University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 800
SAT Math 75th 800
SAT Composite 75th 1590
SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Princeton University?

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1470 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1410. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1530 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 80 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Princeton University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1590 and Above Good >11%
1530 to 1590 Avg + 7%-11%
1470 to 1530 Avg - 4%-7%
1410 to 1470 Reach 3%-4%
Less than 1410 Low <3%

ACT Requirements

ACT Range
32-35 
Applicants Submitting ACT
36%
ACT Scores for Princeton University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 32
ACT Math 25th 31
ACT Composite 25th 32
ACT Scores for Princeton University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 35
ACT Math 75th 35
ACT Composite 75th 35
ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Princeton?

Admission data indicates that Princeton regularly accepts students with ACT's of 32 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 30 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 34 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 35 and above have very competitive chances. 36 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Princeton University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Princeton University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
35 and Above Good >13%
33 to 35 Avg + 7%-13%
32 to 33 Avg - 5%-7%
31 to 32 Reach 4%-5%
Less than 31 Low <4%

Estimated GPA Requirements

Avg. High School GPA
3.87
Typical High School Grades
A-

You will need exceptionally good grades to get into Princeton University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Princeton University was 3.87 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- students are accepted and ultimately attend. Given the school's very highly selective admissions, acceptance at Princeton extremely difficult and unlikely even with a 3.87 GPA..

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Princeton University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 86% Good
3.50 to 3.75 10% Reach
3.25 to 3.50 3% Reach
3.00 to 3.25 1% Reach
2.75 to 3.00 1% Low
2.50 to 2.75 0% Low
2.25 to 2.50 0% Low
2.00 to 2.25 0% Low

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Admission Statistics

Princeton University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 12,676 14,614 27,290
Accepted 945 1,003 1,948
Acceptance Rate 7% 7% 7%
Enrolled 624 695 1,319
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 66% 69% 68%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Princeton University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Princeton University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Recommended
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Princeton University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit No
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=186131 IPEDS survey data for Princeton University.