Ivy League Profile: Princeton University
Princeton University, part of the Ivy League and located in Princeton, New Jersey, was originally founded as the College of New Jersey in 1746, making it the fourth-oldest institution of higher education in the United States. Known for being exceptionally competitive, Princeton’s historical acceptance rate has hovered around 5-6% in recent years, but the school has since stopped releasing its annual admissions rates. Princeton stated that the decision was due to the fact that “this information raises the anxiety level of prospective students and their families and, unfortunately, may discourage some prospective students from applying”. Moreover, the school introduced and has extended its test optional policy for first-year and transfer applicants for the next three admission cycles applying in the falls of 2023, 2024, and 2025. As such, applicants may submit an ACT or SAT score only if they wish to do so.
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