Princeton follows Harvard’s lead against early admission

September 18, 2006 at 11:58 pm Leave a comment

Posted by Dee

According to today’s press release from Princeton University, the school is ending its early admission program in favor of a single admission process next year.

The statement is reminiscent of Harvard’s from last week, touching on the inequities of early admission for disadvantaged students. While I think the results of Harvard’s decision indeed be interesting to watch, for Princeton the stakes are even higher! For a school that admits nearly 50% of its freshman class through Early Decision (see AdmitSpit’s “Admission statistics for top colleges: 2006” post), I sure hope Princeton didn’t make this decision lightly by just following along with what Harvard was doing.

If you’re wondering whether all the Ivy Leagues are jumping on board, the answer is no. Brown and Dartmouth at least have already released announcements saying that they will maintain their early acceptance programs.

For AdmitSpit’s comprehensive post about the Harvard early admission pullout, click here.

For the full press release from Princeton, click here.


Entry filed under: AdmitSpit, Brown, College trends, Dartmouth, Early action, Early decision, Harvard, Ivy league, News, Princeton, Regular decision, Statistics.

Admission statistics for top colleges: 2006 Too much news; back to some wise words

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