Princeton selects fewer white students every year and now hires more black, Hispanic and Asian candidates than any other Ivy League school
- Princeton announced its 2025 class on Thursday; 68% are non-white (black, Asian, Hispanic, and other races)
- It means that the remaining 32% is white – about 479 of the 1,498 students
- In 2019 44% were white and in 2020 39% white
- Harvard enrolled 60% non-white students (18% black, 27% Asian American and 13.3% Hispanic)
- White students were still by far the largest group at about 40%
- Brown’s intake consists of 55% students who describe themselves as of color
Princeton selects fewer white students every year and now hires more non-white candidates than any other Ivy League, new data from the university shows.
Princeton announced on Thursday that it had sent letters to its class by 2025. Successful applicants will learn whether they got a place or not by 7 p.m. EST.
More than 37,600 have been registered and 1,498 have been selected. Of them, 68 percent – 1,018 – identify themselves as people of color.
The school did not distinguish in that group how many are black, Hispanic, Asian, or any other race, leaving 32 percent – 479 students – with the “self-identity” as white.
Dartmouth is the only Ivy League this year to accept a majority of white students instead of non-white students; the school’s 2025 class is divided into 48% non-white and 52% white.
Only Harvard released a race breakdown – the rest of the schools described the admission as colored students.
68 percent of Princeton’s class by 2025 will be nonwhite and 32 percent will be white. It is the Ivy League that is now accepting the largest number of non-white students
IVY LEAGUE CLASSES OF 2025
68% students of color, 32% white
60% students of color, 40% white
59% students of color, 41% white
56% students of color, 44% white
55% students of color, 45% white
48% students of color, 52% white
* Has not released a breakdown
In 2019, 56 percent said they were colored – 44 percent were white. In 2020, 61 percent of the new class said they were people of color – 39 percent were white.
Across all races, 52 percent of new students are female and 48 percent male.
If we apply that to the racial groups, there are about 500 men of color and 500 women of color, 229 white men and 250 white women. Sixty-four percent (958) are from public schools.
Only ten percent – about 140 children – are children of Princeton alumni.
The school insists that it follow the same process every year, without deliberately adjusting it in favor of any particular group of applicants.
They have not disclosed the breakdown applicants in order to determine if more students of color are applying each year.
Harvard provided a more detailed breakdown of its intake for the 2025 class; 18 percent identify as African American / Black, 27.2 percent Asian American, 13.3 percent Latinx, 1.2 percent Native American, and 0.6 percent Native Hawaiian.
It means that 40 percent of the class is white – by far the largest percentage.
Harvard said the intake is comparable to the demographics of the US population.
According to the most recent government census, about 60 percent of the country is white, 18.5 percent are Hispanic, 13.4 percent are black, and 5.9 percent are Asian.