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U. revises yield, expects to draw from wait list

The University adjusted its yield rate to 68.6 percent on Friday after 14 admitted students deferred their admission to the Class of 2020, Dean of Admission Janet Rapelye said.

The yield rate is no longer a record yield rate. The previously reported yield rate was 69.4 percent, compared to last year's yield of 69.2 percent.

Rapelye said she ultimately expects to admit 20 to 25 students from the wait list. These students will be notified before June 30.

"Since students continue to ask to defer or withdraw throughout the next few weeks and months, the numbers in the class and the yield will change, as they always do during this period," Rapelye said.

Rapelye noted that the enrolling number for the incoming freshman class currently stands at 1,310, which is the University's target enrollment number. The number for the incoming freshman class does not include the 35 students who will be participating in the Bridge Year Program next year.

According to Rapelye, 60 percent of the incoming class will receive financial aid. Forty-two percent of students self-identified as American students of color, and 12.6 percent are children of Princeton graduates. Of the incoming class, 46.8 percent of the committed students are women, and 53.2 percent are men.

Rapelye said final statistics will be released in a report in September.

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