How to Get Into Princeton

Recorded Thursday, December 31 at 12:00 AM

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Princeton University

Princeton, NJ

If you're interested in the most highly ranked school in the nation, don't miss Elias' breakdown of how to get into Princeton!

We'll cover important topics such as the nuances surrounding Princeton's acceptance rate, the academic and extracurricular preparation necessary for admission, and how to write the school's supplemental essays. We will also offer insight into Princeton's dorms, campus, and culture.

All prospective Tigers should join Elias as he takes a deep dive into Princeton's admissions requirements and answers your questions!

School information

Princeton University

Princeton, NJ
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Undergrad College: Harvard University '17

Major: Music

Graduate College: University of Michigan, M.M.

Work Experience: Now in my fourth year at CollegeVine, I have helped dozens of students gain acceptance to their top-choice schools and have also advised and mentored thousands more through my livestreams. Apart from my work at CV, I am also a professional conductor and a multi-instrumentalist. I currently serve as the music director of the Apollo Ensemble of Boston, and I have led symphonic concerts and operatic productions throughout the United States.

My Admissions Story: Initially interested in pursuing a career as a performing cellist, I applied almost exclusively to music schools with dual and double degree options and ultimately enrolled in the Tufts University/New England Conservatory Dual Degree Program. Unhappy with the combined program and worried I'd never feel like I was fully a student at either school, I logged back into in October of my freshman year. I can't say I went about the transfer process in the smartest way (I only applied to two schools!), but Harvard miraculously accepted me (or 'excepted me' as I wrote in a celebratory Facebook post that day - no one ever let me live that one down), and the rest was history.

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21:44@giovanna:why male is more
22:35@anonymous:I'm applying this year, and I'm a national merit commended student. But because I couldn't take the SAT, would it be helpful if I include the psat score I received in my honors section?
23:05@jonat_samey:so grades aren't everything? could you have a bad gpa and still get in?
32:57@lemonspice:right now i have a 3.75 gpa and I go to Rutgers! Could I get into Princeton?
33:14@jonat_samey:And to add to that, what would happen if his sisters went at the same time?
33:22@jonat_samey:how does legacy work? I have 2 sisters in college but they would graduate the year I would apply, would this be legacy?
33:59@anonymous:I'm a senior, and i have a 4.0 unweighted and received an A in my ap lang class last year, but got a 4 on the ap lang exam. However, I won a global writing contest. I also took the SAT once, which I took at the beginning of junior year, and I got a 1490 (700 reading, 790 math); i'm also a psat commended student. I'm having a dilemma and I don't know if i should send my SAT score since my English score is not that high. (sorry for the long question)
47:08@lemonspice:No I mean could I get into Princeton as a graduate student?
48:48@Guest:is Princeton better a Liberal Arts College in terms of small/discussion based classes and better relationship with professors (important for grad school)
49:42@Guest:Princeton or LAC for small discussion based classes? which is better?
51:59@anonymous:Will there be an available recording of this webinar?
54:00@jonat_samey:My school does offer IB diploma but it would make me in a lower math, should I still do that or go with HL Math and 5 IB's instead
54:32@anonymous:Sorry this is the same person who sent the long question, but i'm also asian and because of that, my college advisor said i shouldn't send my 1490 sat score
57:49@jonat_samey:where is the QandA form?
58:40@anonymous:There was an email sent to notify me.
58:46@anonymous: I understand that there was an increase in applications for ED, do you think the same will happen to RD?
60:00@jonat_samey:Different Jonathan, I also got a email


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