Princeton admission applications rise again

January 22, 2009 8:10:16 AM PST
Applications to Princeton University have reached a record level for the fifth year in a row. The Ivy League university says nearly 22,000 students have applied to join the class of 2013. That's a 2 percent increase over last year's applicants - and 60 percent over six years ago.

Princeton has room for about 1,300 in the incoming class. That is also a record, as part of a long-term plan to increase the number of undergraduates.

The university is trying to cut costs in the face of a bad economy. But the university is continuing to give full no-loan financial aid to all students who qualify.

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