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Princeton RD Class of 2023 Discussion Thread

Terris_Ad_AstraTerris_Ad_Astra 31 replies3 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
I realized there doesn't seem to be a thread for this yet. Feel free to post your stats, intended majors, why you love Princeton, etc.
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  • slumbermachineslumbermachine 29 replies1 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    Starting this off as I haven't seen a dedicated thread for Princeton's class of 2023 RD applicant discussion!
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  • 2019RuralMe2019RuralMe 79 replies16 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    edited September 2018
    What application factors are most important for Princeton's SCEA? GPA, SATs/ACTs, ECs, Essay, other? How important is "fit" for SCEA? And what is "fit"?
    edited September 2018
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  • CantigerCantiger 930 replies17 threadsRegistered User Member
    All of those factors are important for Princeton's SCEA applicants, as it is for regular applicants. Contrary to popular opinion, SCEA applicants do not receive a significant boost in probability of admission simply because they applied early. Consider that most legacies, essentially all recruited athletes, children of faculty, staff and dignitaries, and winners of very prestigious awards/exceptionally qualified applicants will be applying SCEA.

    "Fit" is probably subjective but I would define it as an applicant who has the probability of not only succeeding in Princeton's rigorous academic environment, but who is likely to contribute meaningfully to the reputation of Princeton both nationally and globally. These applicants can be exceptional, published writers, gifted in the performing arts, nationally/internationally ranked athletes, innovators, scientists etc. Princeton admits both students who have narrow specializations and those who are broadly accomplished and gifted.

    One attribute that is common to most of the Princeton students I have met is a hesitation to brag of their own accomplishments. My son (BSE '16) says this is because you are never quite sure who you are talking to, and the likelihood is that said person is considerably more accomplished than you are. This is of course not universal but a tendency I have observed broadly among students.
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  • slumbermachineslumbermachine 29 replies1 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    Anyone know why applicant threads for the class of 2023 are not as active as the class of 2022 when they were at these periods of time?
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  • psywarpsywar 695 replies24 threadsRegistered User Member
    @Cantiger
    One attribute that is common to most of the Princeton students I have met is a hesitation to brag of their own accomplishments. My son (BSE '16) says this is because you are never quite sure who you are talking to, and the likelihood is that said person is considerably more accomplished than you are.

    My BSE ‘20 recently said the same thing. #HumilityCheck ;)
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  • applicantXIXapplicantXIX 77 replies15 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    Due today! Good luck to all.
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  • acedang11acedang11 29 replies4 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    any international students out there?
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  • CedolinoCedolino 17 replies0 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    Yes, Europe here! And you, where from?
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  • sumguysumguy 100 replies10 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    whew I know I'm probably not getting in but now I'm posting here RIP. Here's ya standard applicant checking in
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  • pandi2023pandi2023 10 replies0 threadsRegistered User New Member
    anyone received alumni interview? i submitted 1/1/2019 and not heard anything yet
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  • La petite crise cardiaqueLa petite crise cardiaque 35 replies1 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    @pandi2023 Neither have I. I'm based in Canada so I'm not surprised if there isn't an alumni interviewer close by. I do wish that they could have offered us the chance to request a skype/phone interview. tho. Constantly check all your Spam, Promotions, Updates, Social, or whatever folders there are in your email. Good luck.
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  • x2019xx2019x 104 replies1 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    I got an email for an interview last week and I submitted my application on 12/31/18
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  • applicantXIXapplicantXIX 77 replies15 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    Does everyone get an interview or is it the top number of applicants?
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  • nerdmdnerdmd 45 replies2 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    Does everyone get an interview or are they chosen based on the applicant application?
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  • x2019xx2019x 104 replies1 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    Just had my Princeton interview, definitely my favorite interview so far! :)
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  • applicantXIXapplicantXIX 77 replies15 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    @x2019x Same! I thoroughly enjoyed chatting with my interviewer!
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  • compSciLovercompSciLover 121 replies8 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    I think the interview process is random. I got one from Harvard, MIT, and Stanford, which I submitted way before the deadline but not Yale, Columbia, or Princeton, which I submitted on the day of
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  • WhosYourMommyWhosYourMommy 27 replies0 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    hey guys! I thought it would be fun to post our princeton short takes. Here are my extremely cringy answers-
    Your favorite book and its author:
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez- "One Hundred Years of Solitude"
    Your favorite movie:
    Probably a Malayalam rom-com called Bangalore Days
    Your favorite website:
    Definitely Quora. Favourite question on Quora- "During airplane turbulence, how do atheists keep calm?"
    Two adjectives your friends would use to describe you:
    Funnily unfunny and ridiculously handsome
    Your favorite recording:
    'Child's Song' by Tom Rush is perfect for a rainy day
    Your favorite keepsake or memento:
    A picture of my parents in their first home
    Your favorite source of inspiration:
    My family and their unflinching support
    Your favorite word:
    Kerfuffle
    Your favorite line from a movie or book and its title:
    "Oy with the poodles already!"- Gilmore Girls

    BTW im an international student and im pretty sure im not getting in. But I LOVED doing the Princeton app. It was so much fun.
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  • StanfordOrBust19StanfordOrBust19 52 replies1 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    Are Princeton interviews for international (India) students competitive? I just had had one and thought that it went pretty well.
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  • David5700044David5700044 57 replies0 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    Does Princeton send likely letters? If so, is it only to certain majors like some other schools. I applied as WWS and economics
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