“Class of 2010 is most diverse in Princeton's history”

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<p>“Princeton's efforts to build a multicultural undergraduate student body have yielded their strongest results with this year's freshman class.</p>

<p>"With a record-high representation of students from minority backgrounds as well as international students, the class of 2010 is the most diverse in Princeton's history," Dean of the College Nancy Malkiel reported at the Sept. 18 faculty meeting. </p>

<p>“A total of 456 freshmen are from minority backgrounds, representing 37 percent of the 1,231-member class. This compares to 433 minority students, or 35 percent, in the class of 2009. The class of 2010 also includes 128 international students, constituting 10 percent of the class, which is up from 109 students, or 9 percent of the class, a year earlier.</p>

<p>“Princeton also continued to enhance the economic diversity of its undergraduate population, as 682 freshmen, or 55 percent of the class, are receiving financial aid under the University's groundbreaking "no loan" program. The percentage matches the record set by the class of 2009 and, based on preliminary reports from other Ivy League universities, remains the highest among Princeton's peer institutions, according to Malkiel.</p>

<p>Great to hear.</p>