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Princeton University offers admission to 1,931

Thursday - 3/28/2013, 11:40am  ET

PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) -- Princeton university is offering admission to 1,931 students to the Class of 2017.

The Ivy league school says that's more than 7 percent of the 26,498 applicants. The school says 1,395 candidates are on a waiting list.

Princeton says 10,629 applicants had a 4.0 grade point average and 13,802 had scores of 2100 or higher on the three sections of the SAT. Sixty-one percent come from public schools and nearly 14 percent will be the first in their families to attend college.

Most of the students receiving admission are from California. They're followed by students from New Jersey, New York, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Texas.

The students have until May 1 to accept Princeton's offer. Princeton expects the 1,290 students will comprise the 2017 class.

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