- Associated Press - Thursday, March 27, 2014

PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) - Princeton University says its latest round of admissions is expected to represent the most selective admission process in the university’s history.

A university spokesman announced Thursday that Princeton has offered admission to just 7.28 percent of those who applied for the Class of 2018.

The school has offered admission to 1,939 of the near-record 26,641 applicants.

That compares with Princeton’s record-low admission rate of 7.29 percent last year.

School officials say this year’s applicant pool was among the largest in the University’s history. Princeton has seen a 94.5 percent increase in applications over the past decade.

Ninety-seven percent of the admitted applicants are in the top 10 percent of their class, among high schools that keep rankings.

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