Blacks Make Up Large Percentages of Admitted Students at Princeton University and Williams College

Princeton University reported a record 27,189 applicants this spring. The university accepted 2,282 students for admission, 8.4 percent of all who applied. African Americans make up 9.1 percent of all students accepted at Princeton. Another 5 percent of admitted students identified themselves as biracial.

At Williams College, the top-rated liberal arts institution in Williamstown, Massachusetts, 1,199 students were accepted for the Class of 2015 from among 7,030 applicants. Among the group of accepted students are 172 African Americans. Therefore, African Americans make up a whopping 14.3 percent of all accepted students.