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After departing from Old Nassau, the Class of 1999 spread their wings and moved around the world — but largely to California. In the 25 years since their graduation, members of the Class of 1999 have lived on continents from Australia to Africa. As a whole, they practice religions including Buddhism and Mormonism as well as speak languages from Latvian to Tagalog.


“The ocean chose me,” Moana and many members of the Class of 1999 say from the East and West Coasts. Almost one-third of domestic respondents live in New York or California. Internationally, Europe is the most common continent of residence.


As potential parents of future legacy students, 62.6 percent of the Class of 1999 thinks that Princeton should consider legacy status as a factor when admitting students, while another 16.8 percent are “unsure.” A little over a quarter of the Class of 1999 are legacies themselves, with significant disparities amongst racial groups. While over a quarter of White or Asian respondents identified themselves as legacies, only 14.3 percent of Black respondents identified as such. That percentage was even lower in the Class of 2024, where only 6.9 percent of Black respondents are legacies.

Furthermore, 57.8 percent of respondents had a parent with a masters’ or professional degree, and over 18 percent had a parent with a doctorate, which is relatively similar to the Class of 2024. Overall, the Class of 1999 is more white than today’s Princetonians, with 77.3 percent of 99ers identifying white, compared to 60 percent of the Class of 2024.