Rapelye has worked at Princeton since 2003. Dean of the College Jill Dolan will serve as the acting dean of admission while a national search for Rapelye’s successor begins in the fall semester. Dolan will chair the search committee, which will include faculty, staff and students.
The Consortium on Financing Higher Education is an organization supported by and representing 35 highly selective private liberal arts colleges and universities, including Princeton. It is based in Cambridge, Mass., and has an office in Washington, D.C.
During Rapelye’s tenure, applications to Princeton have nearly tripled, to 35,370 in 2018, and the admission process has become fully electronic. Princeton also has tripled the number of admitted students who are eligible for federal Pell Grants from 7 percent in the Class of 2007 to an estimated 23 percent for those offered admission this fall to the Class of 2022.