Statistics for the Class of 2019

© 2015 Hernandez College Consulting and Christian Termont of EERA

Preliminary Results – Early Action and Early Decision – Entering Fall 2015

Ivy League – Early Action and Early Decision

EARLY IVIES 2019 2018 2017
Admit Applied % Admit Applied % Admit Applied %
Brown ED 617 3,016 20.46 583 3,088 18.88 558 3,010 18.54
Columbia ED 600 3,373 17.79 650 3,296 19.72 600 3,126 19.19
Cornell ED 1,200 4,800 25.00 1,325 4,775 27.75 1,237 4,193 29.50
Dartmouth ED 483 1,859 25.98 469 1,678 27.95 464 1,574 29.48
Harvard SCEA 977 5,919 16.51 992 4,692 21.14 895 4,856 18.43
Penn ED 1,316 5,489 23.98 1,299 5,149 25.23 1,196 4,812 24.85
Princeton SCEA 767 3,850 19.92 714 3,854 18.53 697 3,810 18.29
Yale SCEA 753 4,693 16.05 735 4,750 15.47 649 4,520 14.36
Total Ivies 6,713 32,999 20.34 6,767 31,282 21.63 6,296 29,901 21.06

Please note that the numbers in italics for Columbia and Cornell are estimated for the Class of 2019.

BROWN

Brown accepted 617 of the 3,016 early applications received for the class of 2019. The university deferred 1,968 applications to the regular admission round and rejected 408. The 3,016 applications for early decision this year represent a slight decrease from last year’s 3,088. Approximately 30,360 students applied to the class of 2019, marking a slight increase from previous years.

COLUMBIA

Columbia received 3,373 early applications compared to 3,296 last year. Inasmuch as Columbia declined the release the exact number of admissions, the rate of admission should have remained similar with an estimated admission of about 600 students.

CORNELL

Cornell also failed to release its admissions’ statistics for the Class of 2019. We are estimating an admission rate of 25 percent of an applicants’ pool of 4,800.

DARTMOUTH

Dartmouth received 1,859 Early Decision applications for the Class of 2019. This represents a substantial increase over the Early Decision applications for the Class of 2018. Dartmouth accepted 483 ED applications –14 more than last year’s 469 students. Dartmouth deferred 787 applicants and rejected 578 applicants The 483 students will compose approximately 41 percent of the Class of 2019 estimated at 1110 students. Nearly 20,500 students have applied for acceptance to the Class of 2019, representing a more than six percent increase in applications over last year.

HARVARD

Harvard accepted 977 students or 16.5 percent of the 5,919 early applicants to the Class of 2019. Last year, Harvard’s Early Action program admitted 992 students to the Class of 2018 for early admission from a pool of 4,692. The Office of Admissions deferred 4,292 applicants to be reconsidered in the regular application pool and rejected 541 students.

UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA

Penn received 5,489 early decision applications for the Class of 2019 and reported an increase from last year’s 5,149 early decision applications. Penn admitted 1,316 students under the Early Decision program for a 24% admit rate. The university plans to only accept 2,420 students to their undergraduate program this year out of more than 37,000 applications.

PRINCETON

Princeton admitted 767 students and received 3,850 applications for an acceptance rate of 19.9 percent of their applicants. The university deferred 2,918 applicants to the regular admissions and rejected 165 applicants. For the Class of 2018 the early admission numbers were lower with only 18.5 percent or 714 of 3,854 applicants accepted. Princeton forecasts a total admission of just above 1300 students for the Class of 2019 to be chosen from a record number of applicants. Princeton received 27,259 applications for its next freshman class, a 2 percent increase over last year.

YALE

Yale reported a total of 4,693 applications, a slight increase from last year’s 4,750 applications for its SCEA program. The school offered admission to 753 applicants for its Class of 2019. The 15.7 percent early acceptance rate marks an increase from last year’s 14.5 percent early admission rate.

Stanford and MIT – Early Action

EARLY ROUNDS 2019 2018 2017
Admit Applied % Admit Applied % Admit Applied %
Stanford SCEA 743 7,297 10.18 748 6,948 10.77 725 6,103 11.88
MIT EA 625 6,519 9.59 612 6,820 8.97 650 6,541 9.94
Total Ivies 1,368 13,816 9.90 1,360 13,768 9.88 1,375 12,644 10.87

MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

Massachusetts Institute of Technology received 6,519 early action applications (down from the 6,820 received last year) and accepted 625 students for an acceptance rate of 9.59%.

STANFORD

Stanford accepted 10.18% percent of its SCEA pool by admitting 743 out of a record 7,297 applications. Last year, Stanford admitted 748 students out of 6,948 applicants. At less than 10 percent, the rates of admissions at both MIT and Stanford remain more than one-half of the combined Ivy League.

More Selective Schools – Early Action and Early Decision

EARLY ROUNDS 2019 2018 2017
Admit Applied % Admit Applied % Admit Applied %
Chicago EA 1,200 11,400 10.53 1,350 11,143 12.12 1,380 10,317 13.38
Duke ED 815 3,180 25.63 797 3,180 25.06 753 2,540 29.65
Georgetown EA 907 6,840 13.26 955 6,734 14.18 879 6,851 12.83
J. Hopkins ED 539 1,865 28.90 526 1,595 32.98 530 1,450 36.55
Northwestern ED 1,011 2,793 36.20 925 2,863 32.31 881 2,651 33.23

CHICAGO

Chicago did not release official numbers, but it is expected that the school received about 11,500 applications and accepted around 11 percent in its non-restrictive EA round.

DUKE

Duke reported that 3,180 students applied under its Early Decision program and 815 were offered admission to the Class of 2019. Last year, the university accepted 797 students through Early Decision. Students admitted through Early Decision this year will represent 38 percent of next fall’s incoming class, which is expected to include 1,705 students.

GEORGETOWN

Georgetown received 6,840 applications and admitted 907 students for an admission ratio of 13%. Last year, Georgetown received 6,734 applications and admitted 955 students for an admission ratio of 14%. The number of total applications for the Class of 2019 remained steady at 19,427 or nine fewer than last year.

JOHNS HOPKINS

Johns Hopkins reported that 1,865 applied for the Class of 2010. This represents an increase of 70 applications from last year. 539 applicants will be the first students welcomed into the Class of 2019.

NORTHWESTERN

Northwestern University reported 2,793 applications and admitted 1,011 students to its Class of 2019. In 2014, Northwestern had 2,863 applications and admitted 925 students to its Class of 2018. With 32,090 total applications for admission to the Class of 2019, Northwestern has received 4.7 percent fewer applications than it did last year. Regular decision applications totaled 29,297.

Expected Percentage of Early Admissions in the Class of 2019

The tables below present the percentages of early applicants in the projected enrollment for the Class of 2019.

Early 2019
Ivies Admit Enroll Est % Early
Brown ED 617 1,500 41.13
Columbia ED 600 1,400 42.86
Cornell ED 1,200 3,200 37.50
Dartmouth ED 483 1,175 41.11
Harvard SCEA 772 1,700 45.41
Penn ED 1,316 2,420 54.38
Princeton SCEA 767 1,300 59.00
Yale SCEA 753 1,360 55.37
Total Ivies 6,508 14,055 46%
Other 2019 Admit Enroll Est % Early
Duke ED 815 1,705 47.80
Northwestern ED 1,011 2,025 49.93
J. Hopkins ED 539 1,300 41.46
Stanford SCEA 743 1,700 43.71

Liberal Arts Colleges – Early Decision

Liberal Arts Colleges 2019 2018 2017
Admit Applied % Admit Applied % Admit Applied %
Colgate EDI 188 373 50.40% 167 309 54.04% 170 308 55.19%
Middlebury ED 280 667 41.98% 292 699 41.77% 287 686 41.84%
Williams ED 244 593 41.15% 240 584 41.10% 237 554 42.78%
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