Admission Statistics for the Class of 2018

© 2014 Hernandez College Consulting and Christian Termont of EERA

Ivies Plus© — Class of 2018

IVIES + MS Overall Early Round Estimated
Regular Decision
2018 Admit Applied % Admit Applied % Admit Applied %
Ivies 22,597 253,457 8.92 6,767 31,282 21.63 15,830 222,175 7.13
MIT + Stanford 3,557 60,524 5.88 1,360 13,768 9.88 2,197 46,756 4.70
Total 26,154 313,981 8.33 8,127 45,050 18.04 18,027 268,931 6.70

Ivies Plus© — Classes of 2016-2018

IVIES + MS 2018 2017 2016
2016-2018 Admit Applied % Admit Applied % Admit Applied %
Ivies 22,597 253,457 8.92 23,010 247,283 9.31 23,374 242,672 9.63
MIT + Stanford 3,557 60,524 5.88 3,758 57,818 6.50 4,047 54,740 7.39
Total 26,154 313,981 8.33 26,768 305,101 8.77 27,421 297,412 9.22

Ivies Plus© — Volume of Applications — From 2012 to 2018

Change in Volume Applications 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012
Brown 30,432 28,919 28,742 30,944 30,135 24,988 20,633
Columbia 32,952 33,531 31,851 34,929 26,178 25,427 22,585
Cornell 43,041 40,006 37,812 36,387 36,337 34,371 33,073
Dartmouth 19,296 22,416 23,110 22,385 18,778 18,132 16,538
Harvard 34,295 35,023 34,303 34,950 30,489 29,114 27,462
Penn 35,868 31,280 31,217 31,663 26,941 22,808 22,922
Princeton 26,641 26,498 26,664 27,189 26,247 21,963 21,369
Yale 30,932 29,610 28,974 27,283 25,869 26,003 22,813
Stanford 42,167 38,829 36,631 34,348 32,022 30,429 25,298
MIT 18,357 18,989 18,109 17,909 16,632 15,663 13,396
Total 313,981 305,101 297,413 297,987 269,628 248,898 226,089

Ivies Plus© — Changes in Volume of Applications — From 2012 to 2018

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Brown 5.23% 0.62% -7.12% 2.68% 20.60% 21.11% 47.49%
Columbia -1.73% 5.27% -8.81% 33.43% 2.95% 12.58% 45.90%
Cornell 7.59% 5.80% 3.92% 0.14% 5.72% 3.92% 30.14%
Dartmouth -13.92% -3.00% 3.24% 19.21% 3.56% 9.64% 16.68%
Harvard -2.08% 2.10% -1.85% 14.63% 4.72% 6.02% 24.88%
Penn 14.67% 0.20% -1.41% 17.53% 18.12% -0.50% 56.48%
Princeton 0.54% -0.62% -1.93% 3.59% 19.51% 2.78% 24.67%
Yale 4.46% 2.20% 6.20% 5.47% -0.52% 13.98% 35.59%
Stanford 8.60% 6.00% 6.65% 7.26% 5.24% 20.28% 66.68%
MIT -3.33% 4.86% 1.12% 7.68% 6.19% 16.92% 37.03%
Total 2.91% 2.58% -0.19% 10.52% 8.33% 10.09% 38.87%

Ivies Plus© — Historical Admits— From 2012 to 2018

Historical Admits 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012
Brown 2,619 2,649 2,760 2,757 2,815 2,790 2,828
Columbia 2,291 2,311 2,363 2,419 2,472 2,501 2,418
Cornell 6,019 6,062 6,123 6,538 6,673 6,565 6,834
Dartmouth 2,220 2,252 2,180 2,270 2,193 2,279 2,228
Harvard 2,023 2,029 2,076 2,188 2,205 2,175 2,175
Penn 3,551 3,785 3,846 3,935 3,841 4,040 3,769
Princeton 1,939 1,931 2,095 2,300 2,311 2,209 1,976
Yale 1,935 1,991 1,975 2,109 2,039 1,958 1,892
Stanford 2,138 2,210 2,427 2,437 2,340 2,426 2,400
MIT 1,419 1,548 1,620 1,715 1,676 1,676 1,554
Total 26,154 26,768 27,465 28,668 28,565 28,619 28,074

Ivies Plus© — Historical Admit Rates — From 2012 to 2018

Historical Admit Rates Admit
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Brown 8.61% 9.16% 9.60% 8.91% 9.34% 11.17% 13.71%
Columbia 6.95% 6.89% 7.42% 6.93% 9.44% 9.84% 10.71%
Cornell 13.98% 15.15% 16.19% 17.97% 18.36% 19.10% 20.66%
Dartmouth 11.50% 10.05% 9.43% 10.14% 11.68% 12.57% 13.47%
Harvard 5.90% 5.79% 6.05% 6.26% 7.23% 7.47% 7.92%
Penn 9.90% 12.10% 12.32% 12.43% 14.26% 17.71% 16.44%
Princeton 7.28% 7.29% 7.86% 8.46% 8.80% 10.06% 9.25%
Yale 6.26% 6.72% 6.82% 7.73% 7.88% 7.53% 8.29%
Stanford 5.07% 5.69% 6.63% 7.10% 7.31% 7.97% 9.49%
MIT 7.73% 8.15% 8.95% 9.58% 10.08% 10.70% 11.60%
Total 8.33% 8.77% 9.23% 9.62% 10.59% 11.50% 12.42%

Admission Data — Ivy League

Ivy League — Class of 2018

IVIES Overall Early Round Estimated
Regular Decision
2018 Admit Applied % Admit Applied % Admit Applied %
Brown 2,619 30,432 8.61 583 3,088 18.88 2,036 27,344 7.45
Columbia 2,291 32,952 6.95 650 3,296 19.72 1,641 29,656 5.53
Cornell 6,019 43,041 13.98 1,325 4,775 27.75 4,694 38,266 12.27
Dartmouth 2,220 19,296 11.50 469 1,678 27.95 1,751 17,618 9.94
Harvard 2,023 34,295 5.90 992 4,692 21.14 1,031 29,603 3.48
Penn 3,551 35,868 9.90 1,299 5,149 25.23 2,252 30,719 7.33
Princeton 1,939 26,641 7.28 714 3,854 18.53 1,225 22,787 5.38
Yale 1,935 30,932 6.26 735 4,750 15.47 1,200 26,182 4.58
Total Ivies 22,597 253,457 8.92 6,767 31,282 21.63 15,830 222,175 7.13

Ivy League — Classes of 2016-2018

IVIES 2018 2017 2016
Overall Admit Applied % Admit Applied % Admit Applied %
Brown 2,619 30,432 8.61 2,649 28,919 9.16 2,760 28,742 9.60
Columbia 2,291 32,952 6.95 2,311 33,531 6.89 2,363 31,851 7.42
Cornell 6,019 43,041 13.98 6,062 40,006 15.15 6,123 37,812 16.19
Dartmouth 2,220 19,296 11.50 2,252 22,416 10.05 2,180 23,110 9.43
Harvard 2,023 34,295 5.90 2,029 35,023 5.79 2,032 34,302 5.92
Penn 3,551 35,868 9.90 3,785 31,280 12.10 3,846 31,217 12.32
Princeton 1,939 26,641 7.28 1,931 26,498 7.29 2,095 26,664 7.86
Yale 1,935 30,932 6.26 1,991 29,610 6.72 1,975 28,974 6.82
Total Ivies 22,597 253,457 8.92 23,010 247,283 9.31 23,374 242,672 9.63

Admission Data — MIT and Stanford

MIT and Stanford — Classes of 2014-2016

MIT + Stanford 2018 2017 2016
2018-2016 Admit Applied % Admit Applied % Admit Applied %
Stanford 2,138 42,167 5.07 2,210 38,829 5.69 2,427 36,631 6.63
MIT 1,419 18,357 7.73 1,548 18,989 8.15 1,620 18,109 8.95
Total 3,557 60,524 5.88 3,758 57,818 6.50 4,047 54,740 7.39

MIT and Stanford — Classes of 2016-2018

MIT + Stanford Overall Early Round Estimated
Regular Decision
2018 Admit Applied % Admit Applied % Admit Applied %
Stanford 2,138 42,167 5.07 748 6,948 10.77 1,390 35,219 3.95
MIT 1,419 18,357 7.73 612 6,820 8.97 807 11,537 6.99
Total 3,557 60,524 5.88 1,360 13,768 9.88 2,197 46,756 4.70

Review of Class of 2018 — Entering Fall 2014

Brown University

Brown University admitted 2,619 students to the Class of 2018, with 583 through early decision. 30,342 applications were received for regular and early decision admissions slots, an increase over last year’s pool of 28,919 applications. The rates of acceptance were 8.61 percent for the combined rounds and 18.88 percent for the Early Decision round only Last year, for the Class of 2016, Brown University admitted 2,649 students out of the 28,919 applications it received for an overall 9.16 percent admit rate in the combined rounds and 18.6 percent for the Early Decision round only.

Columbia University

For the Class of 2018, Columbia accepted 2,291 from 32,952 applications. The acceptance rate of 6.95 percent was slightly higher than the previous 6.9 percent when Columbia admitted 2,311 from 33,531 applications. Two years ago, the Class of 2016 admitted 7.4 percent. In this admission cycle, Columbia received 3,296 early decision applications and accepted about 650 students for an admission rate just below 20 percent. In its fourth year of using the Common Application, Columbia remained below the 34,929 applications submitted for the Class of 2015.

Cornell University

According to its Office of Admissions and Enrollment, Cornell has received an all-time high of 43,041 applications for freshman admission to the Class of 2018, a 7.5 percent increase over 2013, when just over 40,000 applications were received. The overall admit rate reported by Cornell is 14 percent, slightly down from last year’s admit rate of 15.2 percent. Cornell admitted 6,019 applicants with 4,694 regular decision applicants and 1,325 Early Decision applicants. Cornell admitted 28 percent of Early Decision applicants, but only accepted 12 percent of applicants for regular admissions. The numbers indicate that this year’s admissions cycle was the most selective it has ever been in the University’s history. Cornell denied 31,235 students admission to the University, versus 28,481 from last year.

Dartmouth College

Dartmouth College extended offers of admission to 2,220 applicants for its Class of 2018. The applications decreased from by more than 3,000 to a total of 19,296, representing a 14 decrease. The acceptance rate of 11.50 percent also increased from the 10 percent in 2013. The total number of accepted students includes the 469 admitted through the early decision process in December. Admissions officers expect to enroll approximately 1,110 students in the Class of 2018. Last year, Dartmouth College accepted to 2,252 applicants from a pool of 22,416 for its Class of 2017.

Harvard University

For its Class of 2018, Harvard received a total of 34,295 applications compared to 35,023 for the Class of 2017. The school admitted 2,023 students resulting in an overall admissions rate of 5.9 percent, which is slightly higher than last year’s 5.79 percent. In the early round, Harvard University received 4,692 applications and accepted 992, for an admit rate of 21.14% of its SCEA applicant pool. The SCEA admit rate is substantially higher than regular decision acceptance rate below 4 percent. The Class of 2018 reflects the excellence achieved by the students of an increasingly diverse America as record numbers of African-American and Latino students, who constitute 11.9 and 13 percent of the admitted class, respectively.

MIT

MIT admitted 1,419 students out of 18,357 applicants for the Class of 2018, for an acceptance rate of 7.73 percent. In its early round, MIT admitted 612 students out of 6,820 applications, the lowest rate of acceptance in an early round among its peer group composed of the Ivy League and Stanford. In 2013, MIT admitted 1,548 students out of 18,989 applicants for the Class of 2017.

Princeton University

For the Class of 2018, Princeton admitted 1,939 out of 26,641 applicants for an admission rate of 7.3 percent. Princeton University received 3,854 early action applications and accepted 714 applicants. Last year, Princeton admitted 1,931 applicants for an admission rate of 7.3 percent. In the early action round, the university received 3,810 applications and accepted 697 applicants.

Stanford University

Stanford University received an unprecedented 42.167 (up from 38,838) applications and offered admission to a low 2,138 (down from 2,210) applicants for its undergraduate Class of 2017. The figure, which includes 748 candidates admitted in December through Stanford’s Restrictive Early Action program, represents an admission rate of below 5.07 percent. This rate, the most competitive in the university’s history and the lowest in the nation for the second year reinforces Stanford’s position as the most selective research university. The early acceptance rate for the Class of 2017 was below 11 percent. Last year, Stanford admitted 2,210 students out of 38,838 applicants for admission to the Class of 2017 for an overall admission rate of 5.69%.

University of Pennsylvania

For the Class of 2018, Penn admitted a total of 3,551 students from 35,868 applications. The number of applications increased by close to 15 percent. Penn’s overall acceptance rate dipped to 10 percent, a decrease over previous years. Out of the total 3,551 admitted, 1,299 students were admitted through the early decision round. The admission rate for the ED round was slightly above 25 percent. Last year, the University of Pennsylvania accepted 12.1 percent of the 31,280 applications it received for the Class of 2017.

Yale University

Yale accepted 1,935 students to its Class of 2018 from a record pool of 30,932, compared to 1,991 out of 29.610 last year. The admission rate for the Class of 2018 was 6.26 percent, down from 6.72 percent. The SCEA round accounted for 735 acceptances out of a pool of 4,750 applications.

Other Selective Universities

Admission Data—Classes of 2016-2018

Universities 2018 2017 2016
Admit Applied % Admit Applied % Admit Applied %
Caltech 529 6,524 8.11 584 5,535 10.55 651 5,537 11.76
Carnegie Mellon 4,767 19,810 24.06 4,662 18,879 24.69 4,807 17,313 27.77
Chicago 2,304 27,503 8.38 2,676 30,369 8.81 3,344 26,277 12.73
Duke 3,494 32,506 10.75 3,682 31,785 11.58 3,751 31,600 11.87
Emory 4,616 17,797 25.94 4,592 17,698 25.95 4,539 17,502 25.93
Georgetown 3,232 19,501 16.57 3,293 19,900 16.55 3,316 20,100 16.50
Johns Hopkins 3,586 23,875 15.02 3,465 20,614 16.81 3,636 20,496 17.74
Northwestern 4,349 33,673 12.92 4,555 32,772 13.90 4,895 32,065 15.27
Notre Dame 3,720 17,897 20.79 3,850 16,952 22.71 3,947 16,957 23.28
Rice 2,498 17,720 14.10 2,583 15,415 16.76 2,528 15,133 16.71
Tufts 3,325 19,076 17.43 3,450 18,420 18.73 3,500 16,378 21.37
UC Berkeley 13,000 73,711 17.64 14,101 67,691 20.83 13,038 61,702 21.13
USC 9,200 51,700 17.79 9,304 47,285 19.68 8,381 46,030 18.21
Vanderbilt 3,631 29,604 12.27 3,717 31,056 11.97 3,757 28,335 13.26
Virginia 8,970 31,042 28.90 8,528 29,005 29.40 7,759 27,200 28.53
WUSTL 5,002 29,211 17.12 4,520 30,117 15.01 4,873 27,265 17.87

Liberal Arts Colleges

Admission Data—Classes of 2016-2018

Liberal Arts 2018 2017 2016
Admit Applied % Admit Applied % Admit Applied %
Amherst 1,104 8,649 12.76% 1,084 7,927 13.67% 1,020 8,555 11.92%
Barnard 1,151 5,606 20.53% 1,151 5,606 20.53% 1,141 5,440 20.97%
Bowdoin 1,032 6,935 14.88% 1,021 7,052 14.48% 1,060 6,716 15.78%
Carleton 1,426 6,293 22.66% 1,475 7,030 20.98% 1,496 5,850 25.57%
Claremont McKenna 613 6,043 10.14% 645 5,509 11.71% 628 5,056 12.42%
Colgate 2,224 8,713 25.53% 2,172 8,370 25.95% 2,242 7,795 28.76%
Davidson 1,169 5,558 21.03% 1,215 4,745 25.61% 1,184 4,770 24.82%
Dickinson 2,720 5,650 48.14% 2,574 5,820 44.23% 2,323 5,843 39.76%
Grinnell 1,626 6,056 26.85% 1,400 3,979 35.18% 1,428 4,515 31.63%
Hamilton 1,312 5,071 25.87% 1,361 5,017 27.13% 1,386 5,107 27.14%
Harvey Mudd 510 3,850 13.25% 616 3,591 17.15% 616 3,591 17.15%
Kenyon 1,631 6,627 24.61% 1,551 4,050 38.30% 1,424 3,948 36.07%
Middlebury 1,422 8,196 17.35% 1,750 9,112 19.21% 1,635 8,849 18.48%
Pitzer 580 4,324 13.41% 597 4,115 14.51% 663 4,227 15.68%
Pomona 939 7,724 12.16% 922 7,153 12.89% 956 7,457 12.82%
Smith 1,802 4,461 40.39% 1,848 4,401 41.99% 1,819 4,341 41.90%
Scripps 758 2,782 27.25% 847 2,378 35.62% 769 2,373 32.41%
Swarthmore 930 5,540 16.79% 929 6,614 14.05% 929 6,589 14.10%
Vassar 1,771 7,784 22.75% 1,752 7,597 23.06% 1,778 7,908 22.48%
Washington Lee 1,062 5,900 18.00% 1,120 6,222 18.00% 1,064 5,970 17.82%
Wellesley 1,330 4,710 28.24% 1,350 4,794 28.16% 1,349 4,548 29.66%
Wesleyan 2,199 9,477 23.20% 2,126 10,974 19.37% 2,073 10,503 19.74%
Williams 1,150 6,316 18.21% 1,157 6,853 16.88% 1,182 7,067 16.73%

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