Admissions Statistics Class of 2025

Class of 2025 College Admissions Statistics

This was quite a year in admissions for the Class of 2025, MIT had a 4% acceptance rate, Harvard deferred 80% of applicants who applied early to their regular round and Colgate University had 102% more applications than last year. Check here for all of our early data.


Results for the regular round are coming out daily. We are keeping track of things here at Top Tier Admissions and will regularly update this post. In the meantime, let us know how we can continue to help you understand the ins and outs of college and graduate school admissions.

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CollegeApplicationsAcceptedAcceptance Rate %
Boston College  39,877  
Boston University  75,559  
Bowdoin  9,309  
Brown  46,469  
Colby  15,8571,2798%
Columbia  60,000  
Dartmouth  28,338  
Dickinson  6,295  
Emory  33,7806,89220%
Georgia Tech  45,3506,10518%
Harvard  57,000  
Johns Hopkins  40,8372,4766%
Middlebury  10,867 (RD)  
MIT  33,2401,3404%
NYU  100,000  
Pomona   748 
Swarthmore  13,0001,0148%
Tufts  31,190  
UCLA  139,500  
UConn  38,000  
UFlorida  52,51315,22029%
UGeorgia  39,40015,35039%
UPenn  56,000  
UVA  48,0119,89821%
Wellesley  7,9201,26716%
William and Mary  17,400  
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Class of 2025: Regular Decision Notification Dates

Look no further for your Class of 2025 regular decision notification dates! Say goodbye to endless web searches and hello to our compilation below.

As always, we will be updating as we learn more information.


American UniversityApril 1
Amherst CollegeOn or around March 20
Babson CollegeBy Mid-March
Barnard CollegeLate March
Bates CollegeBy April 1
Bentley UniversityLate March
Boston CollegeBy April 1
Boston UniversityLate March
BowdoinEarly April
BrandeisApril 1
Brown UniversityApril 6
Bryant UniversityMid-March
Bryn Mawr CollegeBy April 1
Bucknell UniversityBy April 1
California Institute of Technology (Caltech)Mid-March
Carleton CollegeApril 1
Carnegie Mellon UniversityNo later than April 15
Case Western UniversityOn or before March 27
Claremont McKenna CollegeBy April 1
Colby CollegeOn or before April 1
Colgate UniversityMid-March
College of William and MaryBy April 1
Columbia UniversityApril 6
Connecticut CollegeLate March
Cornell UniversityApril 6
Dartmouth CollegeApril 6
Davidson CollegeMarch 27
Dickinson CollegeLate March
Drexel UniversityBy April 1
Duke UniversityApril 5
Emory UniversityBy April 1
Fordham UniversityApril 1
George Washington UniversityLate March
Georgetown UniversityApril 1
Hamilton CollegeMarch 19
Harvard UniversityApril 6
Harvey Mudd CollegeMailed April 1
Haverford CollegeEarly April
Johns Hopkins UniversityBy April 1
Kenyon CollegeMailed Mid-March
Lafayette CollegeMailed Late March
Lehigh UniversityLate March
Macalester CollegeMarch 31
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)Mid-March
Middlebury CollegeLate March
Mount Holyoke CollegeLate March
New York UniversityApril 1
Northeastern UniversityBy April 1
Northwestern UniversityEnd of March
Oberlin CollegeApril 1
Pitzer CollegeBy April 1
Pomona CollegeBy April 1
Princeton UniversityApril 6
Providence CollegeBy April 1
Rensselaer Polytechnic InstituteMid-March
Rice UniversityBy April 1
Skidmore CollegeMid-March
Stanford UniversityApril 9
Stevens Institute of TechnologyApril 1
Swarthmore CollegeMid-March
Syracuse UniversityLate March
Trinity UniversityMarch 15
Tufts UniversityBy April 1
Tulane UniversityApril 1
University of California, BerkeleyEnd of March
University of ChicagoEarly March
University of ConnecticutBegins March 1
University of Michigan Ann ArborApril
University of Notre DameLate March
University of PennsylvaniaApril 6
University of VirginiaEnd of March
Vanderbilt UniversityLate March
Villanova UniversityBy April 1
Wake Forest UniversityApril 1
Washington University, St. LouisApril 1
Wellesley CollegeLate March
Wesleyan UniversityLate March
Williams CollegeApril 1
Worcester Polytechnic InstituteApril 1
Yale UniversityApril 6

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Any schools you’d like to see added to our list? Reply in the comments and we’ll get them up for you!

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Introducing Top Tier’s Organization & Time Management Tutoring

Attention TTA Community:

Please welcome our organization and time management guru, Emily to our blog as we launch a new series aimed at helping students assess and tackle their organizational and time management challenges:

The Top Tier Admissions Organization & Time Management Tutoring Program.

Through this series, each student will learn:

  • organization and time management strategies personally tailored to fit individual challenges, learning style, and preferences.
  • to tackle prioritizing and procrastinating.
  • to turn previous sources of stress into opportunities for success.
  • to elicit order from chaos.


Alex collapsed triumphantly into her desk chair just as the bell rang: on-time, two days running, boo-yeah!  Out of the corner of her eye, Alex glimpsed the writing on the board, “CLEAR OFF YOUR DESKS!”  “Are you ready for the test?” her lab partner whispered. Unable to suppress a growing sense of panic, Alex mouthed, “WHAT test?”

Most students have experienced one or two such moments of dread in their academic careers. For many students, especially those, like Alex, who aren’t lucky enough to be natural-born time managers (and who never acquire the requisite organizational skills along the way), these “Oh no!” moments are far too common. Often, they are even more frequent for students diagnosed with ADHD or other learning differences. Indeed, in a 2014 StudyModeTM survey, greater than 87% of high school and college students proclaimed themselves procrastinators, and nearly as many admitted to forgetting about at least one test or other major assignment.


I myself was a procrastinator for most of my academic career. I struggled to stay organized, meet deadlines, effectively manage my time, prioritize my work, and stay “on task.” To be honest, I still struggle occasionally to this day, and I must work hard to keep my default habits at bay. For most of us, procrastinating a few times a month is not something to be too concerned about, and might be ascribed to needing some downtime or being in a bad mood. Chronic procrastinators, on the other hand, put off important tasks several times a week if not daily.

As an educational professional for more than twenty years, I have been a witness to the toll that chronic procrastination, disorganization, and poor time management can take on both a student’s academic performance and mental health. Watching even some of my brightest students’ frustrations and struggles, I began to realize the need to organically incorporate time management and organization strategies into my course and tutoring curricula. Clearly, academic success didn’t only require intelligence and persistence; it required a significant level of self-awareness, organization, and time management. Fortunately, these skills can be taught and learned.

As an educator, it brings me great joy to help my students learn the habits and practices necessary to become great time managers. These skills can:

  • raise students’ grades and self-confidence,
  • lower their anxiety,
  • and result in academic performance that mirrors their potential.

Organization & Time Management Tutoring

Guiding students in grades 7 through 12 to their full potential utilizing proven strategies and methods.


Throughout my tenure as an educator/tutor, I have discovered that when it comes to organization and time management strategies, one size certainly does not fit all. While one student may reap clear benefits from religious use of a physical day-planner, another will bristle at the antediluvian thought, preferring to tackle organizational challenges with a downloaded calendar app. For other students an effective strategy can be to break down big projects into bite-sized chunks.


For whichever type of student, successfully internalizing an organization and time management approach can provide the catalyst for consistently achieving on-time, high-quality results throughout an academic career (and beyond), while experiencing reduced levels of stress. Work with us and let your student’s potential be unleashed!

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Extending Test-Optional Policies

Every day things seem to shift and change in the college admissions landscape. Add in a pandemic and things become even murkier. As you know from reading our blog posts, the test-optional narrative isn’t a free pass if you are aiming high. We still recommend that our students prep for and take the ACT or SAT and APs! We will keep you posted on the 2021-2022 standardized testing policies for many of the top tier colleges and universities.


Keep in mind there is a difference between test optional and NOT ACCEPTING tests like the UC schools– we will follow the news for you and keep you updated.


Amherst Collegetest-optional for Fall 2022 and Fall 2023
Barnard Collegetest-optional for Fall/Spring 2022 and Fall/Spring 2023 admission
Baylor Universitytest-optional for Fall 2022
Boston Collegetest-optional for Fall 2022
Boston Universitytest-optional for Fall 2022 and Spring 2023
Brown Universitytest-optional for Fall 2022
Bucknell Universitytest-optional for Fall 2022/2023/2024
Butler UniversityScores no longer required
CalTechtest-optional for Fall 2022
Colgate Universitytest-optional for Fall 2022 and Fall 2023
College of Charlestontest-optional for Fall 2022 and Fall 2023
Cornell Universitytest-optional for Fall 2022 – varies by school
Dartmouth Collegetest-optional for Fall 2022
Davidson CollegeScores no longer required
Elon Universitytest-optional for Fall 2022 and Fall 2023
Emory Universitytest-optional for Fall 2022
Fordham Universitytest-optional for Fall 2022
Harvard Universitytest-optional for Fall 2022
Harvey Mudd Collegetest-optional for Fall 2022
Haverford Collegetest-optional for Fall 2022 and Fall 2023
Loyola Marymount Universitytest-optional for Fall 2022
Macalester CollegeScores no longer required
Middlebury Collegetest-optional for Fall 2022 and Fall 2023
Northwestern Universitytest-optional for Fall 2022
Notre Dame Universitytest-optional for Fall 2022 and Fall 2023
Oberlin Collegetest-optional for Fall 2022 and Fall 2023
Penn Statetest-optional for Fall 2022
Rice Universitytest-optional for Fall 2022
Rutgers Universitytest-optional for Fall 2022
Santa Clara Universitytest-optional for Fall 2022
Scripps CollegeScores no longer required
Swarthmore Collegetest-optional for Fall 2022
Syracuse Universitytest-optional for Fall 2022
Trinity UniversityScores no longer required
Tufts Universitytest-optional for Fall 2022 and Fall 2023
Tulane Universitytest-optional for Fall 2022
UC Schoolsscores will not be considered through Fall 2024
UMass Amhersttest-optional for Fall/Spring 2022 and Fall/Spring 2023 admission
University of ConnecticutScores no longer required
University of OregonScores no longer required
University of Pennsylvaniatest-optional for Fall 2022
University of Pittsburghtest-optional for Fall 2022 and Fall 2023
University of Southern Californiatest-optional for Fall 2022 and Fall 2023
University of Utahtest-optional for Fall 2022
University of Virginiatest-optional for Fall 2022 and Fall 2023
University of WashingtonScores no longer required
University of Wisconsintest-optional for Fall 2022
Vassar Collegetest-optional for Fall 2022 and Fall 2023
Williams Collegetest-optional for Fall 2022 and Fall 2023
Yale Universitytest-optional for Fall 2022
COVID-19 Transfer Admissions

College Transfer in the COVID Era

The COVID-19 virus has completely disrupted the world of college admissions, with policy changes in standardized testing, dramatic shifts in opportunities during the school year and summer, and fluctuating statistics in college admissions.

The college experience has also been quite transformed through what experts are wryly calling “forced innovations,” although students and professors look forward to in-person learning in the not-too-distant future. Yet there is one aspect of college admissions that may not return to the status quo once things go back to normal: transfer admissions.


This fall, 25 organizations in higher education published a call to action advocating for an overhaul of the transfer application process. Citing issues of unequal access, these organizations want to use the turbulence and uncertainty in higher education caused by the pandemic to completely rethink how colleges handle transfer admissions. The main thrust of their call urges for an improvement in credit retention: transfer students are often hindered by incoming schools not accepting course credits. This is good news for later-stage transfer students, who often find themselves in summer classes or taking an extra semester to complete a new set of divisional requirements. The call to action also predicts that transfer applications will be affected by the economic recession, with college closures, mergers, and realignments leading to greater mobility in students moving between institutions – an indication that the transfer numbers may change again.

At first glance, transfer admissions in the COVID era indicate good news for the student planning to transfer. According to a recent National Student Clearinghouse Research Center report, fall transfer student enrollment fell 8.1% last year, and student mobility across transfer pathways decreased across the board: transfer from 4-year college to 2-year college dropped 19.4%, lateral transfers (4-year to 4-year) fell 6.7%, and upward transfers (2-year to 4-year) dropped .7%. Odds are that if you transferred this fall, you found yourself in a statistically attractive situation.


Entrepreneurial students will see these numbers as illustrative of a rare golden age in transfer admissions, but this is not exactly the case, particularly for students interested in ‘leveling up’ in the transfer round. While acceptance percentages will rise at small, cash-strapped schools and public universities experiencing low class retention, they are less likely to budge at elite institutions, where attrition rates will be minimal. It’s also worth noting that last fall’s numbers may swing in a wildly different direction this next spring transfer season.

Additionally, because the circumstances are so unstable, it’s not unlikely that acceptance percentages will shrink at desirable schools due to the increased student mobility that the Clearinghouse Center reports. Made to take virtual classes and unable to invest in campus life, more students may cast a wandering eye towards their dream schools, and decide it’s not that hard to uproot an already-disrupted education. According to the Washington Post, an online source that allows students to check to see if their credits are transferrable has seen a 15% increase in searches. Additionally, other online transcript-sharing services have reported increased traffic. We have definitely seen discontent in students who are frustrated that their freshman year of college doesn’t look the way they hoped it would, with limited access to professors and school resources. Yes, this is in large part a result of COVID 19, but for the student with only 3 years remaining, they are considering transferring. We have also had students whose sports were discontinued and their identity as college athletes crushed. They too are in search of a home for their athletic talents. 


So, as transfer deadlines fast approach this February and March, you, like plenty of students, may be considering the transfer option, and deciding whether or not it’s worth the age-old question: what if?

We are here to help and have a few remaining spots in our transfer programs. It’s vital that you stand out as there are obviously fewer seats than when you applied as a freshman. Get on it!