Admission Statistics for the Class of 2024

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2024 Ivy League admissions statistics have been released and once again, Top Tier is providing these timely, definitive stats along with our expert insights on the overall admissions environment. The overall admissions rates for the Class of 2024 are somewhat of a natural bounce back from last year’s record lows achieved by many top schools. Harvard for instance, had a 4.9 percent acceptance rate this year vs their record low of 4.5 percent last year. Columbia had a 6.1 percent acceptance rate vs last year’s 5.1 percent. Princeton was slightly more competitive this year with a 5.5 percent acceptance rate, down from 5.78 percent for the Class of 2023.

 

Ivy League — Class of 2024

 

Ivy League — Classes of 2022-2024

 

MIT and Stanford — Class of 2024

 

MIT and Stanford — Classes of 2022-2024

 

Ivies Plus© — Volume of Applications — From 2015 to 2024

 

Ivies Plus© — Changes in Volume of Applications — From 2016 to 2024

 

Ivies Plus© — Historical Number of Admitted Students— From 2016 to 2024

 

Ivies Plus© — Historical Admit Rates — From 2016 to 2024

 

Review of the Ivy League Class of 2024 — Entering Fall 2020

Brown University

The University offered admission to 6.88 percent of its applicants to the Class of 2024, up from last year’s record-low acceptance rate of 6.60 percent. Out of the 36,794 students who applied 2,533 students were admitted. 800 students were admitted in December for a rate of admission for the ED round of 17.54 percent. 

Last year, Brown offered admission to 6.60 percent of its applicants to the Class of 2023, down from the previous year’s record-low acceptance rate of 7.24 percent.  Out of the 38,674 students who applied — the largest pool in University history —2,551 students were admitted. 1,782 students accepted through the regular decision process joining the 769 students admitted in December during the early round. The rate of admission for the ED round stood at just above 18 percent. 

Columbia University

For the Class of 2024, Columbia accepted 2,465 from 40,084 applications. The acceptance rate of 6.15 percent was slightly higher than the previous 5.14 percent when Columbia admitted 2,190 from 42,569 applications to the Class of 2023.  For this admission cycle, we estimate that Columbia received 4,461 early decision applications and accepted 650 students for an admission rate just below 15 percent. 

Cornell University

This year, Cornell admitted 1,576 early applicants from a pool of 6,615, but postponed the release of its regular admissions’ numbers until the fall in a move similar to Stanford’s. Last year, Cornell received 49,118 applications for admission to the Class of 2023, down from the previous record of 51,328 applicants for the Class of 2022.

Dartmouth College

Dartmouth College offered admission to the Class of 2024 to 1,881 students (out of 21,395 applicants) for an overall acceptance rate of 8.79 percent, up from last year’s 7.93 percent acceptance rate when Dartmouth College extended offers of admission to 1,876 applicants for its Class of 2023. The total number of accepted students includes the 547 admitted through the early decision process in December. The number of applicants decreased from the 23,650 students who applied last year. 

Last year, Dartmouth College offered admission to the Class of 2023 to 1,.876 students for an overall acceptance rate of 7.93 percent, down from the previous year’s 8.74 percent acceptance rate when Dartmouth College extended offers of admission to 1,925 applicants for its Class of 2022. The total number of accepted students included the 574 admitted through the early decision process in December. The overall number of applicants surged by 7.34 percent to 23,650 students from the previous year‘s 22,003 applicants 

The accepted students come from 47 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, and 28 other countries, with California and China the most represented in the U.S. and international cohorts, respectively. The group also includes record percentages of public high school students (54%), first-generation students (15%), foreign citizens (12%), and students of color (35%). The children of Dartmouth alumni represent 15% of the accepted students and recruited athletes make up 25% of the group. 

Harvard University

Harvard accepted 4.92 percent of applicants to its Class of 2024. This year, Harvard received a total of 40,248 applications compared to 43,330 for the Class of 2023. With 1,980 admitted students to the Class of 2024, the rate of admission increased from 4.50 to 4.92 percent for the combined SCEA and regular decision. In the early round, Harvard University received 6,424 applications and accepted 895, for an admit rate of 13.93%. The SCEA admit rate is substantially higher than the regular decision acceptance rate of below 3 percent.

Last year, Harvard accepted a record-low 4.50 percent of applicants to its Class of 2023. Harvard received a total of 43,330 applications compared to 42,749 for the Class of 2022 when the school admitted 1,962 students resulting in an overall admissions rate of 4.49 percent. With 1,950 admitted students to the Class of 2023, the rate of admission dropped to 4.50 percent for the combined SCEA and regular decision. In the early round, Harvard University received 6,958 applications and accepted 935, for an admit rate of 13.44 percent. 

Penn – The University of Pennsylvania

Of the 42,205 students who applied to Penn’s Class of 2024 in the early and regular rounds, 3,404 were admitted, leading to an overall acceptance rate of 8.07 percent. Out of this total number of students admitted to the Class of 2024, 1,269 students were admitted through the early decision round. The admission rate for the ED round was 19.67 percent out of 6,453 applicants. 

Last year, from 44,960 students who applied to Penn’s Class of 2023 in the early and regular rounds, 3,345 were admitted, leading to an overall acceptance rate of 7.44 percent. From the total 3,345 admitted to the Class of 2023, 1,279 students were admitted through the early decision round. The admission rate for the ED round was 17.99 percent out of 7,110 applicants. For the Class of 2022, the overall acceptance rate was 8.39 percent when Penn admitted a total of 3,731 students from 44,482 applications. 

Princeton University

Princeton University has offered admission to 1,823 students, or 5.55 percent of the 32,836 applicants to the Class of 2024. Princeton University received over 5,000 early action applications and accepted 791 applicants. Last year, Princeton University offered admission to 1,895 students, or 5.78 percent of the 32,804 applicants to the Class of 2023. Princeton University received 5,335 early action applications and accepted 743 applicants. 

For the Class of 2022, Princeton admitted 1,941 out of 35,370 applicants for an admission rate of 5.49 percent.  The class size is expected to be 1,296 students for the Class of 2023 with the goal to expand the undergraduate population by 500 students overall (125 students per class) starting in fall 2022.

Yale University

Yale’s Office of Undergraduate Admissions accepted 2,304 students or 6.54 percent of the 35,220 students who applied to the Class of 2024. This represents an increase from last year’s rate of 5.91 percent. The SCEA round accounted for 796 acceptances out of a pool of 5,777 applications.  Last year Yale accepted 2,178 students or 5.91 percent of the 36,843 students who applied. The SCEA round accounted for 794 acceptances out of a pool of 6,020 applications.  

The previous year, Yale accepted 2,229 students or 6.31 percent of the 35,306 students who applied to the Class of 2022, and the SCEA round accounted for 842 acceptances out of a pool of 5,733 applications.  Students admitted to the Yale College Class of 2024 represent all 50 states, Washington D.C., Puerto Rico, and 72 countries, and will graduate from more than 1,400 secondary schools around the world. 

The Class of 2024 will complete the expansion of Yale College that began three years ago with the opening of Pauli Murray and Benjamin Franklin colleges. The newest Yalies will bring the total undergraduate enrollment to approximately 6,250 — an increase of 15 percent since 2017.

Over the past several years, the proportion of applicants, admitted students, and incoming first-years who identify as a member of a minority group and/or first in their family to attend college has steadily increased, and this year is no exception. 

MIT – The Massachusetts Institute of Technology

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology admitted 1,457 students out of 20,075 applicants to the Class of 2024 for an acceptance rate of 7.26 percent.  In its early round, MIT admitted 687 students out of 9,291 applications, yielding 7.39 percent or the lowest rate of acceptance in an early round among its peer group composed of the Ivy League and Stanford.  

Last year, The Massachusetts Institute of Technology admitted 1,410 students out of 21,312 applicants for the Class of 2023 for an acceptance rate of 6.62 percent.  In the 2023 early round, MIT admitted 707 students out of 9,600 applications.  In 2018, The Massachusetts Institute of Technology admitted 1,464 students out of 21,706 applicants for the Class of 2022 for an acceptance rate of 6.74 percent.

 

All UniversitiesClasses of 2022-2024

 

Liberal Arts Colleges – Classes of 2022-2024 Listed by Alphabet

 

 

 

 

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