Ivies Plus© – Early Admissions for Class of 2015
Statistics for the Class of 2015. Preliminary Results – Early Action and Early Decisions – Entering Fall 2011
Brown University accepted 577 of the 2,796 applications received for the class of 2015. The 2,796 applications for early decision this year represent a slight decrease of almost 2 percent from last year’s 2,847.
Columbia University received 3,229 early applications compared to 2,995 last year, and admitted 632 students.
Cornell reported a three percent decrease in the number of early decision applicants with 3,456 applications for the Class of 2015, as opposed to the 3,594 applications that were reviewed in December 2009. In the latest early decision cycle, Cornell admitted 1,215 students, slightly more than the 1,176 granted admission last year.
Dartmouth received 1,759 Early Decision applications for the Class of 2015. This represents an increase of 12% over the 1,594 Early Decision applications for the Class of 2014. Dartmouth accepted 444 ED applications, 27 fewer than last year’s 461 students.
Penn received 4,557 early decision applications for the Class of 2015 and reported a 19 percent increase from last year’s 3,842 early decision applications. Penn admitted 1,195 students under the Early Decision program for a record low 30% admit rate.
Yale reported a total of 5,257 applications, a number that is almost to last year’s 5,235 applications for its SCEA program. The school offered admission to 761 applicants for its Class of 2015.
Harvard and Princeton no longer accept early applications.
Stanford and MIT
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology received a record 6,405 early action applications (up 13% from the 5,684 received last year) and accepted 772 students for an acceptance rate of 12%.
Stanford reported an increase of more than 6% for the Class of 2015. Stanford accepted 12.72% percent of its SCEA pool by admitting 754 out of 5,929. Last year, Stanford admitted 753 students out of 5,566 applicants.
More Selective Schools
|J. Hopkins ED||518||1,330||38.95||493||1,155||42.68||502||1,049||47.86|
The University of Chicago received 6,960 early-action applications to the College, a dramatic increase from the previous year when 5,855 applications were received. Despite an estimated total class of 1,350 students, Chicago offered admission to 1,400 students under its Early Admission non-binding program.
Duke reported that 2,287 students applied under its Early Decision program, an increase over the 1,924 who applied early in the prior year. Out of the 2,287 who completed their applications, 645 were offered admission to the Class of 2015. Last year, the university accepted 602 students through Early Decision. This year’s acceptance rate is a record low for Duke, as the number dips below 30 percent.
Johns Hopkins reported that 1,330 applied for the Class of 2015. This represents an increase of 15% from last year. The acceptance rate has dropped to below 40%. 518 applicants will be the first students welcomed into the Class of 2015.
Georgetown received 6,654 applications and admitted 1,122 students for an admission ratio of 17%.
Northwestern University reported 2,127 applications and admitted 715 students to its Class of 2015.
Volume of Applications and Changes – Early and Regular Decision – Class 2015
In the past five years, applications to the eight Ivy League schools plus MIT and Stanford increased from slightly above 200,000 applications to almost 300,000 early and regular applications, for a compound increase of more than 40 percent.
Ivy League, Stanford and MIT – 5 Years Trends
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Ivy League, Stanford and MIT – 5 Years Annual Changes
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Other Selective Schools – Total Applications Class 2015 and 2014
|Washington University in St. Louis||28,800||24,939||15.48%|
© 2011 Hernandez College Consulting and Christian Termont of EERA