Admission Statistics for the Class of 2016

© 2012 Hernandez College Consulting and Christian Termont of EERA

Ivies Plus© — Class of 2016

IVIES + MS Overall Early Round Estimated Regular Decision
2016 Admit Applied % Admit Applied % Admit Applied %
Ivies 23,374 242,672 9.63 6,118 27,967 21.88 17,256 214,705 8.04
MIT + Stanford 4,047 54,740 7.39 1,435 11,888 12.07 2,612 42,852 6.10
Total 27,421 297,412 9.22 7,553 39,855 18.95 19,868 257,557 7.71

Ivies Plus© — Classes of 2014-2016

IVIES +MS 2016 2015 2014
2014-2016 Admit Applied % Admit Applied % Admit Applied %
Ivies 23,374 242,672 9.63 24,516 245,730 9.98 24,549 220,975 11.11
MIT + Stanford 4,047 54,740 7.39 4,152 52,257 7.95 4,016 48,654 8.25
Total 27,421 297,412 9.22 28,668 297,987 9.62 28,565 269,629 10.59

Ivies Plus© — Volume of Applications — From 2012 to 2016

Change in Volume Applications 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012
Brown 28,742 30,944 30,135 24,988 20,633
Columbia 31,851 34,929 26,178 25,427 22,585
Cornell 37,812 36,387 36,337 34,371 33,073
Dartmouth 23,110 22,385 18,778 18,132 16,538
Harvard 34,302 34,950 30,489 29,114 27,462
Penn 31,217 31,663 26,941 22,808 22,922
Princeton 26,664 27,189 26,247 21,963 21,369
Yale 28,974 27,283 25,869 26,003 22,813
Stanford 36,631 34,348 32,022 30,429 25,298
MIT 18,109 17,909 16,632 15,663 13,396
Total 297,412 297,987 269,628 248,898 226,089

Ivies Plus© — Changes in Volume of Applications — From 2012 to 2016

Change in Volume Applications Change
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Brown -7.12% 2.68% 20.60% 21.11% 39.30%
Columbia -8.81% 33.43% 2.95% 12.58% 41.03%
Cornell 3.92% 0.14% 5.72% 3.92% 14.33%
Dartmouth 3.24% 19.21% 3.56% 9.64% 39.74%
Harvard -1.85% 14.63% 4.72% 6.02% 24.91%
Penn -1.41% 17.53% 18.12% -0.50% 36.19%
Princeton -1.93% 3.59% 19.51% 2.78% 24.78%
Yale 6.20% 5.47% -0.52% 13.98% 27.01%
Stanford 6.65% 7.26% 5.24% 20.28% 44.80%
MIT 1.12% 7.68% 6.19% 16.92% 35.18%
Total -0.19% 10.52% 8.33% 10.09% 31.55%

Ivies Plus© — Historical Admits— From 2012 to 2016

Historical Admits 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012
Brown 2,760 2,757 2,815 2,790 2,828
Columbia 2,363 2,419 2,472 2,501 2,418
Cornell 6,123 6,538 6,673 6,565 6,834
Dartmouth 2,180 2,270 2,193 2,279 2,228
Harvard 2,032 2,188 2,205 2,175 2,175
Penn 3,846 3,935 3,841 4,040 3,769
Princeton 2,095 2,300 2,311 2,209 1,976
Yale 1,975 2,109 2,039 1,958 1,892
Stanford 2,427 2,437 2,340 2,426 2,400
MIT 1,620 1,715 1,676 1,676 1,554
Total 27,421 28,668 28,565 28,619 28,074

Ivies Plus© — Historical Admit Rates — From 2012 to 2016

Historical Admit Rates Rate 2016  Rate 2015 Rate 2014 Rate 2013 Rate 2012
Brown 9.60% 8.91% 9.34% 11.17% 13.71%
Columbia 7.42% 6.93% 9.44% 9.84% 10.71%
Cornell 16.19% 17.97% 18.36% 19.10% 20.66%
Dartmouth 9.43% 10.14% 11.68% 12.57% 13.47%
Harvard 5.92% 6.26% 7.23% 7.47% 7.92%
Penn 12.32% 12.43% 14.26% 17.71% 16.44%
Princeton 7.86% 8.46% 8.80% 10.06% 9.25%
Yale 6.82% 7.73% 7.88% 7.53% 8.29%
Stanford 6.63% 7.10% 7.31% 7.97% 9.49%
MIT 8.95% 9.58% 10.08% 10.70% 11.60%
Total 9.22% 9.62% 10.59% 11.50% 12.42%

Admission Data — Ivy League

Ivy League — Class of 2016

IVIES Overall Early Round Estimated Regular Decision
2016 Admit Applied % Admit Applied % Admit Applied %
Brown 2,760 28,742 9.60 556 2,919 19.05 2,204 25,823 8.54
Columbia 2,363 31,851 7.42 605 3,088 19.59 1,758 28,763 6.11
Cornell 6,123 37,812 16.19 1,171 3,609 32.45 4,952 34,203 14.48
Dartmouth 2,180 23,110 9.43 465 1,800 25.83 1,715 21,310 8.05
Harvard 2,032 34,302 5.92 772 4,245 18.19 1,260 30,057 4.19
Penn 3,846 31,217 12.32 1,148 4,526 25.36 2,698 26,691 10.11
Princeton 2,095 26,664 7.86 726 3,476 20.89 1,369 23,188 5.90
Yale 1,975 28,974 6.82 675 4,304 15.68 1,300 24,670 5.27
Total Ivies 23,374 242,672 9.63 6,118 27,967 21.88 17,256 214,705 8.04

Ivy League — Classes of 2014-2016

IVIES 2016 2015 2014
Overall Admit Applied % Admit Applied % Admit Applied %
Brown 2,760 28,742 9.60 2,757 30,944 8.91 2,815 30,135 9.34
Columbia 2,363 31,851 7.42 2,419 34,929 6.93 2,472 26,178 9.44
Cornell 6,123 37,812 16.19 6,538 36,387 17.97 6,673 36,338 18.36
Dartmouth 2,180 23,110 9.43 2,270 22,385 10.14 2,193 18,778 11.68
Harvard 2,032 34,302 5.92 2,188 34,950 6.26 2,205 30,489 7.23
Penn 3,846 31,217 12.32 3,935 31,663 12.43 3,841 26,941 14.26
Princeton 2,095 26,664 7.86 2,300 27,189 8.46 2,311 26,247 8.80
Yale 1,975 28,974 6.82 2,109 27,283 7.73 2,039 25,869 7.88
Total Ivies 23,374 242,672 9.63 24,516 245,730 9.98 24,549 220,975 11.11

Admission Data — MIT and Stanford

MIT + Stanford Overall Early Round Estimated Regular Decision
2016 Admit Applied % Admit Applied % Admit Applied %
Stanford 2,427 36,631 6.63 755 5,880 12.84 1,672 30,751 5.44
MIT 1,620 18,109 8.95 680 6,008 11.32 940 12,101 7.77
Total 4,047 54,740 7.39 1,435 11,888 12.07 2,612 42,852 6.10

MIT and Stanford — Classes of 2014-2016

MIT + Stanford 2016 2015 2014
2015-2013 Admit Applied % Admit Applied % Admit Applied %
Stanford 2,427 36,631 6.63 2,437 34,348 7.10 2,340 32,022 7.31
MIT 1,620 18,109 8.95 1,715 17,909 9.58 1,676 16,632 10.08
Total 4,047 54,740 7.39 4,152 52,257 7.95 4,016 48,654 8.25

Review of Class of 2016 — Entering Fall 2012

Brown University

Brown University admitted 2,760 students, with 556 through early decision. A total of 28,742 applications were received for regular and early decision admissions slots, a decrease over last year’s pool of 30,944.  The rates of acceptance were 9.6 for the combined rounds and 19 percent for the Early Decision round only.   For the Class of 2015, Brown admitted 2,757 candidates from the 30,944 applications it received.

Columbia University

For the Class of 2016, Columbia accepted 2,363 from 31,851 applications. The acceptance rate of 7.4 percent was slightly superior to the previous 6 percent when Columbia admitted 2,419 students. In this admission cycle, Columbia received 3,088 early decision applications and accepted 605 students for an admission rate just below 20 percent. In its second year of using the Common Application, Columbia experienced a 9 percent drop in applications.

Cornell University

According to its Office of Admissions and Enrollment, Cornell has received an all-time high of 37,812 applications for freshman admission to the Class of 2016. The overall admit rate reported by Cornell is 16.2 percent, slightly down from last year’s admit rate of 18 percent. Cornell admitted 6,123 applicants with 4,952 regular decision applicants and 1,171 Early Decision applicants. Cornell admitted over 32 percent of Early Decision applicants, but only accepted 14 percent of applicants for regular admissions.

Dartmouth College

Dartmouth College extended offers of admission to 2,180 applicants for its Class of 2015, from a pool of 23.110. This represents the largest number of applicants in the College’s history and a further increase over last year’s record number of applications. The acceptance rate was 9.4 percent.  In December 2011, from a pool of 1,800 applicants, Dartmouth accepted 465 students into the Class of 2015 through the early decision admissions program. Last year, Dartmouth College accepted 2,270 applicants for its Class of 2015, from a pool of 22,385.

Harvard University

The Class of 2016 witnessed the reinstatement of a single choice early action program at Harvard. The school received a total of 34,302 applications compared to 34,950 for the Class of 2015 and admitted 2,032 students resulting in an overall admissions rate of 5.9 percent, which is the lowest in Harvard’s history. In the early round, Harvard University received 4,245 applications and accepted 773, for an admit rate of 18.2% of its applicant pool. Although its pool of applicants decreased for the Class of 2016 when compared to the Class of 2015, Harvard experienced a 25 percent growth in applications over the past four years.

MIT

MIT admitted 1,620 students out of 18,109 applicants for the Class of 2016. As a result, the acceptance rate plummeted to a record-low 8.95 percent, a decrease from the Class of 2015’s 9.6 percent acceptance rate.  In 2011, MIT admitted 1,715 students out of 17,909 applicants for the Class of 2015, and previously, MIT admitted 1,676 students out of 16,632 applicants for the Class of 2014.

In its early round, MIT admitted 680 students out of 6,008 applications, the lowest rate of acceptance in an early round among its peer group composed of the Ivy League and Stanford.

Princeton University

After reinstating its early action program, Princeton University admitted a record low 7.9 percent of the 26,664 applicants received as the school offered admission to 2,095 students. For the Class of 2015, Princeton admitted 2,282 applicants for an admission rate of 8.4 percent.  Princeton University received 3,476 early action applications and accepted 726 applicants.

Stanford University

Stanford University received an unprecedented 36,631 applications and offered admission to 2,427 applicants for its undergraduate Class of 2016.  The figure, which includes 755 candidates admitted in December through Stanford’s Restrictive Early Action program, represents an admission rate of below 7 percent, the most competitive in the university’s history. During the past 4 years, Stanford’s number of applications has grown by close to 45 percent, the highest growth rate in its peer group.  The early acceptance rate for the Class of 2016 was below 13 percent.  Last year, Stanford admitted 2,477 students out of 34,348 applicants for admission to the Class of 2015 for an overall admission rate of 7.1%.

Yale University received 28,974 applications to its Class of 2016 and accepted 1,975 students, representing an overall acceptance rate of 6.8 percent.  The SCEA round accounted for 675 acceptances out of a pool of 4,304 applications.  In the previous year, Yale admitted 2,109 students out of 27,283 applicants, or 7.73 percent of its applicants. In the SCEA round for the Class of 2015, Yale reported a total of 5,257 applications and offered admission to 761 applicants.

University of Pennsylvania

The University of Pennsylvania accepted 12.3 percent of the 31,217 applications it received for the Class of 2016.  Out of the total 3,846 admitted, 1,148 students were admitted through the early decision round.  The admission rate for the ED round was slightly over 25 percent.

For the Class of 2015, Penn admitted a total of 3,935 students from 31,663 applications. Penn’s overall acceptance rate was 12.4 percent in 2011.

Other Selective Universities

Admission Data—Classes of 2014-2016

Universities 2016 2015 2014
Admit Applied % Admit Applied % Admit Applied %
Carnegie Mellon 4,694 17,300 27.13 5,030 16,527 30.44 5,135 15,459 33.22
Chicago 3,344 26,277 12.73 3,539 21,762 16.26 3,639 19,340 18.82
Duke 3,751 31,600 11.87 3,938 28,145 13.99 4,207 26,784 15.71
Emory 4,539 17,502 25.93 4,548 17,027 26.71 4,488 15,550 28.86
Georgetown 3,316 20,100 16.50 3,480 19,254 18.07 3,619 18,077 20.02
Johns Hopkins 3,636 20,496 17.74 3,576 19,391 18.44 3,787 18,459 20.52
Northwestern 4,895 32,065 15.27 5,575 30,926 18.03 6,379 27,615 23.10
Notre Dame 3,850 16,952 22.71 4,019 16,548 24.29 4,009 14,510 27.63
Tufts 3,500 16,378 21.37 3,743 17,104 21.88 3,757 15,433 24.34
UC Berkeley 13,038 61,702 21.13 13,523 52,953 25.54 12,914 50,372 25.64
UC Davis 22,538 49,416 45.61 21,074 45,825 45.99 19,460 43,315 44.93
UC San Diego 22,939 60,838 37.71 18,212 53,461 34.07 18,307 48,112 38.05
UC Santa Barbara 23,803 54,831 43.41 22,386 49,033 45.65 19,741 46,721 42.25
UCLA 15,455 72,657 21.27 15,689 61,528 25.50 13,013 57,648 22.57
UNC Chapel Hill 7,596 28,491 26.66 7,469 22,652 32.97 7,559 23,271 32.48
USC 8,381 46,030 18.21 8,566 37,210 23.02 8,715 35,794 24.35
Vanderbilt 3,757 28,335 13.26 4,078 24,837 16.42 3,906 21,827 17.90
Virginia 7,759 27,200 28.53 7,750 24,010 32.28 7,212 22,512 32.04
Washington University in St. Louis 4,873 27,265 17.87 4,763 28,823 16.52 5,285 24,939 21.19

Liberal Arts Colleges

Admission Data—Classes of 2014-2016

Liberal Arts 2016 2015 2014
Admit Applied % Admit Applied % Admit Applied %
Amherst 1,020 8,555 11.92% 1,127 8,461 13.32% 1,240 8,099 15.31%
Barnard 1,141 5,440 20.97% 1,282 5,153 24.88% 1,285 4,618 27.83%
Bowdoin 1,060 6,716 15.78% 1,056 6,554 16.11% 1,183 6,018 19.66%
Carleton 1,496 5,850 25.57% 1,546 4,988 30.99% 1,496 4,856 30.81%
Claremont McKenna 628 5,056 12.42% 623 4,481 13.90% 729 4,264 17.10%
Colgate 2,242 7,795 28.76% 2,305 7,836 29.42% 2,597 7,872 32.99%
Colby 1,508 5,234 28.81% 1,527 5,186 29.44% 1,445 4,213 34.30%
Davidson 1,153 4,769 24.18% 1,208 4,309 28.03% 1,207 4,066 29.69%
Dickinson 2,323 5,843 39.76% 2,543 6,063 41.94% 2,405 5,033 47.78%
Grinnell 1,428 4,515 31.63% 1,330 2,613 50.90% 1,228 3,200 38.38%
Hamilton 1,386 5,107 27.14% 1,441 5,265 27.37% 1,430 4,857 29.44%
Harvey Mudd 616 3,591 17.15% 660 2,957 22.32% 638 2,718 23.47%
Macalaster 2,098 6,031 34.79% 2,137 6,111 34.97% 1,837 4,317 42.55%
Middlebury 1,635 8,849 18.48% 1,563 8,533 18.32% 1,529 7,984 19.15%
Pitzer 663 4,227 15.68% 903 3,743 24.13% 978 3,812 25.66%
Pomona 956 7,457 12.82% 1,011 7,207 14.03% 997 6,764 14.74%
Swarthmore 929 6,589 14.10% 987 6,547 15.08% 967 6,041 16.01%
Vassar 1,778 7,908 22.48% 1,798 7,985 22.52% 1,846 7,822 23.60%
Washington Lee 1,064 5,970 17.82% 1,182 6,487 18.22% 1,259 6,627 19.00%
Wesleyan 2,073 10,503 19.74% 2,340 9,658 24.23% 2,190 10,657 20.55%
Williams 1,182 7,067 16.73% 1,215 7,030 17.28% 1,241 6,631 18.72%

©2012 Hernandez College Consulting and Christian Termont of EERA


Statistics for the Class of 2016

Preliminary Results – Early Action and Early Decision – Entering Fall 2012

Ivy League – Early Action and Early Decision

Early Rounds 2016 2015 2014
Admit Applied % Admit Applied % Admit Applied %
Brown ED 556 2,919 19.05 577 2,796 20.64 567 2,847 19.92
Columbia ED 605 3,088 19.59 632 3,229 19.57 631 2,995 21.07
Cornell ED 1,171 3,609 32.45 1,215 3,456 35.16 1,176 3,594 32.72
Dartmouth ED 465 1,800 25.83 444 1,754 25.31 461 1,594 28.92
Harvard REA 772 4,231 18.25 0 0 0.00 0 0 0.00
Penn ED 1,148 4,526 25.36 1,192 4,557 26.16 1,319 3,851 34.25
Princeton REA 726 3,476 20.89 0 0 0.00 0 0 0.00
Yale REA 675 4,304 15.68 761 5,257 14.48 730 5,235 13.94
Total Ivies 6,118 27,953 21.89 4,821 21,049 22.90 4,884 20,116 24.28

Brown accepted 556 of the 2,919 applications received for the class of 2016. The 2,796 applications for early decision this year represent a slight increase from last year’s 2,796.

Columbia received 5.68 percent fewer applications with 3,088 early applications compared to 3,229 last year. The admission rate remained similar as Columbia admitted 605 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 1,800 Early Decision applications for the Class of 2016. This represents a small increase over the Early Decision applications for the Class of 2015. Dartmouth accepted 465 ED applications, 21 more than last year’s 444 students.  The 465 students will compose approximately 40 percent of the Class of 2016 estimated at 1110 students.

Harvard accepted 18 percent of the 4,231 early applicants to the Class of 2016. These 772 students mark the first group to be admitted early since the College eliminated its early admission process four-years ago. The Office of Admissions deferred 2,838 applicants, roughly two-thirds of applicants, to be considered in the regular application pool and rejected 546 students.

Penn received 4,526 early decision applications for the Class of 2016 and reported a slight decrease from last year’s 4,557 early decision applications. Penn admitted 1,148 students under the Early Decision program for a record low 25% admit rate.

Princeton, for the is the first year since 2006, offered an early application round and admitted 726 out of the 3,476 candidates who applied last fall through single-choice early action.

Yale reported a total of 4,304 applications, a substantial decrease from last year’s 5,257 applications for its SCEA program. The school offered admission to 675 applicants for its Class of 2016.  The 15.7 percent early acceptance rate marks an increase from last year’s 14.5 percent early admission rate and the 13.9 percent acceptance rate for the class of 2014.

Stanford and MIT – Early Action

Early Rounds 2016 2015 2014
Admit Applied % Admit Applied % Admit Applied %
Stanford SCEA 755 5,880 12.84 754 5,929 12.72 753 5,566 13.53
MIT EA 680 6,008 11.32 772 6,405 12.05 590 5,684 10.38
Total 1,435 11,888 12.07 1,526 12,334 12.37 1,343 11,250 11.94

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology received 6.008 early action applications (down from the 6,405 received last year) and accepted 680 students for an acceptance rate of 11.32%.

Stanford accepted 12.84% percent of its SCEA pool by admitting 755 out of 5,880. Last year, Stanford admitted 754 students out of 5,929 applicants.

More Selective Schools – Early Action and Early Decision

Early 2016 2015 2014
Admit Applied % Admit Applied % Admit Applied %
Chicago EA 1,532 8,698 17.61 1,400 6,960 20.11 1,676 5,855 28.63
Duke ED 648 2,641 24.54 645 2,287 28.20 602 1,924 31.29
Georgetown EA 1,012 6,730 15.04 1,122 6,654 16.86 1,160 6,105 19.00
Northwestern 804 2,450 32.82 715 2,127 33.62 618 1,776 34.80
J. Hopkins ED 561 1,459 38.45 518 1,330 38.95 493 1,155 42.68

The University of Chicago received 8,698 early-action applications to the College, a dramatic increase from the previous year when 6,960 applications were received.  Despite an estimated total class of 1,350 students, Chicago offered admission to 1,532 students under its Early Admission non-binding program.

Duke reported that 2,641 students applied under its Early Decision program, an increase over the 2,287 who applied early in the prior year. Out of the 2,641 who completed their applications, 648 were offered admission to the Class of 2016. Last year, the university accepted 645 students through Early Decision. This year’s acceptance rate is a record low for Duke, as the number dips below 25 percent. 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.

Johns Hopkins reported that 1,459 applied for the Class of 2016. This represents an increase of 119 applications from last year.  561 applicants will be the first students welcomed into the Class of 2016.

Georgetown received 6,730 applications and admitted 1,012 students for an admission ratio of 15%. Last year, Georgetown received 6,654 applications and admitted 1,122 students for an admission ratio of 17%.

Northwestern University reported 2,450 applications and admitted 804 students to its Class of 2016. In 2011, Northwestern had 2,127 applications and admitted 715 students to its Class of 2015.

Liberal Arts Colleges – Early Decision – ED1 Only

Class 2016 Early LAC Admit Applied %
Barnard 252 562 44.84%
Bowdoin 171 594 28.79%
Colgate 225 398 56.53%
Davidson 194 371 52.29%
Hamilton 180 413 43.58%
Kenyon 136 207 65.70%
Middlebury 270 645 41.86%
Oberlin 161 241 66.80%
Pomona 75 297 25.25%
Scripps 54 99 54.55%
Was Lee 192 443 43.34%
Williams 239 550 43.45%

Expected Percentage of Early Admissions in the Class of 2016

The tables below present the percentage of early applicants in the projected enrollment for the Class of 2016.

Early Ivies 2016
Admit Enroll Est % Early
Brown ED 556 1,501 37.04
Columbia ED 605 1,391 43.49
Cornell ED 1,171 3,178 36.85
Dartmouth ED 465 1,110 41.89
Harvard SCEA 772 1,670 46.23
Penn ED 1,148 2,410 47.63
Princeton SCEA 726 1,312 55.34
Yale SCEA 675 1,305 51.72
Total Ivies 6,118 13,877 44.09
Stanford SCEA 755 1,672 45.16
MIT EA* 680 1,067 63.73
Total 1,435 2,739 52.39
Total Ivies Plus 7,553 16,616 45.46
Selective ED 2016
Admit Enroll Est % Early
Duke ED 648 1,705 38.01
Northwestern ED 804 2,078 38.69
J. Hopkins ED 561 1,241 45.21

It should be noted that, because of the non-binding nature of regular Early Admission, the numbers for schools such as Chicago, Georgetown, or MIT should not be compared to schools with Early Decisions and Restricted and Single Choice Early Admissions.

Selective EA 2016
Admit Enroll Est % Early
Chicago EA* 1,532 1,350 113.48
Georgetown EA* 1,012 1,570 64.46

Volume of Applications and Changes – Early and Regular Decision – Class 2016

In the past six 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 – 6 Years Trends

For the first time in the past six years, the total number of applications to the eight Ivy League schools plus MIT and Stanford decreased from the prior year.

Applications went down substantially at Brown and Columbia, but increased at Yale and Stanford by similar margins.  Harvard, Penn, and Princeton all experienced a slight decrease.

Change in Volume Applications 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011
Brown 28,671 30,946 30,136 24,988 20,633 19,097
Columbia 31,818 34,587 26,178 25,428 22,585 21,343
Cornell 37,673 36,387 36,337 34,381 33,073 30,383
Dartmouth 23,052 22,385 18,778 18,130 16,538 14,176
Harvard 34,285 34,970 30,489 29,112 27,462 22,955
Penn 31,127 31,663 26,938 22,939 22,922 22,646
Princeton 26,663 27,115 26,247 21,964 21,369 18,942
Yale 28,870 27,283 25,869 26,003 22,817 19,323
Stanford 36,744 34,348 32,022 30,429 25,298 23,958
MIT 18,084 17,800 16,632 15,661 13,396 12,445
Total 296,987 297,484 269,626 249,035 226,093 205,268

Ivy League, Stanford and MIT – 5 Years Annual Changes

Change in Volume Applications in % Change 15 to 16 Change 14 to 15 Change 13 to 14 Change 12 to 13 Change 11 to 12 Change 11 to 16
Brown -7.35% 2.69% 20.60% 21.11% 8.04% 50.13%
Columbia -8.01% 32.12% 2.95% 12.59% 5.82% 49.08%
Cornell 3.53% 0.14% 5.69% 3.95% 8.85% 23.99%
Dartmouth 2.98% 19.21% 3.57% 9.63% 16.66% 62.61%
Harvard -1.96% 14.70% 4.73% 6.01% 19.63% 49.36%
Penn -1.69% 17.54% 17.43% 0.07% 1.22% 37.45%
Princeton -1.67% 3.31% 19.50% 2.78% 12.81% 40.76%
Yale 5.82% 5.47% -0.52% 13.96% 18.08% 49.41%
Stanford 6.98% 7.26% 5.24% 20.28% 5.59% 53.37%
MIT 1.60% 7.02% 6.20% 16.91% 7.64% 45.31%
Total -0.17% 10.33% 8.27% 10.15% 10.15% 44.68%

Other Selective Schools – Total Applications Class 2015 and 2014

Universities 2016 2015 Change
Chicago 25,371 21,669 17.08%
CMU 17,364 16,525 5.08%
Duke 31,545 29,526 6.84%
Georgetown 20,050 19,300 3.89%
JHU 19,400 19,201 1.04%
Northwestern 31,991 30,925 3.45%
NYU 43,728 42,242 3.52%
Notre Dame 17,000 16,548 2.73%
Tufts 16,364 17,074 -4.16%
UVA 28,239 23,971 17.80%
Wake Forest 11,131 9,869 12.79%
William Mary 13,600 12,825 6.04%
Liberal Arts Colleges 2016 2015 Change
Amherst 8,527 8,461 0.78%
Barnard 5,376 5,153 4.33%
Bates 5,376 5,146 4.47%
Bowdoin 6,694 6,554 2.14%
Bucknell 8,170 7,797 4.78%
Claremont McKenna 5,041 4,481 12.50%
Colby 5,235 5,159 1.47%
Colgate 7,715 7,708 0.09%
Dickinson 4,547 4,645 -2.11%
Grinnell 4,515 2,969 52.07%
Harvey Mudd 3,529 3,144 12.25%
Lafayette 6,590 5,716 15.29%
Middlebury 8,922 8,533 4.56%
Mt Holyoke 3,900 3,416 14.17%
Pomona 7,325 7,207 1.64%
Scripps 2,367 2,163 9.43%
Smith 4,321 4,128 4.68%
Wesleyan 10,437 9,658 8.07%
Williams 7,038 7,030 0.11%

© 2011 Hernandez College Consulting and Christian Termont of EERA