Admission Statistics for the Class of 2022
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Ivies Plus© — Class of 2022
Ivies Plus© — Classes of 2020-2022
Ivies Plus© — Volume of Applications — From 2014 to 2022
Ivies Plus© — Changes in Volume of Applications — From 2014 to 2022
Ivies Plus© — Historical Number of Admitted Students— From 2014 to 2022
Ivies Plus© — Historical Admit Rates — From 2014 to 2022
Ivy League — Class of 2022
Ivy League — Classes of 2020-2022
MIT and Stanford — Class of 2022
MIT and Stanford — Classes of 2020-2022
Review of Class of 2022 — Entering Fall 2018
Brown University – The University offered admission to 7.24 percent of its applicants to the class of 2022, down from last year’s record-low acceptance rate of 8.32 percent. The rate of admission for the ED round stood at just above 21 percent. Out of the 35,438 students who applied — the largest pool in University history —2,566 students were admitted. The 2,027 students accepted through the regular decision process will join the 737 students admitted in December. Last year. Brown admitted 2,722 students or 8.32 percent of its 32,724 applicants to the class of 2021.
Forty-nine percent of accepted students identify as students of color, an increase from 47 percent last year. Additionally, 13 percent of admitted students identify as first-generation students, a slightly lower percentage than last year. The admitted students hail from 48 states and 76 nations, with international citizens making up 11 percent of the pool. The top five represented states were California, New York, Massachusetts, New Jersey and Texas, while the top five represented countries were China, India, the United Kingdom, Canada and Singapore.
Columbia University – For the Class of 2022, Columbia accepted 2,214 from 40,203 applications. The acceptance rate of 5.51 percent was slightly lower than the previous 5.84 percent when Columbia admitted 2,185 students from 37,389 applications. In this admission cycle, Columbia received 4,085 early decision applications and accepted 650 students for an admission rate just below 16 percent.
Cornell University – According to its Office of Admissions and Enrollment, Cornell received the highest number of applications in university history for freshman admission for the third consecutive year. There were 51,328 applicants for admission to the Class of 2022; the previous record was 47,038 applicants for the Class of 2021.
A total of 5,288 applicants were admitted for an overall admit rate of 10.30 percent, down from last year’s admit rate of 12.52 percent. Cornell admitted 1,533 early applicants from a pool of 6,319. In 2016, Cornell received 45,009 applications for freshman admission to the Class of 2020. The overall admit rate reported by Cornell was 13.96 percent as the school admitted 6,277 applicants with 4,939 regular decision applicants and 1,338 Early Decision applicants.
Of the students accepted, 33 percent self-identify as underrepresented minorities, setting a new record for the fourth year in a row. Students of color — which include underrepresented minorities and Asian-American students — represent 54 percent of the student body.
Geographically, the prospective class represents all 50 U.S. states, in addition to Washington D.C., Guam, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and American Samoa. International students, who make up nearly nine percent of the admitted class, hail from 93 countries around the globe. Canada, China, India, South Korea, Singapore and the United Kingdom are the top countries represented, just as last year.
Dartmouth College – The College offered admission to the Class of 2022 to 1,925 students for an overall acceptance rate of 8.74 percent, down from last year’s 10.44 percent acceptance rate when Dartmouth College extended offers of admission to 2,092 applicants for its Class of 2021. The total number of accepted students includes the 565 admitted through the early decision process in December. The overall number of applicants surged by 10 percent to 22,003 students from last year‘s 20,034 applicants.
The Class of 2022 is comprised of 15 percent first-generation college students, 11 percent foreign citizens and nine percent legacy students. Half of those admitted who are U.S. citizens and permanent residents are also students of color and 59 percent of the accepted class attend a public or charter school.
Accepted students hail from all 50 U.S. states and from Washington, D.C., American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico and the Mariana Islands. California, New York, Massachusetts, Florida and Texas have the most accepted students. Out of the 65 countries represented in the accepted class, the foreign countries with the most accepted students are Brazil, Canada, China, India and the United Kingdom.
Harvard University – Harvard accepted a record-low 4.59 percent of applicants to its Class of 2022. This year, Harvard received a total of 42,749 applications compared to 39,506 for the Class of 2021 when the school admitted 2,056 students resulting in an overall admissions rate of 5.20 percent. With 1,962 admitted students to the Class of 2022, the rate of admission dropped to 4.59 percent for the combined SCEA and regular decision. In the early round, Harvard University received 6,630 applications and accepted 964, for an admit rate of 14.54%. SCEA admit rate is substantially higher than the regular decision acceptance rate of below 3 percent.
The percentage of minority admits rose across racial groups relative to last year’s levels. A record 15.5 percent of admitted students are African American, up from last year’s 14.6 percent. Latino admits increased to 12.2 percent from last year’s 11.6 percent. Native American admits grew marginally this year to 2 percent, up from last year’s 1.9 percent. Asian American admits went up to a record 22.7 percent, compared to last year’s 22.2 percent.
Harvard’s acceptance rate of 4.59 percent was higher than the rate at Stanford, which admitted only 4.30 percent of applicants. Harvard’s percentage was lower, however, than those of its peers in the Ivy League.
MIT – The Massachusetts Institute of Technology – 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. In its early round, MIT admitted 664 students out of 9,957 applications, yielding 6.95% or the lowest rate of acceptance in an early round among its peer group composed of the Ivy League and Stanford.
Last year, in 2017, MIT admitted 1,438 students out of 20,247 applicants for the Class of 2021 for an acceptance rate of 7.10 percent. In 2016, MIT admitted 1,485 students out of 19,020 applicants for the Class of 2020 for an acceptance rate of 7.81 percent. In 2015, MIT admitted 1,467 students out of 18,306 applicants for the Class of 2019 for an acceptance rate of 8.01 percent.
Penn – The University of Pennsylvania – Of the 44,482 students who applied to Penn’s Class of 2022 in the early and regular rounds, 3,731 were admitted, leading to an overall acceptance rate of 8.39 percent. Last year’s overall acceptance rate was 9.15 percent when Penn admitted a total of 3,699 students from 40,413 applications. Out of the total 3,731 admitted to the Class of 2022, 1,312 students were admitted through the early decision round. The admission rate for the ED round was 18.55 percent out of 7,074 applicants.
One in every seven admitted students to the Class of 2022 is the first in their families to attend college, according to the Dean of Admissions Eric Furda, this is a dramatic increase from the one in every eight first-generation students admitted last year. The number of international applicants increased by 6 percent.
Princeton University – Princeton University has offered admission to 1,941 students, or 5.49 percent of the 35,370 applicants to the Class of 2022. Princeton University received 5,402 early action applications and accepted 799 applicants. Last year, for the Class of 2021, Princeton admitted 1,890 out of 31,056 applicants for an admission rate of 6.09 percent. The class size is expected to be around 1,300 students for the Class of 2022, as it was last year.
Of the students offered admission, 50.5 percent are women and 49.5 percent are men; 53.4 percent have self-identified as people of color, including biracial and multiracial students; 64.5 percent of the admitted students come from public schools, and 17 percent will be the first in their families to attend college. An estimated 23 percent of those admitted are eligible for federal Pell grants for low-income students.
Stanford University – Stanford University has offered admission to the Class of 2022 to 2,071 students, or 4.36% of all applicants. The Class of 2022 was selected from 47,450 candidates, the largest applicant pool in Stanford’s history, eclipsing last years’ unprecedented 44,073 applications. This year, Stanford declined to release the number of candidates admitted in December through Stanford’s Restrictive Early Action program. We, however, believe this number to be stable and have utilized a comparable number for our estimates prepared in April 2018. The estimated early acceptance rate for the Class of 2022 should be just below 9 percent. Based on current information, Stanford remains the most selective research university in the United States for undergraduates. Two years ago, Stanford admitted 2,063 students out of 43,997 applicants for admission to the Class of 2020 for an overall admission rate of 4.69%.
Yale University – Yale’s Office of Undergraduate Admissions accepted 2,229 students or 6.31 percent of the 35,306 students who applied to Yale. This represents a decrease from last year’s rate of 6.91 percent. The SCEA round accounted for 842 acceptances out of a pool of 5,733 applications. This marks the seventh consecutive year that Yale’s acceptance rate has remained in the 6 percent range, after hovering around 7.5 percent from 2009 to 2011. Last year, Yale accepted 2,272 students to its Class of 2021 from a pool of 32,900. The increase in admissions accounts for the opening of new dorms, which brings the incoming freshman class to approximately 1550 students, or 15% larger than recent classes.
Students admitted to the Class of 2022 represent all 50 states, Washington D.C., Puerto Rico, and 64 countries, and will graduate from nearly 1,500 secondary schools around the world. They expressed interest in majoring in more than 80 of Yale’s academic programs. 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.
Other Selective Universities – Classes of 2020-2022 Listed by Alphabet
Other Selective Universities – Classes of 2020-2022 Ranked by Selectivity
Liberal Arts Colleges – Classes of 2020-2022 Listed by Alphabet
Liberal Arts Colleges – Classes of 2020-2022 Ranked by Selectivity
Combined All Universities and Liberal Arts Colleges Admission Data – Classes of 2020-2022 Ranked by Selectivity – Below 10 % Admit Rates
Combined All Universities and Liberal Arts Colleges Admission Data – Classes of 2020-2022 Ranked by Selectivity – 10 to 20 % Admit Rates
Combined All Universities and Liberal Arts Colleges Admission Data – Classes of 2020-2022 Ranked by Selectivity – Above 20% Admit Rates
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