Admission Statistics for the Class of 2022

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Ivies Plus© — Class of 2022

IVIES + MS Overall Admissions Early Round Admissions Regular Decision Admissions
Class of 2022 Admit Applied % Admit Applied % Admit Applied %
Ivies 21,856 306,909 7.12 7,402 41,015 18.05 14,454 265,894 5.44
MIT + Stanford 3,504 69,156 5.07 1,414 17,957 7.87 2,090 51,199 4.08
Total 25,360 376,065 6.74 8,816 58,972 14.95 16,544 317,093 5.22

Ivies Plus© — Classes of 2020-2022

IVIES + MS Class of 2022 Class of 2021 Class of 2020
Classes of 2022-2020 Admit Applied % Admit Applied % Admit Applied %
Ivies 21,856 306,909 7.12 22,805 281,060 8.11 23,129 273,039 8.47
MIT + Stanford 3,504 69,156 5.07 3,488 64,320 5.42 3,548 63,017 5.63
Total 25,360 376,065 6.74 26,293 345,380 7.61 26,677 336,056 7.94

Ivies Overall, Early Round & Regular Decision

IVIES Overall
Acceptance
Early Round
Acceptance
Regular Decision
Acceptance
Class of 2022 Admit Applied % Admit Applied % Admit Applied %
Brown 2,566 35,438 7.24 737 3,502 21.05 1,829 31,936 5.73
Columbia 2,214 40,203 5.51 650 4,085 15.91 1,564 36,118 4.33
Cornell 5,288 51,328 10.30 1,533 6,319 24.26 3,755 45,009 8.34
Dartmouth 1,925 22,033 8.74 565 2,270 24.89 1,360 19,763 6.88
Harvard 1,962 42,749 4.59 964 6,630 14.54 998 36,119 2.76
Penn 3,731 44,482 8.39 1,312 7,074 18.55 2,419 37,408 6.47
Princeton 1,941 35,370 5.49 799 5,402 14.79 1,142 29,968 3.81
Yale 2,229 35,306 6.31 842 5,733 14.69 1,387 29,573 4.69
Total Ivies 21,856 306,909 7.12 7,402 41,015 18.05 14,454 265,894 5.44

Ivy League Admissions — Classes of 2020-2022

IVIES Class of 2022 Class of 2021 Class of 2020
Overall Admit Applied % Admit Applied % Admit Applied %
Brown 2,566 35,438 7.24 2,722 32,724 8.32 2,919 32,390 9.01
Columbia 2,214 40,203 5.51 2,185 37,389 5.84 2,193 36,292 6.04
Cornell 5,288 51,328 10.30 5,889 47,038 12.52 6,277 44,966 13.96
Dartmouth 1,925 22,033 8.74 2,092 20,034 10.44 2,176 20,675 10.52
Harvard 1,962 42,749 4.59 2,056 39,506 5.20 2,037 39,041 5.22
Penn 3,731 44,482 8.39 3,699 40,413 9.15 3,661 38,918 9.41
Princeton 1,941 35,370 5.49 1,890 31,056 6.09 1,894 29,303 6.46
Yale 2,229 35,306 6.31 2,272 32,900 6.91 1,972 31,455 6.27
Total Ivies 21,856 306,909 7.12 22,805 281,060 8.11 23,129 273,040 8.47

MIT + Stanford Admit Rates — Classes of 2020-2022

MIT + Stanford Class of 2022 Class of 2021 Class of 2020
Classes of
2022-2020
Admit Applied % Admit Applied % Admit Applied %
MIT 1,464 21,706 6.74 1,438 20,247 7.10 1,485 19,020 7.81
Stanford 2,040 47,450 4.30 2,050 44,073 4.65 2,063 43,997 4.69
Total 3,504 69,156 5.07 3,488 64,320 5.42 3,548 63,017 5.63

MIT + Stanford Admissions — Class of 2022

MIT + Stanford Overall
Admissions
Early Round
Admissions
Regular Decision
Admissions
Class of 2022 Admit Applied % Admit Applied % Admit Applied %
MIT 1,464 21,706 6.74 664 9,557 6.95 800 12,149 6.58
Stanford 2,040 47,450 4.30 750 8,400 8.93 1,290 39,050 3.30
Total 3,504 69,156 5.07 1,414 17,957 7.87 2,090 51,199 4.08

Ivies Plus© — Volume of Applications — From 2013 to 2022

Annual
Volume
Applications
Class of 2022  Class of 2021  Class of 2020  Class of 2019  Class of 2018  Class of 2017  Class of 2016  Class of 2015  Class of 2014  Class of 2013
Brown 35,438 32,724 32,390 30,397 30,432 28,919 28,742 30,944 30,135 24,988
Columbia 40,203 37,389 36,292 36,250 32,952 33,531 31,851 34,929 26,178 25,427
Cornell 51,328 47,038 44,966 41,907 43,041 40,006 37,812 36,387 36,337 34,371
Dartmouth 22,033 20,034 20,675 20,505 19,296 22,416 23,110 22,385 18,778 18,132
Harvard 42,749 39,506 39,041 37,305 34,295 35,023 34,303 34,950 30,489 29,114
Penn 44,482 40,413 38,918 37,267 35,868 31,280 31,217 31,663 26,941 22,808
Princeton 35,370 31,056 29,303 27,290 26,641 26,498 26,664 27,189 26,247 21,963
Yale 35,306 32,900 31,455 30,237 30,932 29,610 28,974 27,283 25,869 26,003
MIT 21,706 20,247 19,020 18,306 18,357 18,989 18,109 17,909 16,632 15,663
Stanford 47,450 44,073 43,997 42,487 42,167 38,829 36,631 34,348 32,022 30,429
Total 376,065 345,380 336,056 321,951 313,981 305,101 297,413 297,987 269,628 248,898

Ivies Plus© — Changes in Volume of Applications — From 2013 to 2022

Change in
Volume
Applications
Change
Class of
21 to 22
Change
Class of
20 to 21
Change
Class of
19 to 20
Change
Class of
18 to 19
Change
Class of
17 to 18
Change
Class of
16 to 17
Change
Class of
15 to 16
Change
Class of
14 to 15
Change
Class of
13 to 14
Change
Class of
14 to 22
Brown 8.29% 1.03% 6.56% -0.12% 5.23% 0.62% -7.12% 2.68% 20.60% 17.60%
Columbia 7.53% 3.02% 0.12% 10.01% -1.73% 5.27% -8.81% 33.43% 2.95% 53.58%
Cornell 9.12% 4.61% 7.30% -2.63% 7.59% 5.80% 3.92% 0.14% 5.72% 41.26%
Dartmouth 9.98% -3.10% 0.83% 6.27% -13.92% -3.00% 3.24% 19.21% 3.56% 17.33%
Harvard 8.21% 1.19% 4.65% 8.78% -2.08% 2.10% -1.85% 14.63% 4.72% 40.21%
Penn 10.07% 3.84% 4.43% 3.90% 14.67% 0.20% -1.41% 17.53% 18.12% 65.11%
Princeton 13.89% 5.98% 7.38% 2.44% 0.54% -0.62% -1.93% 3.59% 19.51% 34.76%
Yale 7.31% 4.59% 4.03% -2.25% 4.46% 2.20% 6.20% 5.47% -0.52% 36.48%
MIT 7.21% 6.45% 3.90% -0.28% -3.33% 4.86% 1.12% 7.68% 6.19% 30.51%
Stanford 7.66% 0.17% 3.55% 0.76% 8.60% 6.00% 6.65% 7.26% 5.24% 48.18%
Total 8.88% 2.77% 4.38% 2.54% 2.91% 2.58% -0.19% 10.52% 8.33% 39.48%

Ivies Plus© — Historical Admits— From Class of 2013 to Class of 2022

Historical
Admits
 Class of
2022
 Class of
2021
 Class of
2020
 Class of
2019
 Class of
2018
 Class of
2017
 Class of
2016
 Class of
2015
 Class of
2014
 Class of
2013
Brown 2,566 2,722 2,919 2,580 2,619 2,649 2,760 2,757 2,815 2,790
Columbia 2,214 2,185 2,193 2,228 2,291 2,311 2,363 2,419 2,472 2,501
Cornell 5,288 5,889 6,277 6,234 6,019 6,062 6,123 6,538 6,673 6,565
Dartmouth 1,925 2,092 2,176 2,120 2,220 2,252 2,180 2,270 2,193 2,279
Harvard 1,962 2,056 2,037 1,990 2,023 2,029 2,076 2,188 2,205 2,175
Penn 3,731 3,699 3,661 3,697 3,551 3,785 3,846 3,935 3,841 4,040
Princeton 1,941 1,890 1,894 1,908 1,939 1,931 2,095 2,300 2,311 2,209
Yale 2,229 2,272 1,972 1,963 1,935 1,991 1,975 2,109 2,039 1,958
MIT 1,464 1,438 1,485 1,467 1,419 1,548 1,620 1,715 1,676 1,676
Stanford 2,040 2,050 2,063 2,144 2,138 2,210 2,427 2,437 2,340 2,426
Total 25,360 26,293 26,677 26,331 26,154 26,768 27,465 28,668 28,565 28,619

Ivies Plus© — Historical Admit Rates — From 2013 to 2022

Historical
Admit Rates
Admit
Rate
Class of
2022
Admit
Rate
Class of
2021
Admit
Rate
Class of
2020
Admit
Rate
Class of
2019
Admit
Rate
Class of
2018
Admit
Rate
Class of
2017
Admit
Rate
Class of
2016
Admit
Rate
Class of
2015
Admit
Rate
Class of
2014
Admit
Rate
Class of
2013
Brown 7.24% 8.32% 9.01% 8.49% 8.61% 9.16% 9.60% 8.91% 9.34% 11.17%
Columbia 5.51% 5.84% 6.04% 6.15% 6.95% 6.89% 7.42% 6.93% 9.44% 9.84%
Cornell 10.30% 12.52% 13.96% 14.88% 13.98% 15.15% 16.19% 17.97% 18.36% 19.10%
Dartmouth 8.74% 10.44% 10.52% 10.34% 11.50% 10.05% 9.43% 10.14% 11.68% 12.57%
Harvard 4.59% 5.20% 5.22% 5.33% 5.90% 5.79% 6.05% 6.26% 7.23% 7.47%
Penn 8.39% 9.15% 9.41% 9.92% 9.90% 12.10% 12.32% 12.43% 14.26% 17.71%
Princeton 5.49% 6.09% 6.46% 6.99% 7.28% 7.29% 7.86% 8.46% 8.80% 10.06%
Yale 6.31% 6.91% 6.27% 6.49% 6.26% 6.72% 6.82% 7.73% 7.88% 7.53%
MIT 6.74% 7.10% 7.81% 8.01% 7.73% 8.15% 8.95% 9.58% 10.08% 10.70%
Stanford 4.30% 4.65% 4.69% 5.05% 5.07% 5.69% 6.63% 7.10% 7.31% 7.97%
Total 6.74% 7.61% 7.94% 8.18% 8.33% 8.77% 9.23% 9.62% 10.59% 11.50%

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 early 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 2017, Cornell received 47,038 applications for freshman admission to the Class of 2021, and admitted 5,889 applicants of which 1,378 were 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 percent. The 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 percent 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 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 2,040 students, or 4.30 percent 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 percent.

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 percent 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 Admission Data — Classes of 2020-2022

Top Universities Class of 2022 Class of 2021 Class of 2020
Classes of 2022-2020 Admit Applied % Admit Applied % Admit Applied %
Boston College 8,400 31,000 27.10 9,200 28,500 32.28 9,300 28,956 32.12
Boston University 14,484 64,473 22.47 15,203 60,815 25.00 16,650 57,416 29.00
Carnegie Mellon TBA 24,351 4,836 35,740 13.53 4,598 21,189 21.70
Chicago 2,350 32,500 7.23 2,419 27,694 8.73 2,499 31,484 7.94
Duke 3,097 37,302 8.30 3,116 34,406 9.06 3,314 31,150 10.64
Emory 5,135 27,759 18.50 5,172 23,694 21.83 4,927 19,924 24.73
Florida 14,866 40,849 36.39 13,214 34,000 38.86 13,624 32,026 42.54
Georgetown 3,327 22,897 14.53 3,313 21,465 15.43 3,276 20,002 16.38
Georgia 12,700 26,500 47.92 NA NA NA 12,232 22,694 53.90
Georgia Tech 7,832 35,600 22.00 7,297 31,484 23.18 7,630 30,520 25.00
Johns Hopkins 2,894 29,128 9.94 3,117 26,578 11.73 3,098 27,095 11.43
Northeastern 11,780 62,000 19.00 NA NA NA 14,747 51,063 28.88
Northwestern 3,392 40,425 8.39 3,371 37,050 9.10 3,751 35,099 10.69
Notre Dame TBA 20,370 3,600 19,565 18.40 3,565 19,499 18.28
NYU 15,722 75,037 20.95 18,520 67,232 27.55 19,000 63,702 29.83
Tulane 6,598 38,813 17.00 7,477 35,605 21.00 8,162 32,006 25.50
UC Berkeley TBA 89,294 15,567 85,054 18.30 14,429 82,571 17.47
UC Davis TBA 77,727 30,945 70,968 43.60 28,971 68,557 42.26
UC Irvine TBA 94,866 31,103 85,097 36.55 31,639 77,817 40.66
UC San Diego TBA 97,670 30,204 88,463 34.14 30,264 84,222 35.93
UC Santa Barbara TBA 92,017 26,879 81,828 32.85 27,648 77,114 35.85
UCLA TBA 113,409 16,494 102,232 16.13 17,522 97,115 18.04
UNC TBA 43,384 9,710 40,926 23.73 9,252 35,864 25.80
USC 8,258 64,256 12.85 8,980 56,000 16.04 8,920 54,100 16.49
Vanderbilt 3,100 33,700 9.20 3,242 31,488 10.30 3,326 32,100 10.36
Villanova 6,545 22,727 28.80 7,580 21,109 35.91 7,514 17,272 43.50
Virginia 9,850 37,222 26.46 9,957 36,807 27.05 9,416 32,377 29.08
WUSTL 4,695 31,300 15.00 4,875 30,464 16.00 4,729 29,197 16.20

Liberal Arts Colleges Admission Data — Classes of 2020-2022

Liberal Arts Class of 2022 Class of 2021 Class of 2020
Admit Applied % Admit Applied % Admit Applied %
Barnard 1,088 7,897 13.78 1,139 7,716 14.76% 1,131 7,071 15.99
Bates TBA 7,688 NA NA 21.90% 1,213 5,356 22.65
Bowdoin 935 9,081 10.30 974 7,251 13.43 970 6,788 14.29
Chapman 7,551 14,170 53.29 NA NA NA 6,927 12,821 54.03
Colby 1,601 12,313 13.00 1,750 11,190 15.64 1,720 9,833 17.49
Davidson 1,066 5,700 18.70 1,141 5,666 20.14 1,130 5,618 20.11
Grinnell TBA 7,345 NA NA NA 1,488 7,370 20.19
Hamilton TBA 6,238 1,340 5,678 23.60 1,317 5,230 25.18
Harvey Mudd 594 4,101 14.48 566 4,079 13.88 526 4,180 12.58
Haverford 877 4,682 18.73 859 4,424 19.42 871 4,067 21.42
Macalaster TBA 5,985 2,301 5,901 38.99 2,081 5,946 35.00
Middlebury 1,696 9,230 18.37 1,753 8,910 19.67 1,415 8,820 16.04
Olin 125 882 14.17 81 1,067 7.59 114 1,293 8.82
Pomona 713 10,245 6.96 741 9,046 8.19 743 8,104 9.17
Smith TBA 5,780 1,950 5,432 35.90 1,955 5,252 37.22
Swarthmore 980 10,749 9.12 960 9,383 10.23 963 7,717 12.48
Wellesley 1,267 6,670 19.00 1,197 5,700 21.00 1,368 4,888 27.99
Wesleyan TBA 12,788 1,932 12,543 15.40 2,200 12,026 18.29
Williams 1,163 9,559 12.17 1,253 8,593 14.58 1,206 6,982 17.27


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