Admission Statistics for the Class of 2023

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Ivies Plus© — Class of 2023


Ivies Plus© — Classes of 2021-2023


Ivies Plus© — Volume of Applications — From 2015 to 2023


Ivies Plus© — Changes in Volume of Applications — From 2015 to 2023


Ivies Plus© — Historical Number of Admitted Students— From 2015 to 2023


Ivies Plus© — Historical Admit Rates — From 2014 to 2022


Ivy League — Class of 2023


Ivy League — Classes of 2021-2023


MIT and Stanford — Class of 2023

Numbers in italics are estimated.


MIT and Stanford — Classes of 2021-2023

Numbers in italics are estimated.


Review of Class of 2023 — Entering Fall 2019Ivy League

Brown University

The University offered admission to 6.60 percent of its applicants to the Class of 2023, down from last 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. The 1,782 students accepted through the regular decision process will join the 769 students admitted in December. The rate of admission for the ED round stood at just above 18 percent. Last year. Brown admitted 2,566 students or 8.32 percent of its 35,438 applicants to the Class of 2022. First-generation students account for 14 percent of admitted students, compared to 13 percent in last year’s admitted class. 49 percent of admitted students identify as people of color, the same percentage as last year.

Columbia University

For the Class of 2023, Columbia accepted 2,190 from 42,569 applications.  The acceptance rate of 5.14 percent was slightly lower than the previous 5.51 percent when Columbia admitted 2,214 from 40,203 applications.  In this admission cycle, Columbia received 4,461 early decision applications and accepted 650 students for an admission rate just below 15 percent.

Cornell University

According to its Office of Admissions and Enrollment, 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.  A total of 5,183 applicants were admitted for an overall admit rate of 10.55 percent, up from last year’s admit rate of 10.30 percent.  Cornell admitted 1,395 early applicants from a pool of 6,159.  Of the students accepted, 32 percent of admitted students self-identify as underrepresented minorities, and 670 of those admitted will be first-generation college students.

Dartmouth College

Dartmouth College offered admission to the Class of 2023 to 1,876 students for an overall acceptance rate of 7.93 percent, down from last 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 includes 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 last year‘s 22,003 applicants. A record 16 percent of the admitted class of 1,876 are first generation college students, and about 40 percent come from low or middle-income families. 51 percent of admitted U.S. citizens are people of color and 12 percent of all admitted students are citizens of a foreign country. 9 percent of accepted U.S. citizens are legacies, and 49 different faith traditions are represented among the accepted students.

Harvard University

Harvard accepted a record-low 4.50 percent of applicants to its Class of 2023. This year, 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. The SCEA admit rate is substantially higher than the regular decision acceptance rate of below 3 percent.The percentage of Asian-American admits increased to 25.4 percent, from 22.7 percent last year — the first time a non-white racial demographic has exceeded one quarter of the admitted class. The percentage of Latino admits increased to 12.4 percent from last year’s 12.2 percent while the percentage of Native American and Native Hawaiian admits increased to 2.6 percent, up from last year’s 2.4 percent. The percentages of African-American admits and first-generation college students decreased by 0.7 and 0.9 percentage points, respectively. The admitted class is 14.8 percent African American and 16.4 percent of the admits will be the first in their families to attend college.

Penn – The University of Pennsylvania

Of the 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. Last year’s overall acceptance rate was 8.39 percent when Penn admitted a total of 3,731 students from 44,482 applications. Out of 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. In the Class of 2023, 51 percent of admitted U.S. students self-identify as students of color, with 53 percent the year prior. 15 percent of students in the incoming class, around 500 individuals, identify as first-generation.

Princeton University

Princeton University has 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. Last year, 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. Of the students offered admission, 52 percent are women and 48 percent are men; 56 percent have self-identified as people of color, including biracial and multiracial students; 63 percent of the admitted students come from public schools. Children of Princeton alumni account for 11 percent of the admitted students.

Yale University

Yale’s Office of Undergraduate Admissions accepted 2,178 students or 5.91 percent of the 36,843 students who applied. This represents a decrease from last year’s rate of 6.31 percent. The SCEA round accounted for 794 acceptances out of a pool of 6,020 applications.  Last 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 2023 represent all 50 states, Washington D.C., Puerto Rico, and 63 countries, and will graduate from more than 1,400 secondary schools around the world. They expressed interest in majoring in more than 75 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.

Review of Class of 2023 — Fall 2019 — MIT and Stanford

MIT – The Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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 its early round, MIT admitted 707 students out of 9,600 applications, yielding 7.36percent 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 1,464 students out of 21,706 applicants for the Class of 2022 for an acceptance rate of 6.74 percent.  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.

Stanford University

Stanford University has extended its policy of non disclosure of its complete admissions numbers to the regular decision. Last year, Stanford declined to release the number of candidates admitted in December through Stanford’s Restrictive Early Action program.  This year, Stanford only disclosed the number of successful applicants, namely 2,057 students.

We, however, believe Stanford’s numbers of applicants to be stable or increasing slightly, and have estimated the numbers for the Class of 2023.  We estimate the early acceptance rate for the Class of 2023 to be just above 9 percent and its overall admission rate to be above 4 percent. Based on past years, we estimate the applicants’ pool to be around 49,000 students with 2,057 successful applicants. Last year Stanford University offered admission to the Class of 2022 to 2,071 students, or 4.36 percent of 47,450 candidates. Two years ago, Stanford admitted 2,085 students out of 44,073 applicants for admission to the Class of 2021 for an overall admission rate of 4.73 percent.


Other Selective Universities – Classes of 2021-2023 Listed by Alphabet


Liberal Arts Colleges – Classes of 2021-2023 Listed by Alphabet


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