College & Ivy League Early Admissions Statistics for the Class of 2023
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Ivy League – Early Action and Early Decision Acceptance Rates – Entering Fall 2019
Brown University accepted 769 students out of 4,230 early applications received for the Class of 2023. Last year, Brown received 3,501 applications for early decision and accepted 738 applicants. Brown accepted 18.18 percent to the Class of 2023, 21 percent to the Class of 2022, 22 percent of early applicants to the Classes of 2021 and 2020.
Columbia University received 4,461 early applications compared to 4,085 last year. Inasmuch as Columbia declined to release the exact number of admissions, the rate of admission should have remained similar with an estimated admission of about 650 students.
Cornell University reported a record number of 6,159 early decision applicants for admission to Cornell’s Class of 2023 with 1,395 acceptances representing a decrease from last year’s 1,533 admitted students. This year’s number of applications also decreased from the record set last year by the early decision Class of 2022. The early admissions rate of 22.65 percent is down from an early admissions rate 24.3 percent for the Class of 2022 and 25.8 percent for the Class of 2021.
Dartmouth College received 2,474 Early Decision applications for the Class of 2023. This number represents an increase over last year’s early decision pool of 2,270 applicants. Dartmouth accepted 574 ED applications, or 9 more than last year’s 565 students. The 574 students will compose approximately 48 percent of the Class of 2023 estimated at 1,200 students. This year’s 23.2 percent acceptance rate is a decrease from last year’s 24.9 percent.
Harvard University accepted 935 or 13.44 percent of the 6,958 early applicants to the Class of 2023. The size of the early action pool increased by 328 students and the acceptance rate decreased by 1.10 percent. Last year, Harvard’s Early Action program admitted 964 students or 14.54 percent of the 6,630 early applicants to the Class of 2022.
The University of Pennsylvania received 7,110 early decision applications for the Class of 2023 and reported an increase from last year’s 7,074 early decision applications. Penn admitted 1,279 students under the Early Decision program for an 18 percent admit rate. These students are expected to make up 53 percent of the target class of 2,400 students for the Class of 2023.
Princeton University has offered admission to 743 students from a pool of 5,335 candidates who applied through single-choice early action for the Class of 2023. Last year, Princeton offered admission to 799 students from a pool of 5,402 candidates who applied through single-choice early action for the Class of 2022. Princeton forecasts a total admission of just above 1300 students for the Class of 2023.
Yale University reported a total of 6,020 applications, an increase from last year’s 5,733 applications for its SCEA program. The school offered admission to 794 Early Action applicants for the Class of 2023, down from 842 applicants for its Class of 2022. Yale expects to make another 1,200 admission offers in the spring, aiming for a freshman class of about 1,580 for enrollment in the fall of 2019.
Stanford and MIT – Early Action
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology received 9,600 early action applications (up from the 9,557 received last year) and accepted 707 students for an acceptance rate of 7.36 percent. Last year, MIT accepted 664 students for an acceptance rate of 6.95 percent.
More Selective Schools – Early Action and Early Decision
Duke accepted 882 of the 4,852 students who applied under its Early Decision program to the Class of 2023. Last year, Duke reported that 4,090 students applied under its Early Decision program and admitted 875 to the Class of 2022. Early decision applicants will make up 51 percent of Duke’s Class of 2023, comprising 1,720 students.
Georgetown admitted 919 of 7,802 early applicants to the Class of 2023 and maintained its historically low admission rate of 11.78 percent. Last year, Georgetown received 8,383 applications and admitted 1,002 students for an admission ratio of 11.95 percent.
Johns Hopkins accepted 641 students of the 2,068 who applied for the Class of 2023. This represents an increase of 31 applications from last year. Last year, the university reported that 2,037 applied early for the Class of 2022 with 610 successful applicants.
Notre Dame admitted 1,534 early action applicants to the Class of 2023. A total of 7,334 students applied for consideration under the Restricted Early Action program, contributing to a 20.92 percent acceptance rate. Early applications were up over last year when Notre Dame received 6,598 Restricted Early Action applications and admitted 1,636 early action applicants to the Class of 2023.
Liberal Arts Colleges – Early Decision – Class of 2023
Expected Percentage of Early Admissions in the Enrolled Class of 2023
The tables below present the percentage of early applicants to the projected enrollment