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Class of 2018 Admissions Statistics

 

 

 

 

Harvard

 

Overall acceptance rate of 5.9 percent.

 

34,295 applicants applied to Harvard.  2,023 applicants, or 5.9% were admitted.  1,031 were admitted regular decision, and 992 were admitted through the early action program.

 

African American students comprise 11.9% of the admits, Latino students comprise 13% of the admits, Asian American students comprise 19.7% of the admits, and Native American/Hawaiian students comprise 1.9% of the admits.

 

Early action acceptance rate at 21 percent

 

4,692 applicants applied early to Harvard. 992 applicants were admitted, or just over 21 percent. This represents an increase of almost 11 percent compared to the previous year. 3,197 applicants were deferred, 366 were rejected, 18 withdrew, and 119 submitted incomplete applications.  The early admit rate was 18 percent.

 

 

Yale

 

Overall acceptance rate of 6.26 percent. 

 

30,932 students applied to Yale.  1,935 applicants, or 6.26% were admitted. 

 

Early action admit rate was 15.5 percent. 4,750 students applied early to Yale, representing a 5.5 increase compared to the previous year. 735 applicants were admitted. 1,225 applicants were rejected, and 2,735 applicants were deferred.

 

 

Princeton

 

Overall acceptance rate of 7.28 percent.

 

26,641 students applied to Princeton.  1,939 applicants, or 7.28% were admitted.  Of the admitted students, 714 had been admitted through early action.  1,141 students were waitlisted.

 

Women account for 48.4% of the admits, while males make up 51.6% of the admits.  International students account for 11.4% percent of the admits.   African American students comprise 10.5% of the admits, Hispanic students comprise 10.4% of the admits, Asian American students comprise 23.4% of the admits, and Native American/Hawaiian students comprise less than 1% of the admits.

 

Early action admission rate was 18.5 percent.

 

3,854 students applied early to Princeton. 714 applicants were admitted. 3,042 applicants were deferred, 12 applicants withdrew, and 49 applicants were rejected.

 

Women account for 48 percent of the admits, while males make up 52 percent of the admits. International students account for 8 percent of the admits. Legacies make up 15 percent of the admits.

 

 

Columbia

 

Overall acceptance rate of 6.94 percent. 32,952 applicants applied to Columbia.

 

3,298 applicants applied early to Columbia, representing an increase of 5.4 percent compared to last year.

 

 

Cornell

 

Overall acceptance rate of 15.2 percent.

 

43,041 students applied to Cornell, representing an increase of 7.6% compared to the previous year.  6,014 students were admitted, while 3,133 were waitlisted.  The mean SAT score was 720 in critical reading, and 750 in math.

 

Early decision acceptance rate was 27.7 percent.

 

4,775 students applied early to Cornell.  1,325 students were accepted.  The early admit rate was 27.7 percent, compared to 29.7 percent the previous year.  There was an increase of 13.6 percent in the number of early applications received. 

 

 

 

Dartmouth

 

Overall acceptance rate of 11.5 percent.

 

19,296 applicants applied to Dartmouth.  2,220 students were admitted.  Of the admits, 469 students were admitted early. 

 

38.5% of the admits are valedictorians, 9.9% are salutatorians, and 97% rank in the top 10 percent of their class. 

 

Early decision acceptance rate was 27.9 percent.

 

1,678 applicants applied early to Dartmouth, representing more than a 6 percent increase compared to the previous year. 469 students were admitted and are expected to make up approximately 40 percent of the incoming class. The admit rate represents a nearly 2 percent decrease compared to the previous year.

 

The mean SAT score for admits was 2156, and the mean ACT was 32.1 34 percent of the admits are ranked first in their class, and 94 percent of the admits are ranked in the top 10 percent of their class.

 

 

Brown

 

Overall acceptance rate of 8.6 percent.

 

30,432 applicants applied to Brown.  2,619 applicants were admitted.  Of the admits, 583 were admitted early.

 

African American students comprise 13% of the admits, Hispanic students comprise 13% of the admits, Asian American students comprise 20% of the admits, and Native American/Hawaiian students comprise 3% of the admits.

 

100 students were admitted to the PLME program, and 16 were admitted to the Brown/Rhode Island School of Design Dual Degree Program.

 

Early decision acceptance rate was 18.9 percent.

 

3,088 applicants applied early to Brown. 583 applicants were admitted. 325 applicants were rejected. Approximately 71 percent of the applicants were deferred.

 

Females account for 54.5 percent of the admits, while males make up 45.5 percent of the admits. Racial minorities account for approximately 30 percent of the admits. International students make up 12 percent of the admits.

 

18 students were admitted to the PLME program early, or 4.4 percent of the 409 applicants to the program.

 

 

Penn

 

Overall acceptance rate at 9.9 percent.

 

35,868 applicants applied to Penn, representing an increase of 14.7 percent compared to the previous year. 

 

The average SAT score for admits is 2199.  This figure includes the converted scores of students who took the ACT.

 

Women account for 52% of the admits.   Legacies account for 13% of the admits.

 

Early decision acceptance rate was 25.3 percent.

 

5,149 applicants applied early to Penn, representing an increase of 6.7 percent compared to the previous year. 1,299 students were admitted, and are expected to make up approximately 54 percent of the target class size of 2,420 students.

 

The average SAT score for admits is 2186.

 

Women account for 51 percent of the admits, while males make up 49 percent of the admits. 38 percent of the admits who are citizens or permanent residents of the US identified themselves as black, Asian, Latino or Native American. International students account for 11 percent of the admits.

 

 

MIT

 

Overall acceptance rate of 7.7 percent.

 

18,357 students applied to MIT.  1,419 students, or 7.7%, were admitted.

 

6,820 applicants applied for early admission to MIT, representing a 4% increase compared to last year. 612 applicants were admitted, and 4,538 applicants were deferred.

 

 

Stanford

 

Overall acceptance rate of 5.07 percent.

 

42,167 students applied to Stanford.  2,138 students, or 5.07%, were admitted.  Of the admits, 748 students were admitted through early action.  958 students were waitlisted. 

 

Early action acceptance rate was 10.8 percent.

 

6,948 applicants applied for early admission to Stanford, the largest early application pool in Stanford's history. 748 applicants were admitted. More than 76 percent of the admits have a high school grade point average of 4.0 or above.