Ivy League Admission Statistics for the Class of 2010

Ivy League Colleges Overall Accept. Rate Regular Decision Accept. Rate Regular Decision Apps Accepted Regular Decision Apps Received Early Decision / Action Accept. Rate Percent of Class Filled by Early App. Early Decision / Action Apps Received Early Decision / Action Apps Accepted Expected Number of Students to Enroll Total Apps Received Total Apps Accepted
Brown 13.80% 12.40% 1,982 15,934 22.80% 37.40% 2,379 543 1,450 18,313 2,525
Columbia 11.40% 9.60% 1,686 17,565 25.60% 43.80% 2,275 582 1,330 19,848 2,267
Cornell 24.70% 23% 5,817 25,248 39% 36.40% 2,849 1,110 3,050 28,097 6,927
Dartmouth 15.40% 13.90% 1,752 12,620 30.20% 37% 1,317 398 1,075 13,937 2,150
Harvard 9.30% 6.90% 1,305 18,881 20.80% n/a* 3,872 804 1,684 22,753 2,109
Penn 17.70% 15% 2,442 16,331 28.40% 49.20% 4,148 1,180 2,400 20,479 3,622
Princeton 10.20% 7.80% 1,193 15,327 26.80% 49% 2,236 599 1,220 17,563 1,792
Yale 8.60% 6.50% 1,099 17,015 17.70% n/a* 4.084 724 1,310 21,099 1,823

* n/a = not applicable since an Early Action policy was in place

The graph below of the 2010 Ivy League admissions statistics shows a comparison between the Early Decision / Early Action acceptance rates and the Regular Decision acceptance rates:

Brown University

For the Class of 2010, Brown University received a total of 18,313 applications and accepted 2,525 candidates for an overall acceptance rate of 13.8%. In the Early Decision round, 2,379 students applied and 543 were accepted for a 22.8% admissions rate. For Regular Decision, 15,934 applicants applied and 1,982 applicants were accepted. Brown expects that 1,450 freshmen will enroll in the fall of 2006.

Columbia University

Applications for Columbia College and the School for Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) reached a record high this past admissions year. Columbia College received 17,148 and admitted 1,653 students and the School for Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) admitted 614 students out of the 2,700 applicants who applied. The overall admissions rate for the Class of 2010 was 11.4%. In the Early Decision round, the University accepted 582 applicants of the 2,275 who applied at a 25.6% admissions rate. Early Decision candidates who were accepted filled the Class of 2010 by 43.8%.

Cornell University

With total applications increasing by 15% from the Class of 2009, Cornell University received 28,097 applications and accepted 6,927 applicants from both the Regular Decision and the Early Decision pools. The overall acceptance rate was 24.7%. In its Early Decision applicant pool, Cornell received 2,849 applications and accepted 1,110 for the fall class beginning in 2006, a 39% admissions rate. For an expected class of 3,050, Early Decision applicants made up 36.4% of the admitted class.

Dartmouth College

Dartmouth admitted 2,150 freshmen from an applicant pool of 13,937. In the Early Decision process, 1,317 students applied. This was up by approximately 12% from the Class of 2009. Of the Early Decision applicants, 398 were accepted, 366 were deferred, and 520 were rejected (a 30.2% admit rate). Another 33 applications were either incomplete or unaccounted for. In the Regular Decision process, 12,620 applications were received, and 1,752 applicants were accepted (a 13.9% admit rate). Overall, the admissions rate was a record low of 15.4%. With Dartmouth expecting that 1,075 freshmen will matriculate, 37% of the incoming freshman class was filled through Early Decision.

Harvard University

For the Class of 2010, Harvard College received 22,753 applications and admitted 2,109 freshmen. Overall, Harvard’s admissions rate was 9.3%, 5% lower than last year. Harvard expects to enroll a freshman class of 1,684. Through the Early Action cycle, 3,872 students applied and 804 were accepted, reflecting a 20.8% admissions rate. In the Regular Decision process, 18,881 students applied and 1,305 were accepted, an admit rate of 6.9%.

University of Pennsylvania

Penn received a total of 20,479 applications and accepted 3,622 candidates for an overall acceptance rate of 17.7%. In the Early Decision round, 4,148 students applied, and 1,180 applicants were accepted at a 28.4% admit rate. For an expected class of 2,400 freshmen, 49.2% of Penn’s Class of 2010 was filled through Early decision. In the Regular Decision cycle, 16,331 students applied and 2,442 were accepted – a 15% admissions rate. Of the admitted students, 2,260 were accepted to the School of Arts and Sciences, 775 to the School of Engineering and Applied Science, 475 to the Wharton School, and 112 to the School of Nursing.

Princeton University

With a record high of 17,563 applications received, Princeton admitted a total of 1,792 applicants for the Class of 2010. In the Early Decision process, Princeton received 2,236 applications and accepted 599 applicants. This reflected a 26.8% admit rate. For an expected freshman class of 1,220, 49% of the class was filled through Early Decision. In the Regular Decision round, 15,327 students applied and 1,193 were accepted. The Regular Decision admissions rate was 7.8% and the overall admissions rate was 10.2%.

Yale University

Of all the Ivy League colleges, Yale College had the lowest admissions rate in both the Regular Decision and Early Action cycles this admissions year. Yale received a total of 21,099 applications and accepted 1,823 candidates for an overall admit rate of 8.6%. In the Early Action process, Yale received 4,084 applications and accepted 724 freshmen, a 17.7% admissions rate. In the Regular Decision round, 17,015 candidates applied and 1,099 candidates were accepted. The Regular Decision process had an admissions rate of 6.5%.

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