2023 Ivy League Admissions Statistics

Ivy League Colleges

Overall Accept. Rate

Regular Decision Accept. Rate

Regular Decision Apps Accepted

Regular Decision Apps Received

Early Decision / Action Accept. Rate

% of Class Filled by Early Apps

Early Decision / Action Apps Rcvd

Early Decision / Action Apps Accepted

Expected Number of Students to Enroll

Total Apps Received

Total Apps Accepted

Brown 6.6% 5.2% 1,782 34,444 18.2% 46.2% 4,230 769 1,665 38,674 2,551
Columbia 5.1% 4.3% 1,540 36,108 14.6% 46.8% 4,461 650 1,390 42,569 2,190
Cornell 10.6% 8.8% 3,788 42,959 22.6% 43.9% 6,159 1,395 3,175 49,118 5,183
Dartmouth 7.9% 6.1% 1,302 21,176 23.2% 49.9% 2,474 574 1,150 23,650 1,876
Harvard 4.5% 2.8% 1,015 36,372 13.4% n/a* 6,958 935 1,665 43,330 1,950
Penn 7.4% 5.5% 2,066 37,850 18.0% 53.0% 7,110 1,279 2,413 44,960 3,345
Princeton 5.8% 4.2% 1,152 27,469 13.9% n/a* 5,335 743 1,296 32,804 1,895
Yale 5.9% 4.5% 1,384 30,827 13.2% n/a* 6,016 794 1,782 36,843 2,178

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

The graph below of the 2023 Ivy League admissions statistics shows a comparison between the Early Decision / Early Action acceptance rates and the Regular Decision acceptance rates:

Brown University

In the 17 years since Brown adopted its current Early Decision policy, the university has never received more Early Decision applications than for its Class of 2023. Heck, the pool was 21% larger than last year’s ED pool — likely a direct result of The Brown Promise. In all for the Class of 2023, 4,230 students applied under Brown’s binding Early policy. Of these students, 769 earned admission. The Early Decision admit rate thus stood at a shade over 18%. In the Regular Decision round, another application benchmark was established: 34,444 students applied. Between Early Decision and Regular Decision, that means 38,674 students applied to the Providence, Rhode Island-based school. Of these students, 1,782 earned a spot in the incoming class. That marks a RD admit rate of a shade over 5%. By our arithmetic, the overall admit rate for Brown’s Class of 2023 was approximately 6.6%, a somewhat dramatic drop from 7.2% for the Class of 2022. In fact, the overall admit rate has dropped precipitously over the last few years: from 9.0% for the Class of 2020 to 8.3% for the Class of 2021 to 7.2% for the Class of 2022 to this year’s 6.6% figure.

For Brown’s Program in Liberal Medical Education (PLME) in which students receive both a bachelor’s degree and a medical degree in eight years, 2,641 students submitted applications to the Class of 2023. Of these students, 94 got in. That marks an admit rate of about 3.6%. Likewise at the Brown-RISD Dual Degree Program, 694 students applied to the Class of 2023. Of these applicants, 18 earned admission. That marks an admit rate of about 2.6%.

Highlights of Brown University’s Class of 2023

In the Early Decision round, 12% of admits will be the first in their families to attend college, a coveted group by every highly selective college in America. 44% are students of color — African American, Latinx, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, Native American, or Asian American. 379 are male, while 390 are male (Brown traditionally has significantly more females than males in its student body). Brown’s ED admits hail from 46 states in our union and from 37 nations around the globe. The most-represented nations outside of the U.S. are: Canada, India, China, the United Kingdom, and Singapore.

Among the overall pool of admits, 94% are in the top 10% of their high school classes. They hail from 1,686 high schools; 1,686 from public schools, 31% from private schools, and 11% from parochial schools. 49% identify as students of color. Admits hail from all 50 states in our nation; the most-represented states include New Jersey, Massachusetts, Texas, California, and New York. Admits hail from 80 nations; the most-represented nations outside the U.S. include South Korea, China, India, the United Kingdom, and Canada. The most common academic interests among admits are: political science, engineering, computer science, economics, biology, biochemistry and molecular biology, English, neuroscience, business, international relations, and entrepreneurship and organizations.

If you happen to be interested, read more about Brown University’s Early Decision and Regular Decision pools for the Class of 2023.

Columbia University

Columbia University received 4,461 binding Early Decision applications to its Class of 2023: an all-time record. These students applied to either Columbia College or the Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science. The figure marks an increase of 376 students from the Early Decision round application tally for the Class of 2022. Columbia, unlike its Ivy League peers, has a long history of releasing more about its admitted students later on in the year, so check back for more details soon. We know you can’t wait!

Overall, between the Early Decision and Regular Decision rounds, 42,569 students applied for admission to Columbia’s Class of 2023. This figure stacks up nicely against the 40,203 students who applied to Columbia’s Class of 2022. Of the students who applied to this year’s class, 2,190 got in. The overall acceptance rate for Columbia’s Class of 2023 was thus approximately 5.1%, while this same figure stood at approximately 5.5% last year. In fact, it’s a number that’s slowly but fairly steadily dropping: from 7.0% for the Class of 2018 to 6.1% for the Class of 2019 to 6.0% for the Class of 2020 to 5.8% to the Class of 2021 to 5.5% for the Class of 2022.

Read more about Columbia’s Early Decision pool as well as its record-breaking overall admission pool to the Class of 2023. And be sure to check back to our blog soon for the demographic breakdown of the Columbia Class of 2023, details that Columbia traditionally releases later in the year.

Cornell University

In the Early Decision round, 6,159 students made binding commitments to attend the Ithaca, New York-based school if offered admission. The figure was down by 200 from last year when 6,319 students applied Early. Of these applicants, 1,395 earned admission. The Early Decision admit rate for Cornell’s Class of 2023 thus stood at 22.6%. This same figure stood at 24.3% for the Class of 2022. In fact, it’s been steadily declining the last few years: from 27.4% for the Class of 2020 to 25.6% for the Class of 2021 to 24.3% for the Class of 2022 to this year’s 22.6%.

Among the overall pool of applicants (including Early Decision and Regular Decision applicants), 49,118 students submitted applications, a figure down 2,210 from last year and defying a recent trend at the university of increasing overall applications: from 41,900 for the Class of 2019 to 44,965 for the Class of 2020 to 47,038 for the Class of 2021 to 51,328 for the Class of 2022. Of the overall applicants to Cornell’s Class of 2023, 5,183 earned admission. This marked an overall admit rate of 10.6%, up slightly from the 10.3% rate just last year.

Highlights of Cornell University’s Class of 2023

Among Cornell’s Early Decision admits to its Class of 2023, 39.8% are students of color: African American, Latinx, Asian American, Native American, and bi- or multi-cultural students. 55.6% are women, which by our math means that 44.4% are male — a significant gender disparity. 13.5% are recruited athletes. 12.3% are international students (international applications were up 1.5% from last year).

Among Cornell’s overall pool of admitted students, 54.9% are female, while 45.1% are male — so the gender disparity held for the full application cycle. 32% identify as underrepresented minorities, while 54.9% are students of color. If you don’t get that one bit, realize that Asian Americans are students of color but Asian Americans are not an underrepresented minority. Now you get it? Admits to Cornell’s Class of 2023 hail from all 50 states in our union (in addition to DC, The U.S. Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico) and from 95 countries around the globe. 50 students earned admission through the First Year Spring Admission program (FYSA) — to the College of Arts & Sciences of the School of Hotel Administration.

Read more about Cornell’s Early Decision admits as well as Cornell’s Regular Decision admits to the Class of 2023.

Dartmouth College

A total of 2,474 students applied Early Decision to the College on the Hill this year in the hope of earning a slot in the incoming Class of 2023. Of these applicants, 574 earned admission. This marked an Early Decision admit rate of about 23.2%. The figure stacks up against 24.9% for the Class of 2022, 27.8% for the Class of 2021, and 25.6% for the Class of 2020. In fact, it’s the lowest ED admit rate in the school’s history. 25 of these 574 applicants were matched via QuestBridge.

Between Early Decision and Regular Decision, 23,650 students applied to Dartmouth’s Class of 2023. This too marked an all-time record: the same figure stood at 22,033 for the Class of 2022, 20,034 for the Class of 2021, 20,675 for the Class of 2020, 20,504 for the Class of 2019, and 19,296 for the Class of 2018. Notice an overall trend? We do, we do! Between the two rounds of admission, 1,876 students got in (a figure that includes the 574 ED admits). The overall admit rate for Dartmouth’s Class of 2023 stood at 7.9%, down from 8.7% for the Class of 2022, 10.4% for the Class of 2021, and 10.5% for the Class of 2020.

Highlights of Dartmouth College’s Class of 2023

Admitted Early Decision applicants to Dartmouth’s Class of 2023 hail from 44 of the 50 states in addition to Washington, DC, Puerto Rico, and Guam. 11% are international students; they hail from 29 countries — the most-represented of which are China, the United Kingdom, and Canada. A third of ED admits are Americans of color. 14% of ED admits will be the first in their families to attend college. Approximately 20% are legacies, while 24% are recruited athletes. The mean SAT score of ED admits was 1479, while the mean ACT composite score was 32. 57% of ED admits applied for need-based financial aid and 13% are expected to be Pell Grant-eligible.

Among the overall pool of applicants to Dartmouth’s Class of 2023, 16% will be the first in their families to attend college (a new record!). 51% of citizens who happen to be U.S. citizens are students of color, a figure that includes Asian Americans (not only underrepresented minorities). 9% of overall admits are legacies. Admits hail from all 50 states in our union in addition to Washington, DC, Guam, and Puerto Rico. 13% hail from what’s been dubbed “rural America” so, yes, Dartmouth, like all highly selective colleges, loves its rural applicants! 12% of overall admits are international students; the most-represented countries include: Brazil, the United Kingdom, China, Canada, and India. The mean SAT score of admitted students set a new benchmark at 1501. A total of 92 students matched with Dartmouth via QuestBridge.

While you’re here, read more about Dartmouth’s Early Decision and Regular Decision pools.

Harvard University

Harvard offered admission to 935 of 6,958 Early Action applicants to its Class of 2023. This marked an Early Action admit rate of 13.4%, an all-time low for the university. This same figure stood at 14.5% for the Classes of 2022 and 2021. Heck, the figure has been dropping precipitously since the Early Action round for the Class of 2018 when 21.1% of EA applicants earned admission.

Overall, between the Early Action and the Regular Decision rounds, 1,950 of 43,330 applicants earned admission to the Cambridge, Massachusetts-based institution. By our arithmetic, this means that 4.5% of total applicants to Harvard’s Class of 2023 earned admission. This figure, too, has been steadily dropping since the Class of 2018: from 5.9% (Class of 2018) to 5.3% (Class of 2019) to 5.2% (Classes of 2020 and 2021) to 4.6% (Class of 2022). By our deductive reasoning, it also means that 36,372 students applied in the Regular Decision round to Harvard’s Class of 2023. Of these students, 1,015 got in — marking a Regular Decision admit rate of a shade under 2.8%, the same RD admit rate as for the Class of 2022. Slim pickings!

Highlights of Harvard University’s Class of 2023

During a year in which Harvard finds itself defending itself against accusations of discriminating against Asian American students in admissions decision-making, 26.1% of admitted Early Action students were Asian American (a figure that compares to 24.2% last year). Additionally, 12% were African American, 10.1% Latinx, 1% Native American and/or Native Hawaiian. Students with citizenship from nations outside of the United States represented 11.2% of EA admits (compared to 8.2% last year). Over 10% of EA admits will be the first in their families to attend college.

Among overall admits (including Early Action and Regular Decision admits), 25.4% were Asian American, 14.8% were African American, 12.4% were Latinx, 1.8% were Native American, and 0.6% were Native Hawaiian. The 25.4% Asian American figure is up from 22.7% for the Class of 2022. The percentage of Latinx and Native Hawaiian admits were also up, while the percentage of African American and Native American admits were down from last year. 16.4% of admits will be the first in their families to attend college, a drop from last year’s 17.3%. Among the admits are six veterans of America’s military as well as 41 students who expressed interest in the ROTC.

While you’re here, read more about Harvard’s Early Action round for the Class of 2023 as well as Harvard’s Regular Decision round.

Princeton University

5,335 students applied Early Action to Princeton in the hope of earning a slot in its Class of 2023. Of these 5,335 applicants, 743 earned admission — an admit rate of 13.9%. This same Early Action figure stood at 14.8% for the Class of 2022, 15.4% for the Class of 2021, 18.6% for the Class of 2020, and 19.9% for the Class of 2019. A trend indeed, eh, Watson?

In Princeton’s Regular Decision round, 1,152 students earned admission. These admits were drawn from a Regular Decision pool of 27,469 candidates — a Regular Decision admit rate of about 4.2%. This figure was a bit higher than the same figure for the Class of 2022 when 3.8% of RD applicants got in. Overall, 1,895 students earned a slot in the Class of 2023 from a pool of 32,804 applicants. The overall admit rate thus stood at about 5.8%, a bit higher than last year’s 5.5% but lower than the previous year’s 6.1%

Highlights of Princeton University’s Class of 2023

Early Action admits represented 49 of the fifty nifty United States from 13 original colonies in addition to Washington, DC and The U.S. Virgin Islands. International admits represent 36 nations around the globe. 51% of EA admits were women, while 49% were men. 15% are legacies, a figure we’d like to see drop in the years to come. Just about 60% of admits hail from public or charter schools. 21% of admits expressed an interest in studying engineering.

Among the total pool of applicants offered admission to Princeton’s Class of 2023, all 50 states are represented in addition to Washington, DC, Puerto Rico, and The U.S. Virgin Islands. International admits to Princeton represent 60 nations. 52% of Princeton’s admits identify as women, while 48% identify as men. 56% identify as students of color, a figure that includes minorities that are not underrepresented (Asian American students). 63% of admits hail from public high schools. 18% will be the first in their families to attend college. 26% come from low-income backgrounds. It’s anticipated that 35 admits will defer their enrollment to partake in the school’s Novogratz Bridge Year Program. 902 candidates were placed on the waitlist; it’s anticipated the class size will ultimately be approximately 1,296 students.

Read more about Princeton’s EA round as well as its RD round for the Class of 2023.

University of Pennsylvania

1,279 students earned admission to the University of Pennsylvania’s Class of 2023 in the Early Decision round. These students were drawn from a pool of 7,110 applicants, marking an Early Decision acceptance rate of 18%. This same figure stood at 18.5% for the Class of 2022, 22% for the Class of 2021, 23.2% for the Class of 2020, 23.9% for the Class of 2019, and 25.2% for the Class of 2018. Notice a trend? We do, we do!

Among overall applicants, 3,345 students earned admission to UPenn this year out of a record total pool of 44,960 applicants, marking an overall admit rate of approximately 7.4% for the Class of 2023. This same figure stood at 8.4% for the Class of 2022, 9.2% for the Class of 2021, 9.4% for the Class of 2020, and 9.9% for the Classes of 2019 and 2018.

Highlights of University of Pennsylvania’s Class of 2023

Among Early Decision admits, approximately 48% identify as minorities, a figure that includes African American, Latinx, Native American, and Asian American students among others. 51% identify as women, while 49% identify as men. On the SAT, the middle 50% of admits scored between 1440 and 1550, while they scored between 33 and 35 on the ACT. 13% of admits are international, hailing from 48 nations around our world (down from 54 nations last year). Fewer states are also represented among Early Decision admits to the Class of 2023 as compared to the Class of 2022: down from 45 states to 42 states in addition to Washington, DC and Puerto Rico.

Among overall admits, students hail from all 50 states in addition to Washington, DC and Puerto Rico. The most represented states include New York, Pennsylvania, Texas, California, New Jersey, and Florida. 169 admits hail in the City of Brotherly Love. 14% of admits are international, hailing from 100 countries. 51% are U.S. citizens who identify as students of color. 15% of admits will be the first in their families to attend college. On the other end of the spectrum, 13% are legacies — the child or grandchild of a UPenn alum.

Read more about the UPenn Class of 2023 Early Decision round and the UPenn Class of 2023 Regular Decision round.

Yale University

Yale University received 6,016 applications this Early Action admissions cycle. Of these 6,016 applicants, 794 earned admission to Yale’s Class of 2023, marking an EA admission rate of about 13.2%. This figure compares to 14.7% for the Class of 2022, 17.1% for the Class of 2021, and 17% for the Class of 2020.

Among overall applicants to Yale’s Class of 2023, 2,178 students got in from a record pool of 36,843 applicants. The previous record tally application pool was set last year when 35,306 students applied to Yale’s Class of 2022. The overall admit rate for the Class of 2023 was thus 5.9%, a figured that stacks up well against last year’s 6.3%. In fact, this year’s overall admit rate marks the first time in Yale’s history the figure has slipped below 6%: it’s been steadily declining for years — from 11.4% for the Class of 2007 to 7.5% for the Class of 2014 to 6.9% for the Class of 2021 to this year’s 5.9%.

Highlights of Yale University’s Class of 2023

Admitted students to Yale’s Class of 2023 hail from all the states in our union in addition to Washington DC, and Puerto Rico. International students hail from 63 nations around our world. While Yale has reported that the percentage of minority students and first generation college students among admitted students rose this year, the school has yet to release the precise figures. 984 applicants earned a spot on Yale’s waitlist this year.

Read more about Yale’s Early Action pool for the Class of 2023 and check out information on Yale’s Regular Decision pool too.