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Ivy League Grad Donations: Top Donors

Ivy League schools don’t release lists of the precise size of their individual alum donations. After all, that would be gauche. But the Ivy League schools do release their annual reports on giving in which some list the names of certain alumni in various brackets or, in some cases, certain societies. After all, donating a certain amount or giving every year since graduation at certain Ivies could lead to membership in various societies. It’s not like these societies meet regularly or, in some cases, at all, but there’s a certain prestige to being listed as a member. And, hey, since these big-ticket donors receive preferential treatment for their children in the admissions process, what other perks could they need?

January 29, 2024

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Ivy League Class of 2028 Early Admission Statistics

It was a mixed bag for the Class of 2028 Early Action/Decision round. Of the six schools that have thus far released ample admissions figures to have an understanding of their 2023-2024 Early cycles, two — Dartmouth College and the University of Pennsylvania — set all-time records, while four — Brown University, Columbia University, Harvard University, and Yale University — did not set new benchmarks. Cornell University and Princeton University have yet to release their numbers.

January 28, 2024

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Ivy League Athletic Recruiting and Attrition

A sizable percentage of Early Action/Decision admits at our nation’s top colleges are recruited athletes. At Ivy League schools, schools that don’t offer athletic scholarships, it’s safe to assume that about 20% of matriculants were flagged and tagged as athletic recruits. They’re fish-like swimmers and towering basketball players, chiseled hockey stars and tennis aces whose prowess in their respective sports caught the eye of college coaches.

January 25, 2024

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University of North Carolina Waitlist Acceptance Rate

For first-year applicants to UNC who are placed on the waitlist — either after the Early Action or Regular Decision round (since UNC does not “defer” but instead “waitlists” applicants after both rounds) — the odds of earning admission to North Carolina’s flagship aren’t strong.

January 24, 2024

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2023 Ivy League Endowment Returns

While Harvard’s $1.3 billion return outpaced its Ivy League peers, it’s only because the school has the largest endowment — by a sizable margin — of the Ivies. When considering only the return for FY 2023, Brown outpaced its Ivy League peers by a wide margin. Its 12.7% return in a not-so-hot fiscal year far outpaced its closest rival, Columbia’s, return of 4.7%.

January 23, 2024

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Georgetown University Class of 2028 Early Action Admission Statistics

In mid-December, Georgetown University released Early Action decisions for the Class of 2028. In all, 860 students earned admission to the Jesuit institution. These students were accepted from a pool of approximately 8,600 applicants, marking a 10% EA admission rate for the 2023-2024 cycle. This year’s Early Action cycle marked one of the strongest in Georgetown’s storied history.

January 23, 2024

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What To Do After Being Deferred by the University of Michigan

Michigan has historically withheld its Early Action and Regular Decision admissions statistics, instead only releasing the admissions figures for the overall pool each year. So, if you see admissions statistics for Michigan’s Early Action round online, they are not credible.

January 22, 2024

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Columbia University Class of 2028 Early Decision Admission Statistics

The 6,009 students who applied Early Decision to Columbia’s Class of 2028 capped an excellent recovery for the institution that is only a year removed from getting caught with its hand in the cookie jar misreporting data to US News & World Report for its annual ranking.

January 18, 2024

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Brown University Class of 2028 Early Decision Admission Statistics

Out of a pool of 6,244 Early Decision applicants, Brown admitted 898 students, for an acceptance rate of 14.38%. Learn more about Brown ED with Ivy Coach.

January 17, 2024

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Dartmouth College Class of 2028 Early Decision Admission Statistics

It was a record-breaking Early Decision cycle for Dartmouth College’s Class of 2028. In all, an all-time high of 3,550 students applied under the school’s binding Early Decision policy, an 18% surge from last year’s record tally.

January 16, 2024

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Yale University Class of 2028 Early Action Admission Statistics

From a pool of 7,856 applicants, Yale’s EA acceptance rate landed at 9.02%, the lowest in the history of Yale’s Early Action program.

January 15, 2024

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Duke University Class of 2028 Early Decision Admission Statistics

Duke University announced Thursdsay that it has accepted 806 applicants to the Class of 2028 through Early Decision out of 6,240 applications, amounting to a 12.92% ED acceptance rate.

December 16, 2023

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Cornell University Class of 2028 Early Decision Admissions Statistics

Did you apply Early Decision to Cornell University’s Class of 2028? If so, you might be in search of this year’s Early Decision admissions statistics. But we regret to inform you that while Cornell ED decisions are out for the Class of 2028, the Ivy League institution has not yet released its figures. And don’t hold your breath because it will be months before we at Ivy Coach can share them with our readers.

December 15, 2023

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University of Pennsylvania Class of 2028 Early Decision Admission Statistics

The University of Pennsylvania on Thursday announced an increase in the number of students who applied under the school’s binding Early Decision policy, with a record-breaking over 8,500 students applying ED to the Class of 2028, up from over 8,000 for the Class of 2027, and 7,795 for the Class of 2026. In prior cycles, Penn’s Early Decision application pool never hit 8,000, capping out at 7,962 for the Class of 2025.

December 15, 2023

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Harvard University Class of 2028 Early Action Admission Statistics

Out of a pool of 7,921 Early Action applicants to the Class of 2028, Harvard admitted 692 students for an EA acceptance rate of 8.74%. While this is the highest EA acceptance rate since the Class of 2024, it is still the fourth-lowest in the university’s history.

December 15, 2023

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What To Do After Being Deferred by Rice University

As Rice states on its website, “We defer only those applicants whom we intend to reevaluate for admission again later in the process.” So, unlike some elite universities, Rice doesn’t just defer all Early candidates (hi, Georgetown!).

December 15, 2023

What to Do After Being Deferred by Cornell

Were you deferred in the Early Decision round by Cornell University to the Class of 2028? After making a binding commitment to the Ivy League school in the Early, it’s undoubtedly not the news you had hoped for when you submitted your application at the beginning of November.

December 14, 2023

Hamerschlag Hall is on the right and Scott Hall is on the left at Carnegie Mellon University, as viewed from Schenley Bridge.

Deferred from Carnegie Mellon: Statistics and Next Steps

Were you deferred by Carnegie Mellon University this Early Decision cycle for the Class of 2028? If so, turn that frown upside down. It’s not over ’til it’s over — and it’s not over yet.

December 13, 2023

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Class of 2028 Early Action/Decision Notification Dates

When will the school you applied to in the Early Action/Early Decision round notify you of their decision?

December 13, 2023

Deferred From MIT Early Action: Statistics and Next Steps

Were you deferred by MIT in the Early Action round? If so, learn how to improve your odds of admission in Regular Decision.

December 13, 2023


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