November 2010 Newsletter
The deadline to submit Early Decision or Early Action applications was November 1st, and now two weeks later some Early Decision and Early Action statistics have been released for the Class of 2015. While Yale and Brown both experienced a decrease in applications from last year, the other highly selective colleges that we follow reported significant gains.
For more information on last year’s statistics, check out Ivy Coach’s Ivy League Statistics Page.
Dartmouth College received 1,785 Early Decision Applications compared to 1,594 Early Decision Applications for the Class of 2014 – that’s a 12% increase. Dartmouth expects to accept 400 Early Decision applicants for a targeted class of between 1,090 and 1,100 students.
University of Pennsylvania received 4,557 Early Decision Applications compared to 3,851 Early Decision Applications for the Class of 2014 – that’s an 18% increase. Penn expects to accept 1200 Early Decision applicants for a targeted class of 2400 students.
Yale University received 5,257 Single Choice Early Action Applications compared to 5,261 Single Choice Early Action applications for the Class of 2014. Though only 4 fewer applicants than last year, this is now two consecutive years of a decrease in applications. Yale expects to accept 750 Early Action applicants for a targeted class of 1,310 students.
Brown University received 2,765 Early Decision applications compared to 2,847 Early Decision applications for the Class of 2014 – that’s a 3% decrease in applications. Brown typically accepts approximately 20% of Early Decision applicants for a targeted class of 1,485 students.
Beyond the Ivies:
Stanford University received 5,950 Single Choice Early Action applications compared to 5,566 Single Choice Early Action applications for the Class of 2014 – that’s a 7% increase. Stanford expects to accept 760 SCEA applicants for a targeted freshman class of about 1,700 students.
Duke University received 2,282 Early Decision applications compared to about 2,000 Early Decision applications for the Class of 2014 – that’s a 14% increase. For the Class of 2014, Duke accepted approximately 600 Early Decision applicants, or about 30% of the ED applicant pool compared to about 15% of the students who applied under Regular Decision. Duke is considering increasing the size of its freshman class if the university admits more Early Decision candidates this year than last year.
Johns Hopkins University received 1,314 Early Decision applications – that’s a 14% increase.
MIT is up about 15% in Early Action applications.
Georgetown University reports an increase of 9% in Restrictive Early Action applications.
University of Chicago is up 18.5% in Early Action applications.
Northwestern University is up 25% in Early Decision applications.
|Early Decision||Early Apps 2011||Early Apps 2010||Percent Change|
|George Washington University||1,725||1,455||+18.56%|
|Johns Hopkins University||1,314||1,155||+13.77%|
|New York University||3,154||3,140||+0.45%|
|University of Pennsylvania||4,557||3,851||+18.33%|
|University of Rochester||600||600||0.00%|
|Sarah Lawrence College||84||73||+15.07%|
|Stevens Institute of Technology||293||232||+26.29%|
|Wake Forest University||401||451||-11.09%|
|University of Chicago||6,960||5,873||+18.50%|
| Restrictive/Single Choice|
Steinberg, Jacques. “Early-Decision Applications Surge at Vanderbilt, George Washington and Dartmouth.” The Choice. 01 December 2010. Web. 01 December 2010.
If you’re a statistics aficionado as much as we are, don’t miss our Ivy League Statistics Page. We’ve been compiling statistics on the Ivy League Colleges for the past eight years. Listed on this page are easy-to-read charts and graphs from the Class of 2007 through the Class of 2014. We also have charts that list the statistics of each individual Ivy League College.