2020-2021 Ivy League Admissions Statistics

The Ivy League universities — Harvard University, Yale University, Princeton University, Columbia University, Dartmouth College, Brown University, the University of Pennsylvania, and Cornell University — each released decisions this week to Regular Decision applicants to the Class of 2025 and, with the exception of Princeton since Princeton did not hold … 

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10 Things Not To Do After Being Waitlisted

‘Tis the waitlist season. So what should you not do after being waitlisted? If you’re a student who was recently placed on a college’s waitlist (or the parent of a student placed in limbo), we bet you’d have checked off at least one of the below items. Don’t do it! … 

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Duke University Class of 2025 Admissions Statistics

Duke University has released Regular Decision notifications to its Class of 2025. In all, 2,014 students were admitted in the Regular Decision round to Duke’s incoming class, a figure that includes 107 students who earned admission subsequent to an Early Decision deferral. These students were drawn from a record-setting pool … 

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Brown University Class of 2025 Admissions Statistics

It was a record year for the Brown University admissions office. In all, 46,568 students applied to the Providence, Rhode Island-based institution this year, a figure that includes both Early Decision and Regular Decision applicants. In the Early Decision round, as our readers may remember, 885 students earned admission out … 

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2021 College Admissions Statistics

In what can only be dubbed a perfect storm in elite college admissions, at America’s top universities in 2021, applications soared and acceptance rates plummeted in an unprecedented fashion. And why? Look no further than the COVID-19 pandemic, which led to America’s elite universities not requiring an SAT or ACT … 

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Waitlisted Applicants Must Convince Each College It’s Their First Choice

When college applicants are waitlisted to multiple elite universities, they often debate whether or not they should articulate to each school that has placed them in limbo that the school is their first choice. Let’s end that debate here and now once and for all (or at least until next … 

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2022 US News Ranking of Graduate Programs

The 2022 edition of the US News & World Report ranking of graduate programs is hot off the presses. For those not familiar with university rankings, many magazines rank colleges. But the kingpin of all such rankings? That would be — you guessed it — US News & World Report. … 

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Waitlisted Students Are Sitting and Waiting

We’ve discerned a new trend in elite college admissions this year. We call it the sit and wait-ers. So who exactly are the sit and wait-ers? They’re students who were notified at some point over the last couple of weeks that they were placed on the waitlist of a highly … 

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Rice University to Expand Incoming Class Size

Rice University has plans to increase the size of its student body. In fact, by fall 2025, Rice will be expanding its student body from 4,000 students in fall 2020 to 4,800 in fall 2025. It marks a 20% increase, which is rather significant if you ask us. Few highly … 

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