For those receiving word of college decisions from Ivy League schools this coming Wednesday, let’s review this year’s Ivy League admissions statistics — including the number of applications to the eight member universities as well as the percentage increase from the previous year. Columbia University received the greatest increase in applications in the Ivy League for 2011, followed by Dartmouth College, Harvard University, and the University of Pennsylvania. It’s important to note that these statistics are changing. For instance, in an e-mail to Dartmouth College alumni today, Dartmouth admissions counselors are now reporting that it has received over 22,000 applications, an increase of 19% from last year’s cycle).
Harvard – 35,000 applicants / 15% increase
Dartmouth – 21,700 applicants / 15.7% increase
Princeton – 27,115 applicants / 3.3% increase
Yale – 27,230 applicants / 5% increase
Brown – 31,000 applicants / 3% increase
Columbia – 34,587 applicants / 32% increase
Penn – 30,956 applicants / 15% increase
Cornell – 36,273 applicants / 1% increase
Check out our compiled Ivy League admissions statistics.
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