Wash U Class of 2024 Early Decision Statistics

Washington University in St. Louis recently released decisions for its Early Decision II round for the Class of 2024, wrapping up its latest Early Decision process. And as Ted Moskal reports for Student Life in a piece entitled “WU admits new batch of Early Decision II applicants,” Wash U’s Director … 

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An Early Decision Commitment Really is Binding

If a student applies under a school’s Early Decision policy, his or her admission is binding. Let’s repeat that word not once, not twice, but three times so we can effectively drive our point home: it’s binding, binding, binding. So when we read a piece today up on Inside Higher … 

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Trinity College Class of 2024 Early Decision Statistics

Trinity College has released decisions for its Early Decision II round for the Class of 2024, wrapping up its Early Decision process this year. In all, between the Early Decision I and Early Decision II rounds, 314 students earned admission to the Hartford, Connecticut-based institution. These students will join 16 … 

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Colby College Class of 2024 Early Decision Statistics

Colby College has now released decisions for all Early Decision applicants, including Early Decision II applicants. Between the Early Decision I and Early Decision II rounds, approximately 1,000 students applied to Colby. In the Early Decision II round, 285 students made binding commitments. By our arithmetic, this means that 715 … 

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Georgia Tech Class of 2024 Early Action Statistics

The Georgia Institute of Technology has released its Early Action statistics for the Class of 2024. In all, 22,199 students applied under the school’s non-binding Early Action policy. Of these 22,199 students, 4,569 earned admission. This marks an Early Action admission rate of 20.6%. And how do these figures compare … 

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University of Virginia Class of 2024 Early Admission Statistics

While some of our nation’s most elite universities experienced declines in Early applications for the Class of 2024, the University of Virginia experienced no such decline. Indeed UVA set a record this year — attracting 40,971 applications to the school Thomas Jefferson founded. The previous record? It was set last … 

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2019 Early Application Decline

Were Early applications down this past Early Decision / Early Action cycle? If you’re a regular reader of our college admissions blog, you know that Early figures were down from last year, with a couple of notable exceptions like Brown University and Cornell University. In many cases, the Early figures … 

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Tulane University Class of 2024 Early Decision Applications

Tulane University received a record number of Early Decision applications to its Class of 2024. In fact, the number of Early Decision applications rose by a margin of 35% from last Early cycle for the Class of 2023. In a year in which so many of our nation’s most selective … 

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Early Decision is Binding

A parent on a free consultation — to be clear, a parent who was not our client but rather a prospective client — recently told us that her daughter was accepted to a college under its binding Early Decision policy. But her child has since had misgivings about the school … 

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Early Decision Policy at Dartmouth

The Dartmouth Editorial Board, a group that consists of the editors of America’s oldest and one of its most respected college newspapers, recently penned an editorial entitled “Verbum Ultimum: An Expedient Decision” that we’d like to offer our two cents on. The piece largely focuses on how asking students to … 

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