The Year That Was in Elite College Admissions

Now that our nation’s elite universities have all released decisions for the 2021-2022 admissions cycle, we thought we’d take a look back to point out some discernible trends to our readers. So what happened this year in admissions? Well, among the Ivy League institutions, applications spiked at Harvard University, Yale … 

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Harvard Redresses Ties to Slavery

Taking a page from Georgetown University’s playbook, Harvard University announced this week that the school would commit $100 million to create a fund aimed to research and redress the school’s historical ties to the slave trade. The announcement of the $100 million fund comes on the heels of the release … 

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An Unextraordinary College Applicant

A story in The Wall Street Journal centers on a high school senior at McKinney High School near Dallas who received a bunch of rejections from our nation’s most elite universities this year. In the piece, the student, who is white and middle-class, is described as a performer in the … 

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Columbia University President to Exit

Lee Bollinger, the president of Columbia University and the longest tenured president among the Ancient Eight universities (he’s led Columbia for 21 years), has announced that he will be stepping down as Columbia’s leader at the end of the next academic year. Bollinger, a First Amendment scholar most well known … 

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University of Pennsylvania Class of 2026 Admissions Statistics

The University of Pennsylvania received nearly 55,000 applications to its Class of 2026. But before we discuss UPenn’s incoming class, let’s first zero in on how the university presented this information in a press release — because it’s quite telling and it proves a point we’ve long been making on … 

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Princeton University Class of 2026 Admissions Statistics

Earlier this year, we reported that Princeton University had joined peer institutions that include Stanford University, Cornell University, and Columbia University in choosing to not release admissions statistics at the conclusion of the Early Action or Regular Decision admissions cycles. And why? Allegedly, in an attempt to make the process … 

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Brown University Class of 2026 Admissions Statistics

It was a record year for Brown University’s undergraduate admissions office. In all, 50,649 students applied to Brown’s Class of 2026. To put this figure in historical perspective, it’s the first time Brown hit 50,000 applications in a year. Last year, Brown received a record 46,568 applications to the Class … 

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Dartmouth College Class of 2026 Admissions Statistics

Between Early Decision and Regular Decision, Dartmouth College received 28,336 applications to its Class of 2026. The application tally marked the second largest tally in the College on the Hill’s long history, a tally eclipsed only by last year’s 28,357 applications. That’s right…Dartmouth fell 22 applications short of setting a … 

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Yale University Class of 2026 Admissions Statistics

Another year, another record for Yale University’s undergraduate admissions office. In all, between Early Action and Regular Decision, 50,015 students applied to Yale University’s Class of 2026, eclipsing last year’s record-breaking pool of 46,095 students. As our readers may remember, last year’s tally was up 33% from the Class of … 

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Ivy Coach’s Perfect Sweep of Harvard

Another year, another perfect sweep of Harvard for Ivy Coach’s applicants — in both the Early Action round and the Regular Decision round. In the Early round, as our readers may remember, 100% of Ivy Coach’s students who completed applications with us to Harvard got in. And we were never … 

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