Grade Inflation at Princeton

Back in 2014, we wrote about how Princeton University ended a grade deflation policy that — by vote of the faculty — went into effect in the mid-2000’s and ran through 2014. The policy, as you likely conjecture, was aimed to lower overall grades assigned to students by their Princeton … 

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Class of 2024 Early Admission Rates Across Ivy League

Curious how the Early Decision / Early Action round went down across the Ivy League for the Class of 2024? Wonder no more. Let’s start with Early application figures. At Harvard University, Early Action applications dipped 7.7% from last year (for the Class of 2023). At Yale University, Early Action … 

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A Tragic End to the Life of a Dartmouth Professor

Back in August, we reported that Dartmouth College had settled with several women who sued the school over the sexual harassment they allege they endured in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences. Previously, we reported how three Dartmouth professors in this department who were under investigation by the school … 

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University of Pennsylvania Class of 2024 Early Decision Statistics

The admissions statistics are in the books for the Early Decision round of the Class of 2024 at the University of Pennsylvania. In all, 6,453 students applied under UPenn’s binding Early Decision policy. Of these students, 1,269 students earned admission and will be members of the next great class of … 

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Brown University Class of 2024 Early Decision Statistics

Brown University received 4,562 applications for admission this Early Decision cycle. This figure compares to 4,230 ED applications to the Brown Class of 2023 and 3,502 applications to the Brown Class of 2022. In fact, this year’s Early Decision application tally marks an all-time record for the Providence, Rhode Island-based … 

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Cornell University Class of 2024 Early Decision Statistics

In all, 6,615 students applied under Cornell University’s binding Early Decision policy in the hope of earning admission to the Cornell Class of 2024. The Early Decision applicant pool was the largest in Cornell’s storied history. Of these 6,615 applicants, 1,576 earned admission — a figure that compares to 1,395 … 

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Princeton University Class of 2024 Early Action Statistics

Princeton University has released Early Action decisions for its Class of 2024. In all, 791 students earned admission in the Single Choice Early Action round to Princeton’s incoming class. This figure compares to 743 students for the Princeton Class of 2023 and 779 students for the Class of 2022 Early … 

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Yale Class of 2024 Early Action Statistics

In all, 5,777 students applied under Yale’s Early Action policy with the hope of earning admission to the Yale University Class of 2024. Of these students, 796 earned admission. An additional 87 students earned admission through QuestBridge. By our math, not including the QuestBridge admits, this marks an admission rate … 

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Harvard Class of 2024 Early Action Statistics

Harvard University offered admission to 895 students this Early Action cycle, extending these young people an opportunity to be members of Harvard’s Class of 2024. These 895 students were admitted out of an applicant pool of 6,424 students. By our math, this marks an Early Action admission rate of about … 

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Internal Transfers at Cornell

Some students who earn admission to Cornell University and subsequently enroll in one of its seven undergraduate colleges realize in time that while Cornell is for them, the undergraduate college within Cornell is not for them. And while Cornell’s administration likes to make a big fuss about how difficult it … 

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