Which highly selective colleges saw the biggest drop in their admission rates this year as compared to last year? Lots can change in the 525,600 minutes in a year. But we won’t be focusing our blog on the seasons of love, as the “Rent” song goes. Rather, we’ll be focusing on the seasons of admission — specifically for the Classes of 2021 and 2022. For the Class of 2021, as George Fan of “College Kickstart” reports, 16% of overall applicants earned admission to Rice University. For the Class of 2022, 11% of applicants earned admission to Rice. This marks a 31% change in the university’s admission rate, the most drastic change of all elite American universities.
Universities with Dropping Admission Rates
While Rice topped the list with the most significant admission rate drop, Bowdoin College followed closely behind. The school saw a 29% drop year-to-year; the Class of 2021 admit rate stood at 14%, while the Class of 2022 admit rate stood at 10%. Scripps College dropped 27%. The admit rate stood at 33% for the Class of 2021 and 24% for the Class of 2022. New York University’s admit dropped 25%; the figure stood at 28% for the Class of 2021 and 21% for the Class of 2022. Carnegie Mellon University’s admit rate plummeted 23%, going from 22% for the Class of 2021 to 17% for the Class of 2022.
Pitzer College’s admit rate plunged 19%; it stood at 16% for the Class of 2021 and 13% for the Class of 2022. Tulane University’s rate dropped 19%, from 21% for the Class of 2021 to 17% for the Class of 2022. University of Southern California’s admit rate went down 19%, from 16% for the Class of 2021 to 13% for the Class of 2022. UC Berkeley’s admit rate dropped by a margin of 17%, from 18% for the Class of 2021 to 15% for the Class of 2022. University of Michigan’s admit rate fell by a margin of 15%; the figure stood at 27% for the Class of 2021 and 23% for the Class of 2022. Emory University’s admit rate dropped 14%, from 22% for the Class of 2021 to 19% for the Class of 2022.
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