The Ivy Coach Daily

March 28, 2011

Ivy League Admissions Statistics

Columbia received the biggest increase in applications in 2011 among the eight Ivy League universities (photo credit: Andrew Chen).

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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