You’ve read that applications were up at the vast majority of our nation’s elite universities this fall. Heck, you’ve read they were up big. But just how much were applications up at the likes of Brown University, Cornell University, Dartmouth College, Harvard University, University of Pennsylvania, and Yale University? As our loyal readers know, Princeton University did not have an Early Action round for the Class of 2025, eliminating it due to the COVID-19 pandemic. And Columbia University, well, they historically release admissions statistics later on in the year so we’ve left them out for now (though word is Early Decision applications were up 49% this fall). Cornell University hasn’t yet officially released data, though we’ve heard over 9,000 students made binding commitments this fall to the Ithaca, New York-based institution. But wait no more for the figures at the other six Ivy League institutions and see how these figures stack up against the prior year.
|College/University||Class of 2025 Early Applications||Class of 2025 Early Admit Rates||Class of 2024 Early Applications||Class of 2024 Early Admit Rates|
|Columbia University||Not Yet Released||Not Yet Released||4,318||15.1%|
|Cornell University||9,000 + (Not Yet Released, According to Our Sources)||Not Yet Released||6,630||24%|
|University of Pennsylvania||7,962||14.99%||6,453||19.7%|
So each Ivy League institution that has thus far reported figures (and even one institution at which figures haven’t yet been reported but we’ve learned the scoop) are reporting major application surges. This is no more so the case than at Harvard University where Early Action applications rose from 6,424 for the Class of 2024 to 10,086 for the Class of 2025. In any case, stay tuned for updates on admissions figures coming out of Cornell University and Columbia University.
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