Yale Class of 2027 Early Action Applications

Early Action applications to the Yale Class of 2027 rose this year — to 7,777 students. It marks the second largest Early Action applicant pool in Yale’s history, trailing only the Early Action pool for the Yale Class of 2025 when 7,939 students applied to the Ivy League institution by the November deadline. This year’s Early Action pool is approximately 6% larger than last year’s pool of 7,313 candidates, which now ranks as the third largest Early Action pool in Yale’s history.

Yale Early Action applications to the Class of 2027 rose 6% this year.

As Anika Seth reports for The Yale Daily News in a piece entitled “Yale receives 7,777 early action applications,” “While that growth is generally consistent across demographics categories, the Office of Undergraduate Admissions noted increases larger than 6 percent in students who identify as a member of an underrepresented racial or ethnic group, students who would be the first in their families to attend college and  international applicants. ‘The admissions office is much more interested in the strength and diversity of the pool of students who apply to Yale each year than simply the number of students who apply,’ wrote Jeremiah Quinlan, dean of Undergraduate Admissions and Financial Aid, echoing sentiments from last year’s early action cycle. ‘I am pleased that our early action pool has been relatively consistent in size for three years and that students from underrepresented backgrounds are now more likely to apply to Yale early than in the past.'”

Kudos to Yale’s admissions team for boosting its Early Action pool by 6% from last year — even if the application total does not set a new benchmark for the Ivy League institution. Last year’s Early Action pool at Yale was 8% smaller than for the Class of 2025 so you’ve got to imagine Jeremiah Quinlan and his admissions team at Yale jumped for joy when they counted this year’s tally.


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  • Barbara Felton says:

    Yale Law School- and Harvard Law School- Announced just today that they will no longer participate in US news and world reports annual ranking of law schools. Is it possible these schools are worried about a Columbia U Smackdown? And maybe Harvard and Yale are also participating in fudging numbers and are worried about this? If they don’t share any numbers then they can’t be accused of fudging numbers. It looks like US News has been given credit by consumers for decades that due diligence was being done in the name of honest journalism when in fact they were doing nothing of the sort. Apparently many of the schools (most?) were giving fake stats for years to boost their rankings. Remember when Penn was the doormat of the Ivies but now they are near the top like Columbia? Nothing against Penn but it’s an example. How many more IVIES will follow? Sounds like some nervous administrators lurking behind those Ivory Towers.

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