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Harvard’s Yield Rate

Harvard's yield rate was slightly over 84% for the Class of 2027. Fewer than 16% of admits chose not to attend.

February 5, 2024

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Is Attending an Ivy League School Worth It?

Is attending an Ivy League school worth it? The short answer is an unequivocal yes! An Ivy League degree remains the gold standard of American higher education. But to argue that schools like Harvard and Yale distinguish themselves from other selective schools on the basis of teaching alone would be shortsighted. After all, a Psych 101 class teaches the basics of the discipline whether one is taking it at Michigan or Columbia. Ivy League schools provide students with access to some of the most influential and revolutionary minds in academia alongside a robust array of educational support resources, but these factors serve as just one of many criteria that set these eight legendary schools apart from the rest.

February 2, 2024

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Ivy League Grad Donations: Top Donors

Ivy League schools don't release lists of the precise size of their individual alum donations. After all, that would be gauche. But the Ivy League schools do release their annual reports on giving in which some list the names of certain alumni in various brackets or, in some cases, certain societies. After all, donating a certain amount or giving every year since graduation at certain Ivies could lead to membership in various societies. It's not like these societies meet regularly or, in some cases, at all, but there's a certain prestige to being listed as a member. And, hey, since these big-ticket donors receive preferential treatment for their children in the admissions process, what other perks could they need?

January 29, 2024

A red-bricked dormitory is featured beyond a green lawn at Dartmouth College.

Ivy League Class of 2028 Early Admission Statistics

It was a mixed bag for the Class of 2028 Early Action/Decision round. Of the six schools that have thus far released ample admissions figures to have an understanding of their 2023-2024 Early cycles, two -- Dartmouth College and the University of Pennsylvania -- set all-time records, while four -- Brown University, Columbia University, Harvard University, and Yale University -- did not set new benchmarks. Cornell University and Princeton University have yet to release their numbers.

January 28, 2024

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2023 Ivy League Endowment Returns

While Harvard's $1.3 billion return outpaced its Ivy League peers, it's only because the school has the largest endowment -- by a sizable margin -- of the Ivies. When considering only the return for FY 2023, Brown outpaced its Ivy League peers by a wide margin. Its 12.7% return in a not-so-hot fiscal year far outpaced its closest rival, Columbia's, return of 4.7%.

January 23, 2024

Students walk in front of the columned library at Columbia University.

Columbia University Class of 2028 Early Decision Admission Statistics

The 6,009 students who applied Early Decision to Columbia's Class of 2028 capped an excellent recovery for the institution that is only a year removed from getting caught with its hand in the cookie jar misreporting data to US News & World Report for its annual ranking.

January 18, 2024

University Hall is featured at Brown University.

Brown University Class of 2028 Early Decision Admission Statistics

Out of a pool of 6,244 Early Decision applicants, Brown admitted 898 students, for an acceptance rate of 14.38%. Learn more about Brown ED with Ivy Coach.

January 17, 2024

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Dartmouth College Class of 2028 Early Decision Admission Statistics

It was a record-breaking Early Decision cycle for Dartmouth College's Class of 2028. In all, an all-time high of 3,550 students applied under the school's binding Early Decision policy, an 18% surge from last year's record tally.

January 16, 2024

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Yale University Class of 2028 Early Action Admission Statistics

From a pool of 7,856 applicants, Yale’s EA acceptance rate landed at 9.02%, the lowest in the history of Yale’s Early Action program.

January 15, 2024

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Cornell University Class of 2028 Early Decision Admissions Statistics

Did you apply Early Decision to Cornell University's Class of 2028? If so, you might be in search of this year's Early Decision admissions statistics. But we regret to inform you that while Cornell ED decisions are out for the Class of 2028, the Ivy League institution has not yet released its figures. And don't hold your breath because it will be months before we at Ivy Coach can share them with our readers.

December 15, 2023

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University of Pennsylvania Class of 2028 Early Decision Admission Statistics

The University of Pennsylvania on Thursday announced an increase in the number of students who applied under the school's binding Early Decision policy, with a record-breaking over 8,500 students applying ED to the Class of 2028, up from over 8,000 for the Class of 2027, and 7,795 for the Class of 2026. In prior cycles, Penn's Early Decision application pool never hit 8,000, capping out at 7,962 for the Class of 2025.

December 15, 2023

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Harvard University Class of 2028 Early Action Admission Statistics

Out of a pool of 7,921 Early Action applicants to the Class of 2028, Harvard admitted 692 students for an EA acceptance rate of 8.74%. While this is the highest EA acceptance rate since the Class of 2024, it is still the fourth-lowest in the university's history.

December 15, 2023

What to Do After Being Deferred by Cornell

Were you deferred in the Early Decision round by Cornell University to the Class of 2028? After making a binding commitment to the Ivy League school in the Early, it's undoubtedly not the news you had hoped for when you submitted your application at the beginning of November.

December 14, 2023

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Brown Early Decision Deferral: What to Do Next

Learn what to do if you've been deferred by Brown in the Early Decision round of college admissions. Learn the right game plan!

December 12, 2023

The Ivy League Response to Campus Antisemitism

Ivy League universities have earned mixed reviews for their responses to the October 7 Hamas attacks and ensuing incidents of antisemitism on campus.

December 9, 2023

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Next Steps for Rejected Ivy League Applicants

Were you denied admission to an Ivy League school in the Early Action/Early Decision round? Were you denied admission to multiple Ivy League schools in the Regular Decision round?

December 8, 2023

A brick building with a green door is featured at Harvard University.

Does Harvard Track Demonstrated Interest?

Are you familiar with the term Demonstrated Interest? In elite college admissions, Demonstrated Interest is the extent to which a college applicant has shown they wish to attend an institution, as measured by the school's admissions office.

December 7, 2023

Richardson Hall is featured up a staircase at Dartmouth College.

When Is Ivy Day 2024?

Are you wondering when the Regular Decision notification dates are for the eight Ivy League schools? If so, you've come to the right place!

December 7, 2023

White-bricked Dartmouth Hall is featured beyond the Green of Dartmouth College.

How Dartmouth Schooled the Ivy League in Its Response to Antisemitism: A Statement

Over the years, the centuries-old eight Ivy League institutions have borne witness to and, in some cases, participated in some of our nation's darkest sins -- beginning with America's original sin. Today, the fifth day of December 2023, marked a day that will live in the annals of infamy as the day two Ivy League schools told Jewish students that they were not equal to their peers, that they were less than, that their safety -- and indeed their lives -- were not as valuable as the right to speak hate.

December 5, 2023

What To Do After Being Deferred by Princeton

Wondering what to do after being deferred by Princeton to its Class of 2028? You need to submit a powerful Letter of Continued Interest!

December 4, 2023


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