While we’ll be updating our Ivy League Statistics pages after the Regular Decision figures come in, a practice we’ve done every year dating back over a decade, we figured we’d share with you the Early Decision and Early Action figures from across the eight Ivy League institutions for the Class of 2020. So now, with the anticipation building we know, we’ll share those figures with our readers.
Yale University saw a dip in the number of applications this fall, securing 4,662 applications. This marked less than a 1% decrease. Brown University saw a similar minor dip, securing 3,030 applications, also down about 1%. Each of the other six Ivy League institutions saw an increase in applications this Early Decision / Early Action cycle, for the Class of 2020. Princeton University’s numbers climbed the most significantly as the university secured 4,174 application (up 9.4%). Cornell University landed 4,866 applicants to mark a climb of 6.7%. Columbia University secured 3,520 applications — up 4.4%. The University of Pennsylvania received 5,629 Early Decision applications, marking an increase of 4.4%. Harvard University received 6,173 applications (as per usual, the most in the Ivy League), marking an increase of 4.3%. And Dartmouth College received 1,896 applications, an increase of 2%.
Do these Ivy League Early Decision and Early Action numbers for the Class of 2020 surprise you? If so, how so? We’re curious to hear from our readers so let us know your thoughts on the numbers by posting a Comment below.