The 2013 Ivy League statistics for admission are in and seven of the eight Ivies this year are reporting lower acceptance rates. Does a lower acceptance rate mean that it was more difficult for students to get in this year as compared to last year? If you’re a regular reader of our college admissions blog, you know that answer is…absolutely not. But, anyhow, which Ivy League university do you think reported the lowest admission rate this year? That answer would be…Harvard University. Shocking, we know. With an admission rate of 5.79%, Harvard admitted 2,029 applicants out of 35,023. And which university in the Ivy League had the second lowest admission rate? That would be Yale University, with an admission rate of 6.72%. Out of 29,610 applicants to Yale, the university admitted 1,991. Yale also waitlisted 1,001 students.
Next comes Columbia University. Columbia saw 33,531 applicants this year. And of those applicants, the university admitted 2,311 students. After Columbia comes Princeton University. Princeton admitted 7.29% of its applicant pool (which consisted of 26,498 applicants). So of those 26,498 students, they admitted 1,931 of them. Princeton also waitlisted 1,395 students. Brown University had an admission rate of 9.16%. Out of 28,919 applicants to Brown University, 2,649 earned admission. Next comes Dartmouth College, which admitted 10.05% of applicants this year. 22,416 students applied to Dartmouth, while 2,252 earned admission. The University of Pennsylvania had an admission rate of 12.10%. Of those students with applications into Penn (31,280 of them), 3,785 earned admission. 2,800 were placed on the waitlist. And, lastly, Cornell University had an admission rate of 15.15%. Of the 40,006 applicants, 6,062 earned admission. 3,142 were waitlisted.
So Cornell had the most applicants of the Ivies (it’s a big school as compared to its peers), followed by Harvard, Columbia, Penn, Yale, Brown, Princeton, and Dartmouth. In that order. Do any of these numbers surprise you? Is it surprising that Dartmouth was the only Ivy not to have a lower admission rate this year? Why do you think that happened? Let us know your thoughts on these Ivy League admission statistics by posting below!