Preliminary Class of 2021 Ivy League Statistics

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We’ve got Ivy League admissions statistics for the Class of 2021 for our readers.

We’ve got preliminary Class of 2021 Ivy League statistics for our readers. Because we know you’re curious. While we don’t typically post the year’s Ivy League admissions statistics until a few weeks after students are notified of their decisions at the end of March (it takes us some time to write up analysis of the data), we figured we’d give a little tease.

With a 5.2% acceptance rate, Harvard University leads the pack by accepting the lowest percentage of students. Surprise, surprise. And which Ivy League college follows on Harvard’s heels? That would be Columbia University, boasting a 5.8% overall acceptance rate. Princeton University’s admission rate rounds out the top three at 6.1%. Then comes Yale University’s 6.9%, Brown University’s 8.3%, University of Pennsylvania’s 9.2%, Dartmouth College’s 10.4%, and Cornell University’s 12.5%.

In the Regular Decision round, with notifications coming out yesterday, a mere 3.4% of applicants to Harvard University earned admission. By our calculus, that’s a waitlist and rejection rate of 96.6%! That same statistic for Princeton University this Regular Decision cycle stood at 4.3%. Yale University’s stood at 5.0%, University of Pennsylvania’s at 6.8%, Brown University’s at 6.9%, Dartmouth College’s at 8.5%,  and Cornell University’s at 10.8%. But Ivy Coach, you forgot about Columbia University! As usual, Columbia isn’t releasing all the numbers. We’ll track them down — in time.

And which Ivy League college received the most applications for the Class of 2021? Duh. Cornell University. Cornell is a very big school! But check back soon as we’ll update our preliminary Class of 2021 Ivy League admissions statistics with more data and analysis in the days to come.

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  • ivy league says:

    Wouldn’t you need to wait for the admitted students to choose in order to have the final statistics? Some ivies have probably been too optimistic about their yield (probably Brown in the case) and thus have under-admitted, so they will have to use the waitlist, which means their acceptance rate will end up being higher than the figure above.

    • Ivy Coach says:

      No — yield isn’t one of the categories in our statistics. Also, note the title of the post: Preliminary Class of 2021 Ivy League Statistics. Why would you need yield data to report application numbers and admission rates?

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