UVA Class of 2023 Early Action Statistics

It was a banner Early Action cycle for the University of Virginia this year. In all, 25,126 students applied for Early Action admission — a new benchmark for the school founded by Thomas Jefferson and an increase of about 17% from just last year. Of these 25,126 applicants, 6,550 earned … 

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Record Applications to Yale’s Class of 2023

Yale University has received a record number of applications to its Class of 2023. In all, the school has received 36,829 applications — including both Early Action and Regular Decision applications. Last year, this same figure stood at 35,305. So total applications are up by a margin of 4.3% for … 

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UPenn Admissions File

Christy Qiu, a first-year student at the University of Pennsylvania, was curious to see her admissions file a year after earning admission to the elite Ivy League institution. Maybe she thought she’d see a treasure trove of analysis about her coursework, her grades, testing, admissions essays, extracurriculars, family background, and … 

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Admissions Practice Survives Antitrust Challenge

The Yale School of Medicine is not in violation of federal antitrust laws, a federal judge has ruled. The judge recently rejected a lawsuit brought by a student denied admission to the Yale School of Medicine against the university. In the suit, the student claimed he was denied admission — … 

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Early Round for the Class of 2023 Around the Ivies

Which Ivy League schools had record Early Decision / Early Action cycles for the Class of 2023 and which schools had not-so-record years? Wonder no more. We’ve got that information for our readers. Hint, hint. It was a trick question. And why? Because every Ivy League school that has reported … 

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The Seuss Legacy at Dartmouth

Audrey Geisel, widow of Theodor Seuss Geisel a.k.a. Dr. Seuss, died at the age of 97 at her home in La Jolla, California this past December. And we hated writing that sentence — not only because we’re sad that Audrey died but her life is by no means encapsulated by … 

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Boston College Class of 2023 Early Action Admission Statistics

Boston College changed its Early admissions policy this year. Previously, BC did not allow students to apply Early Action to the university if they planned to submit binding Early Decision applications to other schools. The lifting of this policy led to a surge in Early Action applications to BC’s Class … 

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The Male Advantage in Ivy League Admissions

More female students apply to Brown than do Male applicants (photo credit: Ad Meskens).Many folks know that there is an advantage in the Ivy League admissions process for legacy applicants. Many folks know that there is also an advantage afforded first-generation applicants, for underrepresented minorities, for recruited athletes, and for … 

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Students for Fair Admissions Sues UNC

Students for Fair Admissions, the group that is currently suing Harvard University for allegedly discriminating against Asian American applicants in their admissions process and for violating federal civil rights laws, has submitted another filing in their attack on Affirmative Action — this time against the University of North Carolina at … 

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Misconceptions of the Traveling College Applicants

A “New York Post” piece out this week references a survey conducted of teachers that found a high percentage of teachers believe traveling the world — and sharing those experiences in admissions — will be attractive to admissions officers. Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy. As our regular readers know … 

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