Ivy league early admissions data – class of 2017

Class of 2017 early admissions

Early admissions time is here again. According to the statistics as of the time of article’s publication, the number of applications once again increased at almost all college and universities, including the Ivies and non-Ivies. So far the increase in college admissions for the Class of 2017 continues the trend that each year promises to turn in the other direction. Yet, the increase continues.

Some notably high percentage increases include Harvard with an increase of almost 15%. On an almost frightening note, their early acceptance rate decreased from 18% last year to 5.8%. What does that mean for regular decision applicants? Also, it is worth noting that the Brown PLME Program experienced a significant decrease in the number of applicants for the class of 2017. Last year they received 417 applications while this year only 374 students applied to the PLME program. Similarly  applicants to the Brown/RISD program decreased from 67 last year to 40 this year.

SCHOOL Applications 2012 Applications 2011 # CHANGE % CHANGE Early Admit Rate 2012 Early Admit Rate 2011
Brown  2957  2919 38 1%  19%  19%
Columbia  3126 3088 38 1%  32.12% 18.93%
Dartmouth  1574 1800  -740 -12.5%  29.5% 25.8%
Duke  2540 2610  70 -2.6%  30% 29.5%
Harvard 4856 4245  611 14.7%  5.9% 18%
Princeton 3791 3443  348 10%  21% 21%
University of Pennsylvania 4780 4527  285 5.9% 24.9% 26.14%
Yale 4514  4310  204 4.4% 15.7%

Once college, however, stands apart. I will address the “Dartmouth Problem” in my next article.