15 December 2014

Princeton Admits 767 Early Action Applicants to Class of 2019

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princeton logoPrinceton University admitted 797 single choice early action applicants to the Class of 2019.  

With early applications essentially unchanged from the previous year, this year's admission rate increased slightly from 18.5% to 20%.

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15 December 2014

MIT Admits 625 Early Action Applicants to Class of 2019

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mit logoThe Massachusetts Institute of Technology admitted 625 early action applicants to the Class of 2019.  

A total of 6,519 applications were submitted this year, resulting in an early admission rate of 9.6%.  This is up slightly from last years 9.0% admission rate.

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12 December 2014

Williams Admits 244 Applicants to Class of 2019

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williams logoWilliams College admitted 244 applicants to the Class of 2019 under early decision.  

With the total number of early decision applicants at 593, the early admission rate remained unchanged from last year at 41%.

This year's early admittees represent 44% of the targeted class size of 550.

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12 December 2014

Johns Hopkins Admits 538 Early Decision Applicants to Class of 2019

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johnshopkinslogoJohns Hopkins admitted 539 applicants to the Class of 2019 under early decision.  

The total number of early decision applicants grew 17% to 1,865, resulting in an early admission rate of 29%.

This year's early admittees represent 32% of the targeted class at the Whiting School of Engineering and 68% of the targeted class at Krieger School of Arts and Sciences.

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12 December 2014

Duke Admits 815 Applicants to Class of 2019

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duke logoDuke admitted 815 applicants to the Class of 2019 under early decision.  

The total number of early decision remained relatively unchanged at 3,180 this year, resulting in an early admission rate of 26%.

Of those admitted, 652 will be attending the Trinity College of Arts & Sciences, while the remaining 163 will matriculate at the Pratt School of Engineering. 

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12 December 2014

Brown Admits 617 Applicants to Class of 2019

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brown logoBrown accepted 617 applicants to the Class of 2019 under early decision.  

The total number of early decision remained steady at 3,016 this year, resulting in an early admission rate of 20%.

A total of 1,968 applicants were deferred to regular decision and 408 were denied admission.  

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12 December 2014

Dartmouth Admits 483 Applicants to Class of 2019

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dartmouth logoDartmouth accepted 483 applicants to the Class of 2019 under early decision.  

The total number of early admission applicants grew to 1,859 this year, up 11% from last year's 1,682 applicants.  This resulted in an early admission rate of 26%.

Dartmouth anticipates these early admits will account for 41% of this year's class.    

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12 December 2014

Stanford Admits 743 Applicants to Class of 2019

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Stanford logoStanford announced that it accepted 743 applicants to the Class of 2019 under early action.  

The total number of early admission applicants grew to 7,297 this year, up 5% from last year's 6,948 applicants.  This resulted in an early admission rate of 10.2%, down slightly from last year's 10.8%.    

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12 December 2014

Harvard Admits 977 Applicants to Class of 2019

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harvardHarvard announced earlier today that it admitted 977 applicants to the Class of 2019 under early action.  

With the total pool of early applicants up a whopping 26% from last year, the early admission rate fell to 16.5% compared to 21% for the Class of 2018. 

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11 December 2014

University of California Sets New High for Applications

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Today the UC Office of the President issued a press release announcing that applications are up another 6.5% from last year.  Preliminary figures indicate the total number of high school seniors applying to at least one University of California campus is now over 158,000.  

An update will be issued in January.

09 December 2014

Essays That Worked

Posted in Essays, Perspectives

johnshopkinslogoHere's an excellent posting from Johns Hopkins University on essays that worked.  Unlike the previous posts that focus on tips, this article provides seven actual essay examples submitted by applicants and commentary from the admissions committee on why they worked.

08 December 2014

5 Reasons Why Not to Stress About College Admissions

Posted in Perspectives

hercampuslogoHere's a student's perspective on the college admissions process, courtesy of Katherine Varga for hercampus.com.  Bottom line: don't panic, you're going to be fine.

08 December 2014

Art of Writing College Essays

Posted in Essays, Perspectives

todayshowlogoHere's a video segment from the Today Show featuring Jacques Steinberg, former New York Times senior editor and author of The Gatekeepers.  It's about the art of writing college essays and he provides some examples of what works and doesn't and why.  Though the segment is from 2010, it should be of help to those of you trying to figure out how to best convey your thoughts on paper. 

06 December 2014

Tips for Writing an Effective Essay

Posted in Essays, Perspectives

College board logoHere's another useful set of tips for writing an effective application essay, this time from Jeff Brenzel, Dean of Undergraduate Admissions at Yale University, courtesy of the College Board.

 

02 December 2014

College Kickstart Productivity Tips

Posted in College Kickstart

college-kickstart-logoWe've designed College Kickstart for simplicity, but there's plenty more under the covers for those looking for more.  In this blog post, we'll take you through five "hidden" features that can improve both your productivity and understanding of how College Kickstart does its thing:

  1. Bulk loading schools to your list
  2. Improving your list grade with MixFixer
  3. Finding additional school ideas with MixFixer
  4. Using popups for greater clarity
  5. Putting commitment checkboxes to work
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