27 March 2014

Columbia admits 6.94 percent of applicants to Class of 2018

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Columbia University announced today that it admitted 2,291, or 6.94 percent of the 32,967 students who applied for admission to the Class of 2018.  

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27 March 2014

Yale admits 6.3 percent of applicants to Class of 2018

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This afternoon, Yale announced that it had admitted 6.26 percent of its applicant pool to the class of 2018.  A total of 1,935 students were admitted from an applicant pool of 30,932.  

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27 March 2014

Princeton Offers Admission to 7.28 Percent of Applicants

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Princeton announced today that it admitted 1,939 students, or 7.28 percent of its applicant pool of 26,641 to the class of 2018.  Of the 1,939 admitted, 714 applied through single-choice early action and were admitted in December.

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27 March 2014

Dartmouth Admits 11.5 Percent of Applicants to Class of 2018

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Dartmouth announced today that it offered admission to 2,220 students, or 11.5 percent of the 19,296 applicants to the Class of 2018.  Of the 2,220 admitted, 469 were admitted in December through its early decision option.  

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27 March 2014

Brown Admits 8.6 Percent of Applicants to Class of 2018

Posted in Miscellaneous

Brown announced today that it made 2,619 offers of admission for the Class of 2018. This represents 8.6 percent of the 30,432 students who applied.  Brown anticipates an incoming class of 1,560 in the fall.  583 of the 2,619 admitted were admitted in December through early decision.

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27 March 2014

Cornell Offers Admission to 14 Percent of Applicants for the Class of 2018

Posted in Miscellaneous

Cornell announced today that it admitted 6,014 applicants, or 14 percent of the applicant pool for the Class of 2018.  A total of 43,041 applications were received this year, up 7.6 percent from the previous year.  Of the 6,014 accepted, 1,325 were admitted in December through early decision.

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27 March 2014

Harvard Admits 5.9 Percent of Applicants to the Class of 2018 (Copy)

Posted in Miscellaneous

Today Harvard announced that it accepted 2,023, or 5.9 percent of 34,295 students who applied for admission to the Class of 2018.  This number includes 992 students admitted through its early action program.

The admit rate for applicants considered under regular decision was 3.1%, compared to an admit rate of 21% for students who applied early action.

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27 March 2014

Northwestern acceptance rate drops to record-low 12.9 percent

Posted in Miscellaneous

Northwestern announced today that it admitted a record-low 12.9 percent of applicants for the Class of 2018.  3,440 acceptance letters were sent Thursday to regular decision applicants, in addition to 930 acceptances to students who applied early decision.  The overall aceptance rate dropped one percentage point from last year.

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27 March 2014

University of Pennsylvania Admits 9.9 Percent to Class of 2018

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University of Pennsylvania announced today that 9.9 percent of its applicant pool of 35,868 were admitted to the Class of 2018. 

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14 March 2014

MIT Admits Class of 2018

Admissions decisions were made available to applicants for the Class of 2018 today.  1,419 were admitted from a total of 18,357 applicants for an overall admission rate of 7.7 percent.

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12 March 2014

UC Admission Decisions Commence

University of California admission decisions have started rolling out in earnest.  Here are the official dates for both freshmen and transfers:

CampusFreshmenTransfer
Berkeley 3/27 4/25
Davis 3/14 4/18
Irvine 3/17-21 4/18
Los Angeles 3/21 (early evening) Late April
Merced 3/6 rolling 3/18 rolling
Riverside 1/14 rolling 3/1 rolling
San Diego 3/15 4/18
Santa Barbara 3/17 3/17 rolling
Santa Cruz 3/15 3/17 rolling

05 March 2014

College Board Takes Steps Towards Equal Access and Opportunity

Posted in Miscellaneous

Actions Include Major Changes to SAT Format

downloadToday the College Board announced a series of actions designed to expand access and level the playing field for all aspiring college applicants.  These actions include:

  • A major redesign of the SAT format planned for Spring 2016
  • A partnership with Khan Academy to provide free test prep materials in support of the new test format
  • College application fee waivers for income-qualifying applicants

SAT changes include:

  • Three sections: Evidence-Based Reading and Writing, Math, and Essay
  • A return to the 1600 scale, with a separate score for the essay section
  • Elimination of point deductions for wrong answers

Click here for the College Board press release or here for Wall Street Journal coverage of the announcement. 

01 February 2014

Princeton Review Releases College Rankings

Written by George, Posted in College Rankings

Best Value Colleges for 2014 Announced

princetonreview2014Princeton Review has released its list of the nation's best value colleges for 2014. 

150 public and private institutions are covered, with UNC Chapel Hill as the top public school and Williams College as the top private school.

 

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20 December 2013

Colleges Announce Early Admissions Results

Posted in Early Admission

Notre Dame Reports

Early admission results are now rolling in.  Here's the latest as of 5:00pm December 21:

InstitutionDateEarly Applicants (2018)AdmittedAdmit RateSource
Brown 12/12 3,088 583  19% Link
Dartmouth 12/11 1,678 469  28% Link
Duke 12/12 3,180 797  25% Link
Harvard 12/13 4,692 992  21% Link
Johns Hopkins 12/13 1,595 526  33% Link
MIT 12/14 6,820 612  9% Link
Northwestern 12/13 2,794 925  33% Link
Notre Dame 12/20 6,551 1,960  30% Link
Princeton 12/16 3,854 714  19% Link
Stanford 12/13 6,948 748  11% Link
University of Pennsylvania 12/16 1,595 526  25% Link
Williams 12/13 554 237  43% Link
Yale 12/16 4,750 735  15% Link

10 December 2013

Colleges Report Early Admissions Applicants

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Updates from Boston University and Emory

The number of applicants for early admission are now starting to be reported by major colleges and universities. Here's the list as of December 10th:

Institution Date Early Applicants (2018) Early Applicants (2017) Change Source
Boston University 12/3 1,742 1,496  16.4% Link
Bowdoin 11/22 594 602  (1.3%) Link
Brown 11/20 3,086 3,010  2.5% Link
Columbia 11/21 3,296 3,126  5.4% Link
Dartmouth 11/13 1,678 1,574  6.6% Link
Duke 11/12 3,191 2,540  25.6% Link
Emory 12/4 1,151 959 (est.)  20.0% Link
Georgetown 11/8 6,569 6,565   0.1% Link
Kenyon 11/21 232 198  17.2% Link
Northwestern  11/14 2,794  2,450  14.0% Link
Princeton 11/17 3,831 3,810   0.6% Link
Swarthmore College 11/21 343 318 (est.)  8.0% Link
University of Chicago 11/26 11,143 10,316  8.0% Link
University of Pennsylvania  11/14  5,133  4,815  6.6% Link
University of Virginia 11/4 14,309 13,815  3.6% Link
Williams 11/20 550 618  (11.0)% Link
Yale 11/19 4,768 4,514  5.6% Link
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