08 October 2018

Early Decision Schools That Double Admission Odds

Posted in Your College List, Early Admission, Class of 2023

earlydecisionLooking for a way to enhance admission odds? Here's a list of schools with early decision admission rates that are at least twice as high as their regular decision admission rates.  

Because Early Decision is a binding commitment, it only makes sense if you're a competitive applicant, affordability isn't an issue, and you're absolutely certain it's the school for you. But as the list shows, there can be a meaningful advantage in applying this way if you are.  For example, at Swarthmore College, over half of the incoming class is admitted through Early Decision, and the admission rate is 28% vs. 9% for those who applied via regular decision.  That's a difference too big to ignore.

Note: most early decision deadlines occur in early November, so the time is now to consider if it makes sense for you. Click here for more information about early admission, and here to find out how College Kickstart can help you take full advantage. 


 

Early Decision Schools That Double Admission Odds

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SchoolED/RD AdvantageAdmit % (ED)Admit % (RD)ED/Enrolled %
Tulane University32.0032 128
Trinity University9.8879 817
Colorado College5.4027 557
Johns Hopkins University3.8831 849
Tufts University3.8242 1164
Dartmouth College3.6722 647
Brown University3.6018 547
University of Pennsylvania3.6018 553
Amherst College3.6036 1038
Northwestern University3.5725 750
Claremont McKenna College3.5725 759
Colby College3.4538 1151
Williams College3.3637 1146
Vanderbilt University3.3320 653
Washington University in St. Louis3.2736 1160
Swarthmore College3.2526 855
Lehigh University3.1660 1956
Middlebury College3.0840 1360
Duke University3.0018 651
Bates College3.0045 1564
Davidson College2.8846 1665
Pomona College2.8317 650
American University2.7981 2945
Washington and Lee University2.7850 1858
Haverford College2.7544 1655
Pitzer College2.7330 1149
University of Miami2.6756 2129
Bowdoin College2.5623 949
Cornell University2.5623 942
Grinnell College2.5258 2344
Marist College2.5193 3719
Barnard College2.5030 1249
Wesleyan University2.3838 1651
Colgate University2.3547 2056
College of the Holy Cross2.3181 3544
Sacred Heart University2.3085 3712
Sewanee: The University of the South2.2186 3930
Hamilton College2.2142 1951
Rhode Island School of Design2.1848 2229
Northeastern University2.1641 1917
Kenyon College2.0670 3443
Skidmore College2.0451 2553
Rhodes College2.0363 3118
Denison University2.0365 3250
Rice University2.0016 843