12 October 2017

Early Decision Schools That Double Admission Odds

Posted in Your College List, Early Admission, Class of 2022

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 34% vs. 11% 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 %
Colorado College6.6033 555
Trinity University4.2973 178
Claremont McKenna College3.8831 859
Sewanee: The University of the South3.8076 2028
Northwestern University3.7126 750
Dartmouth College3.5028 846
Middlebury College3.4348 1464
University of Pennsylvania3.2923 754
American University3.1585 2743
Brown University3.1422 742
Duke University3.1325 849
Johns Hopkins University3.1031 1045
Swarthmore College3.0934 1152
Amherst College2.8334 1237
Lehigh University2.7360 2254
Marist College2.7287 3222
Pomona College2.7119 750
Wesleyan University2.7138 1458
Williams College2.6935 1347
Webb Institute2.6859 2246
Haverford College2.6851 1950
Vanderbilt University2.6724 954
Pitzer College2.6234 1351
Washington University at St. Louis2.5338 1535
Davidson College2.4742 1757
Skidmore College2.4466 2751
Barnard College2.3831 1348
Trinity College2.3771 3055
Cornell University2.3626 1141
Bard College2.2358 269
Tufts University2.2329 1350
College of Wooster2.1383 3918
St. Lawrence University2.1287 4140
College of the Holy Cross2.1178 3742
Miami University - Oxford2.0877 3719
Bowdoin College2.0825 1248
Bucknell University2.0760 2946
Dickinson College2.0672 3543
Kenyon College2.0666 3251
Lewis and Clark College2.0086 4311
Colby College2.0036 1844
Denison University2.0084 4232