Ivy League Admission Statistics for Class of 2017

Admission Statistics for the Class of 2017

© 2013 Hernandez College Consulting and Christian Termont of EERA

Ivy League — Class of 2017

IVIES Overall Early Round Estimated Regular Decision
2017 Admit Applied % Admit Applied % Admit Applied %
Brown 2,649 28,919 9.16 558 3,010 18.54 2,091 25,909 8.07
Columbia 2,311 33,531 6.89 600 3,126 19.19 1,711 30,405 5.63
Cornell 6,062 40,006 15.15 1,237 4,193 29.50 4,825 35,813 13.47
Dartmouth 2,252 22,416 10.05 464 1,574 29.48 1,788 20,842 8.58
Harvard 2,029 35,023 5.79 895 4,856 18.43 1,134 30,167 3.76
Penn 3,785 31,280 12.10 1,196 4,812 24.85 2,589 26,468 9.78
Princeton 1,931 26,498 7.29 697 3,810 18.29 1,234 22,688 5.44
Yale 1,991 29,610 6.72 649 4,520 14.36 1,342 25,090 5.35
Total Ivies 23,010 247,283 9.31 6,296 29,901 21.06 16,714 217,382 7.69

Ivy League — Classes of 2015-2017

IVIES 2017 2016 2015
Overall Admit Applied % Admit Applied % Admit Applied %
Brown 2,649 28,919 9.16 2,760 28,742 9.60 2,757 30,944 8.91
Columbia 2,311 33,531 6.89 2,363 31,851 7.42 2,419 34,929 6.93
Cornell 6,062 40,006 15.15 6,123 37,812 16.19 6,538 36,387 17.97
Dartmouth 2,252 22,416 10.05 2,180 23,110 9.43 2,270 22,385 10.14
Harvard 2,029 35,023 5.79 2,032 34,302 5.92 2,188 34,950 6.26
Penn 3,785 31,280 12.10 3,846 31,217 12.32 3,935 31,663 12.43
Princeton 1,931 26,498 7.29 2,095 26,664 7.86 2,300 27,189 8.46
Yale 1,991 29,610 6.72 1,975 28,974 6.82 2,109 27,283 7.73
Total Ivies 23,010 247,283 9.31 23,374 242,673 9.63 24,516 245,730 9.98

MIT and Stanford — Class 2017

MIT + Stanford Overall Early Round Estimated
Regular Decision
2017 Admit Applied % Admit Applied % Admit Applied %
Stanford 2,210 38,828 5.69 725 6,103 11.88 1,485 32,726 4.54
MIT 1,548 18,989 8.15 650 6,541 9.94 898 12,448 7.21
Total 3,758 57,818 6.50 1,375 12,644 10.87 2,383 45,174 5.28

MIT and Stanford — Classes of 2015-2017

MIT + Stanford 2017 2016 2015
2017-2015 Admit Applied % Admit Applied % Admit Applied %
Stanford 2,210 38,828 5.69 2,427 36,631 6.63 2,437 34,348 7.10
MIT 1,548 18,989 8.15 1,620 18,109 8.95 1,715 17,909 9.58
Total 3,758 57,818 6.50 4,047 54,740 7.39 4,152 52,257 7.95

Ivies Plus© — Class of 2017

IVIES + MS Overall Early Round Estimated Regular Decision
2017 Admit Applied % Admit Applied % Admit Applied %
Ivies 23,010 247,283 9.31 6,296 29,901 21.06 16,714 217,382 7.69
MIT + Stanford 3,758 57,818 6.50 1,375 12,644 10.87 2,383 45,174 5.28
Total 26,768 305,100 8.77 7,671 42,545 18.03 19,097 262,556 7.27

Ivies Plus© — Classes of 2015-2017

IVIES +MS 2017 2016 2015
2015-2017 Admit Applied % Admit Applied % Admit Applied %
Ivies 23,010 247,283 9.31 23,374 242,673 9.63 24,516 245,730 9.98
MIT + Stanford 3,758 57,818 6.50 4,047 54,740 7.39 4,152 52,257 7.95
Total 26,768 305,101 8.77 27,421 297,413 9.22 28,668 297,987 9.62

Ivies Plus© — Volume of Applications — From 2012 to 2017

Change in
Volume
Applications
2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012
Brown 28,919 28,742 30,944 30,135 24,988 20,633
Columbia 33,531 31,851 34,929 26,178 25,427 22,585
Cornell 40,006 37,812 36,387 36,337 34,371 33,073
Dartmouth 22,416 23,110 22,385 18,778 18,132 16,538
Harvard 35,023 34,303 34,950 30,489 29,114 27,462
Penn 31,280 31,217 31,663 26,941 22,808 22,922
Princeton 26,498 26,664 27,189 26,247 21,963 21,369
Yale 29,610 28,974 27,283 25,869 26,003 22,813
Stanford 38,829 36,631 34,348 32,022 30,429 25,298
MIT 18,989 18,109 17,909 16,632 15,663 13,396
Total 305,101 297,413 297,987 269,628 248,898 226,089

Ivies Plus© — Changes in Volume of Applications – From 2012 to 2017

Change in
Volume
Applications
Change
16 to 17
Change
15 to 16
Change
14 to 15
Change
13 to 14
Change
12 to 13
Change
12 to 17
Brown 0.62% -7.12% 2.68% 20.60% 21.11% 40.16%
Columbia 5.27% -8.81% 33.43% 2.95% 12.58% 48.47%
Cornell 5.80% 3.92% 0.14% 5.72% 3.92% 20.96%
Dartmouth -3.00% 3.24% 19.21% 3.56% 9.64% 35.54%
Harvard 2.10% -1.85% 14.63% 4.72% 6.02% 27.53%
Penn 0.20% -1.41% 17.53% 18.12% -0.50% 36.46%
Princeton -0.62% -1.93% 3.59% 19.51% 2.78% 24.00%
Yale 2.20% 6.20% 5.47% -0.52% 13.98% 29.79%
Stanford 6.00% 6.65% 7.26% 5.24% 20.28% 53.49%
MIT 4.86% 1.12% 7.68% 6.19% 16.92% 41.75%
Total 2.58% -0.19% 10.52% 8.33% 10.09% 34.95%

Ivies Plus© — Historical Admits – From 2012 to 2017

Historical Admits and
Admit Rates
2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012
Brown 2,649 2,760 2,757 2,815 2,790 2,828
Columbia 2,311 2,363 2,419 2,472 2,501 2,418
Cornell 6,062 6,123 6,538 6,673 6,565 6,834
Dartmouth 2,252 2,180 2,270 2,193 2,279 2,228
Harvard 2,029 2,032 2,188 2,205 2,175 2,175
Penn 3,785 3,846 3,935 3,841 4,040 3,769
Princeton 1,931 2,095 2,300 2,311 2,209 1,976
Yale 1,991 1,975 2,109 2,039 1,958 1,892
Stanford 2,210 2,427 2,437 2,340 2,426 2,400
MIT 1,548 1,620 1,715 1,676 1,676 1,554
Total 26,768 27,421 28,668 28,565 28,619 28,074

Ivies Plus© — Historical Admit Rates – From 2012 to 2017

Historical Admits and
Admit Rates
Admit Rate
2017
Admit Rate
2016
Admit Rate
2015
Admit Rate
2014
Admit Rate
2013
Admit Rate
2012
Brown 9.16% 9.60% 8.91% 9.34% 11.17% 13.71%
Columbia 6.89% 7.42% 6.93% 9.44% 9.84% 10.71%
Cornell 15.15% 16.19% 17.97% 18.36% 19.10% 20.66%
Dartmouth 10.05% 9.43% 10.14% 11.68% 12.57% 13.47%
Harvard 5.79% 5.92% 6.26% 7.23% 7.47% 7.92%
Penn 12.10% 12.32% 12.43% 14.26% 17.71% 16.44%
Princeton 7.29% 7.86% 8.46% 8.80% 10.06% 9.25%
Yale 6.72% 6.82% 7.73% 7.88% 7.53% 8.29%
Stanford 5.69% 6.63% 7.10% 7.31% 7.97% 9.49%
MIT 8.15% 8.95% 9.58% 10.08% 10.70% 11.60%
Total 8.77% 9.22% 9.62% 10.59% 11.50% 12.42%

Review of Ivy League Plus Stanford and MIT

Class of 2017 — Entering Fall 2013

BROWN

Brown University admitted 2,649 students to the Class of 2017, with 558 through early decision. 28,919 applications were received for regular and early decision admissions slots, an increase over last year’s pool of 28,742 applications. The rates of acceptance were 9.16 percent for the combined rounds and 18.6 percent for the Early Decision round only. Last year, for the Class of 2016, Brown University admitted 2,760 students out of the 28,742 applications it received.

COLUMBIA

For the Class of 2017 accepted 2,311 from 33,531 applications. The acceptance rate of 6.9 percent was slightly below the previous 7.4 percent when Columbia admitted 2,363 students. In this admission cycle, Columbia received 3,120 early decision applications and accepted about 600 students for an admission rate just below 20 percent. In its third year of using the Common Application, Columbia remained below the number of applications of 2011.

CORNELL

According to its Office of Admissions and Enrollment, Cornell has received an all-time high of 40,006 applications for freshman admission to the Class of 2017, a 5.8 percent increase over 2012, when 37,812 applications were received. The overall admit rate reported by Cornell is 15.2 percent, slightly down from last year’s admit rate of 16.2 percent. Cornell admitted 6,062 applicants with 4,825 regular decision applicants and 1,237 Early Decision applicants. Cornell admitted over 29 percent of Early Decision applicants, but only accepted 13.5 percent of applicants for regular admissions.

DARTMOUTH

Dartmouth College extended offers of admission to 2,252 applicants for its Class of 2017, from a pool of 22,416. The acceptance rate of 10 percent represents an increase from the 9.4 percent last year. The total number of accepted students includes the 464 admitted through the early decision process in December. Last year, Dartmouth College accepted 2,180 applicants for its Class of 2016.

HARVARD

For its Class of 2017, Harvard received a total of 35,023 applications compared to 34,302 for the Class of 2016. The school admitted 2,029 students resulting in an overall admissions rate of 5.79 percent, which is the lowest in Harvard’s history. In the early round, Harvard University received 4,856 applications and accepted 895, for an admit rate of 18.43% of its SCEA applicant pool. The regular decision acceptance rate dipped below 4 percent.

MIT

MIT admitted 1,548 students out of 18,989 applicants for the Class of 2017, for an acceptance rate of 8.15 percent. In its early round, MIT admitted 650 students out of 6,541 applications, the lowest rate of acceptance in an early round among its peer group composed of the Ivy League and Stanford. In 2012, MIT admitted 1,620 students out of 18,109 applicants for the Class of 2016.

PRINCETON

For the Class of 2017, Princeton admitted 1,931 applicants for an admission rate of 7.3 percent. Princeton University received 3,810 early action applications and accepted 697 applicants. Last year, Princeton University admitted 7.9% of the 26,664 applicants received as the school offered admission to 2,095 students.

STANFORD

Stanford University received an unprecedented 38,838 (up from 36,631) applications and offered admission to 2,210 applicants for its undergraduate Class of 2017. The figure, which includes 725 candidates admitted in December through Stanford’s Restrictive Early Action program, represents an admission rate of below 5.69 percent. This rate, the most competitive in the university’s history, is also the lowest in the nation. The early acceptance rate for the Class of 2017 was below 12 percent. Last year, Stanford admitted 2,427 students out of 36,631 applicants for admission to the Class of 2016 for an overall admission rate of 6.6%.

UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA

For the Class of 2017, Penn admitted a total of 3,785 students from 31,280 applications. Penn’s overall acceptance rate was 12.1 percent, a slight decrease over previous years. Out of the total 3,785 admitted, 1,196 students were admitted through the early decision round. The admission rate for the ED round was slightly below 25 percent. Last year, the University of Pennsylvania accepted 12.3 percent of the 31,217 applications it received for the Class of 2016.

YALE

Yale accepted 1,991 students to its Class of 2017 from a record pool of 29,610 this year, compared to 1,975 out of 28,974 last year. The admission rate for the Class of 2017 was 6.72 percent. The SCEA round accounted for 649 acceptances out of a pool of 4,520 applications.

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