The Ivy League classes of 2021 are one step closer to attending the school of their dreams.
Almost every Ivy League school reported the number of students who had applied and were accepted early this year, giving a glimpse into the college choices of tens of thousands of students.
- Business Insider
Harvard reported the lowest acceptance rate of the bunch, with 14.5% of applicants gaining acceptance versus 14.8% last year. Applications at the school were up by 5% from the previous year, with 6,473, an increase from 6,167, according to a representative for the school.
Applications were up across the board. The biggest jump in application numbers came from Princeton University, which reported 4,229 early applications last year and 5,003 this year, an 18% increase year-over-year.
Early applications come with some stipulations. Harvard, Princeton, and Yale are restrictive early-action schools, meaning applicants can apply to only one school early but have until May to accept.
Brown University, Columbia University (which does not release acceptance figures), Cornell University, Dartmouth College, and University of Pennsylvania are all early-decision schools, which means students must go there if they get accepted.
Check out the number of early applications to each Ivy League school this year below:
Brown University – 3,170 applications, 695 acceptances Columbia University – 4,086 applications, does not release acceptance figures Cornell University – 5,384 applications, 1,378 acceptances Dartmouth College – 1999 applications, 555 acceptances Harvard University – 6,473 applications, 938 acceptances University of Pennsylvania – 6,147 applications, 1,354 acceptances Princeton University – 5,033 applications, 770 acceptances Yale University – 5,086 applications, 871 acceptances