2,900 Admitted Early Action to Class of 2021

(The Heights)  By Connor Murphy — The Office of Undergraduate Admission admitted 2,900 students to the Boston College Class of 2021 in December, about 33 percent of a pool of 9,000. Last year’s early action acceptance rate was 32 percent, with a pool of about 8,500 applicants, marking a 5 percent increase this year in early applications. […]

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College Admissions Narrative: Early decision students to comprise 47 percent of class

(The Dartmouth) By Joyce Lee — The 555 students accepted early decision for the Dartmouth Class of 2021 are expected to form around 47 percent of the incoming class, the highest level of the past 17 years of classes. Aside from an increase in the number of applicants, Dartmouth’s early decision acceptance rate also increased […]

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Surge in foreign students may be crowding Americans out of elite colleges

( The Washington Post ) By Nick Anderson — A major increase in international enrollment in recent years has intensified the competition for entry to America’s top private colleges and universities, as ever-growing numbers of applicants angle for the limited supply of seats. That tension is particularly evident in the eight prestigious Ivy League schools: […]

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Ivy League class of 2021 Early Application numbers

The Ivy League is seeing a surge in early applications. A sampling of the numbers released this month: ■ Harvard early action (nonbinding) applications rose 5 percent, to 6,473. The acceptance rate fell slightly this year to 14.5 percent, or 938 students. ■ Yale welcomed its largest group of early-action admits in several years, accepting 871 students, or 17.1 […]

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Harvard early admission acceptances up (again)

(Harvard Crimson)  By Brittany N. Ellis — The College admitted 938 early applicants to the Class of 2021 Tuesday, representing 14.5 percent of its 6,473 applicants for early admission and a five percent increase in early applicants compared to last year. This year’s acceptance rate for early applicants is the lowest since the the Admissions […]

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