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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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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Early Decisions Up at Dartmouth

(The Dartmouth)  By Joyce Lee.   The College received a total of 20,021 applications for the Class of 2021, a 3.2 percent decrease from the 20,675 applications received for the class of 2020. In comparison, early-decisions applications saw a 3.7 percent increase over last year, comprising a record-large early-decision pool of 1,999, of which 555 […]

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Colleges should abandon early admissions? Really?

(Inside Higher Ed)  By Robert Massa —   Every year without fail, a well-respected educator comes out against early-admission programs, calling them “barriers to keep most low-income students out.” This year’s quote is from a recent piece in Inside Higher Ed by Harold O. Levy, a former chancellor of the New York City Public Schools and the executive director […]

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