Early Admissions Statistics for the Class of 2022
Here?s a look at some admission rates and application numbers from the class of 2021 as reported by top colleges and universities throughout the United States. Social media is on fire with both elation and tears as some high school graduates received acceptances while others were declined.
Acceptance Rates Ivy League & other colleges:
- Cornell University For the third consecutive year, Cornell has posted a record-high number of applications for admission. More than 51,000 students sought a place in the Class of 2022. As that number goes up, the overall admit rate goes down, this year to an all-time low of 10.3 percent of the applicant pool. The university has admitted 5,288 applicants (including early decision candidates) and offered 6,684 students a place on a waitlist. Applicants to Ivy League schools were notified of their selection status March 28 at 7 p.m.
- Northwestern University Northwestern acceptance rate falls to 8.4 percent. Segal Visitors Center, 1841 Sheridan Rd. Northwestern accepted 8.4 percent of applicants for the Class of 2022, a record low.Mar 24, 2018
- Dartmouth CollegeThe College has accepted 8.7 percent of the students who applied to the Class of 2022. Dartmouth has offered admission to its most selective class ever.Mar 29, 2018
- University of Pennsylvania The Early Decision acceptance rate for the Class of 2022, released in December, also set a new low at 18.5 percent — a significant drop from last year's 22 percent ED rate and the previous year's 23.2 percent rate. The current total acceptance rate of 8.39 percent takes the ED acceptance rate into account. Mar 28, 2018.
- Brown UniversityThe pool: The applicant pool of 35,438 is the largest in Brown's history. Admission rate: The University admitted 7 percent of applicants to the Class of 2022. Academic standing: Ninety-six percent of admitted students are in the top 10 percent of their high school classes.Mar 28, 2018
- Vanderbilt University iRegular Decision Admissions, Vanderbilt Class of 2022 Regular Decision applications: 30,146 Admitted: 2,199 Admit Rate: 7.3% Percent of students in the top ten percent of their graduating class: 95%* SAT Middle 50% Evidence Based Reading and Writing: 730-780 SAT Middle 50% Math: 770-800 ACT Middle 50%: 33-35 Percent of students who received one or more significant honors or held major leadership positions: 100% *based on high schools that provide rank.
- Duke University More than 37,300 students applied for admission this year -- the highest number ever received -- with almost 33,300 applying under Duke’s Regular Decision program. Among the Regular Decision applicant pool, 2,123 students – 6.4 percent -- will receive a notice of acceptance inviting them to become members of the Class of 2022. Another 99 students who applied Early Decision and whose decisions were deferred to March will also learn they have been admitted. These students have until May 1 to make their final decisions. In December, 875 students were admitted under the university's binding Early Decision program.
- Princeton University Princeton University has offered admission to 1,941 students, or 5.5 percent of the record 35,370 applicants for the Class of 2022, in what is the University’s most selective admission process to date. Last year, the University’s admission rate was 6.1 percent. The class size is expected to be 1,296 students for the Class of 2022.
- Yale University This year, Yale's acceptance rate neared its previously-set low, by hitting 6.31 percent. Harvard University's acceptance rate hit 4.59 percent, marking the first time that an Ivy League school's acceptance rate has dipped below 5 percent. Its regular decision acceptance rate alone was 2.43 percent.Mar 29, 2018
- Columbia University COLUMBIA EARLY & REGULAR DECISION ADMISSIONS. For the Class of 2022, Columbia University accepted 2,214 from 40,203 applications. The acceptance rate of 5.51 percent was slightly lower than the previous 5.84 percent when Columbia admitted 2,185 students from 37,389 applications.
- Harvard University A record-low 4.59 percent of applicants to Harvard College received offers of admission to the Class of 2022 Wednesday, with just 1,962 of 42,749 candidates securing spots in the class. This year marks the first time Harvard's admission rate has ever dipped below 5 percent.Mar 29, 2018
- Stanford University Stanford University has offered admission to 2,040 students, including 750 who were accepted last December through the early action program, the Office of Undergraduate Admission announced today. Students admitted to the Class of 2022 represent all 50 states, plus Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico. Of the admitted class, 11.4 percent are international students by citizenship, representing 63 countries. The new class is 50.8 percent male and 49.2 percent female.
- Bernard College Barnard admissions rate drops to 13.7 percent for class of 2022. 7,897 students applied to the college this year, the most in Barnard's history. With an admissions rate of 13.7 percent, down from the class of 2021's 14.8 percent, Barnard College's class of 2022 will be the most selective in the college's history.Mar 23, 2018
- Boston College In total, applications for the Class of 2022 increased 9 percent from last year. The accepted number combines the Early Action admission pool with the Regular Decision pool. In December, the University admitted 3,170 students, for an early action acceptance rate of 31 percent.Mar 26, 2018
- Boston University A record-breaking 64,470 students applied to the BU Class of 2022 Applicants’ average GPA is 3.66, average SAT score is 1350, and average ACT score is 30 The School of Education, the College of Arts & Sciences, and the College of Fine Arts saw more applicants than in recent years.
- Emory University Emory College Admits 5,103 Applicants to the Class of 2022. Emory College announced today it admitted 5,103 applicants to the Class of 2022. A total of 27,982 applications were received for the year, up 16 percent from the previous year, resulting in an overall admission rate of 18.5 percent.Mar 30, 2018
- Georgetown University Georgetown Sees Record-Low Acceptance Rate for Class of 2022. A record-high number of students applied to Georgetown University in this year's undergraduate application cycle, resulting in a 14.5 percent acceptance rate — the lowest rate in the university's history.Mar 31, 2018
- Johns Hopkins University Out of a total of 27,091 regular decision applicants, the University admitted 2,284 with an acceptance rate of 8.4 percent. Including students admitted as part of the early decision program, the acceptance rate for the Class of 2022 was 9.9 percent. This year's applicant pool grew by 2,550 from last year.Mar 16, 2018
- Middlebury College The overall acceptance rate, including those who applied early decision, was 18.4 percent. The students accepted to the Middlebury Class of 2022 come from 71 countries and all 50 states plus Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico.Mar 28, 201
- MIT Of the 21,706 students who applied to MIT's class of 2022, only 1,464 were accepted – just 6.7%. In 2017, MIT admitted a slightly higher percentage of applicants, with an admit rate of 7.1% for the class of 2021. Class of 2022 regular admissions decisions are now live.Mar 15, 2018
- New York University After reading through more than 75,000 admissions applications for its campuses in New York, Abu Dhabi, and Shanghai (a 12 percent increase over last year, and more than 100 percent increase over 2007), NYU has as of today notified 15,722 prospective students of their acceptance to NYU's class of 2022. For the first time in NYU history, the initial acceptance rate for students at the New York campus has dipped to 19 percent—from 28 percent last year and 35 percent five years ago.
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