Date: April 8th, 2021 1:15 AM
Author: Hideous Native Mad Cow Disease
Harvard College has offered admission to 1,223 applicants for the Class of 2025 through its regular-action program, with 1,968 admitted in total, including those selected in the early action process. The total number of applications for the Class of 2025 was 57,435, a marked increase from 40,248 for the Class of 2024.
Columbia College and the School of Engineering and Applied Science have released offers of admission to 2,218 students, the office of undergraduate admissions announced on Tuesday, causing the acceptance rate to plummet to a record-low 3.66 percent. Admitted students come from all 50 states and 100 countries.
During the 2020-21 admissions cycle, Columbia Undergraduate Admissions received 60,551 applications, a 51 percent increase from last year. This spike in applications, which peer institutions have also experienced, led the Ivy League to push its joint decision release from its typical date in late March to April 6. This delay, according to a March 10 statement, would allow “Columbia to most effectively and carefully consider each applicant through its comprehensive holistic review process.”
On Tuesday, April 6 at 7 p.m. EDT, the University formally extended offers of admission to 1,498 students for the class of 2025 amid a historic application cycle upended by the COVID-19 pandemic and unprecedented disruptions to high school coursework.
The decisions represent a record-low acceptance rate of 3.98 percent and the sharpest year-to-year drop in over a decade. Due to over 200 students formerly in the class of 2024 requesting to defer their enrollment by one year over the summer, the total number of admits is around 20 percent lower than it would otherwise be in an ordinary year.
With the temporary suspension of standardized test score requirements and elimination of the Early Action application option this cycle, all 37,601 applications received were submitted through the Regular Decision process. This record-breaking pool represents an increase of 4,765 over the previous year — or 14.5 percent — and a 6.5 percent increase over the previous record set in 2018 by the class of 2022. The increase also surpasses the 11 percent spike in applications across the board reported by the Common App this year.
MIT released Regular Action admissions decisions for the Class of 2025 March 14. 1,340 students were admitted from an unprecedented 33,240 total student applicants for an overall admissions rate of 4.0%.
621 students were admitted out of 18,204 Regular Action applicants, for a Regular Action admissions rate of 3.4%. 719 students were admitted during Early Action, from 15,036 applicants, for an Early Action admissions rate of 4.8%.
Last year’s overall admissions rate was higher at 7.3% with 1,457 students admitted out of 20,075 applicants. The Class of 2025 saw 66% more applications in total, according to the MIT Admissions Blog.
Yale College admitted 2,169 students to the class of 2025 from its largest-ever pool of 46,905 applicants, the Office of Undergraduate Admissions announced on Tuesday.
The number of admitted students represents 4.62 percent of applicants for both early action and regular decision. This number is the lowest in recent years — down significantly from the 6.54 percent of students admitted to the class of 2024, 5.91 percent of students admitted to the class of 2023 and 6.31 percent of students admitted to the class of 2022. The record-breaking applicant pool represents a 33 percent increase from the 35,220 students who applied during the 2019-20 admissions cycle.
On Tuesday, April 6, Brown University made 1,652 offers of admission to prospective members of next year’s entering undergraduate class. These admitted students from Brown’s regular decision applicant pool join the 885 early decision applicants offered admission last December for an admitted class of 2,537.
A total of 46,568 prospective students applied to attend Brown — a 27% increase from last year, and the University’s largest applicant pool to date by nearly 8,000 students.
Penn accepted 5.68% of applicants to the Class of 2025, a record low and a significant decrease from last year's 8.07%.
This year marked Penn's largest application pool in history, with 56,333 — a 34% increase from last year. Penn offered admission to 3,202 of these applicants. In December, Penn accepted 1,194 students under the Early Decision Program from a pool of 7,962 applicants — resulting in a record-low 15% ED acceptance rate.
Duke admitted 2,014 high school seniors Regular Decision to the Class of 2025 after receiving a record number of applications and hitting a record-low acceptance rate. Dean of Undergraduate Admissions Christoph Guttentag wrote in an email to The Chronicle that the University admitted 4.3% of regular decision applicants to the Class of 2025, which is lower than the Class of 2024’s 6% and the Class of 2023’s 5.7%.
Duke considered a total of 44,481 regular decision applications this year—a 25.4% increase compared to last year’s 35,478, Guttentag wrote. Of that number, 1,907 regular decision applicants and 107 Early Decision defers were admitted to the Class of 2025. Guttentag wrote that there are two primary reasons for this year’s “record increase” in regular decision applications: Duke’s test-optional policy for the 2020-21 admissions cycle and lower acceptance rates in early decision and early action applications at peer schools.
This pattern of more applications and a lower acceptance rate is consistent with the University’s early decision round. Duke received a record-high of 5,036 Early Decision applicants to the Class of 2025 and admitted 840 for a record-low 16.7% acceptance rate.
Dartmouth has offered admission to 1,749 applicants to the Class of 2025 from the 28,357 students who applied, the admissions office reported Tuesday evening. The acceptance rate of 6.17% is the lowest in Dartmouth history. The College projects the class will comprise 1,150 students, suggesting a planned yield rate of roughly 66%.
The Class of 2025 saw an increase in applications of 33% over last year’s record applicant pool. This follows the implementation of a test-optional admissions policy due to pandemic-related testing difficulties.
Hopkins (!!): 6.4%
Vandy (LOL): 6.7%
Stanford: Decisions DELAYED to 4/9
No data: Caltech, U Chicago