Despite Common App Woes Schools Report Increase in Number of Early Applications
Princeton University, Brown University, University of Pennsylvania, and Northwestern University all reported an increase in the number of early applications this fall.
Princeton received a total of 3,831 early applications, a slight increase over the 3,810 Early Action applications students submitted last year.
After having Common App system processing troubles, Brown was finally able to confirm the final number of Early Decision applications at 3,086, a record high for the university and an increase over the 3,010 they received last year.
Northwestern University also reported a 14% increase in early applications, receiving 2,794 this fall compared to 2,450 in the 2012-13 application season.
University of Pennsylvania reported a 6.6% increase in early applications over last year, with the school receiving 5,133 early decision applications. Dartmouth University also saw a 6.7% increase in early applications, receiving 1,678 this fall.
Because of issues with the Common App, many schools were forced to push back their early decision and early action deadlines. This and other technical problems have delayed the admissions process at some schools, forcing some schools to even seek alternatives like the Universal Application.
Technical problems have also delayed the reporting of early application numbers.
We will update with more application numbers as soon as they are available.
|School||Early Apps This Year||Early Apps Last Year|
|University of Chicago||11,143||10,316|
|University of Pennsylvania||5,133||4,817|
|University of Virginia||14,309||13,668|