Early Decision and Early Action Application Numbers 2013-14


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
Babson College 2,275 2,324
Boston University 1,742 1,505
Brown University 3,086 3,010
Columbia University 3,296 3,126
Dartmouth College 1,678 1,574
Duke University 3,191 2,540
Georgetown University 6,569 6,851
Harvard University 4,692 4,856
Northwestern University 2,794 2,450
Princeton University 3,831 3,810
University of Chicago 11,143 10,316
University of Pennsylvania 5,133 4,817
University of Virginia 14,309 13,668
Yale University 4,768 4,520



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