Early Admission Rates (class of 2019 )

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Colleges See Increase in Early Applications, Slight Decrease in Early Admission Rates

The first members of the Class of 2019 are in, and many are anxious to see how this year’s early applicants compared to the Class of 2019. Here’s our breakdown of the early admission numbers for the Class of 2019. We will be updating as more statistics become available!

Application Numbers

For the most part, schools saw steady or slightly increasing early application numbers this fall. Columbia University saw a slight increase in early applications this year, 2.3% more this fall than the year before. Brown University’s early applications for the Class of 2019 were about the same as last year, with both early admissions cycles receiving a little over 3,000 applicants.

There were even a few dips in early applicants for some schools, with Duke University seeing a 2% decrease in early applications from last year. MIT also saw a slight dip in early applicants, with 6,519 students applying early to the Class of 2019, compared to 6,820 for the Class of 2018.

Others saw great increases, and even record-numbers of early admission applicants. At Harvard University, 5,919 students applied early for the class of 2019, a 26% increase in early applications from the 4,692 students who applied early in the fall of 2013.

A record-number 1,865 early decision applicants applied to Johns Hopkins, a 17% increase in applicants from last year’s early application cycle.Stanford also received the highest number of early applicant’s in the school’s history – 7,297 – and the University of Pennsylvania’s 5,390 early applicants also set a school-record.

Despite a recent drop in overall applications, Dartmouth College received 10.7% more early applications this year than last.

Admission Rates

Generally, early admission rates for the Class of 2019 varied little from those for the Class of 2018. Brown, Duke, and MIT all had slightly higher early admission rates for the Class of 2019 than for the year before, however, Harvard saw a big dip – 16.5% of early applicants were admitted this cycle, compared to 21.1% last year.

Stanford and Williams College’s admission rates remained about the same from last year, even though both schools reported increases in the number of early applications.

Here are some available early admission rates for the Class of 2019:

School

Class of 2019 Early Admission Rate

Class of 2018 Early Admission Rate

Brown University

20.5%

18.8%

Columbia University

TBA

19.72%

Cornell University

TBA

27.7%

Dartmouth College

25.9%

28%

Duke University

25.9%

24.9%

Georgetown University

13.2%

14%

Harvard University

16.5%

21.1%

Johns Hopkins University

28.9%

32.9%

Middlebury College

TBA

41.8%

MIT

9.6%

8.9%

Northwestern University

36%

32%

Princeton University

19.9%

18.5%

Stanford University

10.2%

10.7%

University of Chicago

TBA

12.12%

University of Pennsylvania

24%

25.3%

Williams College

41.1%

42.7%

Yale University

16%

15.5%

Deferrals

For many early admission applicants, decisions don’t yield a ‘yes’ or ‘no,’ but rather a deferral – meaning they’ll consider the application again in the regular round.

This year, Harvard deferred 4,292 early applicants  – almost 73% of students who applied in the early round. MIT deferred 4,456, about 68% of early applicants. For those who were deferred, there’s plenty you can do now to improve your chances in the regular round. If you need additional help, contact us today for more information on our deferral consultation.

What do you think of this year’s early admissions trends and the early admission rates for the Class of 2019? Did we leave out a stat you wanted to see? Tell us in the comments below!

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