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2014 Ivy League Admissions Statistics

Ivy League Colleges

Overall Accept. Rate

Regular Decision Accept. Rate

Regular Decision Apps Accepted

Regular Decision Apps Received

Early Decision / Action Accept. Rate

Percent of Class Filled by Early Apps

Early Decision / Action Apps Received

Early Decision / Action Apps Accepted

Expected Number of Students to Enroll

Total Apps Received

Total Apps Accepted

Brown

9.3%

8.2%

2,237

27,289

19.9%

38.1%

2,847

567

1,485

30,136

2,804

Columbia

9.2%

7.6%

1,765

23,195

21.2%

45.4%

2,983

631

1,391

26,178

2,396

Cornell

18.4%

16.8%

5,498

32,744

32.7%

37.3%

3,594

1,175

3,150

36,338

6,673

Dartmouth

11.5%

9.9%

1,704

17,184

28.9%

42.3%

1,594

461

1,090

18,778

2,165

Harvard

6.9%

6.9%

2,110

30,489

n/a*

n/a*

n/a*

n/a*

1,655

30,489

2,110

Penn

14.2%

11.4%

2,630

23,096

31.2%

49.6%

3,842

1,200

2,420

26,938

3,830

Princeton

8.2%

8.2%

2,148

26,247

n/a*

n/a*

n/a*

n/a*

1,300

26,247

2,148

Yale

7.5%

5.9%

1,210

20,607

13.9%

n/a*

5,262

730

1,310

25,869

1,940

* n/a = not applicable since an Early Action Policy was in place or an Early Action or Early Decision policy was eliminated

The graph below of the 2014 Ivy League admissions statistics shows a comparison between the Early Decision / Early Action acceptance rates and the Regular Decision acceptance rates:

Ivy League College Acceptance Rates Class of 2014

Brown University

For the Class of 2014, Brown University received a total of 30,136 applications and admitted 2,804 applicants, for a record low overall admission rate of 9.3 percent. In the Early Decision round, Brown received 2,847 applications and accepted 567 applicants, a 19.9 percent admissions rate.

Here are the highlights of Brown University’s admitted Class of 2014:

Geographic Diversity: Admitted students hail from all 50 states. The states with the highest number of accepted students are: California (424), New York (360), Massachusetts (260), and Illinois (142). International students were admitted from 81 countries. The nations with the highest number of admitted students were from China (49), Canada (34), India (29), United Kingdom (28), Korea (22), and Singapore (20).

Gender: Of the admitted students, 53% are female, 47% are male.

First Generation: For the Class of 2014, Brown University admitted 16% of students who are the first in their families to attend college.

Financial Aid: Approximately two-thirds of the class applied for financial aid.

Academic Interest: The admitted students indicated the following academic interests: Physical sciences (30%), social sciences (27%), life sciences (23%) and humanities (17%) are the most popular academic interests. About 3% of admitted students are undecided.

“CLASS OF 2014 – Brown Admits 2,804 Undergraduates from Record Applicant Pool.” 1 April 2010. Retrieved 14 April 2010 from Brown University News & Events: http://news.brown.edu/pressreleases/2010/04/2014

Columbia University

Out of a total of 26,178 applications, Columbia admitted 2,396 students for an overall admit rate of 9.2 percent. In the Early Decision round, Columbia received 2,983 applications and accepted 631 applicants, a 21.2 percent admissions rate.

Columbia College received a total of 21,747 applications and admitted 1,805 students. SEAS received a total of 4,431 applications and admitted 592 students.

Here are the highlights of Columbia University’s admitted Class of 2014:

Geographic Diversity: Admitted students hail from all 50 states, Washington D.C., Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands. The states with the highest number of accepted students are: New York, California, New Jersey, Florida, Texas, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Connecticut, Maryland, and Virginia. Admitted students came from the following geographic areas: Mid-Atlantic (38%) New England (7%), Midwest (8%), South (15%) and West (17%). International applicants make up 15% of the admitted students and hail from 52 countries. The nations with the highest number of admitted students were from South Korea, Canada, China, India, United Kingdom, Singapore, Mexico, Germany, Turkey, Brazil, France, and Jamaica.

Ethnic Diversity: Admitted students identified themselves as 25% Asian / Asian American applicants, 14% as African American, 16% as Latin American, and 2% as Native American. A total of 57% of admitted students identified themselves as students of color.

Gender: Of the admitted students, 51% are male and 49% are female.

First Generation: 16% are the first generation in their family to attend college.

Financial Aid: Approximately 50% of the Class of 2014 will be receiving Columbia University financial aid.

Academics: Of the high schools that provided class rank, approximately 97% of admitted students are in the top 10% of their class.

Test Scores: In terms of SAT’s, the middle 50% of the admitted students scored between 2100 and 2330 on the Critical Reading, Math, and Writing sections. In terms of ACT’s, the middle 50% of the admitted students scored between a 31 and a 34 on the composite.

“Admission Statistics.” Retrieved 30 April 2011 from Columbia University: http://www.studentaffairs.columbia.edu/admissions/applications/stats.php

Cornell University

For the Class of 2014, Cornell University received a record number of applications (36,338 ) and admitted 6,673 applicants, for a record low overall admission rate of 18.4% percent. In the Early Decision round, Cornell received 3,594 applications and accepted 1,175 applicants, a 32.75 admissions rate.

Here are the highlights of Cornell University’s admitted Class of 2014:

Geographic Diversity: Admitted students hail from all 50 states, as well as D.C., Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and from 79 different nations. The countries with the most admitted students are China, Canada, and South Korea.

Gender: Of Cornell’s admitted students, 59% are female and 50% are male.

Test Scores: The mean Critical Reading score was 710 and the mean math score was 740.

Recruited Athletes: Of the admitted students, 256 are recruited athletes.

Legacies: Of the admitted students, 733 are legacies.

Waitlisted: Cornell University placed 2,563 applicants on a waiting list.

Martinez, Patricio.“Class of 2014 Experiences Record Low Acceptance Rates.” The Cornell Daily Sun, 12 April 2010. Retrieved 12 April 2011 from http://cornellsun.com/section/news/content/2010/04/13/class-2014-experiences-record-low-acceptance-rates.

Dartmouth College

For the Class of 2014, Dartmouth College received a record total of 18,778 applications and admitted 2,165 applicants for an overall admit rate of 11.5%. In the Early Decision round, Dartmouth received 1,594 and accepted 461 students. The college expects to enroll 1,090 freshmen.

Here are the highlights of Dartmouth College’s admitted Class of 2014:

Geographic Diversity: In terms of geographic representation, 18.3% of the admitted students hail from New England, 26.9% from Mid-Atlantic states, 11.3% from the Mid-West, 15.6% from the South, and 20% from the West. Another 7.9% of the admitted students are international.

Ethnic Diversity: 7.6% of admitted students identified themselves as African-American, 16.9% as Asian American, 7.8% as Latino, 3.7% as Native American, and 0.7% as Multi-Racial.

Gender: Of Dartmouth’s admitted students, 50.7% are male and 49.3% are female.

First Generation: 9.7% are the first generation in their families to attend college.

Financial Aid: 52.7% was awarded approximately $82.2 million in financial aid. The total cost of attendance for the 2010 – 2011 calendar year is $52,275.

Academics: Out of the high schools that provided rank, 90.3% graduated in the top 10% of their high school class, 32.4% are valedictorians, and 9.0% are salutatorians.

Test Scores: The middle 50% scored 690-790 on the Math portion of the SAT, 670-780 on the Critical Reading section, and 680-790 on the Writing portion.

Academic Interest: Admitted students indicated the following academic interests: Sciences (43.1%), Social Sciences (34.4%), Humanities (12.4%), and Interdisciplinary (8.1%). 1.9% of admitted students are undecided.

Legacy: 9.7% of admitted students are considered legacy as they are the sons and daughters of Dartmouth alumni.

“Class Profile – Dartmouth Class of 2014.” Retrieved 12 May 2010 fromhttp://www.dartmouth.edu/admissions/facts/class.html

Harvard University

For the Class of 2014, Harvard College received 30,489 applications, another record number and admitted 2,110 applicants for an overall admit rate of 6.9%. Harvard’s targeted freshman class is 1,655.

Here are the highlights of Harvard University’s admitted Class of 2014:

Geographic Diversity: In terms of geographic representation, 16.8% of the admitted students hail from New England, 23.3% from Mid-Atlantic states, 17.5% from the South, and 9.7% from the Mid-West, 1.7% from Central States, 3.8% from Mountain States, 17.1% from the Pacific, and another 10.1% of the admitted students are international.

Academic Interest: The following are the academic interests that the admitted students indicated on their applications: Humanities (24.9%), Social Science (21.2%), Biological Sciences (24.2%), Physical Sciences (8.5%), Engineering & Computer Sciences (14.3%), Math (6.6%), and 0.2% of admitted students are undecided.

Financial Aid: 60% of admitted students have been awarded approximately $145,433 million in financial aid. The total loans are $5,522,000, and two-thirds of all admitted students will receive some form of scholarships, loans and/or jobs.

Waitlist: Harvard College admitted 94 students from their waiting list.

“Class of 2014 Statistics – Class Profile.” Retrieved 20 July 2010 from Harvard College Office of Admissions. http://www.admissions.college.harvard.edu/apply/statistics.html

University of Pennsylvania

For the Class of 2014, the University of Pennsylvania received a record total of 26,938 applications and admitted 3,830 applicants for an overall admit rate of 14.2%. In the Early Decision round, Penn received 3,842 applications and accepted 1,200 students. Penn expects to enroll 2,400 freshmen, so the percent of the class that was filled by Early Decision applications is 50%.

Here are the highlights of the University of Pennsylvania’s admitted Class of 2014:

Geographic Diversity: Admitted students hail from all 50 states. The states with the largest numbers of accepted students are: Pennsylvania (381), New Jersey (261), California (217), Florida (118), Massachusetts (105), Maryland (76), Texas (64), Connecticut (60), Virginia (59), Illinois (53), Ohio (43), Georgia (36), Michigan (34), Washington (29), North Carolina (21), and Colorado (21). The 267 international admitted students hail from 67 countries and make up 11.1% of the Class of 2014. There are 136 students from Asia, 27 from Canada, 422 from Africa and the Middle East, 50 from Europe and the British Isles, 6 from Australia and the Pacific Islands, and 29 from Central and South America / Caribbean.

Ethnic Diversity: 218 (9%) of admitted students identified themselves as black, 209 as Hispanic (8.7%), 592 as Asian (24.5%), and 25 as American Indian (1%), with a total of 1044 admitted students or 43.2% of the freshmen class.

Gender: Of the admitted students, 51.1% are female and 48.9% are male.

Academics: Of the high schools that rank, 97% of Penn’s admitted students were in the top 10% of their high school graduating class.

Test Scores: The middle 50% of test scores (25% to 75%) of the admitted class had an SAT Critical Reading score between 660 and 770, a Math score between 690 and 780, a Writing score between 680 and 770, and an ACT between 30 and 34.

Legacy: 325 admitted students are considered legacies as they are children and grandchildren of Penn alumni, and they represent 13.5% of the class.

“Facts and Figures.” University of Pennsylvania. Retreived 20 May 2010 from http://www.admissionsug.upenn.edu/profile/

Princeton University

For the Class of 2014, Princeton University received 26,247 applications (another record number) and admitted 2,148 applicants for an overall admit rate of 8.2%. Princeton’s targeted freshman class is 1,300.

Here are the highlights of Princeton University’s admitted Class of 2014:

Geographic Diversity: Admitted students hail from all 50 states. The states with the largest numbers of accepted students are: California (200), New Jersey (176), New York (105), Pennsylvania (62), Maryland (59), Virgina (57), Massachusetts (53), Connecticut (50), Texas (45), Illinois (44), Florida (32), Georgia (25), and Ohio (24). The Princeton Class of 2014 also includes 35 U.S. citizens living abroad and 141 (10.9%) international students who hail from 47 countries.

Ethnic Diversity: 18.1% of admitted students identified themselves as Asian American, 7.3% as African American, 7.9% as Hispanic, 3.8% as Multiracial, and 1% as American Indian.

Gender: Of the admitted students, 50% are female and 50% are male.

Academics: 14.8% had grade point averages of 4.0, 9.5% had GPA’s of 3.90 to 3.99, 6.2% had GPA’s of 3.80 to 3.89, 5.4% had GPA’s of 3.70 to 3.79, 4.2% had GPA’s of 3.60 to 3.69, 4.2% had GPA’s of 3.50 to 3.59, and 2.0% had GPA’s below 3.5%.

Test Scores: The middle 50% of admitted students had Critical Reading SAT scores between 690 and 790, Math scores between 710 and 790, and Writing scores between 700 and 790.

Financial Aid: More than 60% of the admitted students will receive need-based financial aid, with the average grant that totals more than $36,000, which is almost the full tuition cost.

Waitlist: An additional 1,451 students were placed on the waiting list.

“Princeton Profile – 2010-2100.” Princeton University. Retrieved 20 May 2010 from http://www.princeton.edu/admission/pdfs/Profile_10.pdf

Yale University

For the Class of 2014, Yale University received 25,869 applications, and admitted 1,940 applicants for an overall admit rate of 7.5%. Yale’s targeted freshmen class is 1,310. In the Single-Choice Early Action round, Yale received 5,262 applications, and accepted 730 students with an Early Action admit rate of 13.9%. Out of all the Ivy League universities, Yale was the only one that saw a decrease in the number of applications received from the previous year. For the Class of 2013, while Yale experienced an increase in Early Action applications (5,557), this was not the case in the Regular Decision round when Yale received 23,088. The total number of applications for the Class of 2013 was 26,000, compared with 25,869 for the Class of 2014.

Here are the highlights of Yale University’s admitted Class of 2014:

Geographic Diversity: The admitted students hail from all 50 states, plus the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. In terms of geographic representation, 35.3% of the admitted students reside in the Northeast, 7.4% are from the Mid-Atlantic, 10.1% from the South, 11.2% from the Midwest, 5% from the Southwest, and 17.7% from the West. Another 13.3% of the admitted students are international students. They hail from 59 countries including: Afghanistan, Albania, Argentina, Australia, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominica, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Gaza, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Hong Kong, India, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, South Korea, Latvia, Lebanon, Malaysia, Mexico, Morocco, Nepal, New Zealand, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Poland, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Turkey, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, United States, United Kingdom, Vietnam, and Zimbabwe .

Ethnic Diversity: 8.4% of admitted students identified themselves as African-American, 17.4% as Asian American, 43% as Caucasian, 8.6% as Hispanic, 1.5% as Native American, and 9.8% did not respond to the question.

Gender: Of the admitted students to Yale College, 48% are male and 52% are female.

First Generation: 168 of the admitted students (12.5%) are the first generation in their families to attend a four year college or university.

Financial Aid: 59.1% of the class was awarded some amount of financial aid, and the average need-based scholarship is $35,822.

Academic Interest: The top 15 intended majors are Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry Cognitive Science, Economics, Economics and Mathematics, English, Ethics, Politics, and Economics, History, International Studies, Mathematics, Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology, Physics, Political Science, and Psychology.

Academics: Out of the high schools that provided rank, 93% will graduate in the top 5% of their high school class, and 97% will graduate in the top 10%.

Test Scores: For the admitted students who submitted SAT scores, 45% had Critical Reading Scores between 760 – 800, 50% had Math scores between 760 – 800, and 50.8% had Writing scores between 760 – 800. 33.1% of admitted students had Critical Reading scores between 700 – 750, 29.5% had Math scores between 700 – 750, and 27.9% had Writing scores between 700 – 750. 19.3% of admitted students had Critical Reading scores between 600 – 690, 18.6% had Math scores between 600 – 690, and 19.4% had Writing scores between 600 – 690. 2.6% of admitted students had Critical Reading scores below 600, 1.8% had Math scores below 600, and 1.9% had Writing scores below 600. For the admitted students who submitted ACT scores, 76% had composite scores in the 32 – 36 range, 23% had composite scores between 27 and 31, and 1% had composite scores below 27.

Legacy: 13% of the Class of 2014 are the sons and daughters of alumni of Yale College and of the Yale Graduate and Professional Schools.

“Yale College | Class of 2014 Freshman Class Profile.” Retrieved 20 May 2011 from admissions.yale.edu/node/2040/attachment