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Ivy League Statistics

This is the ultimate source for annual Ivy League statistics. We are the only source that has such comprehensive Ivy League admissions statistics, and we have them for the past 12 years.

Our Ivy League Admissions Statistics reveal the percentage of acceptances at each of the eight Ivy League colleges. These statistics signify the competitiveness of the highly selective college admissions process. By examining the number of applicants to these eight Ivy League colleges (both through Early Decision as well as through Regular Decision) and by comparing these Ivy League admissions statistics to the total acceptances and the expected class sizes, you will find yourself in better position to evaluate your chances for admission. Read More >

You can also use our write-ups in our Ivy Ivy League Statistics to learn more about the geographic diversity of admitted classes to the eight Ivy League colleges. You will find gender breakdown, financial aid breakdown, academic and extracurricular interests of admitted students, average SAT / ACT scores, legacy statistics, and first-generation to attend college statistics at each of the Ivy League colleges. We publish the new Ivy League admissions statistics every year and so if you check the admissions statistics out over the course of a few years, you’ll be able to notice informative trends in highly selective college admissions, trends that you might otherwise not have known about.

Ivy League Statistics by Class or College

Ivy League Admissions Statistics – Class of 2018

Ivy League Colleges

Overall Accept. Rate

Regular Decision   Accept. Rate

Regular Decision Apps Accepted

Regular Decision Apps Received

Early Decision / Action Accept. Rate

% of Class Filled by Early Apps

Early Decision / Action Apps Rcvd

Early Decision / Action Apps Accepted

 Expected Number of Students to Enroll

Total Apps Received

Total Apps Accepted

Brown

8.6%

7.4%

2,036

27,344

18.9%

37.4%

3,088

583

1,560

30,432

2,619

Columbia

7.0%

5.5%

1,641

29,654

19.7%

46.8%

3,298

650

1,390

32,952

2,291

Cornell 14.0%

12.3%

4,689

38,266

27.7%

41.5%

4,775

1,325

3,190

43,041

6,014

Dartmouth

11.5%

9.9%

1,751

17,618

27.9%

42.3%

1,678

469

1,110

19,296

2,220

Harvard

5.9%

3.5%

1,031

29,603

21.1%

n/a*

4,692

992

1,660

34,295

2,023

Penn

9.9%

7.3%

2,252

30,719

25.2%

53.7%

5,149

1,299

2,420

35,868

3,551

Princeton

7.3 %

5.4 %

1,225

22,787

18.5%

n/a*

3,854

714

1,308

26,641

1,939

Yale

6.3%

4.6%

1,200

26,182

15.5%

n/a*

4,750

735

1,360

30,932

1,935

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

Ivy League Admissions Statistics – Class of 2017

Ivy League Colleges

Overall Accept. Rate

Regular Decision   Accept. Rate

Regular Decision Apps Accepted

Regular Decision Apps Received

Early Decision / Action Accept. Rate

% of Class Filled by Early Apps

Early Decision / Action Apps Rcvd

Early Decision / Action Apps Accepted

 Expected Number of Students to Enroll

Total Apps Received

Total Apps Accepted

Brown

9.2%

8.1%

2,091

25,909

18.5%

36.8%

3,010

558

1,515

28,919

2,649

Columbia

6.9%

5.6%

1,710

30,405

19.2%

43.2%

3,126

601

1,390

33,531

2,311

Cornell    15.2%

13.5%

4,825

35,813

29.5%

38.9%

4,193

1,237

3,182

40,006

6,062

Dartmouth

10.0%

8.6%

1,788

20,842

29.4%

41.4%

1,574

464

1,120

22,416

2,252

Harvard

5.8%

3.8%

1,134

30,167

18.4%

n/a*

4,856

895

1,660

35,023

2,029

Penn

12.1%

9.8%

2,589

26,468

24.9%

49.4%

4,812

1,196

2,420

31,280

3,785

Princeton

7.3 %

5.4 %

1,234

22,688

18.3%

n/a*

3,810

697

1,290

26,498

1,931

Yale

6.7%

5.3%

1,342

25,090

14.4%

n/a*

4,520

649

1,350

29,610

1,991

* n/a = not applicable since an Early Action Policy was in place

Ivy League Admissions Statistics – Class of 2016

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

9.6%

8.5%

2,204

25,823

19.0%

37.4%

2,919

556

1,485

28,742

2,760

Columbia

7.4%

6.0%

1,792

28,730

20.4%

45.4%

3,088

631

1,391

31,818

2,363

Cornell

16.2%

14.5%

4,943

32,203

32.7%

37.1%

3,609

1,180

3,182

37,812

6,123

Dartmouth

9.4%

8.0%

1,715

21,310

25.8%

42.1%

1,800

465

1,105

23,110

2,180

Harvard

5.9%

4.2%

1,260

30,054

18.2%

n/a*

4,231

722

1,661

34,285

2,032

Penn

12.3%

10.1%

2,698

26,690

25.4%

47.4%

4,526

1,148

2,420

31,216

3,846

Princeton

7.9%

5.9%

1,369

23,221

21.1%

n/a*

3,443

726

1,300

26,664

2,095

Yale

6.8%

5.3%

1,300

24,670

15.7%

  n/a*

4,304

675

1,355

28,974

1,975

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

Ivy League Admissions Statistics – Class of 2015

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

8.7%

7.5%

2,115

28,150

20.6%

38.9%

2,796

577

1,485

30,946

2,692

Columbia

6.9%

5.7%

1,792

31,712

19.5%

45.1%

3,217

627

1,391

34,929

2,419

Cornell

18%

16.1%

5,306

32,936

35.5%

39%

3,456

1,228

3,150

36,392

6,534

Dartmouth

9.7%

8.4%

1,734

20,626

25.2%

40.4%

1,759

444

1,100

22,385

2,178

Harvard

6.2%

6.2%

2,158

34,950

n/a*

n/a*

n/a*

n/a*

1,655

34,950

2,158

Penn

12.3%

9.9%

2,685

27,102

26.2%

49.4%

4,557

1,195

2,420

31,659

3,880

Princeton

8.4%

8.4%

2,282

27,189

n/a*

n/a*

n/a*

n/a*

1,300

27,189

2,282

Yale

7.4%

5.7%

1,245

22,025

14.5%

  n/a*

5,257

761

1,310

27,282

2,006

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

Ivy League Admissions Statistics – Class of 2014

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%

58.9%

2,983

631

1,070

26,178

2,396

Cornell

16.7%

15.1%

5,502

36,337

32.7%

37.3%

3,594

1,176

3,150

39,931

6,678

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

Ivy League Admissions Statistics – Class of 2013

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

10.8%

9.5%

2,152

22,645

23.7%

37.4%

2,343

556

1,485

24,988

2,708

Columbia

9.8%

8.2%

1,857

22,587

22.5%

45.9%

2,841

639

1,391

25,428

2,496

Cornell

17.4%

15.5%

5,318

34,381

36.7%

39.7%

3,405

1,149

3,150

33,786

6,567

Dartmouth

12%

10.8%

1,783

16,559

25.5%

35%

1,571

401

1,090

18,130

2,184

Harvard

7%

7%

2,046

29,112

n/a*

n/a*

n/a*

n/a*

1,655

29,112

2,046

Penn

17.1%

14.4%

2,770

19,273

31.5%

48.2%

3,666

1,156

2,400

22,939

3,926

Princeton

9.8%

9.8%

2,150

21,964

n/a*

n/a*

n/a*

n/a*

1,300

21,964

2,150

Yale

7.5%

5.2%

1,209

23,088

13.4%

n/a*

5,557

742

1,310

26,000

1,951

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

Ivy League Admissions Statistics – Class of 2012

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

13.3%

12.0%

2,182

18,170

22.7%

37.6%

2,460

558

1,485

20,630

2,740

Columbia

10.0%

8.4%

1,672

19,997

23.1%

44.2%

2,582

597

1,350

22,597

2,269

Cornell

22.4%

20.8%

5,591

29,916

36.8%

37.3%

3,095

1,139

3,050

33,011

6,730

Dartmouth

13.2%

11.8%

1,790

15,108

28.0%

36.7%

1,428

400

1,090

16,536

2,190

Harvard

7.1%

7.1%

1,948

27,462

n/a*

n/a*

n/a*

n/a*

1,675

27,462

1,948

Penn

16.4%

13.8%

2,622

18,993

29.2%

47.8%

3,929

1,147

2,400

22,922

3,769

Princeton

9.3%

9.3%

1,976

21,262

n/a*

n/a*

n/a*

n/a*

1,245

21,262

1,976

Yale

8.3%

5.6%

1,007

17,925

18.1%

n/a*

4,888

885

1,320

22,813

1,892

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

Ivy League Admissions Statistics – Class of 2011

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

13.5%

12.3%

2,054

16,737

22.7%

35.2%

2,307

523

1,485

19,044

2,577

Columbia

10.4%

8.5%

1,616

18,914

24.5%

44%

2,429

594

1,350

21,343

2,210

Cornell

20.5%

18.7%

5,126

27,365

36.6%

36.2%

3,017

1,103

3,050

30,382

6,229

Dartmouth

15.3%

13.8%

1,785

12,891

29.6%

35.2%

1,285

380

1,080

14,176

2,165

Harvard

9%

6.2%

1,183

18,947

21.8%

n/a*

4,008

875

1,675

22,955

2,058

Penn

15.9%

13.1%

2,450

18,633

29%

48.3%

4,001

1,160

2,400

22,634

3,610

Princeton

9.5%

7.2%

1,194

16,605

25.5%

48%

2,337

597

1,245

18,942

1,791

Yale

9.6%

7.3%

1,151

15,729

19.7%

n/a*

3,594

709

1,340

19,323

1,860

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

Ivy League Admissions Statistics – Class of 2010

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

13.8%

12.4%

1,982

15,934

22.8%

37.4%

2,379

543

1,450

18,313

2,525

Columbia

11.4%

9.6%

1,686

17,565

25.6%

43.8%

2,275

582

1,330

19,840

2,268

Cornell

24.7%

23%

5,817

25,248

39%

36.4%

2,849

1,110

3,050

28,097

6,927

Dartmouth

15.4%

13.9%

1,752

12,620

30.2%

37%

1,317

398

1,075

13,937

2,150

Harvard

9.3%

6.9%

1,305

18,881

20.8%

n/a*

3,872

804

1,684

22,753

2,109

Penn

17.7%

15%

2,442

16,331

28.4%

49.2%

4,148

1,180

2,400

20,479

3,622

Princeton

10.2%

7.8%

1,193

15,327

26.8%

49%

2,236

599

1,220

17,563

1,792

Yale

8.6%

6.5%

1,099

17,015

17.7%

n/a*

4.084

724

1,310

21,099

1,823

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

Ivy League Admissions Statistics – Class of 2009

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

14.6%

12.7%

1,894

14,877

28%

39.5%

2,030

569

1,440

16,907

2,463

Columbia

12.4%

10.5%

1,680

15,964

26.4%

43.3%

2,156

570

1,317

18,120

2,250

Cornell

26.1%

24.3%

5,312

21,872

41.7%

35.1%

2,572

1,072

3,050

24,444

6,384

Dartmouth

16.9%

15.1%

1,753

11,586

33.9%

36.9%

1,171

397

1,075

12,757

2,150

Harvard

9.1%

6.4%

1,189

18,583

21%

n/a*

4,213

885

1,650

22,796

2,074

Penn

20.9%

17.9%

2,743

15,329

34.2%

48.3%

3,420

1,169

2,420

18.749

3,912

Princeton

10.9%

8.4%

1,214

14,477

29.1%

48.6%

2,039

593

1,220

16,516

1,807

Yale

9.7%

7.6%

1,176

15,515

17.9%

n/a*

3,933

704

1,310

19,448

1,880

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

Ivy League Admissions Statistics – Class of 2008

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

15.8%

14%

1,872

13,361

28.3%

37.8%

1,907

540

1,428

15,268

2,412

Columbia

12.8%

10.8%

1,654

15,322

28.9%

42.1%

1,939

560

1,330

17,261

2,214

Cornell

28.7%

26.6%

4,856

18,270

43.9%

36%

2,550

1,119

3,105

20,820

5,975

Dartmouth

18.3%

16.8%

1,759

10,455

30%

35.4%

1,278

384

1,085

11,733

2,143

Harvard

10.3%

7.1%

1,123

15,861

23.3%

n/a*

3,889

906

1,650

19,750

2,029

Penn

21%

18.3%

2,726

14,891

33.1%

45%

3,387

1,120

2,490

18.278

3,846

Princeton

11.9%

8.8%

1,050

11,875

32%

50%

1,815

581

1,162

13,690

1,631

Yale

9.9%

8.2%

1,280

15,628

16.6%

n/a*

4,046

670

1,300

19,674

1,950

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

Ivy League Admissions Statistics – Class of 2007

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

14.9%

13.3%

1,762

13,23

25.8%

n/a*

1,919

496

1,430

15,153

2,258

Columbia

12%

9.6%

1,429

14,939

31.7%

43%

1,805

572

1,330

16,744

2,001

Cornell

30.9%

29.4%

5,213

17,713

40.7%

37%

2,729

1,110

3,000

20,442

6,323

Dartmouth

17.7%

16%

1,705

10,636

32.4%

37%

1,217

394

1,065

11,853

2,099

Harvard

9.8%

6.8%

906

13,366

15.1%

n/a*

7,620

1,150

1,650

20,986

2,056

Penn

20.5%

17.2%

2,736

15,945

38.9%

47%

2,882

1,122

2,385

18.827

3,858

Princeton

10%

7.3%

979

13,375

25.1%

49.5%

2,350

591

1,195

15,725

1,570

Yale

11.4%

9.6%

1,458

15,120

21.3%

43%

2,611

557

1,295

17,731

2,015

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

The Ivy League Colleges

For centuries, these eight private colleges have had common interests in academics as well as in athletics, but the first “Ivy Group Agreement” was signed in 1945 and applied only to football. It established common practices of accepting talented students with superior academic achievements. To this day, scholarships are offered based only on financial need. The eight Ivy League Colleges do not offer any merit scholarships.

As a point of information, the Ivy League Colleges are:

Dartmouth  Harvard University Harvard Yale University Yale Princeton University Princeton
Brown University Brown University of Pennsylvania Penn Cornell University Cornell Columbia University Columbia

Ivy League Did You Know

  • Did you know that Dartmouth College is the only Ivy League school that’s called a college but that it is really a university?
  • Did you know that in 1934, Columbia University won the Rose Bowl when football captain Cliff Montgomery (our dear friend) threw the only touchdown of the game on a trick play, the KF-79?
  • Did you know that Brown University has no distribution requirements or mandatory grading policy?
  • Did you know that Harvard University was named after John Harvard, a Massachusetts clergyman?
  • Did you know that prior to 1896, Princeton University’s name was the College of New Jersey?
  • Did you know that Yale University’s residential colleges are one of its most unique features?
  • Did you know that at the University of Pennsylvania, it is tradition for freshmen to avoid stepping over the compass on Locust Walk for fear of failing their midterm exams?
  • Did you know that students who reside in New York State and attend one of Cornell University’s statutory colleges (Agriculture and Life Sciences, Human Ecology or Industrial and Labor Relations) pay about half of the tuition cost of the endowed colleges and that students who reside outside of New York pay about $1,000 less than the tuition of the endowed colleges?