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Class of 2025 Admissions Stats
School # of Applicants Acceptance Rate
Boston College 39,875 19%
Boston University 75,733 18%
Bowdoin 9,325 9%
BYU 12,379 59%

Admission Statistics for the Class of 2025

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Since students couldn’t visit colleges, they tended to apply to “big name” schools sight unseen, and this year was the “triple storm” of events that drove up applications and drove down admissions rates: 1 – the pandemic forced colleges to become “score optional,” so thousands more students sent in applications to top tier colleges; 2 – because students couldn’t visit colleges, they tended to apply to “big name” schools sight unseen; and 3 – up to a fifth of

As a result, applications reached record highs and admissions rates reached record lows. The numbers are absurd; Princeton, for instance, only admitted three 96% of applicants (and they did not have an early round at all) and all the Ivies were sub-10% Amherst and Williams were tied at 8% so it wasn%E2%80%99t just the bigger Ivies We hope that colleges will accept more students the following year, but we anticipate that admission rates will remain low—hopefully not as low as they were this year, which could end up being the most competitive year in the history of college admissions.

Ivy League — Class of 2025

Overall Acceptance Early Round Acceptance Regular Decision Acceptance
Class of 2025 Admit Applied % Admit Applied % Admit Applied %
Brown 2,537 46,568 5.45 885 5,540 15.97 1,652 41,028 4.03
Columbia 2,218 60,551 3.66 650 6,435 10.10 1,568 54,116 2.90
Cornell 5,836 67,000 8.71 NA NA NA NA NA NA
Dartmouth 1,749 28,357 6.17 566 2,664 21.25 1,183 25,693 4.60
Harvard 1,968 57,435 3.43 747 10,086 7.41 1,221 47,349 2.58
Penn 3,202 56,333 5.68 1,194 7,962 15.00 2,008 48,371 4.15
Princeton 1,498 37,601 3.98 NA NA NA NA NA NA
Yale 2,169 46,905 4.62 837 7,939 10.54 1,332 38,966 3.42
Total Ivies 21,177 400,750 5.28 NA NA NA NA NA NA

Ivy League — Classes of 2023-2025

MIT & Stanford — Classes of 2023-2025

2025 2024 2023
Overall 3 Years Admit Applied % Admit Applied % Admit Applied %
Brown 2,537 46,568 5.45 2,533 36,794 6.88 2,551 38,674 6.60
Columbia 2,218 60,551 3.66 2,465 40,084 6.15 2,190 42,569 5.14
Cornell 5,836 67,000 8.71 5,514 51,500 10.71 5,183 49,118 10.55
Dartmouth 1,749 28,357 6.17 1,881 21,394 8.79 1,876 23,650 7.93
Harvard 1,968 57,435 3.43 1,980 40,248 4.92 1,950 43,330 4.50
Penn 3,202 56,333 5.68 3,404 42,205 8.07 3,345 44,960 7.44
Princeton 1,498 37,601 3.98 1,823 32,836 5.55 1,895 32,804 5.78
Yale 2,169 46,905 4.62 2,304 35,220 6.54 2,178 36,843 5.91
Total Ivies 21,177 400,750 5.28 21,904 300,281 7.29 21,168 311,948 6.79

MIT & Stanford — Class of 2025

2025 2024 2023
Overall 3 Years Admit Applied % Admit Applied % Admit Applied %
MIT 1,340 33,240 4.03 1,457 20,075 7.26 1,410 21,312 6.62
Stanford 2,190 55,471 3.95 2,349 45,227 5.19 2,062 47,498 4.34
Total 3,530 88,711 3.98 3,806 65,302 5.83 3,472 68,810 5.05
Overall Early Rounds Regular Decision
Class of 2025 Admit Applied % Admit Applied % Admit Applied %
MIT 1,340 33,240 4.03 719 15,036 4.78 621 18,204 3.41
Stanford 2,190 55,471 3.95 NA NA NA NA NA NA
Total 3,530 88,711 3.98 NA NA NA NA NA NA

Ivies Plus© — Volume of Applications — From 2016 to 2025

Annual Volume Applications 2025 2024 2023 2022 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016
Brown 46,568 36,794 38,674 35,438 32,724 32,390 30,397 30,432 28,919 28,742
Columbia 60,551 40,084 42,569 40,203 37,389 36,292 36,250 32,952 33,531 31,851
Cornell 67,000 51,500 49,118 51,328 47,038 44,965 41,907 43,041 40,006 37,812
Dartmouth 28,357 21,394 23,650 22,033 20,034 20,675 20,505 19,296 22,416 23,110
Harvard 57,435 40,248 43,330 42,749 39,506 39,041 37,305 34,295 35,023 34,303
Penn 56,333 42,205 44,960 44,482 40,413 38,918 37,267 35,868 31,280 31,217
Princeton 37,601 32,836 32,804 35,370 31,056 29,303 27,290 26,641 26,498 26,664
Yale 46,905 35,220 36,843 35,306 32,900 31,455 30,237 30,932 29,610 28,974
MIT 33,240 20,075 21,312 21,706 20,247 19,020 18,306 18,357 18,989 18,109
Stanford 55,471 45,227 47,498 47,452 44,073 43,997 42,487 42,167 38,829 36,631

Ivies Plus© — Changes in Volume of Applications — From 2016 to 2025

Change in Applications Change 24 to 25 Change 23 to 24 Change 22 to 23 Change 21 to 22 Change 20 to 21 Change 19 to 20 Change 18 to 19 Change 17 to 18 Change 16 to 17 Change 16 to 25
Brown 26.56% -4.86% 9.13% 8.29% 1.03% 6.56% -0.12% 5.23% 0.62% 62.02%
Columbia 51.06% -5.84% 5.89% 7.53% 3.02% 0.12% 10.01% -1.73% 5.27% 90.11%
Cornell 30.10% 4.85% -4.31% 9.12% 4.61% 7.30% -2.63% 7.59% 5.80% 77.19%
Dartmouth 32.55% -9.54% 7.34% 9.98% -3.10% 0.83% 6.27% -13.92% -3.00% 22.70%
Harvard 42.70% -7.11% 1.36% 8.21% 1.19% 4.65% 8.78% -2.08% 2.10% 67.43%
Penn 33.47% -6.13% 1.07% 10.07% 3.84% 4.43% 3.90% 14.67% 0.20% 80.46%
Princeton 14.51% 0.10% -7.25% 13.89% 5.98% 7.38% 2.44% 0.54% -0.62% 41.02%
Yale 33.18% -4.41% 4.35% 7.31% 4.59% 4.03% -2.25% 4.46% 2.20% 61.89%
MIT 65.58% -5.80% -1.82% 7.21% 6.45% 3.90% -0.28% -3.33% 4.86% 83.56%
Stanford 22.65% -4.78% 0.10% 7.67% 0.17% 3.55% 0.76% 8.60% 6.00% NA

Ivies Plus© — Historical Number of Admitted Students— From 2016 to 2025

Historical Number Admits 2025 2024 2023 2022 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016
Brown 2,537 2,533 2,551 2,566 2,919 2,580 2,619 2,649 2,760 2,757
Columbia 2,218 2,465 2,190 2,214 2,193 2,228 2,291 2,311 2,363 2,419
Cornell 5,836 5,514 5,183 5,288 6,277 6,234 6,019 6,062 6,123 6,538
Dartmouth 1,749 1,881 1,876 1,925 2,176 2,120 2,220 2,252 2,180 2,270
Harvard 1,968 1,980 1,950 1,962 2,037 1,990 2,023 2,029 2,076 2,188
Penn 3,202 3,404 3,345 3,731 3,661 3,697 3,551 3,785 3,846 3,935
Princeton 1,498 1,823 1,895 1,941 1,894 1,908 1,939 1,931 2,095 2,300
Yale 2,169 2,304 2,178 2,229 1,972 1,963 1,935 1,991 1,975 2,109
MIT 1,340 1,457 1,410 1,464 1,485 1,467 1,419 1,548 1,620 1,715
Stanford 2,190 2,349 2,062 2,071 2,085 2,118 2,138 2,210 2,427 2,437

Ivies Plus© — Historical Admit Rates — From 2016 to 2025

Historical Admit Rates Admit Rate 2025 Admit Rate 2024 Admit Rate 2023 Admit Rate 2022 Admit Rate 2021 Admit Rate 2020 Admit Rate 2019 Admit Rate 2018 Admit Rate 2017 Admit Rate 2016
Brown 5.45% 6.88% 6.60% 7.24% 8.92% 7.97% 8.62% 8.70% 9.54% 9.59%
Columbia 3.66% 6.15% 5.14% 5.51% 5.87% 6.14% 6.32% 7.01% 7.05% 7.59%
Cornell 8.71% 10.71% 10.55% 10.30% 13.34% 13.86% 14.36% 14.08% 15.31% 17.29%
Dartmouth 6.17% 8.79% 7.93% 8.74% 10.86% 10.25% 10.83% 11.67% 9.73% 9.82%
Harvard 3.43% 4.92% 4.50% 4.59% 5.16% 5.10% 5.42% 5.92% 5.93% 6.38%
Penn 5.68% 8.07% 7.44% 8.39% 9.06% 9.50% 9.53% 10.55% 12.30% 12.61%
Princeton 3.98% 5.55% 5.78% 5.49% 6.10% 6.51% 7.11% 7.25% 7.91% 8.63%
Yale 4.62% 6.54% 5.91% 6.31% 5.99% 6.24% 6.40% 6.44% 6.67% 7.28%
MIT 4.03% 7.26% 6.62% 6.74% 7.33% 7.71% 7.75% 8.43% 8.53% 9.47%
Stanford 3.95% 5.19% 4.34% 4.36% 4.73% 4.81% 5.03% 5.24% 6.25% 6.65%

Review of the Ivy League Class of 2025 — Entering Fall 2021

Brown University offered admission to 5. 45% of its applicants for the Class of 2025 were accepted, down from 6% last year. 88 percent for the Class of 2024. 2,537 students were admitted from the 46,568 applicants, the largest pool in university history. The 885 students admitted in December were joined by the 1,652 students admitted through the regular decision process. The admission rate for the ED round was just under 16 percent. Last year, Brown offered admission to 6. 88 percent of its applicants to the Class of 2024 were accepted, compared to 6 percent the year before. 60 percent. For the Class of 2024, 36,794 applicants were received, 2,533 were accepted, and 800 were admitted in December for an admission rate for the ED round of 17 percent. 54 percent.

Columbia accepted 2,218 students from 60,551 applications for the Class of 2025, a 51% increase from the previous year. The acceptance rate of 3. 66 percent is below last year’s 6. 15 percent when Columbia admitted 2,465 applicants from 40,084 applications. We estimate that Columbia received 6,435 early decision applications for this round of admission and accepted 650 students, for an acceptance rate just above 10%.

From a pool of 67,000 applicants, Cornell accepted 5,836 this year for the Class of 2025. The Early Decision round statistics were not made public by Cornell. In the past, Cornell received 49,118 applications for the Class of 2023 and 51,500 applications for admission to the Class of 2024.

With a 6 acceptance rate overall, Dartmouth College admitted 1,749 students for the Class of 2025. 17 percent, down from last year’s 8. 79 percent. 1,881 applicants for the Class of 2024 received admission offers from Dartmouth College last year. Applications for the Class of 2025 increased from 21,394 to 28,357, a 33 percent increase over the record applicant pool from the previous year. This comes after the adoption of a test-optional admissions policy due to testing challenges caused by the pandemic. The 591 students admitted through the early decision process in December are included in the total number of accepted students for the Class of 2025. 574 students received early admission to Dartmouth College last year in December.

Harvard accepted 3. 43 percent of applicants to its Class of 2025. 57,435 applications were received this year compared to 40,248 for the Class of 2024 at Harvard. 1,968 students were admitted to the Class of 2025, a decrease in the rate of admission from 4 92 percent to just 3. 43 percent for the combined SCEA and regular decision. Harvard University received 10,086 applications for the early round and accepted 747, for an admit rate of 7. 41 percent, down from 13. 93 percent the previous year. The early round only SCEA admit rate for Harvard is significantly higher than the regular decision acceptance rate of 2. 58 percent. In contrast to the Class of 2023’s 43,330 applications, Harvard received 40,248 applications overall last year. With 1,980 students admitted to the Class of 2024, the admissions rate rose from 4 50 to 4. 92 percent for the combined SCEA and regular decision. Additionally, Harvard University received 6,424 applications for the Class of 2024’s early round and accepted 865 of them for an admission rate of 13. 93 percent.

3,202 out of the 56,333 applicants admitted to Penn’s Class of 2025 in the early and regular rounds, for a 5 acceptance rate overall. 68 percent. 1,194 of the 3,202 students admitted to the Class of 2025 were admitted through the early decision round. In the ED round, out of 7,962 applicants, 15% were admitted. In the early and regular rounds of admissions last year, 42,205 students applied to Penn’s Class of 2024, and 3,404 were accepted, yielding an overall acceptance rate of 8. 07 percent. 1,269 students were admitted through the early decision round out of the 3,404 total students admitted to the Class of 2024. The admission rate for the ED round was 19. 67 percent out of 6,453 applicants. An overall acceptance rate of 7 was achieved for the Class of 2023 out of 44,960 applicants in the early and regular rounds. 44 percent.

Princeton University has offered admission to 1,498 students, or 3. In the 37,601 applicants for the Class of 2025, 98 percent In the previous academic year, Princeton University admitted 1,823 students, or 5 Of the 32,836 applicants for the Class of 2024, 55% were female. For the Class of 2024, Princeton received over 5,000 early action applications; 791 were accepted. Princeton University offered admission to 1,895 students, or 5. Of the 32,804 candidates for the Class of 2023, 78% Princeton accepted 743 applicants for the Class of 2023 out of 5,335 early action applications.

Yale’s Office of Undergraduate Admissions accepted 2,169 students or 4. Sixty-two percent of the 46,905 applicants for the Class of 2025 This represents a decrease from last year’s rate of 6. 54 percent. 837 applications were accepted in the SCEA round, out of a total of 7,939 applications. Last year Yale accepted 2,304 students or 6. 54 percent of the 35,220 applicants for the Class of 2024 were female. Out of a total of 5,777 applications, 796 were accepted in the SCEA round. Yale accepted 2,178 students, or five, for the Class of 2023. 91 percent of the 36,843 students who applied. Out of a total of 6,020 applications, 794 were accepted in the SCEA round.

TheMassachusetts Institute of Technology admitted 1,340 students out of 33,240 applicants for the Class of 2025 for an acceptance rate of 4.03 percent. In its early round, MIT admitted 719 students out of 15,036 applications, yielding 4.78 percent which is also the lowest rate of acceptance in an early round among its peer group composed of the Ivy League and Stanford. Last year, MIT admitted 1,457 students out of 20,075 applicants to the Class of 2024 for an acceptance rate of 7.26 percent. In its early round, MIT admitted 687 students out of 9,291 applications, yielding an admission rate of 7.39 percent. In the previous year, the school admitted 1,410 students out of 21,312 applicants to the Class of 2023 for an acceptance rate of 6.62 percent. In the 2023 early round, MIT admitted 707 students out of 9,600 applications.

Stanford accepted 2,190 out of the 55,471 applicants it received for admission, or 3 9 percent of its applicants to the Class of 2025. Stanford, Princeton, Harvard, and Columbia were the only four elite universities with an admissions rate under 4%. Stanford admitted 2,349 out of the 45,227 applications it received last year, or slightly more than 5% of all applicants. Stanford reduced the number of supplemental essays from eleven to eight for the Class of 2025 and waived the requirement for standardized tests. Twelve percent of the students in the class are international students, and eighteen percent are first-generation college students, who represent 77 countries and 49 US states.

All Universities – Classes of 2023-2025

Universities 2025 2024 2023
By Alphabet Admit Applied % Admit Applied % Admit Applied %
American NA NA NA 7,527 20,072 37.50 6,515 18,500 35.22
Boston College 7,570 39,875 18.98 6,881 29,400 23.40 9,500 35,500 26.76
Boston University 13,884 75,733 18.33 11,278 61,006 18.49 11,260 62,210 18.10
Brown 2,537 46,568 5.45 2,533 36,794 6.88 2,551 38,674 6.60
Caltech NA NA NA 536 8,007 6.69 537 8,367 6.42
Columbia 2,218 60,551 3.66 2,465 40,084 6.15 2,190 42,569 5.14
Cornell 5,863 67,000 8.75 5,514 51,500 10.71 5,183 49,118 10.55
Dartmouth 1,749 28,357 6.17 1,881 21,394 8.79 1,876 23,650 7.93
Duke 2,854 49,517 5.76 3,057 39,783 7.68 3,064 41,613 7.36
Emory 4,343 33,385 13.01 4,827 28,209 17.11 4,512 30,017 15.03
Florida 15,220 52,513 28.98 14,561 49,401 29.48 14,136 41,407 34.14
Georgetown 3,235 27,650 11.70 3,309 21,318 15.52 3,202 22,788 14.05
Georgia 15,350 39,400 38.96 13,131 28,524 46.03 13,050 29,314 44.52
Georgia Tech 8,105 45,357 17.87 9,169 42,199 21.73 7,000 36,936 18.95
Harvard 1,968 57,435 3.43 1,980 40,248 4.92 2,009 43,330 4.5
Johns Hopkins 2,476 38,725 6.39 2,604 29,655 8.78 2,950 32,231 9.15
MIT 1,340 33,240 4.03 1,457 20,075 7.26 1,410 21,312 6.62
Northeastern 13,542 75,233 18.00 13,199 64,459 20.48 11,240 62,263 18.05
Northwestern 3,239 47,633 6.80 3,542 39,261 9.02 3,612 40,579 8.90
Notre Dame 3,446 23,639 14.58 4,035 21,253 18.99 3,515 22,200 15.83
NYU 12,199 95,308 12.80 13,000 85,000 15.29 12,307 76,919 16.00
Penn 3,202 56,333 5.68 3,404 42,205 8.07 3,345 44,960 7.44
Princeton 1,498 37,601 3.98 1,823 32,836 5.55 1,895 32,804 5.78
Rice 2,749 29,523 9.31 2,346 23,443 10.01 2,364 27,084 8.73
Stanford 2,190 55,471 3.95 2,349 45,227 5.19 2,062 47,498 4.2
Tufts 3,431 31,190 11.00 3,469 23,127 15.00 3,324 22,766 14.60
UC Berkeley 16,395 112,820 14.53 15,433 88,068 17.52 14,657 87,353 16.78
UC Davis 42,726 87,118 49.04 35,838 76,907 46.60 30,508 78,063 39.08
UC Irvine 31,261 107,969 28.95 29,245 97,937 29.86 25,394 95,556 26.57
UC Los Angeles 15,004 139,463 10.76 15,643 108,874 14.37 13,747 111,266 12.36
UC S. Barbara 30,880 105,640 29.23 33,530 90,958 36.86 27,719 93,423 29.67
UC San Diego 40,616 118,360 34.32 38,305 100,067 38.28 32,005 99,112 32.29
USC 8,804 71,000 12.40 9,500 60,000 15.83 7,260 66,000 11.00
Vanderbilt 3,162 47,174 6.70 2,907 32,376 8.98 3,402 37,310 9.12
Villanova 6,100 24,399 25.00 6,394 22,049 29.00 6,313 22,872 27.60
Virginia 9,875 48,011 20.57 8,420 40,839 20.62 9,725 40,869 23.80
WUSTL 4,374 33,634 13.00 3,561 27,900 12.76 3,556 25,400 14.00
Yale 2,169 46,905 4.62 2,304 35,220 6.54 2,178 36,843 5.91

Liberal Arts Colleges – Classes of 2023-2025 Listed by Alphabet

Liberal Arts 2025 2024 2023
By Alphabet Admit Applied % Admit Applied % Admit Applied %
Amherst 1,120 14,000 8.00 1,244 10,601 11.73 1,144 10,567 10.83
Barnard 1,084 10,395 10.43 1,022 9,411 10.86 1,051 9,319 11.28
Bates 1,265 7,319 17.28 1,085 7,696 14.10 998 8,222 12.14
Bowdoin 821 9,325 8.80 780 9,402 8.30 831 9,332 8.90
Bucknell 3,826 11,252 34.00 3,712 9,890 37.53 3,370 9,845 34.23
Claremont McKenna 635 5,642 11.25 708 5,306 13.34 625 6,066 10.30
Colby 1,279 15,857 8.07 1,307 13,922 9.39 1,295 13,584 9.53
Colgate 3,010 17,533 17.17 2,345 8,582 27.32 2,247 9,951 22.58
Colorado College 1,556 10,917 14.25 1,395 10,257 13.60 1,277 9,456 13.50
Davidson 1,101 6,435 17.11 1,124 5,621 20.00 1,080 5,982 18.05
Dickinson 2,518 6,295 40.00 2,776 5,375 51.65 2,574 6,426 40.06
Hamilton 1,313 9,380 14.00 1,283 7,443 17.24 1,367 8,339 16.39
Harvey Mudd NA NA NA 610 3,397 17.96 553 4,045 13.67
Haverford 950 5,335 NA 835 4,539 18.40 810 6,963 11.63
Macalester 2,805 9,049 31.00 2,356 6,367 37.00 2,045 6,598 30.99
Middlebury 1,871 11,908 15.71 2,022 9,174 22.04 1,498 9,754 15.36
Pitzer 673 3,680 18.29 706 4,260 16.57 605 4,415 13.70
Pomona 748 NA NA 895 10,388 8.62 770 10,401 7.40
Swarthmore 1,014 13,000 7.80 1,023 11,600 8.82 1,022 11,442 8.93
Vassar 2,068 10,884 19.00 2,055 8,663 23.72 2,098 8,961 23.41
Washington&Lee 1,244 6,621 18.79 1,223 4,997 24.47 1,147 6,178 18.57
Wesleyan 2,544 13,145 19.35 2,531 12,752 19.85 2,114 13,358 15.83
Wellesley 1,267 7,920 16.00 1,259 6,627 19.00 1,298 6,488 20.01
Williams 1,000 12,500 8.00 1,322 8,745 15.12 1,205 9,715 12.40

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What is the acceptance rate for Harvard 2025?

2025 Ivy League Admissions StatisticsIvy League CollegesOverall Accept. RateExpected Number of Students to EnrollHarvard3. 4%1,665Penn5. 7%2,400Princeton4. 0%1,308Yale4. 6%1,554.

Is a 25% acceptance rate good?

College Admissions Profiles. Schools that accept between 20 and 40% of applicants are considered to be competitive%E2%80%93though not overwhelmingly selective

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For some schools like Ivy League colleges, the acceptance rates are often less than 10% In an effort to make higher education the human right that it should be, many colleges have a 100% acceptance rate That means that if you meet the necessary criteria, you can be sure to get in.

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For example, if an elite university admits 5% of applicants, but the school receives 50,000 applications, that still means that 2,500 students have been accepted

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