Ivy League Colleges Overall Acceptance Rate Total Applications Early Applications Early Acceptances Early Acceptance Rate Regular Applications Regular Acceptances Regular Acceptance Rate
Harvard

(Mass.)
6.2% 34,950 - - - 34,950 2,158 6.2%
Yale

(Conn.)
7.4% 27,282 5,257 761 14.5% 22,025 1,245 5.7%
Princeton

(N.J.)
8.4% 27,189 - - - 27,189 2,282 8.4%
Columbia

(N.Y.)
6.9% 34,929 3,217 627 19.5% 31,712 1,792 5.7%
UPenn

(P.A.)
12.3% 31,659 4,557 1,195 26.2% 27,102 2,685 9.9%
Brown

(R.I.)
8.7% 30,946 2,796 577 20.6% 28,150 2,115 7.5%
Dartmouth

(N.H.)
9.7% 22,385 1,759 444 25.2% 20,626 1,734 8.4%
Cornell

(N.Y.)
18% 36,392 3,456 1,228 35.5% 32,936 5,306 16.1%
Stanford

(Calif.)
7.1% 34,348 - - - - - -
MIT

(Mass.)
9.7% 17,909 6,404 772 12.1% 15,547 943 6.1%

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Overview

  2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007
Early Admittance 556 577 567 551 555 523 545 571 538 410
Applicants 2,919 2,796 2,847 2,348 2,461 2,307 2,379 2,046 1,920 1,863
Admittance Rate 19.05% 20.64% 19.92% 23.47% 22.55% 22.70% 22.70% 27.91% 28.02% 22.00%
Regular Admittance 2,157 2,157 2,237 2,157 2,187 2,054 1,980 1,892 1,336 1,728,115
Applicants 22,640 22,640 27,289 22,640 18,143 16,737 15,871 14,862 11,467 13,290
Admittance Rate 9.53% 9.53% 8.20% 9.53% 12.05% 12.27% 12.48% 12.73% 11.65% 13.00%
Total Admittance 2,760 2,692 2,804 2,708 2,700 2,577 2,525 2,463 1,874 2,258
Applicants 28,742 30,946 30,136 24,988 20,604 19,044 18,313 16,908 13,387 15,153
Admittance Rate 9.60% 8.70% 9.30% 10.80% 13.10% 13.53% 13.80% 14.57% 14.00% 14.90%

2016 Stats

For the class of 2016 Brown admitted 9.6 percent of its applicants whereas for 2015 it was 8.7 percent. There were 28,742 applications with only 2,760 students admitted. Out of all applicants admitted, 47 percent of them were valedeictorians or salutatorians.

2014 Stats

SAT Critical Reading Distribution
  Applied Accepted % Accepted Enrolled % of Class
800 2,230 496 22.20% 186 14.60%
750-790 3,170 459 14.50% 213 28.60%
700-740 6,084 705 11.50% 365 18.60%
650-690 5,579 403 7.20% 237 11.50%
600-640 3,911 240 6.10% 146 0.3%
550-590 2,076 117 5.60% 87 6.80%
500-540 1,095 41 3.70% 37 2.90%
500 709 6 0.80% 4 1.0%
SAT Math Distribution
  Applied Accepted % Accepted Enrolled % of Class
800 2,836 515 18.2% 200 15.7%
750-790 5,259 701 13.3% 330 25.9%
700-740 5,342 545 10.20% 298 23.40%
650-690 5,201 391 7.50% 242 19.00%
600-640 3,108 219 7.00% 140 11.00%
550-590 1,599 73 4.60% 48 3.80%
500-540 849 19 2.20% 13 1.00%
500 624 4 0.60% 4 1.0%
SAT Writing Distribution
  Applied Accepted % Accepted Enrolled % of Class
800 2,262 506 22.40% 199 15.60%
750-790 4,596 683 14.90% 324 25.40%
700-740 5,905 566 9.60% 300 23.50%
650-690 5,392 384 7.10% 226 17.70%
600-640 3,321 207 6.20% 133 10.40%
550-590 1,848 91 4.90% 69 5.40%
500-540 891 25 2.80% 21 1.60%
500 601 5 0.80% 3 1.0%
Distribution of ACT Scores
  Applied Accepted % Accepted Enrolled % of Class
36 113 36 31.9% 11 2.0%
33-35 3,280 405 12.3% 191 34.4%
29-32 5,056 357 7.1% 236 42.5%
26-28 1,719 103 6.0% 77 13.9%
23-25 754 43 5.7% 37 6.7%
23 361 3 0.8% 3 1.0%
Class Rank
  Applied Accepted % Accepted Enrolled
Valedictorian 1,680 350 21% 141
Salutorian 799 124 16% 61
Top 10% 9,287 1,042 11% 511
Source

Overview

  2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007
Early Admittance 632 632 631 594 454 592 582 578 - 463
Applicants 3,088 3,229 2,995 2,945 2,105 2,428 2,044 2,157 - 1,805
Admittance Rate 19.59% 19.57% 21.07% 20.17% 21.57% 24.40% 28.47% 26.80% 0.00% 25.65%
Regular Admittance 1,753 1,787 1,766 1,903 1,206 1,608 1,071 1,734 - 1,115
Applicants 28,730 31,700 23,183 22,483 17,011 18,915 15,104 15,968 - 12,857
Admittance Rate 6.12% 5.64% 7.62% 8.46% 7.09% 8.50% 7.90% 10.86% 0.00% 8.67%
Total Admittance 2,363 2,419 2,397 2,497 1,660 2,220 1,653 2,312 2,214 1,578
Applicants 31,818 34,929 26,178 25,428 19,116 21,343 17,148 18,125 17,255 14,662
Admittance Rate 7.43% 6.93% 9.16% 9.82% 8.68% 10.40% 9.60% 12.76% 12.83% 10.80%

2016 Stats

For the class of 2016 Columbia admitted 7.4 percent of its applicants whereas for 2015 it was 6.9 percent. There were 31,818 applications with only 2,363 students admitted. Only a class of 1,391 students are expected.

2014 Stats

  • Of schools that provided Columbia with a class rank, approximately 97% of accepted students were in the top 10% of their graduating class
  • The middle 50% of admitted students scored between a 2100 and 2330 on the Math, Critical Reading and Writing sections of the SAT
  • The middle 50% of admitted students scored between a 31 and 34 on the ACT
Source

Overview

  2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007
Early Admittance 1,171 1,215 1,176 1,249 1,142 1,103 1,110 1,072 - -
Applicants 3,609 3,456 3,594 3,405 3,095 3,017 2,849 2,572 - 2,729
Admittance Rate 32.45% 35.16% 32.72% 36.68% 36.90% 36.60% 38.96% 41.68% 0.00% 0.00%
Regular Admittance 4,943 5,306 5,510 5,318 5,592 5,086 5,817 5,312 - -
Applicants 34,203 32,936 32,743 30,919 29,916 27,174 25,248 21,872 - 17,712
Admittance Rate 14.45% 16.11% 16.83% 17.20% 18.69% 18.72% 23.04% 24.29% 0.00% 24.35%
Total Admittance 6,114 6,521 6,686 6,567 6,734 6,189 6,927 6,384 - 6,337
Applicants 37,812 36,392 36,337 34,381 33,011 30,191 28,097 24,444 - 20,442
Admittance Rate 16.17% 17.92% 18.40% 19.10% 20.40% 20.50% 24.65% 26.10% 28.70% 31.00%

2016 Stats

For the class of 2016 Cornell admitted a record low 16.2 percent of its applicants whereas for 2015 it was 18.0 percent. There were 37,812 applications with only 4,943 students admitted through regular admittance. Early admitted students numbered 1,180 with 3,120 students waitlisted. Median SAT scores of the admitted students were 710 Critical Reading and 740 Math.

2015 Stats

  25th Percentile 50th Percentile 75th Percentile Mean/Average
SAT I Critical Reading 630 680 730 678
SAT I Math 670 730 770 715
SAT I Total 1,320 1,410 1,480 1,393
ACT Composite 29 31 33 31
  • 65.6% attended public high school
  • 15.3% are children of Cornell alumni
  • 6.4% are recruited athletes
  • 89% of enrolled students who submitted their high school rank were in their top tenth of graduating class, 98% were in the top quarter of graduating class
Source

Overview

  2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007
Early Admittance 465 444 461 401 400 380 398 397 384 394
Applicants 1,800 1,754 1,594 1,550 1,429 1,285 1,321 1,182 1,278 1,217
Admittance Rate 25.83% 25.31% 28.92% 25.87% 27.99% 29.57% 30.13% 33.60% 30.05% 32.37%
Regular Admittance 1,715 1,734 1,704 2,413 1,790 2,166 1,788 1,752 1,759 -
Applicants 21,310 20,700 17,184 16,580 15,107 14,176 12,617 11,433 10,455 -
Admittance Rate 8.05% 8.38% 9.92% 14.55% 11.85% 13.85% 14.17% 15.32% 16.82% 20.00%
Total Admittance 2,180 2,178 2,165 2,814 2,190 - 2,186 2,149 2,143 -
Applicants 23,110 22,454 18,778 18,130 16,536 - 13,938 12,615 11,733 11,853
Admittance Rate 9.43% 9.70% 11.53% 15.52% 13.24% - 15.68% 17.04% 18.26% 17.50%

2016 Stats

For the class of 2016 Dartmouth admitted a record low 9.4 percent of its applicants whereas for 2015 it was 9.7 percent. There were 23,110 applications with only 2,180 students admitted. From the pool of students who were admitted, 9.3 percent were international students, 48 percent were valedictorians, and 12.7 percent were salutatorians.

2015 Stats

SAT Critical Reading % of Applicants % of Admitted Students Acceptance Rate
800 8.2% 24.4% 32.0%
700-790 38.4% 53.1% 14.8%
600-690 35.7% 17.7% 5.3%
500-590 14.1% 4.6% 3.6%
490 and below 3.6% 0.1% 0.3%
SAT Math % of Applicants % of Admitted Students Acceptance Rate
800 16.2% 28.3% 18.7%
700-790 43.6% 49.3% 12.1%
600-690 29.4% 20.2% 7.4%
500-590 8.6% 2.2% 2.7%
490 and below 2.1% 0.0% 0.0%
SAT Writing % of Applicants % of Admitted Students Acceptance Rate
800 9.4% 26.4% 30.0%
700-790 43.8% 53.9% 13.2%
600-690 32.0% 15.8% 5.3%
500-590 11.7% 3.6% 3.3%
490 and below 3.1% 0.2% 0.6%
ACT Score
Median 33
25th Percentile 30
75th Percentile 34
Source

Overview

  2016 2015 2015 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007
Early Admittance 772 - - - - 875 800 885 906 1,150
Applicants 4,231 - - - - 4,008 4,000 4,214 3,888 7,620
Admittance Rate 18.25% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 22.00% 20.00% 21.00% 23.30% 15.09%
Regular Admittance 1,260 2,158 2,110 2,131 1,948 1,183 1,309 1,189 1,123 900
Applicants 33,158 34,950 30,489 29,112 27,462 18,947 18,753 18,582 15,862 13,298
Admittance Rate 3.80% 6.17% 6.92% 7.32% 7.09% 6.24% 6.98% 6.40% 7.08% 6.77%
Total Admittance 2,032 2,158 2,110 2,131 1,948 2,058 2,109 2,074 2,029 2,050
Applicants 34,441 34,950 30,489 29,112 27,462 22,955 22,753 22,796 19,750 20,918
Admittance Rate 5.90% 6.17% 6.92% 7.32% 7.09% 8.97% 9.30% 9.10% 10.27% 9.80%

2016 Stats

For the class of 2016 Harvard admitted a record low 5.9 percent of its applicants. Regular admission students numbered 1,260 while only 772 were admitted early. The percentage rate of regular decision admittance was 3.8. From the pool of students who were admitted, 10.2 percent were African American, 11.2 percent were Latino, and 10 percent were international students.

2015 Stats

  • More than 14,000 applicants scored 700 or more on the SAT critical reading test; 17,000 scored 700 or above on the SAT math test; 15,000 scored 700 or higher on the SAT writing test
  • 3,800 were ranked first in their high school classes
Source

Overview

  2016 2015 2015 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007
Early Admittance 680
772 590 540 522 390 377 321 - 524
Applicants 6,008 6,405 5,683 5,019 3,928 3,493 3,098 2,380 - 3,584
Admittance Rate 11.32%
12.05%
10.38%
10.76%
13.29%
11.00%
12.17%
13.50%
0.00%
14.62%
Regular Admittance 940 943 1,021 1,057 1,032 1,143 1,097 1,174 - 1,211
Applicants 12,101 11,504 10,949 10,642 9,468 8,950 8,275 8,059 - 6,963
Admittance Rate 7.77%
8.20%
9.33%
9.93%
10.90%
12.77%
13.26%
14.56%
0.00%
17.39%
Total Admittance 1,620 1,715 1,611 1,597 1,554 1,533 1,474 1,495 1,664 1,735
Applicants 18,109 17,909 16,632 15,661 13,396 12,443 11,373 10,439 10,464 10,547
Admittance Rate 8.95%
9.58%
9.69%
10.20%
11.60%
12.32%
12.96%
14.32%
15.90%
16.45%

2016 Stats

For the class of 2016 MIT admitted a record low 8.9 percent of its applicants. There were 18,109 applications with only 1,620 students admitted.

2015 Stats

Middle 50% score range of admitted students (25th and 75th percentiles)
Test Range
SAT: Critical Reading 680-780
SAT: Math 740-800
SAT: Writing 690-780
ACT Composite 32-35
ACT Math 34-36
ACT English 32-35
SAT Subject Test: Math 750-800
SAT Subject Test: Science 720-800
Distribution of SAT Reasoning Test Scores (Math)
  Applicants Admits Admit rate
750-800 7,805 1,166 15%
700-740 3,159 323 10%
650-690 1,838 87 5%
600-640 841 4 0%
< 600 564 0 0%
Distribution of SAT Reasoning Test Scores (Critical Reading)
  Applicants Admits Admit rate
750-800 3,373 641 19%
700-740 3,451 437 13%
650-690 2,999 290 10%
600-640 2,065 136 7%
< 600 2,319 76 3%
Distribution of SAT Reasoning Test Scores (Writing)
  Applicants Admits Admit rate
750-800 3,962 771 19%
700-740 3,031 397 13%
650-690 2,908 244 8%
600-640 1,953 114 6%
< 600 2,349 54 2%
Distribution of ACT Scores (Composite)
  Applicants Admits Admit rate
34-36 2,248 346 15%
31-33 2,293 192 8%
28-30 961 49 5%
25-27 461 13 3%
< 25 253 0 0%
Source

Overview

  2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007
Early Admittance 726 - - - - 597 599 593 581 591
Applicants 3,476 - - - - 2,286 2,236 2,039 1,815 2,600
Admittance Rate 20.89% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 26.00% 26.79% 29.10% 32.01% 22.73%
Regular Admittance 1,369 2,282 2,148 2,150 2,122 1,194 1,193 1,214 1,050 979
Applicants 23,188 27,189 26,247 21,964 21,370 16,605 15,327 14,477 11,875 13,125
Admittance Rate 5.90% 8.39% 8.18% 9.79% 9.93% 7.19% 7.78% 8.40% 8.84% 7.46%
Total Admittance 2,095 2,282 2,148 2,150 2,122 1,791 1,792 1,807 1,631 1,570
Applicants 26,664 27,189 26,247 21,964 21,370 18,942 17,563 15,516 13,690 15,725
Admittance Rate 7.86% 8.39% 8.18% 9.79% 9.93% 9.46% 10.20% 10.90% 11.91% 9.90%

2016 Stats

For the class of 2016 Princeton admitted 7.86 percent of its applicants whereas for 2015 it was 8.39 percent. There were 26,664 applications with only 2,095 students admitted. The number of students who were waitlisted was 1,472. The early admittance rate was 21.09 percent and regular admittance rate was 5.9 percent. From the pool of students who were admitted, 12.2 percent were international students, and 9.5 percent were legacies.

2014 Stats

Percentage of Applicants Accepted by GPA Range
GPA % Accepted
4.00 14.1
3.90-3.99 8.9
3.80-3.89 6.8
3.70-3.79 5.8
3.60-3.69 4.3
3.50-3.59 2.7
Below 3.50 2.1
Percentage of Applicants Accepted by SAT Range
SAT Scores % Accepted
2300-2400 21.6
2100-2290 9.4
1900-2090 4.3
1700-1890 1.4
1500-1690 0.2
Below 1500 0.0
No CEEB Scores 6.5
  • Of those enrolling students whose secondary schools provided Princeton with ranks-in-class, 93% ranked in the top decile.
  • 12.3% of the students in the class are children of Princeton alumni.
  • 58% of students came from public school, while 28.6% came from boarding school.
Middle 50% Scores
Test Range
SAT: Critical Reading 700-790
SAT: Math 710-800
SAT: Writing 700-790
ACT Composite 31-34
Source

Overview

  2016 2015 2015 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007
Early Admittance 755 754 753 689 738 750 853 867 803 596
Applicants 5,880 5,929 5,566 5,363 4,551 4,644 4,503 4,644 4,015 2,468
Admittance Rate 12.84% 12.72% 13.53% 12.85% 16.22% 16.00% 18.94% 18.67% 20.00% 24.15%
Regular Admittance 1,672 1,673 1,547 1,696 1,662 1,715 1,547 1,545 1,621 1,653
Applicants 30,751 28,419 26,456 25,065 20,747 19,312 17,720 15,550 15,085 16,532
Admittance Rate 5.44% 5.89% 5.85% 6.77% 8.01% 8.88% 8.73% 9.94% 10.75% 10.00%
Total Admittance 2,427 2,427 2,300 2,385 2,400 2,465 2,400 2,412 2,424 2,249
Applicants 36,631 34,348 23,022 30,428 25,298 23,956 22,223 20,194 19,100 19,000
Admittance Rate 6.63% 7.07% 7.18% 7.84% 9.49% 10.29% 10.80% 11.94% 12.69% 11.84%

2016 Stats

For the class of 2016 Stanford admitted a record low 6.6 percent of its applicants whereas for 2015 it was 7.1 percent. There were 36,631 applications with only 1,672 students admitted regular and 755 student admitted early. The number of students who were waitlisted was 789. From the pool of students who were admitted, 8.9 percent were international students.

2015 Stats

GPA Percent of Applicants Admit Rate Percent of Admitted Class
4.0 and above 55% 9% 71%
3.70 - 3.99 30% 6% 24%
below 3.70 15% 3% 6%
Rank Percent of Applicants Admit Rate Percent of Admitted Class
Top 10% 80% 7% 94%
11% - 20% 12% 2% 4%
21% and below 8% 2% 2%
SAT Critical Reading
Score Percent of Applicants Admit Rate Percent of Admitted Class
800 8% 18% 19%
700-799 36% 10% 49%
600-699 37% 6% 28%
Below 600 19% 2% 4%
SAT Math
Score Percent of Applicants Admit Rate Percent of Admitted Class
800 16% 12% 26%
700-799 43% 9% 50%
600-699 29% 6% 22%
Below 600 12% 2% 3%
SAT Writing
Score Percent of Applicants Admit Rate Percent of Admitted Class
800 8% 19% 20%
700-799 40% 10% 54%
600-699 35% 5% 22%
Below 600 17% 2% 4%
ACT Composite
Score Percent of Applicants Admit Rate Percent of Admitted Class
30-36 69% 8% 85%
24-29 26% 3% 13%
18-23 5% 2% 2%
Source

Overview

  2016 2015 2015 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007
Early Admittance 1,148 1,192 1,319 1,156 1,147 1,178 1,180 1,169 1,120 1,122
Applicants 4,526 4,557 3,851 3,666 3,912 4,001 4,148 3,420 3,387 -
Admittance Rate 25.36% 26.16% 34.25% 31.53% 29.32% 29.44% 28.00% 34.18% 33.07% 33.00%
Regular Admittance 2,698 2,688 2,511 2,770 2,622 2,432 2,442 2,611 2,541 -
Applicants 26,742 27,102 23,087 19,273 19,010 18,633 16,331 14,942 14,947 -
Admittance Rate 10.09% 9.92% 10.88% 14.37% 13.79% 13.05% 13.80% 17.47% 17.00% 16.50%
Total Admittance 3,846 3,880 3,830 3,926 3,769 3,610 3,622 3,912 3,846 3,858
Applicants 31,268 31,659 26,938 22,939 22,922 22,634 20,479 18,800 18,334 18,827
Admittance Rate 12.30% 12.26% 14.22% 17.11% 16.44% 15.95% 17.70% 20.81% 20.98% 20.50%

2016 Stats

For the class of 2016 Penn admitted a 12.3 percent of its applicants. There were only 3,846 students admitted and 2,017 students waitlisted. From the pool of students who were admitted the average SAT was 2185.

2014 Stats

Testing Means for the Middle 50 Percent of Enrolled Students
Test Range
SAT: Critical Reading 670-750
SAT: Math 690-780
SAT: Writing 680-780
ACT Composite 31-34
Source

Overview

  2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007
Early Admittance 675 761 730 742 885 709 724 704 670 557
Applicants 4,304 5,257 5,235 5,556 4,888 3,541 4,084 3,933 3,980 2,611
Admittance Rate 15.68% 14.48% 13.94% 13.35% 18.11% 20.02% 17.7% 18.00% 16.83% 21.33%
Regular Admittance 1,300 1,245 1,210 1,209 1,007 1,151 1,099 1,176 1,280 1,458
Applicants 24,671 22,025 20,634 20,444 17,925 15,782 18,976 15,515 15,694 15,120
Admittance Rate 5.27% 5.65% 5.86% 5.91% 5.62% 7.29% 5.80% 7.50% 8.16% 9.64%
Total Admittance 1,975 2,006 1,940 1,951 1,892 1,860 1,823 1,880 1950 2,015
Applicants 28,975 27,282 25,869 26,000 22,813 19,323 21,099 19,448 19,674 17,731
Admittance Rate 6.82% 7.35% 7.50% 7.50% 8.29% 9.63% 8.60% 9.70% 9.91% 11.36%

2016 Stats

For the class of 2016 Yale admitted a record low 6.8 percent of its applicants whereas for 2015 it was 7.35 percent. There were 28,975 applications with only 1,975 students admitted. The number of students who were waitlisted was 1,001.

2014 Stats

Test score ranges (25th to 75th percentiles) for enrolled freshmen
Test Range
SAT: Verbal 700-800
SAT: Math 710-790
SAT: Writing 710-800
ACT Composite 32-35
  • 56% of matriculants came from public high schools
  • 44% of matriculants came from independent, parochial, and other schools
  • 13% of matriculants were Yale College and/or Graduate and Professional School legacies

Overview

Ivy League College Enrollment Year Percentage of International Students
Harvard (Mass.) 2011 11%
Yale (Conn.) 2010 13%
Princeton (N.J.) 2011 11%
Columbia (N.Y.) 2010 17%
University of Pennsylvania (P.A.) 2011 14.6%
Brown (R.I.) 2010 10%
Dartmouth (N.H.) 2010 7.9%
Cornell (N.Y.) 2011 10.4%
Stanford* (Calif.) - -
Massachusetts Institute of Technology* (Mass.) 2011 0.8%