April 9, 2020 2:59 pm Class of 2024 Total Admissions Rates
Written by – Admissions Expert, Dr. Lowe
It’s April and all the Ivies and highly competitive colleges and universities have notified applicants of their decisions. Even with the COVID-19 pandemic, college admissions offices are in operation. For some of the Ivies and selective colleges, the admissions rates have slightly increased. The reality is that even with these small increases, it’s still hyper-competitive to gain admissions to these top schools. For example, Harvard’s admit rate was 4.9%, up from 4.6% last year. However, the 4.9% indicates that 1,980 applicants were admitted of the 40,248 who applied or 38,368 (95.4%) applicants were rejected! Yale’s admit rate was 6.54% up from 5.91% last year. Therefore, the 5.1% represents 2,304 accepted applicants of the 35,220 who applied or 32,916 (94.8%) applicants who were rejected.
The coronavirus pandemic may have disrupted college tours, SAT test dates, and in-person high school classes, but not college admissions activity! The fundamentals of college committee assessment and selection are the same: admissions officers and committees will be selecting the best students who will be contributing to their individual college communities and missions.
If you are a high school junior and will start the application process in 5 months, admissions committees will be evaluating your applications!
Here are some of this year’s admissions rates for Ivy League and highly selective colleges and universities –
- Boston College – 24%
- Boston University – 18.5%
- Bowdoin College – 8.3%
- Brown University – 6.9%
- Colby College – 9.4%
- Columbia University – 6.1%
- Cornell University – TBA
- Dartmouth College – 8.8%
- Duke University – 7.7%
- Harvard University – 4.92%
- Johns Hopkins University – 8.8%
- Massachusetts Institute of Technology – 7.2%
- New York University – 15%
- Princeton University – 5.55%
- Swarthmore College – 8.8%
- University of Chicago – TBA
- University of Pennsylvania – 8.0%
- University of Southern California – 16%
- University of Virginia – 20.5%
- Yale University – 6.54%
This year, all of our clients were accepted into their top-choice colleges including Ivy League and highly selective colleges and universities. In fact, several of our clients were accepted to two or more Ivies! What’s our secret: We are the “Best of the Best” and successfully prepare our clients to be accepted applicants!
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Dr. Paul Reginald Lowe is the managing director and lead admissions expert at Greenwich Admissions Advisors. Tel. (203) 542-7288, and founder affiliates – Ivy League Admissions Advisors and Private School Admissions Advisors of the Pinnacle Educational Center Admissions Advisors Group network.
Dr. Lowe specializes in providing exclusive concierge-type admissions advisory services for families and students who are interested in applying to top private schools, Ivy League and highly selective colleges and combined BS/MD programs. Dr. Lowe also helps students gain admissions into their top choice private schools and colleges after they have been wait-listed and rejected. Dr. Lowe and his Greenwich Admissions Advisors team provide house-calls for families with extremely busy schedules who can’t come to their office.