Admissions Statistics

The admissions process, while time-consuming and complex, is also fun and fascinating. Below, we’ve included some important facts and figures that will help you understand the trends in admissions over the past 5-10 years.

In 2015, college acceptance rates dropped as low as 5.05% for the first time ever. Some of the most selective schools were Harvard University (5.3%) in Cambridge, MA, Stanford University (5.05%) in Palo Alto, CA, Yale University (6.5%) in New Haven, CT, and Columbia University (6.1%) in New York, NY.

School 2015 2014 2013 2005
Amherst College 13.7% 13% 13.67% 18%
Boston College 28% 33.6% 32% 38%
Brown University 8.5% 8.6% 9.2% 16%
Columbia University 6.1% 6.94% 6.89% 12%
Cornell University 14.8% 14% 15.2% 31%
Dartmouth College 10.3% 11.5% 10% 18%
Duke University 10% 10.7% 11.6% 23%
George Washington 45.5% 43.3% 33.4% 39%
Georgetown University 16.4% 16.6% 16.6% 23%
Harvard University 5.3% 5.9% 5.79% 11%
Massachusetts Institute of Technology 8% 7.7% 8.2% 16%
Middlebury College 17% 17.3% 19.21% 23%
New York University 30.7% 33.6% 30.3% 32%
Northwestern University 13% 12.9% 13.9% 33%
Pomona College 9.7% 12.14% 12.89% 19%
Princeton University 6.9% 7.28% 7.29% 10%
Stanford University 5.05% 5.07% 5.69% 13%
Swarthmore College 12.1% 16.79 14.05% 25%
University of California – Berkeley TBA 17.3% 20.8% 27%
University of Michigan TBA 32% 33% 63%
University of Notre Dame TBA 20.79% 22.3% 29%
University of Pennsylvania 9.9% 9.9% 12.10% 29%
University of Southern California 17.5% 17.8% 19.68% 27%
University of Virginia 28.5% 28.9% 29% 39%
Vanderbilt University 11% 12.5% 12.7% 40%
Washington University in St. Louis TBA 17.12% 15.01% 20%
Wesleyan University TBA 23.2% 19.37% 28%
Williams College 16.8% 18.2% 16.88% 21%
Yale University 6.5% 6.26% 6.72% 11%
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