A quick roundup of Ivy application numbers
As the spring semester is off to a start, high school seniors eagerly await for spring to approach in hopes of receiving their college acceptance letters. For the Ivy League schools, the percentage of applicants has greatly increased and reached record numbers from past years.
- Brown received about 31,000 applicants; the highest number the school has ever received and follows a 50 percent increase over the last 3 years.
- Harvard obtained the highest number of applicants, 35,000, with a 15 percent increase from last year.
- With the smallest number of applicants in the Ivy schools, Dartmouth had about 21,700 applicants, a 15.7 percent increase.
- Penn had a 17 percent increase with about 30,956 applicants.
- Princeton had the second smallest number of applicants, roughly 27,115, a 3.3 percent increase from the 26,247 of last year.
- Yale sees a 5 percent increase from last year with 27,230 applicants.
- And our own alma mater had a record number of 34,587 undergraduate applications, which is a 32 percent increase from last year.
(Cornell plans to announce its numbers next week)
From the looks of it, acceptance into any Ivy for 2015 graduation makes this one of the most competitive admission years ever.
Who will comprise the future freshmen of the Class of 2015? Freshmeat.
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