Admission rates around the Ivy League
With acceptance letters mailed out, the anxiety of students everywhere has subsided. However, it’s clear that there won’t be a huge number of happy seniors. With an increase in application numbers, the percentage of students admitted into the Class of 2015 was quite low. Across the board, the acceptance rate ranged from 6.2 percent to 18 percent.
- Harvard: 6.2 percent
- Columbia: 6.9 percent
- Yale: 7.35 percent
- Princeton: 8:39 percent
- Brown: 8.7 percent
- Dartmouth: 9.7 percent
- Penn: 12.3 percent
- Cornell: 18 percent
For Columbia, this admission rate was significantly lower than last year. With an acceptance rate of 8.3% last year, Columbia dropped to 6.9% this year. In contrast, Yale and Princeton had roughly the same admission rates from both years.
President Bollinger stated,
“I do think there is a tremendous overemphasis on selectivity as a measure of academic greatness. It’s one good feature, but I certainly don’t take pleasure in turning down 92 percent of everybody who applies. It has to be kept in perspective.”
And with the numbers of accepted students quite low, congrats to the admitted Class of 2015! You surely deserved it.
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