Today at 5 p.m., top high school students from around the world found out whether they will attend one of the eight prestigious Ivy League universities next year.
The universities are rolling out admissions rates already, and we’ll update them here as they come out.
Princeton University admitted 7.28% of applicants, down slightly from 7.29% in 2013. Princeton says this will be its most selective admission class in the university’s history accepting just 1,939 students out of 26,641 applicants
The University of Pennsylvania admitted 9.9% of applicants to the Class of 2018, down from 12.1% last year.
Cornell University, which has the highest admissions rate in the Ivy League, dropped over a percentage point this year, with a 14% acceptance rate. Cornell accepted 15.2% of applicants last year.
Other Ivies saw their acceptance rate rise from last year. Dartmouth College took 11.5% of applicants to the Class of 2018, up from a 10% admissions rate last year.
Harvard University admitted 5.9% of applicants, according to The Harvard Crimson, up slightly from last year’s 5.8% admissions rate.
Other top colleges have also released their admissions data. MIT took 7.7% of applications, while Duke University accepted 10.7% of student applicants.
Probably the most interesting statistics released are for Dartmouth, which has posted consistently lower application numbers over the past two years. Dartmouth recieved 19,235 applications this year, down 14% from the year before.
Here’s how many students applied to and were accepted to the Ivy League this year:
- Brown University — 30,291 applicants
- Columbia University — 32,952 applicants (2,291 accepted)
- Cornell University — 43,041 applicants (6,025 accepted)
- Dartmouth College — 19,235 applicants (2,220 accepted)
- Harvard University — 34,295 applicants (2,023 accepted)
- University of Pennsylvania — 35,788 applicants (3,551 accepted)
- Princeton University — 26,607 applicants (1,939 accepted)
- Yale University — 30,922 applicants
Many of the schools welcomed their new classes on Twitter, and some were a bit cornier than others:
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