24 February 2021

Class of 2025 Regular Decision Notification Dates

Posted in Class of 2025

UPDATE #2 (2/24)

student-questionsHere's our initial list of regular decision notification dates for the Class of 2025.  As many of you know, schools often post results in advance of their "official" notification dates, so we've compiled the most recently updated dates for you here, along with the notification dates from last year.  Bookmark this site, as we'll post updates often.

Good luck, seniors!

24 February 2021

Class of 2025 Early Decision and Early Action Results

Posted in Early Admission, Class of 2025

Update #21 (2/24)

college-studentsHere's our latest list of reported early decision and early action admission rates for the Class of 2025.

This list includes results from Amherst College, Boston College, Boston University, Brown, Colgate, Colorado College, Dartmouth, Duke, Emory, Georgetown, Georgia Tech, Harvard, MIT, Northeastern, Notre Dame, Providence College, Rice, University of Georgia, University of North Carolina, University of Pennsylvania, University of Virginia, Vanderbilt, Villanova, Williams and Yale.

Bookmark this page, as we'll be updating it frequently over the next several weeks.

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24 February 2021

Colleges Where Demonstrated Interest is Important or Very Important

Posted in Your College List

strategizeTrying to understand how important demonstrated interest is for a college/university you're considering?  Then check out our list of institutions where demonstrated interest is deemed important or very important.  

To compile the list, we've identified every school in our coverage universe where the Common Data Set entry for "level of applicant's interest" is reported as important or very important.  Note that the Common Data set defines four options—very important, important, considered and not considered—and that inconsistencies are likely to exist in the way colleges define these terms.  For example, many of you wonder why Tulane isn't listed, and that's because they've indicated that level of applicant interest is only "considered."

Nevertheless, the list remains a great way to get a better sense for where visiting a campus (virtually), taking advantage of an optional interview or completing an optional essay prompt may more strongly weigh on your candidacy for admission. 

Click on Continue Reading for the list. 

23 February 2021

Popular Colleges Offering On-Campus Visits (Class of 2026)

Posted in Class of 2026

Update #3 (2/23)

college-studentsWondering if it's possible to tour some campuses over ski week or spring break?  Then check out our list of top colleges offering on-campus visits.

We've taken the top 50 national universities and top 50 liberal arts colleges from the latest U.S. News rankings and identified those currently open for on-campus visits.  While the vast majority of these schools have suspended on-campus programming, some are indeed open.

Unsurprisingly, most of the institutions open for visits have strong COVID-19 restrictions in place, so make sure you've satisfied the requirements prior to visiting. Also take note that most tours are now limited to one or two families per tour so it's best to sign up as early as possible.  For your convenience, we've included a links to schedule your tour/information session directly.

College Kickstart subscribers: there are over 300 schools in our coverage universe currently open for prospective student visits and they are now visible in the Summary View, along with links to schedule your visit.

Bookmark this page, as we'll be updating it frequently over the next several weeks as the colleges update their spring visit plans.  

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20 February 2021

Vanderbilt Admits 18.1 Percent of Early Decision Applicants to the Class of 2025

Posted in Class of 2025

vanderbilt logoVanderbilt University reported that it admitted 18.1 percent of early decision applicants to the Class of 2025.

A total of 5,049 early decision applications were received, up 19 percent year over year.

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09 February 2021

Class of 2025 Early Decision and Early Action Notification Dates

Posted in Early Admission, Class of 2025

Update #61 (2/9)

student questionsHere's our updated list of early decision and early action notification dates for the Class of 2025.  As many of you know, schools often post results in advance of their "official" notification dates, so we've compiled the most recently updated dates for you here where available, as well as last year's notification dates for reference.   Bookmark this page, as we'll be updating it frequently over the next 30 days.

Good luck, seniors!

29 January 2021

Colleges Offering Assured/Automatic/Guaranteed Admissions (Class of 2026)

Posted in Your College List, Class of 2026

guaranteeDid you know it's possible to be guaranteed admission to certain public universities based solely on your academic credentials?  

While institutions like the University of California won’t guarantee you admission to a specific campus, the good news is that most will based on some combination of class rank, GPA and test scores.

For example, if you’re an Arizona resident interested in the University of Arizona, a 3.0+ GPA or top 25% class rank will assure you admission. Or if you’re a Texas resident interested in the University of Texas at Austin, a top 6% class rank will grant you automatic admission.

Better yet, assured admission often extends to non-residents as well. A top 10% class rank or 3.5+ GPA will assure admission to Washington State University, for example, or a 24+ ACT or 1160+ SAT will assure admission to the University of Missouri. 

Of course, you’ll still need to complete an application and sweat the details, like making sure you’ve satisfied curriculum requirements and that your GPA is calculated appropriately. To help you understand the specifics, we’ve included links to program criteria for the public institutions listed.

If that’s still too much work, consider checking out College Kickstart. We track assured admission criteria for over 40 programs across the nation and will automatically flag situations where your academic credentials appear to meet assured admission criteria for schools on your list.  It's a great way to take some of the stress out of the process!  

Click on Continue Reading to see our list of selected institutions with assured admission programs.

20 December 2020

Rice Admits 421 Early Decision Applicants to the Class of 2025

Posted in Early Admission, Class of 2025

Rice logoRice University admitted 421 early decision applicants to the Class of 2024.  

Early decision applications rose 29 percent to 2,635, resulting in an admission rate of 16 percent.

Click here for the news release.

 

18 December 2020

Duke Sees 18 Percent Rise in Early Decision Applicants to the Class of 2025

Posted in Early Admission, Class of 2025

duke logoDuke announced today that it received 5,036 early decision applications for the Class of 2025, up 18 percent year over year.

With 840 students admitted, resulting in an early decision rate of 17 percent. The slightly lower than normal number of admitted students this year is due to more Class of 2024 students taking a gap year.

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18 December 2020

Notre Dame Admits 1,672 early applicants to the Class of 2025

Posted in Class of 2025

notredame logoThe University of Notre Dame announced it admitted 1,672 restrictive early action applicants to the Class of 2025.  

A total of 7,744 early applications were received, up 6 percent year over year, resulting in an overall admission rate of 22 percent.    

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17 December 2020

Harvard Admits 747 Early Applicants to Class of 2025

Posted in Early Admission, Class of 2025

harvardHarvard announced today that it admitted 747 applicants to the Class of 2025 under restrictive early action.  

A total of 10,086 early applications were received, up 57 percent year over year, resulting in an early admission rate of 7.4 percent. 

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17 December 2020

Brown Admits 885 Early Decision Applicants to the Class of 205

Posted in Early Admission, Class of 2025

brown logoBrown accepted 885 applicants to the Class of 2025 under early decision.  

Early decision applications totaled 5,540 this year, up 22 percent and resulting in an early admission rate of 16 percent.

  

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16 December 2020

University of Pennsylvania Admits 1,194 Early Decision Applicants to Class of 2025

Posted in Early Admission, Class of 2025

upenn logoThe University of Pennsylvania admitted 1,194 early decision applicants to the Class of 2025.  

Early decision applications totaled 7,962, up 23 percent year over year, resulting in an admission rate of 15 percent.

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16 December 2020

Dartmouth Admits 566 Early Decision Applicants to the Class of 2025

Posted in Early Admission, Class of 2025

dartmouth logoDartmouth accepted 566 applicants (including 21 matched through QuestBridge) to the Class of 2025 under early decision.  

Early decision applicants totaled 2,664, up 29 percent year over year, resulting in an acceptance rate of 21 percent.

Dartmouth anticipates these early admits will account for 49 percent of this year's targeted class of 1,150.    

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16 December 2020

Yale Admits 837 Early Action Applicants to Class of 2025

Posted in Early Admission, Class of 2025

yaleYale announced today that it admitted 837 applicants to the Class of 2025 under Single Choice Early Action.

A record 7,939 applications were received, up 38 percent year over year, resulting in an early admission rate of 10.5 percent.  50 percent of applicants were deferred, 38 percent were denied, and 1 percent were withdrawn or incomplete.

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