11 July 2024

Top Undergraduate Honors Programs (Class of 2029 Edition)

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Honors ProgramsHonors programs are a terrific way for academically talented students to reap the benefits of a liberal arts education within the context of a large research institution.

To give you a better sense for how this can enrich your college experience, we’ve compiled a list of undergraduate honors programs from top public and private universities across the nation. We've included admission profiles where available, program benefits, whether an extra application is required and a link to each institution's offering for more details.

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27 June 2024

Colleges with Interviews Where Demonstrated Interest is Important (Class of 2029)

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interviewWith the fall 2024-25 application cycle approaching, it's important to keep an eye on interview requirements for the schools on your list—especially if they're looking for evidence of demonstrated interest.  

For example in cases like Hillsdale College where interviews are encouraged and demonstrated interest is very important, it's a good bet that taking advantage of an optional interview — in-person or virtual — is worth your time and may more strongly weigh on your candidacy for admission.

To compile this list, we first surveyed every school in our coverage universe where the latest Common Data Set entry for "level of applicant's interest" was reported as important or very important.  We then identified the schools where interviews are offered, encouraged, or required. 

 The devil is in the details, so to help you figure out your strategy we've also included a link to each listed school's interview policy.  Do keep in mind that interview requirements may often vary by major.   Also 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.

This information is current as of 6/26/2024.

College Kickstart subscribers: this information is already available to you in the Summary and Requirements views.

 

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22 May 2024

Class of 2028 Waitlist Notification Dates and Stats

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UPDATE #3 (6/27)

Waitlist Trends (Class of 2026 vs Class of 2027)For those of you who have been waitlisted at one of your top choices, here's our initial update of Class of 2028 waitlist notification dates and status where available.  

To get a sense for what's happening at the macro level, we took a look at recently released Class of 2027 waitlist statistics from 84 private and public institutions.  Our analysis paints the following picture:

  • The number of students admitted from the waitlist increased 134 percent year over year from 19,000 for the Class of 2026 to 44,000 for the Class of 2027
  • On average, 23 percent of Class of 2027 students accepting a place on a waitlist were admitted, down from 19 percent in for the Class of 2026
  • Students admitted from the waitlist accounted for 15 percent of Class of 2027 enrollments, up from 8 percent for the Class of 2026
  • 42 percent of the schools sampled admitted 10 percent or less of the students accepting a place on the waitlist for the Class of 2027 (vs. 67 percent for the Class of 2026)

Be sure to bookmark this page as we expect to be updating status over the next several weeks.

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21 May 2024

Class of 2028 Admission Results

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UPDATE #39 (7/1)

gradcapsairHere's our updated list of reported overall admission rates for the Class of 2028. Results are now available for American University, Amherst College, Auburn, Barnard, Boston College, Boston University, Bowdoin, Brown, Bucknell, BYU, Carleton College, Colby, Colgate, Colorado College, Columbia, Dartmouth, Duke, Elon, Emory, Fairfield, Florida State, Fordham, Franklin & Marshall, Georgetown, Georgia Tech, Harvard, Holy Cross, Howard, Johns Hopkins, Lafayette, Lehigh, Macalester, MIT, Northwestern, Notre Dame, NYU, Oberlin, Rice, Santa Clara University, Swarthmore, Tufts, Tulane, University of Georgia, University of Miami, University of Richmond, University of Southern California, University of Tennessee - Knoxville, University of Virginia, Vanderbilt, Wellesley, Wesleyan, William & Mary, Williams College and Yale.  Latest year application totals are available for many more.

Bookmark this page as we'll update frequently as more institutions report results. 

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11 April 2024

Boston College Admits 14.7 Percent of Applicants to Class of 2028

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bostoncollegelogoBoston College announced that it admitted 14.7 percent of applicants to the Class of 2028.  

Overall, 35,475 applications were received

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11 April 2024

William & Mary Admits 5,800 Students to the Class of 2028

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William & MaryWilliam & Mary announced that approximately 5,800 students were admitted to the Class of 2028.

A total of 17,787 applications were received this year, resulting in an overall admission rate of 33 percent.   

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09 April 2024

NYU Admits 8 Percent of Applicants to Class of 2028

Posted in Class of 2028

nyu logo new york universityNYU announced today that it admitted 8 percent of applicants to its New York campus to the Class of 2028.  

118,000 applications were received, up 13 percent year over year.

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09 April 2024

Georgetown Admits 12 Percent of Applications to the Class of 2028

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Georgetown logoGeorgetown announced recently that it admitted 12 percent of applicants to the Class of 2028.  

A total of 3,226 students were admitted out of 26,170 applicants.  

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08 April 2024

Oberlin Admits 34 Percent of Applicants to the Class of 2028

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oberlin logoOberlin College announced recently that it admitted 34 percent of applicants to the Class of 2028.  

A total of 9,699 applications were received. 

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08 April 2024

Carleton Admits 17.9 Percent of Applicants to the Class of 2028

Posted in Class of 2028

carleton logoCarleton College announced recently that it admitted 17.9 percent of applicants to the Class of 2028.  

A total of 1,405 students were admitted from a pool of 7,869 applicants.  Applications were up 22 percent from the previous year.

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02 April 2024

Class of 2028 Regular Decision Notification Dates

Posted in Class of 2028

UPDATE #23 (4/2)

student-questionsHere's our updated list of regular decision notification dates for the Class of 2028.  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!

29 March 2024

Emory University Admits 5,058 Applicants to the Class of 2028

Posted in Class of 2028

emory logoEmory University announced today it admitted 5,058 applicants to the Class of 2028.

A total of 34,914 applications were received, resulting in an admssion rate of 14 percent.

A total of 3,453 were offered admission to Emory College and 2,792 were offered admission to Oxford College.  1,187 were accepted to both.

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29 March 2024

Northwestern Admits 7.5 Percent of Applicants to the Class of 2028

Posted in Class of 2028, Class of 2027

northwestern logoNorthwestern University admitted 7.5 percent of applicants to the Class of 2028.  

Over 5,0000 first-year applications were received. 

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28 March 2024

Dartmouth Admits 1,685 Applicants to the Class of 2028

Posted in Class of 2028

dartmouth logoDartmouth announced today that it accepted 1,685 applicants to the Class of 2028.  

Applications totaled 31,657 for the year, resulting in an overall acceptance rate of 5.3 percent.

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28 March 2024

Rice Accepts 7.5 Percent of Applicants to the Class of 2028

Posted in Class of 2028

Rice logoRice University announced today that it admitted 7.5 percent of applicants to the Class of 2028.  

A total of 2,439 students were accepted from a pool of 32,459 applicants.  

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