23 June 2020

Class of 2024 Waitlist Notification Dates and Stats

Posted in Class of 2024, Waitlist

UPDATE #3 (6/23)

waitlist1920indexFor those of you who have been waitlisted at one of your top choices, here's a list of 2019 waitlist statistics for several popular private and public schools, along with notification dates and latest status where available.  

Our sample of waitlist statistics from 132 private and public institutions paints the following picture:

  • The number of students admitted from the waitlist more than doubled year over year from 9,882 in 2018 to 21,180 in 2019
  • On average, 15 percent of students accepting a place on a waitlist were admitted in 2019, up from 7 percent in 2018
  • 48 percent of the schools admitted 10 percent or less of the students accepting a place on the waitlist last year (vs. 70 percent in 2018)
  • 27 percent of the schools admitted 5 percent or less (vs. 44 percent in 2018)
  • 7 percent admitted no one (vs. 12 percent in 2018)

Given the uncertainty caused by COVID-19, we fully expect the rise in waitlist activity to continue for 2020 (Class of 2024).

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

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Class of 2024 Waitlist Notification Dates and 2019 Statistics

College Kickstart LLC

InstitutionWaitlist Offered (2019)Waitlist Accepted (2019)Waitlist Admitted (2019)Admit Rate (2019)Notification DateLink
American 4,686 961 137 14% by 5/15 Link
Amherst 1,447 762 48 6%    
Babson 1,676 660 121 18%    
Barnard 1,545   46   early May to early July Link
Bates 1,605 643 42 7% most by 6/30, no later than 8/1 Link
Boston College         offered to ~6,500 students ADMISSIONS
Boston University 5,235 2,987 339 11%    
Brandeis 1,553 638 9 1%    
Brown     127   ~800 waitlisted Link
Bryn Mawr 627 335 37 11%    
Bucknell 3,149 1,379 125 9%    
Cal Poly SLO 4,976   67   by 6/15 Link
Caltech 501 394 5 1%   Link
Carleton 1,522 664 0 0%    
Carnegie Mellon 5,761 3,579 140 4% priority waitlist begins 5/4, regular waitlist begins 6/1 Link
Case Western 10,375 5,661 209 4%    
Claremont McKenna 578 328 43 13%    
Clemson 2,607 1,097 6 1% reviewed early May Link
Colby 3,668 1,454 19 1%   Link
Colgate 1,800 841 101 12%    
Holy Cross 1,875 834 12 1%    
William & Mary 3,937 1,989 186 9% by 8/1; update mid-June Link
Colorado College 1,052 275 23 8% most by mid-May, some as late as June Link
Colorado School of Mines 1,622 424 8 2% by 5/18 Link
Columbia           Link
Connecticut College 1,482 637 8 1% Likely delayed until June Link
Cornell 4,948 3,362 147 4% As of 5/1, 164 admitted from waitlist Link
Dartmouth 2,151 1,381 0 0% Currently fully enrolled but still maintaining waitlist Link
Davidson     24   5/1 - 6/30 Link
Dickinson 762 233 25 11% begins mid-April Link
Elon 948 202 13 6%   Link
Emory 4,679 3,731 168 5%    
Olin 39 30 0 0%    
F&M         begins end of April, runs through end of May Link
Furman 1,035 985 42 4%    
Georgetown 2,420 1,541 86 6% by 5/15 ADMISSIONS
Georgia Tech 3,800 2,623 632 24% after 5/1 Link
Grinnell 1,633 785 10 1%    
Hamilton 1,934 1,062 21 2% begins early May Link
Harvard           Link
Harvey Mudd 500 341 9 3%    
Haverford 1,546 924 15 2%    
Johns Hopkins 2,108 1,421 0 0% after 5/1 Link
Kenyon 2,161 1,231 12 1% update after 5/1 Link
Lafayette 2,190 874 56 6%    
Lehigh 6,212 2,480 1,307 53% Complete by early July Link
Macalester 801 415 54 13%    
Middlebury 1,576 584 111 19%    
Miami - Oxford 1,016 129 0 0% by 8/1 Link
MIT 460 331 17 5% by 5/15 Link
Mt. Holyoke 769 438 57 13%    
Muhlenberg 497 186 41 22%    
NYU         by 8/1 Link
NC State 5,093 1,869 0 0% by 6/15 Link
Northeastern         by 8/1 ADMISSIONS
Northwestern 3,067 2,107 55 3%    
Oberlin 1,076 793 89 11%    
Occidental 1,057 563 20 4%    
Pepperdine 1,088 629 328 52% by mid-June Link
Pitzer 583 186 23 12%    
Pomona 839 566 47 8% update early-mid May Link
Princeton         by 6/30 Link
Providence 3,063 819 8 1% update mid-May Link
Purdue 5,755 3,378 1,542 46%    
Reed 1,577 523 51 10%   Link
RPI 4,896 3,128 78 2%    
Rice 2,788 1,869 1 0% by 7/1 Link
Santa Clara 2,162 1,122 221 20%    
Sarah Lawrence 1,088 500 31 6%    
Scripps 711 352 25 7% begins late May Link
Sewanee 466 87 12 14%    
Skidmore 2,184 1,022 5 0%    
Smith 1,027 587 76 13%    
Soka 65 45 19 42%    
SMU 2,407 1,078 45 4%   Link
Stanford 750 580 8 1% by 7/1 Link
Swarthmore     27      
Syracuse 8,859 3,158 611 19%    
Trinity College         late April to 7/31 Link
Tufts 1,441 524 84 16% by early June Link
Tulane 5,412 1,371 0 0% by 6/30 Link
Union College 753 328 104 32% beginning early May Link
UC Berkeley         by 6/30 Link
UC Davis         by 6/30 Link
UC Irvine 17,018 8,608 1,610 19% by 6/30 Link
UCLA         by 6/30 Link
UC Riverside 7,776 4,015 1,375 34% by 6/30 Link
UCSD         by 6/30 Link
UCSB 8,863 5,866 603 10% by 6/30 Link
UCSC 12,859 7,576 4,676 62% by 6/30 Link
Georgia 1,542 897 150 17% As of 5/5, 300 admitted off waitlist, still open Link
UIUC         by late June Link
UMass Amherst 2,188 1,013 0 0% beginning mid-May Link
University of Miami 8,795 2,143 366 17% by 8/1 Link
Michigan 12,527 4,922 89 2% by late June Link
UNC - Chapel Hill 5,572 3,717 156 4% Round of final decisions posted 4/24, notified by 6/30 Link
Notre Dame 1,600 1,028 108 11% ~1,700 offered place on WL, typically 100 students admitted in recent years but expect significantly more this year; notification by mid-summer Link
Oregon 438 153 84 55% by 6/17 Link
UPenn 2,932 2,051 101 5% Round of admits off waitlist on 5/7 Link
URichmond         5/1 - 6/30 Link
U Rochester 3,605 2,339 71 3% by 8/1 Link
USD 2,529 934 316 34% After 5/1 Link
Virginia 5,486 2,969 8 0% As of 5/18, still open; most offers going to Arts & Sciences and Engineering, both residents and non-residents Link
Washington 7,775 3,040 2,394 79%    
Vanderbilt     453   early May - early July; 8% of class to be filled by students on waitlist Link
Vassar 1,139 570 29 5% early May to 7/1 Link
Villanova 5,553 2,586 104 4%    
Virginia Tech         by 7/1 Link
Wake Forest         First round communicated 4/24/20 Link
Washington and Lee 1,805 856 31 4% after 5/1 Link
Wellesley 2,061 1,221 99 8% before 8/1 Link
Wesleyan 1,945 1,076 94 9% by 6/30 Link
Williams 1,857 651 25 4% begins in May Link
WPI 2,559 1,157 450 39%    
Yale         1,290 offered WL spot; Link

 


Class of 2024 Waitlist Notification Dates and 2019 Statistics

College Kickstart LLC

InstitutionWaitlist Offered (2019)Waitlist Accepted (2019)Waitlist Admitted (2019)Admit Rate (2019)Notification DateLink
American 4,686 961 137 14% by 5/15 Link
Amherst 1,447 762 48 6%    
Babson 1,676 660 121 18%    
Barnard 1,545   46   early May to early July Link
Bates 1,605 643 42 7% most by 6/30, no later than 8/1 Link
Boston College         offered to ~6,500 students ADMISSIONS
Boston University 5,235 2,987 339 11%    
Brandeis 1,553 638 9 1%    
Brown     127   ~800 waitlisted Link
Bryn Mawr 627 335 37 11%    
Bucknell 3,149 1,379 125 9%    
Cal Poly SLO 4,976   67   by 6/15 Link
Caltech 501 394 5 1%   Link
Carleton 1,522 664 0 0%    
Carnegie Mellon 5,761 3,579 140 4% priority waitlist begins 5/4, regular waitlist begins 6/1 Link
Case Western 10,375 5,661 209 4%    
Claremont McKenna 578 328 43 13%    
Clemson 2,607 1,097 6 1% reviewed early May Link
Colby 3,668 1,454 19 1%   Link
Colgate 1,800 841 101 12%    
Holy Cross 1,875 834 12 1%    
William & Mary 3,937 1,989 186 9% by 8/1; update mid-June Link
Colorado College 1,052 275 23 8% most by mid-May, some as late as June Link
Colorado School of Mines 1,622 424 8 2% by 5/18 Link
Columbia           Link
Connecticut College 1,482 637 8 1% Likely delayed until June Link
Cornell 4,948 3,362 147 4% As of 5/1, 164 admitted from waitlist Link
Dartmouth 2,151 1,381 0 0% Currently fully enrolled but still maintaining waitlist Link
Davidson     24   5/1 - 6/30 Link
Dickinson 762 233 25 11% begins mid-April Link
Elon 948 202 13 6%   Link
Emory 4,679 3,731 168 5%    
Olin 39 30 0 0%    
F&M         begins end of April, runs through end of May Link
Furman 1,035 985 42 4%    
Georgetown 2,420 1,541 86 6% by 5/15 ADMISSIONS
Georgia Tech 3,800 2,623 632 24% after 5/1 Link
Grinnell 1,633 785 10 1%    
Hamilton 1,934 1,062 21 2% begins early May Link
Harvard           Link
Harvey Mudd 500 341 9 3%    
Haverford 1,546 924 15 2%    
Johns Hopkins 2,108 1,421 0 0% after 5/1 Link
Kenyon 2,161 1,231 12 1% update after 5/1 Link
Lafayette 2,190 874 56 6%    
Lehigh 6,212 2,480 1,307 53% Complete by early July Link
Macalester 801 415 54 13%    
Middlebury 1,576 584 111 19%    
Miami - Oxford 1,016 129 0 0% by 8/1 Link
MIT 460 331 17 5% by 5/15 Link
Mt. Holyoke 769 438 57 13%    
Muhlenberg 497 186 41 22%    
NYU         by 8/1 Link
NC State 5,093 1,869 0 0% by 6/15 Link
Northeastern         by 8/1 ADMISSIONS
Northwestern 3,067 2,107 55 3%    
Oberlin 1,076 793 89 11%    
Occidental 1,057 563 20 4%    
Pepperdine 1,088 629 328 52% by mid-June Link
Pitzer 583 186 23 12%    
Pomona 839 566 47 8% update early-mid May Link
Princeton         by 6/30 Link
Providence 3,063 819 8 1% update mid-May Link
Purdue 5,755 3,378 1,542 46%    
Reed 1,577 523 51 10%   Link
RPI 4,896 3,128 78 2%    
Rice 2,788 1,869 1 0% by 7/1 Link
Santa Clara 2,162 1,122 221 20%    
Sarah Lawrence 1,088 500 31 6%    
Scripps 711 352 25 7% begins late May Link
Sewanee 466 87 12 14%    
Skidmore 2,184 1,022 5 0%    
Smith 1,027 587 76 13%    
Soka 65 45 19 42%    
SMU 2,407 1,078 45 4%   Link
Stanford 750 580 8 1% by 7/1 Link
Swarthmore     27      
Syracuse 8,859 3,158 611 19%    
Trinity College         late April to 7/31 Link
Tufts 1,441 524 84 16% by early June Link
Tulane 5,412 1,371 0 0% by 6/30 Link
Union College 753 328 104 32% beginning early May Link
UC Berkeley         by 6/30 Link
UC Davis         by 6/30 Link
UC Irvine 17,018 8,608 1,610 19% by 6/30 Link
UCLA         by 6/30 Link
UC Riverside 7,776 4,015 1,375 34% by 6/30 Link
UCSD         by 6/30 Link
UCSB 8,863 5,866 603 10% by 6/30 Link
UCSC 12,859 7,576 4,676 62% by 6/30 Link
Georgia 1,542 897 150 17% As of 5/5, 300 admitted off waitlist, still open Link
UIUC         by late June Link
UMass Amherst 2,188 1,013 0 0% beginning mid-May Link
University of Miami 8,795 2,143 366 17% by 8/1 Link
Michigan 12,527 4,922 89 2% by late June Link
UNC - Chapel Hill 5,572 3,717 156 4% Round of final decisions posted 4/24, notified by 6/30 Link
Notre Dame 1,600 1,028 108 11% ~1,700 offered place on WL, typically 100 students admitted in recent years but expect significantly more this year; notification by mid-summer Link
Oregon 438 153 84 55% by 6/17 Link
UPenn 2,932 2,051 101 5% Round of admits off waitlist on 5/7 Link
URichmond         5/1 - 6/30 Link
U Rochester 3,605 2,339 71 3% by 8/1 Link
USD 2,529 934 316 34% After 5/1 Link
Virginia 5,486 2,969 8 0% As of 5/18, still open; most offers going to Arts & Sciences and Engineering, both residents and non-residents Link
Washington 7,775 3,040 2,394 79%    
Vanderbilt     453   early May - early July; 8% of class to be filled by students on waitlist Link
Vassar 1,139 570 29 5% early May to 7/1 Link
Villanova 5,553 2,586 104 4%    
Virginia Tech         by 7/1 Link
Wake Forest         First round communicated 4/24/20 Link
Washington and Lee 1,805 856 31 4% after 5/1 Link
Wellesley 2,061 1,221 99 8% before 8/1 Link
Wesleyan 1,945 1,076 94 9% by 6/30 Link
Williams 1,857 651 25 4% begins in May Link
WPI 2,559 1,157 450 39%    
Yale         1,290 offered WL spot; Link