30 June 2021

Class of 2025 Waitlist Notification Dates and Stats

Posted in Class of 2025, Waitlist

UPDATE #3 (6/30)

Waitlist Fall 2020 DistributionFor those of you who have been waitlisted at one of your top choices, here's a list of 2020 waitlist statistics for several popular private and public schools, along with notification dates and latest status where available.  

Our sample of waitlist statistics from 100 private and public institutions paints the following picture:

  • The number of students admitted from the waitlist rose 97 percent year over year from 22,223 in 2019 to 43,867 in 2020
  • On average, 29 percent of students accepting a place on a waitlist were admitted in 2020, up from 18 percent in 2019
  • 33 percent of the schools admitted 10 percent or less of the students accepting a place on the waitlist last year (vs. 48 percent in 2019)
  • 17 percent of the schools admitted 5 percent or less (vs. 29 percent in 2019)
  • 3 percent admitted no one (vs. 8 percent in 2019)

These results come as no surprise given the uncertainty brought on by the pandemic last cycle. That said, we strongly caution against assuming a similar level of waitlist activity this cycle as much of this uncertainty is now behind us and most schools are resuming normal operations.

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

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Class of 2025 Waitlist Notification Dates and 2020 Statistics

College Kickstart LLC

InstitutionWaitlist Offered (2020)Waitlist Accepted (2020)Waitlist Admitted (2020)Admit Rate (2020)Notification DateLink
American 5,158 1,657 133 8% by 5/31 Link
Amherst 1,640 1,081 7 1%    
Bates 1,995 676 4 1% most by 6/30, no later than 8/1 Link
Boston College         offered to ~20% of applicants ADMISSIONS
Boston University 8,791 5,592 674 12%    
Brown     194   Expect 1,000-1,500 waitlist to stay on waitlist; all candidates notified by early August Link
Bryn Mawr 865 531 17 3%    
Bucknell 2,942 1,180 115 10%    
Cal Poly SLO 8,816   4,032   by 7/15 Link
Caltech 312 235 10 4%   Link
Carleton 1,325 603 76 13%    
Carnegie Mellon 6,819 3,461 288 8% priority waitlist begins 5/6, regular waitlist begins 6/1 Link
Case Western 9,760 4,921 1,076 22%    
Chapman 1,818 739 463 63%    
Claremont McKenna 776 486 75 15%    
Colgate 1,630 1,009 97 10%    
Holy Cross 1,632 632 20 3%    
William & Mary 3,080 1,714 145 8% by 8/1; update mid-June Link
Colorado College 700 224 23 10%    
Connecticut College 1,642 705 5 1%   Link
Cornell 6,750 4,791 190 4%   Link
Dartmouth 2,661 1,945 95 5% Closed as of 6/1 ADMISSIONS
Dickinson 602 253 13 5% begins mid-April; ~600 offered waitlist spot Link
Elon 1,890 429 48 11% As of 4/19, ~500 students on waitlist Link
Fairfield 3,999 1,227 36 3%    
Olin 43 33 15 45% Begins 5/1 Link
George Mason 1,128 711 462 65%    
Georgetown 2,215 1,733 336 19% by 5/15 ADMISSIONS
Georgia Tech 6,214 4,235 853 20% after 5/3 Link
Hamilton 1,875 1,060 17 2% begins early May Link
Harvey Mudd 630 457 55 12% 647 applicants offered waitlist Link
Haverford 1,331 741 21 3%    
Indiana 640 150 80 53% notified of a final decision no later than June 15 Link
James Madison 2,800 1,457 1,117 77% majority in June, as late as 8/1 Link
Johns Hopkins         after 5/1 Link
Kenyon 12 12 4 33% end of June Link
Lafayette 1,881 862 79 9%    
Lehigh 4,361 1,875 1,684 90% Complete by early July Link
Macalester 760 336 112 33%    
Middlebury 1,338 534 104 19%    
MIT 621   0   by 5/15 Link
Mt. Holyoke 515 294 52 18%   Link
Muhlenberg 742 274 40 15%    
NYU         by 8/1 Link
NC State 4,567 1,681 232 14% by 6/15 Link
Oberlin 1,541 1,369 149 11% by 7/1 Link
Occidental 1,083 651 129 20%    
Ohio State 1,412 647 0 0% by 6/1 Link
Pitzer 500 148 30 20%    
Pomona 862 505 150 30% update early-mid May Link
Providence 2,723 811 375 46% update mid-May Link
Purdue 5,307 2,740 90 3% Communicated in April ADMISSIONS
Reed 1,264 421 48 11%    
Saint Michaels 83 40 15 38% typically by mid-June Link
Santa Clara 2,749 1,747 410 23% typically thru June Link
Scripps 570 265 30 11% begins late May Link
Sewanee 625 156 16 10%    
Skidmore 1,595 595 0 0% all offers typically made in May ADMISSIONS
Smith 1,155 684 67 10% update sent 6/23 ADMISSIONS
SMU 2,043 765 340 44%   Link
Spelman 550 173 15 9% notification to be sent 6/30 5pm ET ADMISSIONS
Stanford 850 707 259 37% by 7/1 Link
Swarthmore     33   filled as of 6/2 ADMISSIONS
Trinity College         late April to 7/31 Link
Tufts 2,136 1,017 222 22% by early June Link
Tulane 12,813 4,486 0 0% no later than 6/30 Link
Union College 708 290 120 41% beginning early May Link
UC Berkeley 8,753 5,043 1,651 33% by 6/1 Link
UC Davis         by 6/1 Link
UC Irvine 18,621 11,081 2,664 24% by 6/1 Link
UCLA 14,470 9,254 1,779 19% by 6/1 Link
UC Merced         by 6/1 Link
UC Riverside 11,319 5,638 3,828 68% by 6/1 Link
UCSD         by 6/1 Link
UCSB 9,885 6,342 6,103 96% by 6/30 Link
UCSC 16,484 10,370 8,870 86% by 6/1 Link
Georgia 1,157 693 493 71% As of 5/3, 200 admitted off waitlist, still open Link
UIUC         by late June Link
UMass Amherst 4,381 2,326 396 17% beginning mid-May Link
University of Miami 11,444 3,664 781 21% by 6/15 Link
Michigan 20,723 9,856 1,248 13% typically by early June Link
UNC - Chapel Hill         by 6/30 Link
Notre Dame 1,778 1,253 530 42% Expect 50-150 students will ultimately be admitted Link
URichmond 3,406 1,717 113 7% by 6/30 Link
USD 1,797 794 240 30% After 5/1 Link
Virginia 6,465 3,780 165 4% Complete as of 6/21 Link
Washington 9,726 4,712 1,870 40%   Link
Vanderbilt     479   early May - early July Link
Villanova 6,555 2,563 210 8% All on active waitlist already notified ADMISSIONS
Virginia Tech 10,800 6,990 3,959 57% by 7/1 Link
Wellesley 2,252 926 52 6% before 8/1 Link
Wesleyan 2,302 1,370 133 10% by 6/30 Link
Wheaton - IL 177 41 18 44% by 8/1; updates at end of May, June & July Link
Williams 1,944 846 73 9% begins in May Link
WPI 2,450 1,063 489 46% no later than 7/9 ADMISSIONS
Yale         1,030 offered WL spot Link