25 October 2023

Early Decision Schools That Double Admission Odds

Posted in Your College List, Early Admission, Class of 2028

earlydecisionLooking for a way to enhance admission odds? Here's a list of schools with early decision admission rates that are at least twice as high as their regular decision admission rates.  

Because Early Decision is a binding commitment, it only makes sense if you're a competitive applicant, affordability isn't an issue, and you're absolutely certain it's the school for you. But as the list shows, there can be a meaningful advantage in applying this way if you are.  For example, at Barnard College, roughly 60% of the Class of 2027 was admitted through Early Decision, and the admission rate was 25% vs. 3% for those who applied via Regular Decision.  Or at Washington University in St. Louis, over 70% of the incoming class was admitted through Early Decision and the admission rate was 26% vs. 9% for those who applied via Regular Decision.  These are differences too big to ignore.

Note: most early decision deadlines occur in early November, so the time is now to consider if it makes sense for you. Click here for more information about early admission, and here to find out how College Kickstart can help you take full advantage. 


Early Decision Schools That Double Admission Odds

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SchoolED/RD AdvantageAdmit % (ED)Admit % (RD)ED/Enrolled %
Tulane University22.6768 364
Barnard College8.3325 360
Colby College5.8335 654
Middlebury College4.8839 870
Vanderbilt University4.0016 455
Dartmouth College3.8019 550
University of Miami3.5360 1742
Williams College3.3827 846
Amherst College3.2526 840
Brown University3.2513 452
Duke University3.2016 546
Hamilton College3.0030 1053
Wesleyan University2.9341 1459
Colorado College2.9238 1348
Boston University2.8926 957
Washington University in St. Louis2.8926 974
Emory University (Emory)2.8823 868
Swarthmore College2.6716 652
Johns Hopkins University2.6013 562
Rice University2.5718 744
Boston College2.3130 1358
Pomona College2.1713 652
Skidmore College2.0042 2157
Colgate University2.0022 1158

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