08 October 2019

Early Decision Schools That Double Admission Odds

Posted in Your College List, Early Admission, Class of 2024

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 Washington University in St. Louis, roughly 60% of the incoming class is admitted through Early Decision, and the admission rate is 36% vs. 11% for those who applied via Regular Decision.  That's a difference 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 %
American University2.5885 3347
Amherst College3.6036 1040
Barnard College2.4024 1046
Bates College4.6742 970
Bowdoin College3.2923 750
Brown University3.6018 548
Bucknell University2.0064 3245
Claremont McKenna College3.5028 859
Colby College3.6329 855
Colgate University2.3046 2056
College of the Holy Cross2.6883 3150
Colorado College6.2525 459
Cornell University2.5623 944
Dartmouth College3.7126 748
Davidson College3.3647 1464
Denison University2.1157 2754
Duke University3.5021 651
Franklin and Marshall2.4669 2861
Furman University2.0785 4120
Grinnell College2.5957 2243
Hamilton College2.7341 1551
Haverford College3.3143 1356
Johns Hopkins University4.0028 750
Lehigh University2.2866 2954
Middlebury College2.7761 2253
New York University2.0028 1467
Northwestern University3.5725 755
Pitzer College3.0934 1158
Pomona College2.5015 651
Rice University2.1119 940
Skidmore College2.0758 2850
Smith College2.0361 3048
Swarthmore College3.0024 856
Trinity University2.2563 2815
Tulane University33.0033 140
University of Miami2.4048 2034
University of Pennsylvania3.3320 653
Vanderbilt University2.5020 854
Washington and Lee University2.6943 1655
Washington University in St. Louis3.6036 1062
Wesleyan University2.3342 1854
Williams College3.3637 1147