Articles tagged with: Early Decision

06 October 2020

Class of 2024 Early Decision and Early Action Results

Posted in Early Admission, Class of 2024

Update #12 (10/7)

college-studentsHere's our initial list of reported early decision and early action admission rates for the Class of 2024.

This list includes results from Barnard, Boston College, Boston University, Brown, Colby, Colgate, Colorado College, Cornell, Dartmouth, Duke, Emory, Emory (Oxford), Georgetown, Georgia Tech, Harvard, Johns Hopkins, Lafayette, Middlebury, MIT, Providence College, Rice, Santa Clara, University of Georgia, University of Notre Dame, University of Pennsylvania, University of Virginia, Vanderbilt, Villanova, Washington University in St. Louis, Wesleyan, William & Mary and Yale.

Bookmark this page, as we'll be updating it frequently over the next several weeks.

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05 October 2020

Early Decision Schools That Double Admission Odds

Posted in Your College List, Early Admission, Class of 2025

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 NYU, roughly 67% of the Class of 2023 was admitted through Early Decision, and the admission rate was 28% vs. 14% for those who applied via Regular Decision.  Or at Bates College in Maine, roughly 70% of the incoming class was admitted through Early Decision and the admission rate was 42% 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. 

31 January 2020

Class of 2024 Early Decision and Early Action Notification Dates

Posted in Early Admission, Class of 2024

Update #29 (1/31)

student questionsHere's our updated list of early decision and early action notification dates for the Class of 2024.  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 where available, as well as last year's notification dates for reference.   

Good luck, seniors!

15 January 2020

Rice Admits 385 Early Decision Applicants to the Class of 2024

Posted in Early Admission, Class of 2024

Rice logoRice University admitted 385 early decision applicants to the Class of 2024.  

Early decision applications declined 22 percent to 2,042, resulting in an admission rate of 18.9 percent.

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16 December 2019

Dartmouth Admits 547 Early Decision Applicants to the Class of 2024

Posted in Early Admission, Class of 2024

dartmouth logoDartmouth accepted 547 applicants (including 21 matched through QuestBridge) to the Class of 2023 under early decision.  

The total number of early admission applicants fell to 2,069 this year, down 16 percent.  This resulted in an early admission rate of 26 percent.

Dartmouth anticipates these early admits will account for 46 percent of this year's targeted class of 1,150.    

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16 December 2019

University of Pennsylvania Admits 1,269 Early Decision Applicants to Class of 2024

Posted in Early Admission, Class of 2024

upenn logoThe University of Pennsylvania admitted 1,269 early decision applicants to the Class of 2023.  

Early decision applications totaled 6,453, resulting in an admission rate of 20 percent.

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13 December 2019

Cornell Admits 1,576 Early Decision Applicants to the Class of 2024

Posted in Early Admission, Class of 2024

cornell logoCornell accepted 1,576 applicants to the Class of 2024 under early decision.  

Early decision applicants totaled 6,615, resulting in an admisison rate of 23.8 percent.

Legacy students made up 22.1 percent of early admits and athletes made up 12.1 percent.   

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13 December 2019

Johns Hopkins Admits 682 Early Decision Applicants to Class of 2024

Posted in Early Admission, Class of 2024

johnshopkinslogoJohns Hopkins admitted 682 applicants to the Class of 2024 under early decision.  

With early decision applications up 16 percent from last year's total of 2,068, the early decision acceptance rate for the Class of 2024 is approximately 28 percent.

Click here for the news release.

 

13 December 2019

Duke Admits 887 Early Decision Applicants to the Class of 2024

Posted in Early Admission, Class of 2024

duke logoDuke admitted 887 applicants to the Class of 2024 under early decision.  

The total number of early decision applicants declined 11 percent to 4,300 this year, resulting in an early admission rate of 21 percent.

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12 December 2019

Emory Admits 730 Early Decision I Applicants to Class of 2024

Posted in Early Admission, Class of 2024

emory logoEmory University admitted 730 Early Decision I applicants to the Class of 2024. 580 were admitted solely to Emory College, 295 solely to Oxford College and 145 to both.

A total of 1,812 applications were received for admittance to Emory College, Oxford College at Emory or both.  

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12 December 2019

Brown Admits 800 Early Decision Applicants to the Class of 2024

Posted in Early Admission, Class of 2024

brown logoBrown accepted 800 applicants to the Class of 2024 under early decision.  

Early decision applications totaled 4,452 this year, up 8 percent and resulting in an early admission rate of 17.5 percent.

  

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06 December 2019

University of Virginia Admits 749 Early Decision Applicants to the Class of 2024

Posted in Early Admission, Class of 2024

uva logoThe University of Virginia announced today that it admitted 749 early decision applicants to the Class of 2024.  

A total of 2,157 early decision applications were received, resulting in an overall early admission rate of 35 percent.  The acceptances are expected to represent 20 percent of the targeted class size of 3,748 studenets.  

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06 October 2019

The Early Admission Advantage (Part 3 of 3)

Posted in Early Admission, Class of 2024

PART III: Putting Early Admission Strategies to Work

targets2In Part II of this series developed an early admission strategy based on your competitiveness as an applicant, your college list, and your strength of commitment to the top schools on your list.  If you're a competitive applicant with strong qualifications, we recommend that you:

  • Take full advantage of Early Action for all the schools on your list
  • Apply Restrictive Early Action to your top school or when the restrictions don't inhibit your ability to take advantage of early admission programs at higher ranked schools 
  • Apply Early Decision I when you are strongly committed to attending your top choice school and have no concerns about affordability
  • Apply Early Decision II if you have been denied admission to your top choice school, you're strongly committed to attending this ED II school as your next best option, and have no concerns about affordability

With this early admission strategy in place, let's put it to work in Part III against a couple of hypothetical applicants.   

05 October 2019

The Early Admission Advantage (Part 2 of 3)

Posted in Early Admission, Class of 2024

PART II: When and How to Take Advantage of Early Admission Programs

img-earlyIn Part I of this series we covered the fundamentals of college early admission programs.  We learned that:

  • Colleges offer early admission programs to manage yield, lock up prized applicants and improve prestige in the process
  • There can be as much as a 2-4x difference in admit rates between early and regular decision applicants
  • Because there is often a high proportion of an enrolled class coming through early admission, your chances of getting in via regular decision are actually worse than you might think

In short, you should always consider early admission programs as part of your college plan.  But under what conditions does it make sense and how do you apply it against your list of schools?  This is the topic for Part II.  

04 October 2019

The Early Admission Advantage (Part 1 of 3)

Posted in Early Admission, Class of 2024

PART I: The Fundamentals

early admission advantage

Simply put, early admission should always be considered as part of your college plan.

Why?  Because early action and early decision programs can be tremendously useful in helping a competitive candidate enhance admission odds.  By submitting your application early, you'll hear back earlier and in most instances improve your chances for admission.  Better yet, if you're accepted early, you'll be able to avoid the cost and effort of applying to schools of lower interest on your list.

In this three part series, we'll explore the fundamentals, when/how to take advantage of them, and where early admission is offered.  Read on for Part I.

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