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Ivy League Acceptance Rates and Admissions Statistics for the Class of 2021

The results are in! The Ivy League released the final decisions for the Class of 2021.

The Ivy League received an increase in applications this year and reported record-low acceptance rates—making this year the most competitive applicant pool in the Ivy League’s history.

Here are the results for the Ivy League’s Class of 2021:

 

Brown University  – 8.3% of applicants were accepted to Brown’s Class of 2021. This is a record low and down from last year’s acceptance rate of 9%.

  • Overall acceptance rate – 8.3%
  • Regular decision acceptance rate – 6.5%
  • Early decision acceptance rate – 21.9%
  • Students accepted – 2,027
  • Total applications – 32,724
  • Change in applications from last year – 424 more (1% increase)

Columbia University – 5.8% of applicants were accepted to Columbia’s Class of 2021. This is a record low and down from last year’s acceptance rate of 6%.

  • Overall acceptance rate – 5.8%
  • Regular decision acceptance rate – not yet released
  • Early decision acceptance rate – not yet released
  • Students accepted – 2,185
  • Total applications – 37,389
  • Change in applications from last year – 1,097 more (3% increase)

Cornell University – 12.5% of applicants were accepted to Cornell’s Class of 2021. This is a record low and down from last year’s acceptance rate of 14%.

  • Overall acceptance rate – 12.5%
  • Regular decision acceptance rate – 10.8%
  • Early decision acceptance rate – 25.6%
  • Students accepted – 5,889
  • Total applications – 47,038
  • Change in applications from last year – 2,072 more (4.6% increase)

Dartmouth College10.4% of applicants were accepted to Dartmouth’s Class of 2021. This is down from last year’s acceptance rate of 10.5%

  • Overall acceptance rate – 10.4%
  • Regular decision acceptance rate – 8.5%
  • Early decision acceptance rate – 27.8%
  • Students accepted – 2,092
  • Total applications – 20,034
  • Change in applications from last year – 641 less (3% decrease)

Harvard University – 5.2% of applicants were accepted to Harvard’s Class of 2021. This is down from last year’s acceptance rate of 5.4%.

  • Overall acceptance rate – 5.2%
  • Regular decision acceptance rate – 3.4%
  • Restrictive early action acceptance rate – 14.5%
  • Students accepted – 2,056
  • Total applications – 39,506
  • Change in applications from last year – 465 more (1% increase)

Princeton University6.1% of applicants were accepted to Princeton’s Class of 2021. This is a record low and down from last year’s acceptance rate of 6.5%.

  • Overall acceptance rate – 6.1%
  • Regular decision acceptance rate – 4.3%
  • Restrictive early action acceptance rate – 15.4%
  • Students accepted – 1,890
  • Total applications – 31,056
  • Change in applications from last year – 1,753 more (6% increase)

University of Pennsylvania9.15% of applicants were accepted to Penn’s Class of 2021. This is a record low and down from last year’s acceptance rate of 9.4%

  • Overall acceptance rate – 9.15%
  • Regular decision acceptance rate – 6.8%
  • Early decision acceptance rate – 22%
  • Students accepted – 3,699
  • Total applications – 40,413
  • Change in applications from last year – 1,495 more (3.8% increase)

Yale University6.9% of applicants were accepted to Yale’s Class of 2021. This is slightly higher than last year’s 6.3% acceptance rate.

  • Overall acceptance rate – 6.9%
  • Regular decision acceptance rate – 5.03%
  • Restrictive early action acceptance rate – 17.1%
  • Students accepted – 2,272
  • Total applications – 32,900
  • Change in applications from last year – 1,445 more (4.6% increase)

 

 

(More information about the Ivy League’s early admissions decisions for the Class of 2021 may be found here.)

Each year, the Ivy League receives more applications and increases in selectivity. You may learn more about this trend here, and you may prepare for your college applications by reading more of my blog articles.

 

 

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