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Score at the Top Blog

How hard was it to get into some of the nation’s most prestigious universities this year?

Friday, April 06, 2012

As colleges begin to publish their admission stats for the class of 2016, I wanted to share this list of 20 top schools’ admissions stats, reprinted from the Daily Beast (4/5/2012) -- http://tinyurl.com/7ksrljw

Harvard
Applications, Class of 2016: 34,302
Acceptances: 2,032
Percent Accepted, Class of 2016: 5.9
Percent Accepted, Class of 2015: 6.2

Stanford
Applications, Class of 2016: 36,631
Acceptances: 2,427
Percent Accepted, Class of 2016: 6.6
Percent Accepted, Class of 2015: 7.1

Yale
Applications, Class of 2016: 28,974
Acceptances: 1,975
Percent Accepted, Class of 2016: 6.8
Percent Accepted, Class of 2015: 7.4

Columbia
Applications, Class of 2016: 31,851
Acceptances: 2,363
Percent Accepted, Class of 2016: 7.4
Percent Accepted, Class of 2015: 6.9

Princeton
Applications, Class of 2016: 26,664
Acceptances: 2,095
Percent Accepted, Class of 2016: 7.9
Percent Accepted, Class of 2015: 8.4

Brown
Applications, Class of 2016: 28,742
Acceptances: 2,670
Percent Accepted, Class of 2016: 9.3
Percent Accepted, Class of 2015: 8.7

Dartmouth
Applications, Class of 2016: 23,110
Acceptances: 2,180
Percent Accepted, Class of 2016: 9.4
Percent Accepted, Class of 2015: 9.7

Duke
Applications, Class of 2016: 31,610
Acceptances: 3,752
Percent Accepted, Class of 2016: 11.9
Percent Accepted, Class of 2015: 12.6

Amherst
Applications, Class of 2016: 8,555
Acceptances: 1,020
Percent Accepted, Class of 2016: 11.9
Percent Accepted, Class of 2015: 12.8

University of Pennsylvania
Applications, Class of 2016: 31,216
Acceptances: 3,840
Percent Accepted, Class of 2016: 12.3
Percent Accepted, Class of 2015: 13.6

Pomona
Applications, Class of 2016: 7,457
Acceptances: 956
Percent Accepted, Class of 2016: 12.8
Percent Accepted, Class of 2015: 13.6

University of Chicago
Applications, Class of 2016: 25,277
Acceptances: 3,344
Percent Accepted, Class of 2016: 13.2
Percent Accepted, Class of 2015: 16.3

Northwestern
Applications, Class of 2016: 32,065
Acceptances: 4,895
Percent Accepted, Class of 2016: 15.3
Percent Accepted, Class of 2015: 18.0

Cornell
Applications, Class of 2016: 37,812
Acceptances: 6,123
Percent Accepted, Class of 2016: 16.2
Percent Accepted, Class of 2015: 18.0

Georgetown
Applications, Class of 2016: 20,100
Acceptances: 3,316
Percent Accepted, Class of 2016: 16.5
Percent Accepted, Class of 2015: 18.1

Williams
Applications, Class of 2016: 7,067
Acceptances: 1,182
Percent Accepted, Class of 2016: 16.7
Percent Accepted, Class of 2015: 17.1

Johns Hopkins
Applications, Class of 2016: 20,496
Acceptances: 3,628
Percent Accepted, Class of 2016: 17.7
Percent Accepted, Class of 2015: 18.3

University of Southern California
Applications, Class of 2016: 45,917
Acceptances: 8,358
Percent Accepted, Class of 2016: 18.2
Percent Accepted, Class of 2015: 23.0

UC Berkeley
Applications, Class of 2016: 61,661
Acceptances: 12,000
Percent Accepted, Class of 2016: 19.5
Percent Accepted, Class of 2015: 25.7

Wesleyan
Applications, Class of 2016: 10,503
Acceptances: 2,073
Percent Accepted, Class of 2016: 19.7
Percent Accepted, Class of 2015: 23.3