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

Posted on Apr 6, 2012 9:19:00 AM

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

 

 

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