This year was extremely competitive for some of the Ivies, as Princeton University, Cornell University, and University of Pennsylvania had one of their most selective admissions classes ever recorded, and Brown University, Yale University also had a lower acceptance rate than last year's rate.
Princeton admitted 7.28% of applicants and accepted 1,939 students out of 26,641 applicants. This was down slightly from their 7.29% in 2013.
Cornell admitted 14% this year, taking 6,025 students from 43,041 applications. Cornell accepted 15.2% of applicants last year. While Cornell has the highest admissions rate in the Ivy League, the school dropped their admissions percentage point this year.
University of Penn admitted 9.9% applicants to the Class of 2018, where it was 12.1% for the Class of 2017. 3,551 of 35,788 applicants was accepted.
Brown University admitted 8.6% acceptance rate, with 2,619 of 30,291 applicants accepted. Last year, Brown had a 9.2% acceptance rate.
Yale University was the last to release their admissions data, and posted a lower acceptance rate than last year's 6.72% Yale admitted 6.26% acceptance rate this year, admitting 1,935 of 30,932 applicants.
The other Ivies saw their acceptance rate rise from last year.
Harvard University admitted 5.9% of applicants from last year's 5.8% admissions rate, accepting 2,023 of their 34,295 applications.
Columbia University admitted 6.94% of applicants, up from their record low of 6.89% acceptance rate for Class of 2017. Columbia accepted 2,291 of their 32,967 applicants.
Dartmouth College took 11.5% of applicants to the Class of 2018, which was up from last year's 10% admissions rate. Dartmouth received 19,235 applications and accepted 2,220 this year.
Other top colleges also released their admissions data this week. MIT took 7.7% of applications. Here's a summary of the data:
- Brown University — 30,291 applicants (2,619 accepted)
- Columbia University — 32,967 applicants (2,291 accepted)
- Cornell University — 43,041 applicants (6,025 accepted)
- Dartmouth College — 19,235 applicants (2,220 accepted)
- Harvard University — 34,295 applicants (2,023 accepted)
- University of Pennsylvania — 35,788 applicants (3,551 accepted)
- Princeton University — 26,607 applicants (1,939 accepted)
- Yale University — 30,922 applicants (1,935 accepted)