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Ivy League Admission Stats (+ Stanford and MIT)

 

Ivy League Colleges Overall Acceptance Rate Total Applications Early Applications Early Acceptances Early Acceptance Rate Regular Applications Regular Acceptances Regular Acceptance Rate
Harvard
(Mass.)
6.2%
34,950
-
-
-
34,950
2,158
6.2%
Yale
(Conn.)
7.4%
27,282
5,257
761
14.5%
22,025
1,245
5.7%
Princeton
(N.J.)
8.4%
27,189
-
-
-
27,189
2,282
8.4%
Columbia
(N.Y.)
6.9%
34,929
3,217
627
19.5%
31,712
1,792
5.7%
UPenn
(P.A.)
12.3%
31,659
4,557
1,195
26.2%
27,102
2,685
9.9%
Brown
(R.I.)
8.7%
30,946
2,796
577
20.6%
28,150
2,115
7.5%
Dartmouth
(N.H.)
9.7%
22,385
1,759
444
25.2%
20,626
1,734
8.4%
Cornell
(N.Y.)
18%
36,392
3,456
1,228
35.5%
32,936
5,306
16.1%
Stanford
(Calif.)
7.1%
34,348
-
-
-
-
-
-
MIT
(Mass.)
9.7%
17,909
6,404
772
12.1%
15,547
943
6.1%

 


 

Applicant Profiles for Top US Colleges

Harvard University | Yale University | Princeton University | Columbia University | University of Pennsylvania | Brown University | Dartmouth University | Cornell University | Stanford University | Massachusetts Institute of Technology

International Student Statistics for Top Schools

 

 


Brown University
Source

Class of 2014

SAT Critical Reading Distribution
  Applied Accepted % Accepted Enrolled % of Class
800
2,230
496
22.20%
186
14.60%
750-790
3,170
459
14.50%
213
28.60%
700-740
6,084
705
11.50%
365
18.60%
650-690
5,579
403
7.20%
237
11.50%
600-640
3,911
240
6.10%
146
0.3%
550-590
2,076
117
5.60%
87
6.80%
500-540
1,095
41
3.70%
37
2.90%
< 500
709
6
0.80%
4
<1.0%

SAT Math Distribution
  Applied Accepted % Accepted Enrolled % of Class
800
2,836
515
18.2%
200
15.7%
750-790
5,259
701
13.3%
330
25.9%
700-740
5,342
545
10.20%
298
23.40%
650-690
5,201
391
7.50%
242
19.00%
600-640
3,108
219
7.00%
140
11.00%
550-590
1,599
73
4.60%
48
3.80%
500-540
849
19
2.20%
13
1.00%
< 500
624
4
0.60%
4
<1.0%

SAT Writing Distribution
  Applied Accepted % Accepted Enrolled % of Class
800
2,262
506
22.40%
199
15.60%
750-790
4,596
683
14.90%
324
25.40%
700-740
5,905
566
9.60%
300
23.50%
650-690
5,392
384
7.10%
226
17.70%
600-640
3,321
207
6.20%
133
10.40%
550-590
1,848
91
4.90%
69
5.40%
500-540
891
25
2.80%
21
1.60%
< 500
601
5
0.80%
3
<1.0%

Distribution of ACT Scores
  Applied Accepted % Accepted Enrolled % of Class
36
113
36
31.9%
11
2.0%
33-35
3,280
405
12.3%
191
34.4%
29-32
5,056
357
7.1%
236
42.5%
26-28
1,719
103
6.0%
77
13.9%
23-25
754
43
5.7%
37
6.7%
<23
361
3
0.8%
3
<1.0%

Class Rank
  Applied Accepted % Accepted Enrolled
Valedictorian
1,680
350
21%
141
Salutorian
799
124
16%
61
Top 10%
9,287
1,042
11%
511

 

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Columbia University
source

Class of 2014

  • Of schools that provided Columbia with a class rank, approximately 97% of accepted students were in the top 10% of their graduating class
  • The middle 50% of admitted students scored between a 2100 and 2330 on the Math, Critical Reading and Writing sections of the SAT
  • The middle 50% of admitted students scored between a 31 and 34 on the ACT

 

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Cornell University
source

Class of 2015

  25th Percentile 50th Percentile 75th Percentile Mean/Average
SAT I Critical Reading
630
680
730
678
SAT I Math
670
730
770
715
SAT I Total
1,320
1,410
1,480
1,393
ACT Composite
29
31
33
31

 

Class profile for the class of 2015

  • 65.6% attended public high school
  • 15.3% are children of Cornell alumni
  • 6.4% are recruited athletes
  • 89% of enrolled students who submitted their high school rank were in their top tenth of graduating class, 98% were in the top quarter of graduating class

 

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Dartmouth University
source

Class of 2015

SAT Critical Reading % of Applicants % of Admitted Students Acceptance Rate
800
8.2%
24.4%
32.0%
700-790
38.4%
53.1%
14.8%
600-690
35.7%
17.7%
5.3%
500-590
14.1%
4.6%
3.6%
490 and below
3.6%
0.1%
0.3%

SAT Math % of Applicants % of Admitted Students Acceptance Rate
800
16.2%
28.3%
18.7%
700-790
43.6%
49.3%
12.1%
600-690
29.4%
20.2%
7.4%
500-590
8.6%
2.2%
2.7%
490 and below
2.1%
0.0%
0.0%

SAT Writing % of Applicants % of Admitted Students Acceptance Rate
800
9.4%
26.4%
30.0%
700-790
43.8%
53.9%
13.2%
600-690
32.0%
15.8%
5.3%
500-590
11.7%
3.6%
3.3%
490 and below
3.1%
0.2%
0.6%

ACT
Median 33
25th Percentile 30
75th Percentile 34

 

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Harvard University
source

Class of 2015

  • More than 14,000 applicants scored 700 or more on the SAT critical reading test; 17,000 scored 700 or above on the SAT math test; 15,000 scored 700 or higher on the SAT writing test
  • 3,800 were ranked first in their high school classes

 

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology
source

Class of 2015

Middle 50% score range of admitted students (25th and 75th percentiles)
Test Range
SAT: Critical Reading
680-780
SAT: Math
740-800
SAT: Writing
690-780
ACT Composite
32-35
ACT Math
34-36
ACT English
32-35
SAT Subject Test: Math
750-800
SAT Subject Test: Science
720-800

Distribution of SAT Reasoning Test Scores (Math)
  Applicants Admits Admit rate
750-800
7,805
1,166
15%
700-740
3,159
323
10%
650-690
1,838
87
5%
600-640
841
4
0%
< 600
564
0
0%

Distribution of SAT Reasoning Test Scores (Critical Reading)
  Applicants Admits Admit rate
750-800
3,373
641
19%
700-740
3,451
437
13%
650-690
2,999
290
10%
600-640
2,065
136
7%
< 600
2,319
76
3%

Distribution of SAT Reasoning Test Scores (Writing)
  Applicants Admits Admit rate
750-800
3,962
771
19%
700-740
3,031
397
13%
650-690
2,908
244
8%
600-640
1,953
114
6%
< 600
2,349
54
2%

Distribution of ACT Scores (Composite)
  Applicants Admits Admit rate
34-36
2,248
346
15%
31-33
2,293
192
8%
28-30
961
49
5%
25-27
461
13
3%
< 25
253
0
0%

 

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Princeton University
Source

Class of 2015

Percentage of Applicants Accepted by GPA Range
GPA % Accepted
4.00
14.1
3.90-3.99
8.9
3.80-3.89
6.8
3.70-3.79
5.8
3.60-3.69
4.3
3.50-3.59
2.7
Below 3.50
2.1

Percentage of Applicants Accepted by SAT Range
SAT Scores % Accepted
2300-2400
21.6
2100-2290
9.4
1900-2090
4.3
1700-1890
1.4
1500-1690
0.2
Below 1500
0.0
No CEEB Scores
6.5

  • Of those enrolling students whose secondary schools provided Princeton with ranks-in-class, 93% ranked in the top decile.
  • 12.3% of the students in the class are children of Princeton alumni.
  • 58% of students came from public school, while 28.6% came from boarding school.

 

Middle 50% Scores
Test Range
SAT: Critical Reading
700-790
SAT: Math
710-800
SAT: Writing
700-790
ACT Composite
31-34

 

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Stanford University
source

Class of 2015

GPA Percent of Applicants Admit Rate Percent of Admitted Class
4.0 and above
55%
9%
71%
3.70 - 3.99
30%
6%
24%
below 3.70
15%
3%
6%

Rank Percent of Applicants Admit Rate Percent of Admitted Class
Top 10%
80%
7%
94%
11% - 20%
12%
2%
4%
21% and below
8%
2%
2%

SAT Critical Reading
Score Percent of Applicants Admit Rate Percent of Admitted Class
800
8%
18%
19%
700-799
36%
10%
49%
600-699
37%
6%
28%
Below 600
19%
2%
4%

SAT Math
Score Percent of Applicants Admit Rate Percent of Admitted Class
800
16%
12%
26%
700-799
43%
9%
50%
600-699
29%
6%
22%
Below 600
12%
2%
3%

SAT Writing
Score Percent of Applicants Admit Rate Percent of Admitted Class
800
8%
19%
20%
700-799
40%
10%
54%
600-699
35%
5%
22%
Below 600
17%
2%
4%

ACT Composite
Score Percent of Applicants Admit Rate Percent of Admitted Class
30-36
69%
8%
85%
24-29
26%
3%
13%
18-23
5%
2%
2%

 

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University of Pennsylvania
Source

Class of 2015

Testing Means for the Middle 50 Percent of Enrolled Students
Test Range
SAT: Critical Reading
670-750
SAT: Math
690-780
SAT: Writing
680-780
ACT Composite
31-34

 

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Yale University
Source

Class of 2014

Test score ranges (25th to 75th percentiles) for enrolled freshmen
Test Range
SAT: Verbal
700-800
SAT: Math
710-790
SAT: Writing
710-800
ACT Composite
32-35

 

  • 56% of matriculants came from public high schools
  • 44% of matriculants came from independent, parochial, and other schools
  • 13% of matriculants were Yale College and/or Graduate and Professional School legacies

 

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International Student Statistics for Top US Colleges

 

Ivy League College Enrollment Year Percentage of International Students
Harvard (Mass.)
2011
11%
Yale (Conn.)
2010
13%
Princeton (N.J.)
2011
11%
Columbia (N.Y.)
2010
17%
University of Pennsylvania (P.A.)
2011
14.6%
Brown (R.I.)
2010
10%
Dartmouth (N.H.)
2010
7.9%
Cornell (N.Y.)
2011
10.4%
Stanford* (Calif.)
-
-
Massachusetts Institute of Technology* (Mass.)
2011
0.8%

 

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