Class of 2017 early admissions
Early admissions time is here again. According to the statistics as of the time of article’s publication, the number of applications once again increased at almost all college and universities, including the Ivies and non-Ivies. So far the increase in college admissions for the Class of 2017 continues the trend that each year promises to turn in the other direction. Yet, the increase continues.
Some notably high percentage increases include Harvard with an increase of almost 15%. On an almost frightening note, their early acceptance rate decreased from 18% last year to 5.8%. What does that mean for regular decision applicants? Also, it is worth noting that the Brown PLME Program experienced a significant decrease in the number of applicants for the class of 2017. Last year they received 417 applications while this year only 374 students applied to the PLME program. Similarly applicants to the Brown/RISD program decreased from 67 last year to 40 this year.
|SCHOOL||Applications 2012||Applications 2011||# CHANGE||% CHANGE||Early Admit Rate 2012||Early Admit Rate 2011|
|University of Pennsylvania||4780||4527||285||5.9%||24.9%||26.14%|
Once college, however, stands apart. I will address the “Dartmouth Problem” in my next article.