Early Round up: And up they are, especially Boston, Chicago, Harvard etc….but not Darmouth
Early number coming in:
Applications for early admission to Harvard College’s class of 2017 numbered 4,856, marking a nearly 15 percent surge from last year’s figure, the University announced on Thursday.
Yale received a total of 4,514 early applications, a 4.4 percent increase from the previous year, and Princeton received 3,791, a 10 percent increase. The University of Pennsylvania, Columbia, and Brown received 4,780, 3,126, and 2,957 early applications this year, up 5.6 percent, 1.3 percent, and 1 percent respectively from last year. Dartmouth, on the other hand, saw a 12.5 percent decrease in early applicants.
Penn also is up (See the lovely graph)
Outtside the Ivy League, applications to Duke University’s early decision program declined by 2.6 percent, and the University of Chicago broke its early action application record for the fourth straight year, topping 10,000 applicants for an increase of 18.6 percent.
The University received 2,586 applications compared to 2,656 received last year, said Dean of Admissions Christoph Guttentag. This decrease—less than 3 percent—comes after a 100 percent increase in early decision applications over the last five years, Guttentag said.
Georgetown offers this lovely graphic:
This year, 6,736 students applied for early action admission to the class of 2017, marking a slight increase over the 6,699 applicants who applied last year. Most notably, the School of Nursing and Health Studies saw a 20 percent jump in applications.
The University reported an all-time high number of early decision applicants last week, with 2,625 students vying for a sport in the class of 2017 — a 7 percent increase from last year.
Applications designated early decision rose from 916 in 2011 to 1,007 this fall, a 10 percent increase, university officials said.
ED1 applications to ECAS are up 10 percent and stood at a record high of 959 as of Nov. 19 compared to 871 at the same time last year.
The Hopkins Office of Undergraduate Admissions has begun reviewing the Early Decision applications submitted by prospective members of the Class of 2016. With 1,467 applications received, this year’s number of applications marks a slight increase over last year’s Early Decision pool of 1,445 aspirational students.
The University (of Virginia) saw 13,879 early action applications this year, up from 11,681 last year. Dean of Admissions Greg Roberts attributed the rise to increased knowledge about the early action program.
The Admission Office received a record number of 2,957 early decision applications for spots in the class of 2017, Miller said. Last year, the University received 2,919 early decision applications.
3,791 students applied for early admission to the University, about a 10-percent increase over the 3,443 who applied last year.
According to a press release, UGA received a record 11,300 early action (EA) applications. As is usually the case, the EA pool is academically strong, boasting of an average GPA of almost 3.8, mean SAT scores of 1286 (with a mean writing score of 620), and an average ACT of 29.
Boston University received over 40 percent more applications for early decision in 2012 than it did in 2011, BU officials said.
Colin Riley, BU spokesman, said 1,505 people applied for early decision admission to BU for the fall 2013 semester, while only 1,069 applied for early admission for the fall 2012 semester.
Columbia College and the School of Engineering and Applied Science received 3,126 early decision applications for the class of 2017, an increase of 1.3 percent from last year’s 3,086.