2020 Ivy League Admissions Statistics | Ivy Coach (2023)

Ivy League Colleges

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The graph below of the 2020 Ivy League admissions statistics shows a comparison between the Early Decision / Early Action acceptance rates and the Regular Decision acceptance rates:

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Brown University

Out of a total of 32,390 applications, the largest applicant pool in the long and storied history of Brown University, the school with the famously open curriculum accepted 2,919 applicants for the Class of 2020. By our arithmetic and long division, this accounts for an overall admit rate of 9%. And what was the second largest applicant pool in Brown’s history, you ask? Thatwas in 2011 (for the Class of 2015) when Brown received a total of 30,946 applications. so for those folks who believe applications go up each and every year without exception, know that’s not the case exactly. It’s just an overall trend. Anyhow, we digress.

Because Brown admitted 339 more students this year than for the Class of 2019, the overall admit rate was .5% higher than it was last year. Last year’s 8.5% overall admit rate was the lowest in Brown’s history. But, hey, records can’t be broken every year. After all, Michael Phelps saves his very best for every four years. Tokyo anyone?

Of these applicants to Brown, a total of 2,250 were accepted in the Regular Decision round, making Brown’s Regular Decision acceptance rate 7.66%, an increase of .46 percent from the previous year. An additional 1,000 students were put in limbo on the university’s waitlist.

In the Early Decision round, 3,030 candidates (the second largest Early Decision applicant pool in Brown’s history) applied to Brown and 669 earned admission. This markedan Early Decision admit rate of 22.1%. Another 1,905 students were deferred by the university and 456 were denied. So do Early applicants actually get denied? They sure do. Is it more common to get deferred? You bet and it doesn’t take a Ph.D. in mathematics to come to this conclusion. Of the students deferred, about 7% were accepted in the Regular Decision cycle. We always say that, across the board of highly selective colleges, deferred students have about a 10% chance of getting in. We were off by 3% for Brown this year. Sincere apologies.

The Class of 2019 had an Early Decision acceptance rate of 20%, markedly higher (as always) from the Regular Decision admit rate. The numbers tell the truth. Is there an advantage to applying Early? You’d be foolish to believe otherwise. With a targeted freshman class of 1,665 (60 more freshman than the previous year at Brown), Early Decision applicants filled 40.2%. So how tough is it to get into a school like Brown in the Regular Decision round? Well, consider that they’ve only got 59.8% of their class left to fill.

Highlights of Brown University’s Class of 2020

Of the 2,447 applicants to Brown University’s most prestigious 8-year Program in Liberal Medical Education (PLME), a total of 90 students earned admission, marking a 3.7% admit rate to this program. Seventeen students were admitted in the Early Decision round to PLME, a 6.7%admit rate. Brown hopes to enroll approximately 60 PLME students for the Class of 2020.

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And if you’re wondering what we at Ivy Coach think of BSMD programs, well, we think it makes it a whole lot tougher to get into a top school like Brown if you apply to such a program. We’ve got lots of other reasons why students shouldn’t target these kinds of programs but we’ll save that for another day. After all, we write about college admissions every day on our blog. We need to save things to talk about. It’s like going on a first date after having alreadygotten answers to a series of questions on Tinder like, “What do you do,” “How many siblings do you have,” “Where are you from,” etc. You get the idea. Hey, Ivy League admissions statistics can be a bit dry. We’ve got to try to spice things up. How we digress.

Out of the 558 applicants to Brown’s other flagship program (Brown-RISD Dual Degree Program), 15 students were admitted at a 2.7% admit rate. Based on our calculus, this means that 97.3% of students didn’t earn admission. Arewe discussingDonald Trump’s (2.7%) polling numbers or are we still discussing the Brown-RISD Dual Degree Program? We kid, we kid. Or do we?

Brown University’sClass of 2020 hails from all 50 states (yes, even Idaho, Nebraska, Alaska, and Montana). States that were most represented, however, were not New Mexico, Kentucky, and Tennessee but rather California, New York, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and Texas. Shocking, we know. With a record-breaking number of international applicants to Brown, or Americans living abroad, 5,432 students applied from 83 different countries. Foreign countries that were most represented were China, the United Kingdom, Canada, Korea, and India. Again, we know we’ve sent shockwaves to your system with this list of well represented countries.

A total of 47%of admitted students identified themselves as students of color, which again made for a record. We like records. Apparently, so too does Simon Biles.Admitted students came from a total of 1,840 high schools. That’s a whole lot of high school, wouldn’t you say? 59%attended public high schools, while 41% went to private schools. So if you think you need to attend a fancy private school to get into Brown, check out those numbers one or two more times. 95%of the Class of 2020 are in the top 10% of their high school classes. So they’re all big time slackers.

Read the complete articles on Brown University’s admissions statistics for the Class of 2020. And we know you want to read even more about Brown’s Class of 2020. Who doesn’t?

Columbia University

For Columbia’s Class of 2020, including both Columbia College and The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science, a total of 2,193 students were admitted out of an applicant pool of 36,292. This marked the largest applicant pool ever for Columbia. Ever. Did we say ever? This led toa a 6.0% acceptance rate, marking the lowest acceptance rate in Columbia’s history, a history that includes Lou Gehrig and President Dwight D. Eisenhower. “I like Ike.” In the Regular Decision round at Columbia, 32,772 students applied and 1,572 earned admission. So, to recap, the overall admission rate to Columbia was 6.0% (including the Early Decision round) but there was only a 4.8% admission rate in the Regular Decision round. So is it tough to get into Columbia in the Regular Decision round? Asked and answered.

In the Early Decision round, Columbia University received another record breaking 3,520 applications to both Columbia College and SEAS. Of those who applied Early Decision, 621 students were accepted, leading toan Early Decision admit rate of 17.6%. So is it easier to get into a school like Columbia in the Early round as compared to in the Regular round? You do the math. But last we checked, 17.6% sounds a whole lot better than 4.8%, right? For a targeted class of 1,390, Early Decision candidates filled the Class of 2020 at Columbia by 44.6%. By our intense calculations, that means that only 55.4% of the class was still open by the time Regular Decision applicants applied. So if a student really loves Columbia and has a reasonable shot of getting in, why not apply Early Decision? Bueller? Bueller?

Highlights of Columbia University’s Class of 2020

The admitted Class of 2020 hail from all 50 states and 85 nations. Highly selective colleges love to brag that they have students coming from each and every one of our fifty nifty United States from 13 original colonies. Shout ’em, scout ’em, tell all about ’em. Ok, we got carried away there. But, yes, Columbia has students from South Dakota just as they have students from New York, although they have quite a bit more students hailing from New York. Obviously. In addition, 16% of students for the Class of 2020 will be the first in their families to attend college — a coveted group of young people. 16% of students will also be receiving Pell Grants.28% identify as Asian or Asian American, 15% as Latino, 13% as African American, 3% as Native American, and 40% as White.

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Cornell University

With a total record breaking 44,966 applications, Cornell University sent out acceptance letters to 6,337 in both the Early Decision and Regular Decision rounds. This resulted in an overall admit rate for Cornell University of 14.1%. In the Regular Decision cycle, 40,083 candidates applied and 4,997 earned admission, resulting in a 12.5%Regular Decision admit rate. An additional 4,572 applicants were placed on the waitlist, stuck in limbo. But limbo beats rejection, right? Or does it not?

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In Cornell’s Early Decision round, 4,882 students applied and 1,340 were offered admission, leading toan admit rate of 27.4%. Another 23.6%of applicantswere deferred into the Regular Decision pool. With an expected class size of 3,275 freshmen (85 more students than for the Class of 2019 – whoot, whoot!), students admitted in the Early Decision round to Cornell University filled the class by 40.9 percent. So only 59.1% of the class was still open come the time those Regular Decision applicants submitted their applications at the top of 2016.

We should also note that aboutanother 60 freshman will ultimately enroll at Cornell in January 2017 in the First-Year Spring Admission program. This program was initiated during the 2014-2015 admissions cycle. The accepted students to the Spring Admissions program will enroll in either the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) or the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS).

Highlights of Cornell University’s Class of 2020

We’ve got a shocker coming: Cornell’s Class of 2020 hails from all 50 states as well as the District of Columbia. Ok, maybe we exaggerated a bit since this should come as no surprise to anyone reading about Cornell’s admissions stats. The Class of 2020 at Cornell also hails from Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands (the homeland of one Tim Duncan, who happened to be a remarkable swimmer before he became a basketball icon). International students, including Americans living overseas, account for more than 10% of the admitted students hailing from a total of 85 nations. In terms of citizenship, the admitted class represents 104 different nations.

49%of admitted students, and yes this includesAsians and Asian Americans, identified themselves as students of color. Anda total of 1,718 admitted students, or 27% of them, identified themselves as under-represented minorities (a.k.a. URMs).About700 of the admitted students to Cornell are considered first-generation, the first in their families to attend college. We always think that’s very cool. And another22.8% of admitted students are Cornell legacies. That is definitely not as cool. No way.

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Dartmouth College

For the Class of 2020, Dartmouth College offered admission to a total of 2,176 students out of an applicant pool of 20,675. This marks an overall admit rate of 10.5% for the college founded by Eleazar Wheelock to educate Native Americans. In the Regular Decision cycle, 18,748 students applied and 1,682 were admitted. Our algebra indicates this marks an admit rate of 9%. How’s our math?

In the Early Decision round, a record-breaking 1,927 students applied and 494 were accepted at an acceptance rate of 25.6%. Does it help to apply Early Decision to Dartmouth? You bet it does. Note this is a recurring theme for us when we write about Ivy League admissions statistics. It’s not only at Dartmouth. With a targeted class of 1,120, Dartmouth’s admitted students in the Early Decision round filled the class by 44.1%. So only 55.9% of the class was still open when those Regular Decision applicants even applied. That’s like trying to get into Disneyland on July 4th. It’s tough! Ok, maybe not the best of analogies. Deal with it.

Highlights of Dartmouth College’s Class of 2020

A record breaking (notice another theme?) 51% of admitted students to Dartmouth identify themselves as students of color, which of course also includes Asians and Asian Americans. We’re not sure why we have to specify that but every other news source seems to so we’ll go along with it. Perhaps we should buck that trend. Next time. 23%of the admitted students to the College on the Hill identified themselves as under-represented minorities or URMs, which is admission slang for same. In other news, 14% of admitted students are considered first generation students, the first in their families to go to college (super cool). And a different14% are the sons and daughters of Dartmouth College alumni (not as cool at all). Oh and 10% of the admitted students for Dartmouth’s Class of 2020 are recruited athletes, most of whom applied Early Decision.Through the Posse Veterans Program, Dartmouth, whose former president, James Wright, helped spearhead the Post 9/11 G.I. Bill,will admit 10 United States veterans. We at Ivy Coach salute Dartmouth for admitting these veterans in particular.

92%of admitted students at Dartmouth are ranked in the top 10%of their high school classes. And these students have a mean SAT critical reading score of 719, a mean math score of 724, and a mean writing score of 723 (on the old SAT) or they have a mean ACT score of 32.2. The most common academic interests among admitted students to Dartmouth for the Class of 2020 are engineering, biology, and economics.

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Compared to the Class of 2019, more students from public high schools and fewer students from private high schools were admitted this admissions cycle. For the Class of 2020, 25.4% attended private high schools while 63%t attended public high schools. This data is a far cry from many decades ago at Dartmouth, when so many students hailed from prep schools across New England in particular.While members of the Class of 2020 will live in housing assigned only to freshmen, as sophomores, juniors, and seniors, the Class of 2020 will be the first class assigned to the new residential house communities, an important partof Dartmouth College President Philip J. Hanlon’s “Moving Dartmouth Forward Plan.” These students will surely need housing because it’s quite cold up there. They can’t pitch tents on the Green in the middle of winter. That’d be nuts. But we digress again.

While you’re here, read the complete articles on Dartmouth College’s admissions statistics for the Class of 2020 in Hanover.

Harvard College

Just as Katie Ledecky keeps rewriting swimming’s record books, Harvard, the alma mater of her brother, father, and uncle set a record in admission this year. For an expected class of 1,660 freshmen, Harvard College received a record breaking total of 39,041 applications. And how many of these students did Harvard choose to accept? A mere2,037 students, leading to anoverall acceptance rate of5.2%, another new record for the university.

In the Regular Decision round, 32,868 students applied to Harvard College and 1,119 earned admission. This marksa 3.4% admit rate (or a 96.6% rejection rate if your glass is half empty!). In the Single Choice Early Action round back in December 2015, 6,173 students applied for admission to Harvard and 918 were admitted, marking a 14.9% admit rate. So were your odds better this year (and every single year) in the Early or Regular round? You do the math. In the SCEA round, an additional 4,673 students were deferred to the Regular Decision pool and 464 were rejected outright. Other applications were either incomplete or withdrawn. Maybe they just gave up. Who knows.

Highlights of Harvard College’s Class of 2020

Harvard’s incoming class is a little over 48%percent female, which by our calculations indicate that a little less than 52% of the class is male. The percentage of first generation students in their families to attend college is 10.1%. Very cool. A whopping 51.4% of the Class of 2020 identified themselves as students of color with 22.1% Asians or Asian Americans, 14% Africans or African Americans, 12.7% Latino, 2.2% Native Americans, and 0.4% Native Hawaiian.

Read the complete articles on Harvard College’s admissions statistics for the Harvard Class of 2020if you so wish.

University of Pennsylvania

Records are shattering at Ben Franklin’s school, too, with lots and lots of applications and lower and lower acceptance rates. Ben would be proud. Or would he?A total of 38,918 students applied for admission to the University of Pennsylvania’s Class of 2020 and 3,661 earned admission, marking an overall acceptance rate of 9.4%. For the Class of 2019 at UPenn, 37,267 students applied and 3,697 were accepted, marking an admit rate of 9.9%. So it dropped by half a percentage this year — that’s significant indeed.

In this year’s Regular Decision round, 33,156 students applied for admission and 2,329 were accepted at a 7.0% admit rate. In the Early Decision cycle, 5,762 students applied and 1,332 were accepted, marking a 23.1% Early Decision acceptance rate. For a targeted class of 2,445, the Early Decision admits filled the Class of 2020 by 54.5%. Last year’s figurewas 54.4% — so more or less the same. Do you think the University of Pennsylvania loves their Early Decision applicants? The data indicates they sure do!

Highlights of the University of Pennsylvania’s Class of 2020

The University of Pennsylvania’s admitted Class of 2020 is represented by all 50 states. And let’s not forget students from the District of Columbia, Guam, and Puerto Rico are represented too. The state with the most admitted students is,of course,Pennsylvania. Ben would be proud indeed. And one third of those Pennsylvanians are from Philadelphia. Ben just can’t stop smiling. New York and California had the second and third most applicants to UPenn, respectively. International students to the university for this year’s class hail from 88nations around the world. That’s a whole lot of countries. We’re not sure we can name 88 countries But we can try?


A total of 48% of the Class of 2020 identified themselves as students of color. 13%of the Class of 2020 are the first in their families to receive college educations.And 14% of the Class of 2020 are legacies. That one’s always less impressive but it is what it is! For now.

Read the fullarticles on the University of Pennsylvania’s admissions statistics for the UPenn Class of 2020.

Princeton University

Breaking all previous records in all notable categories in terms of numbers and percentages(much like LeBron), a total of 1,894 students were admitted to Princeton University for the Class of 2020. Out of an applicant pool of 29,303 candidates, this yielded a6.5% admit rate. In the Regular Decision round, Princeton received 25,074 applications and accepted 1,177 candidates, marking a 4.7% admit rate. An additional 1,237 applicants were waitlisted. And in the Single Choice Early Action round, Princeton received 4,229 applications and accepted 785 applicants, marking an 18.6% acceptance rate. So, yes, Early Action trumps Regular Decision yet again. Also of note, the expected size of Princeton’s Class of 2020 is 1,308.

Highlights of Princeton University’s Class of 2020

Princeton’s admitted class hails from 49 states and 66 nations (ouch, the Tigers came oh so close to securing students from all 50 states…what happened?). 63% of those students admitted attended public schools, 17.5% are first generation college students (very nice!), 50.6% identified themselves as students of color (cool!), 11.9% are recruited athletes, and 11.2% are legacies.

Read the complete articles on Princeton University’s admissions statistics for the Princeton Class of 2020.

Yale University

Yale University has offered admission to a total 1,972 candidates out of a combined applicant pool (between the Single Choice Early Action and the Regular Decision rounds) of 31,455. This figure marks an increase of 1,218 applications compared with the Class of 2019. That’s a whole lot more applications to Yale! This yielded an overall admit rate of 6.3% at the university, which isactually equivalent to the admit rate for the Class of 2018.

In the Regular Decision cycle, 26,795 students applied to Yale and of those aspiring Bulldogs, 1,177 were admitted – coincidentally the same exact number that were admitted via Regular Decision to Princeton. We’re such admissions statistics nerds. Whatever, we’ll own it. The Regular Decision round at Yale saw a 4.4% admit rate…meaning that 95.6% of applicants to Yale didn’t get in during this round. That’s rather dreary if you ask us! An additional 1,095 applicants were waitlisted, placed into limbo. Can you do the limbo? We saw Katie Ledecky trying it in Rio. The world’s greatest female swimmer just keeps popping up, even though she’s headed to Stanford in the fall — and not Yale or Harvard.

In the Single Choice Early Action cycle, 795 candidates were admitted to Yale out of an applicant pool of 4,669. Of those 4,669 applicants, 53% were deferred and 29% were rejected outright. Other applications were either incomplete or withdrawn. Maybe they fell asleep.This year’s targeted class is 1,360 but because Yale will be opening up two new residential colleges to go along with the existing twelve in the fall of 2017, they will be accepting 200 more students for the Class of 2021 and beyond. So that’s good news, right? More slots is always a good thing.

Highlights of Yale University’s Class of 2020

The admitted students hail from all 50 states and 63 countries and they attended more than 1,350 high schools from across the globe. It’s certainly a whole lot of high schools and while Princeton and Yale shared the same number of students admitted via Regular Decision, they did secure that last state. They found someone with a pulse in all fifty states…kudos to Yale!

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Which Ivy has highest ED acceptance rate? ›

Cornell University is the Ivy League school that receives the most applications each year, and it's not surprising since they also have the highest acceptance rate. They received 67,380 applications for their class of 2025.

What is the lowest score to get into Ivy? ›

Ideal ACT/SAT Scores for Ivy League School Applications

The minimum SAT score to get into an Ivy League school ranges from 690 to 730 for the reading section and from 700 to 730 for the math section. Getting 700 or 710 (or higher) on both of these sections will give you an advantage at most Ivy League universities.

Has anyone gotten into a Ivy League with AC? ›

Since all Ivys use a holistic approach to admitting students, it's entirely possible that someone with a good reason could get admitted with a C or multiple Cs.

Is getting waitlisted at an Ivy good? ›

Over the last 30 years, slightly less than 40% of applicants who first come to Ivy Coach after being waitlisted by the Ivy League institution have earned admission. Many students believe that being waitlisted is akin to being rejected.

What is the average student accepted into an Ivy League? ›

The acceptance rate for Ivy League schools is typically around 5-10%, which means that only a small percentage of applicants are admitted. Factors that are considered in the admissions process include academic achievements, extracurricular activities, test scores, essays, and letters of recommendation.

Is Brown the easiest ivy? ›

Brown University

The third most accessible Ivy League school on the list is Brown, established in 1764 and situated in Providence, Rhode Island. With a 6.6% acceptance rate, Brown admits 2% more candidates than Harvard, which is the most challenging school to get into.

What is the hardest non Ivy League school to get into? ›

Claremont McKenna College, in Claremont, California, has a 13% acceptance rate.

Will one C ruin my chances of Ivy League? ›

Just one bad grade in an advanced level course is not going to ruin your chances at an Ivy League. However, consistently underperforming in advanced classes in your area-of-interest classes will penalize you in the applications process.

What is the 2nd easiest ivy to get into? ›

Dartmouth College

Dartmouth College ranks as the second easiest Ivy League school to get into.

What GPA is too low for Ivy League? ›

Any lower than 3.5, however, you'll have to either have an impressive, relevant achievement or pray for a miracle to get an offer. Therefore, it is best to aspire for the maximum 4.0 to play it safe. But as long as you have at least a 3.7 GPA, you can still get a serious chance at consideration for an offer.

How do you stand out in Ivy League admissions? ›

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Can you get into Yale with C's? ›

Probably not, since the class isn't related to your major, as long as your overall GPA is still 3.8+/4.0. Obviously your odds are slim to begin with and there is much more to getting in than a transcript and a few extra curriculars. Try for Yale, but find matches and likely schools you love just as much.

What is a hidden Ivy League? ›

The Hidden Ivies are colleges and universities considered to rival the eight Ivy League schools without being part of that prestigious group. These schools offer similar academic opportunities to students but might get overlooked because of their lack of popularity when compared to the famous Ivies.

Is waitlisted better than rejected? ›

Remember that if you have been waitlisted or deferred, it does not mean you have been rejected admission. It's as if you have been asked to stay in the waiting room a little longer, pending an ultimate decision.

What not to do when waitlisted? ›

Waitlisted students can accept or reject the offer presented by the college. However, don't take up a spot on the list if you're not planning on attending the school anymore. You'd be taking the spot away from another student who may be more interested.

How many people get off Harvard waitlist? ›

Harvard Does Not Release the Waitlist Acceptance Rate

In a typical year, Harvard's yield exceeds 80%. For the Harvard Class of 2026, Harvard's yield was nearly 84%.

What class rank are most Ivy League schools looking for from applicants? ›

For Ivy League and other top tier schools, a class rank in the top 10% or 5% is a good goal to aim for. Remember though, that colleges take many factors into consideration when they look at college applications, and your class rank is just one piece of the puzzle.

Which schools send most students to Ivy League? ›

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Which Ivy League school has the best dorms? ›

Columbia University

The Ivy League schools, as would be expected, have excellent dorm life options. Columbia, an Ivy League school with an outstanding history and reputation, carries inclusion and diversity from the classroom to the larger Columbia community.

Which Ivy is the whitest? ›

According to stats retrieved from College Scorecard, 47 percent of Princeton's students are white, more than any other top college in the States. As a percentage of the student body, Princeton also has more Asian students than any other Ivy.

What is the nicest ivy? ›

Determining the best Ivy League school can be subjective because each school has strengths that set them apart from the others. While Harvard, Princeton, and Yale tend to rank near the top of most lists, Brown, Penn, and Cornell may rank highest for a particular major or program.

Which Ivy is the prettiest? ›

The Ivy League with the best campus is Princeton. It's reputed as having the prettiest campus. But beauty is in the eyes of the beholder.

What is the #1 hardest college to get into? ›

Niche, a ranking and review site, recently published its list of the “2023 Hardest Colleges to Get Into.” Using data from the U.S. Department of Education on various colleges' acceptance rates and SAT/ACT scores, they found, unsurprisingly, Harvard University to be the most difficult college to get into.

What counts as an elite college? ›

In our distinctions, "elite" refers to the approximately 75 schools with the most restrictive admissions criteria. These colleges generally accept fewer than 30 percent of all applicants and have a highly selective reputation to match.

What is the hardest college major? ›

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Is a B bad for Ivy League? ›

Can you get into the Ivy League with mostly A's and a couple of B's? Yes, you can get into top schools with some B's, but it depends on the rest of your academic profile.

Do Ivy Leagues accept one B? ›

An Ivy League school might accept a student who had all As and one or two Bs in the highest-level classes, but it probably wouldn't accept a student who had flawless grades in all mid- or low-level classes. These schools are looking for students who are up for an intellectual challenge and genuinely enjoy learning.

Will one b ruin my chances at an Ivy League? ›

No! If you do not have a perfect GPA, that does not automatically mean you will get rejected from your dream school, especially if you earned a lower grade in a particularly challenging course. Colleges want to see your work ethic and ability to challenge yourself. One A- or B will not ruin your chances of acceptance.

What is the most rural ivy? ›

Dartmouth College

In the most rural setting of all 8 Ivy League schools, Dartmouth is unique for its designation as a “college” rather than “university.” Dartmouth does, however, offer graduate degrees in addition to undergraduate degrees.

Which Ivy is the oldest? ›

Founded in 1636, Harvard University is the oldest institution of higher education in the U.S. and one of the most selective in the Ivy League. The university is tied at No. 2 in our National Universities ranking.

What is the lowest ever Harvard GPA? ›

The average self-reported unweighted GPA on a 4.0 scale was 3.94. Fifty-four percent of students reported a perfect 4.0, and the lowest score reported was a 3.0.

What is the lowest GPA accepted to MIT? ›

You should also have a 4.17 GPA or higher. If your GPA is lower than this, you need to compensate with a higher SAT/ACT score. For a school as selective as MIT, you'll also need to impress them with the rest of your application. We'll cover those details next.

What is the lowest GPA Yale will accept? ›

What is the minimum GPA required for admission? We do not set a minimum GPA, nor do we attempt to re-weight GPA's to any standard other than what a school provides. An applicant's complete secondary school transcript (not just the GPA or class rank, if they are provided) is evaluated during the admissions process.

Does Ivy look at demonstrated interest? ›

Schools That Track Demonstrated Interest

In fact, many don't consider it at all. For example, the most highly ranked schools, including the Ivy League schools, MIT, Stanford University, and the University of Chicago do not track your demonstrated interest.

Is it easier to get into an ivy as an athlete? ›

At the same time, however, the Ivy League admissions process is extremely competitive for all students. Student-athletes at Ivy Leagues need to have a similar level of academic distinction as every other student. So, not having athletic scholarships at these schools maintains this high standard.

Can you get into an Ivy League without a passion project? ›

Ivy League Colleges are Reaches for Everyone

It's usually not one personal quality, accomplishment, or essay that results in an acceptance to the Ivy League or other highly selective college. Students often get in because of a combination of qualities and factors.

Is Yale harder than Brown? ›

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Do Ivies care about freshman year grades? ›

What years of high school matter for Ivy League schools? Ivy League universities look at all years of high school, including your freshman year.

Do Ivy Leagues look at freshman year? ›

However, the Ivy League is known to conduct an arduous process of getting to know the story behind the grades obtained by applicants, including the ones earned during the freshman year of high school.

Which Ivy League school called her a liar? ›

Mackenzie Fierceton was championed as a former foster youth who had overcome an abusive childhood and won a prestigious Rhodes Scholarship. Then the University of Pennsylvania accused her of lying.

Why is MIT not ivy? ›

While Stanford, Duke, and MIT are all clearly prestigious schools with high national rankings and low selectivity rates comparable to those of Ivy League schools, they are not Ivy League schools simply because they are not members of the Ivy League.

What is the Harvard of the Midwest? ›

The University of Chicago is widely considered the top university in the midwest. In terms of state schools, Truman State is often rated highly and referred to as the “Harvard of the Midwest” or the “Princeton of the Prairies.”

Is a waitlist a soft rejection? ›

However, the school could not offer them a letter of acceptance at that time. Getting on a waitlist is not a rejection — waitlisted students still have a shot at earning admission to the school.

How many rejections before success? ›

On average, successful applicants applied for 10 to 15 jobs and received between 6 and 10 rejections.

Do some colleges waitlist reject overqualified applicants? ›

While there is some anecdotal evidence that overqualified students get rejected, these students aren't usually turned down because of their better-than-average grades or test scores. Most likely, the overqualified student isn't the right fit for a school or they haven't shown enough interest to admission officers.

What percent of waitlisted people get in? ›

According to recent data from the National Association of College Admissions Counseling, colleges on average admit 20% of students off the waitlist. At the most selective institutions, that figure was 7%.

How likely is it to get accepted after being waitlisted? ›

While many colleges will waitlist hundreds or even thousands of students, not all of those students will accept a spot on the waitlist, making the pool and the chances of getting in slightly better in some cases. According to NACAC, 20% of all students who chose to remain on waitlists were ultimately admitted.

How can I increase my chances of getting off the waitlist? ›

Inform the school where you submitted a deposit.
  1. Accept a Spot on the Waitlist.
  2. Express Interest Again in the School.
  3. Submit a Deposit to Another University.
  4. Manage Expectations in the Admissions Process.
  5. Continue to Focus on High School Academics.
  6. Be Ready to Make a Decision if Admitted.
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How likely is it to get off Cornell waitlist? ›

For the class that entered in 2022, 7,729 students were offered a place on the waitlist and 5,531 accepted that place. Ultimately, 260 were accepted off of the waitlist, or 4.7%.

How many people get off the waitlist at Ivies? ›

Over the last 30 years, slightly less than 40% of applicants who first come to Ivy Coach after being waitlisted by the Ivy League institution have earned admission.

How many people are on Yale waitlist? ›

Yale Waitlist Acceptance Rates and Statistics
Yale Class YearNumber of Students Waitlisted to YaleNumber of Students Who Chose to Join Yale Waitlist
Yale Class of 20211,095606
Yale Class of 20201,098713
Yale Class of 20191,324837
Yale Class of 2018Not Reported998
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What is the least competitive ivy? ›

  • Cornell is considered the "easiest" Ivy League to get into because it has the highest Ivy League acceptance rate. ...
  • Harvard is the oldest institution of higher education in the US and consistently ranks #1 hardest Ivy League to get into. ...
  • Students from around the world dream of studying at Columbia University.
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Who is least applied to Ivy League? ›

Dartmouth University is the Ivy League school that receives the least amount of applications.

What is the easiest Ivy League to get into ranked? ›

Cornell University

Cornell is the easiest and youngest Ivy League school. It was established in 1865 and is situated in Ithaca, New York. Out of 49,114 candidates, Cornell accepted 5,330, for an admission percentage of around 10.9%.

Do most billionaires go to Ivy League schools? ›

As you might expect, the colleges that produce the most billionaires are largely Ivy League universities. But even for those who never reach 10 figures, Ivy League universities can still generate wealth.

Which high school sends most kids to Harvard? ›

Nationwide, these are the three top schools with the most graduates who registered at Harvard, Princeton or MIT from 2015-18: Thomas Jefferson High School in Alexandria, Virginia: 96; Stuyvesant High School in New York City: 94; and Phillips Exeter Academy in Exeter, New Hampshire: 87.

Which Ivy League has the happiest students? ›

Many people know Brown as the “Happy Ivy,” and the Princeton Review ranked Brown as the 10th-happiest campus in the country. If you're curious, Tulane is ranked as number one.

What is the most laid back Ivy League school? ›

Brown. Located in Providence, Rhode Island, Brown is more commonly known as the laid-back Ivy League.

Which Ivy schools have Ed? ›

Early Decision The College Board-approved Early Decision Plan, which is offered by Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, and the University of Pennsylvania, requires a prior commitment to matriculate.

Which Ivy League has Ed? ›

Ivy Leagues that offer restrictive early action: Harvard, Princeton, Stanford, and Yale. Other colleges, not limited to Ivy Leagues that offer this option: Boston College, Georgetown University, and the University of Notre Dame.

What is Cornell acceptance rate with Ed? ›

The best chance for students to get into Cornell University is through the early decision process, which has a much more generous acceptance rate of 24% compared to the regular decision acceptance rate of 8.7%.

Which Ivy League is the hardest academically? ›

1. Harvard University — 3.19% With a record-low admission rate of just 3.19% for the class of 2026, Harvard currently ranks as the most difficult school to get into. This rate reflects admission into Harvard College, the Ivy League university's undergraduate school.

What was the last ivy to go co ed? ›

As late as the 1960s many of the Ivy League universities' undergraduate programs remained open only to men, with Cornell the only one to have been coeducational from its founding (1865) and Columbia being the last (1983) to become coeducational.

Does Yale reject Ed? ›

Starting with the class of 2026, however, the admissions office began rejecting a larger portion of applications. In the most recent early application cycle, which admitted members of the class of 2027, 67 percent of the 7,744 applicants were rejected, while 21 percent were deferred and ten percent were accepted.

What is Hidden Ivy school? ›

The Hidden Ivies are colleges and universities considered to rival the eight Ivy League schools without being part of that prestigious group. These schools offer similar academic opportunities to students but might get overlooked because of their lack of popularity when compared to the famous Ivies.

Which Ivy doesn't have a med school? ›

Among the schools comprising the Ivy League, only Princeton doesn't have a medical school. That means future physicians can choose from the following prestigious institutions: Cornell, Columbia, Harvard, Dartmouth, Yale, Brown, and the University of Pennsylvania.

Is 1500 enough for Cornell? ›

At these schools, your SAT score indicates that you have a good chance of acceptance. Your 1500 score is about average at schools such as Stanford (1500), Northwestern (1490), University of Pennsylvania (1500), Dartmouth (1500), and Cornell (1480).

What is the hardest major at Cornell? ›

AEP's educational programs offer a unique combination of engineering, mathematics and physics. EP is often considered as one of the hardest undergrad programs at Cornell, with strong emphasis on basic physics and mathematics.

How many people get deferred from Cornell Ed? ›

In 2019, Cornell only deferred 21.7% of early applicants. This is a very big deal. Some of the other Ivy League schools defer as many as 80% of early applicants.

What is the smartest Ivy League? ›

Ivy League Schools Ranked 2023
IviesCrimson RankingQS World Ranking
U Penn413
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What is a feeder school for Harvard? ›

Boarding schools and charter schools have been “feeder schools” to the Ivy Leagues for decades. Feeder schools are high schools where many or most students go to higher education institutions, often the most prestigious schools like the Ivy League.

What high school sends most kids to Harvard? ›

AUSTIN (Austin Business Journal) — The public Texas high school that sends the most students to Harvard, Princeton and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology is right here in Austin. Westlake ranked No. 4 in the entire state for the number of students who matriculated to those elite East Coast universities and No.


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