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Ivy League Admission Stats (+ Stanford and MIT)

(Source and Stats are from 2005, for updated statistics, check on the main page.)

 

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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