2021-2022 Regular Decision and EDII Results
Updated on April 13th, 2022
Boston University released its admissions decisions for the Class of 2026. The school received a record 80,794 applications and admitted 14% of those applicants. The class size is expected to be 3,100 freshmen. The students accepted are from the top 6% of their class. The average ACT score was 34 and the average SAT score was 1491. 54% of applicants chose to submit test scores. 21% of admitted students are from underrepresented groups and 13% are first generation students.
Duke University offered admission to 2,120 of 45,941 regular decision applicants to the Class of 2026, yielding a 4.6% regular decision acceptance rate. Duke received a record breaking 50,002 applications this year. 855 students were accepted during Early Decision in December and 110 students who were deferred during Early Decision were accepted in the regular decision round. Duke is need blind for all US citizens, permanent residents, and undocumented students. The school will also meet 100% of demonstrated financial need for all admitted students.
Georgetown University accepted 12% of its regular decision applicants this year, a slight increase from last year’s acceptance rate of 11.7%. The school accepted 3,229 students out of the 26,670 applicants who applied for both early action and regular decision. According to admissions, “48% of admitted students identified as Black, Hispanic, Latinx, Asian, Native American, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, while 11% of applicants are first-generation prospective college students.” This year, Georgetown required SAT or ACT test scores to be submitted with some pandemic related exceptions. The middle 50% range for the ACT was 34 to 35. The middle 50% range for the SAT Verbal section was 750 to 770 and the SAT Math section was 770 to 790.
Wesleyan University announced its lowest ever acceptance rate of 13.9% for the Class of 2026. 2,013 students were admitted out of 14,521 applicants. The school plans to enroll a total of 750-770 students to the Class of 2026, including the 473 students who already committed before regular decision. 48% of admitted students identified as domestic students of color and 16% are first generation students. The median ACT score was 34. The median evidence-based reading and writing SAT score was 750 and the median SAT Math score was 770.
Barnard College released its Admitted Class of 2026 Profile. 12,009 students applied. The acceptance rate for the Class of 2026 was 8%. The middle 50% ACT score was 32-35 and the median SAT score was 1450-1540. 58% of applicants chose not to submit test scores and 47% of admitted students did not submit test scores.
New York University
On March 30th, NYU’s New York campus accepted 12.2% of their applicant pool. The university received 105,000 applications, a 5% increase from the previous year. Three of the undergraduate universities, College of Arts and Science, the Stern School of Business, and the Rory Meyers College of Nursing, all had acceptance rates of less than 10% this cycle. The admitted class of 2026 has a median SAT score of 1550, 66% of admitted applicants identify as students of color.
Villanova University announced its admission rate of 23%, with a total of 23,813 students who applied for the 2021-2022 cycle. Its target class size being 1,700, the university reported that 37% of admitted applicants are students of color and 84% are top 10% of their high school class. The middle 50% of the SAT scores ranged from 1430 to 1520, while the ACT ranged from 32 to 35.
Northwestern’s Class of 2026 reported a 7% acceptance rate on March 30th. 51,554 applications were received through early and regular cycles, an increase by approximately 4,000 applications from last year. The acceptance rate actually rose from the previous year’s record low of 6.8%. Northwestern also saw an increase in transfer applications, having received 3,420 versus the 2,855 from the year before.
On April 11th, Boston College was reported to have accepted 16% of applicants to their Class of 2026. 67% of students submitted their standardized test scores and the admitted students had an average of 1510 on the SAT and 34 on the ACT.
Johns Hopkins University
On March 18th, Johns Hopkins announced its decision to admit 1,586 students to the Class of 2026 from a total applicant pool of 37,150 students. Of those admitted, a total of 822 students were offered admission in December and February from the early decision pool. Admitted students will have until May 1st to accept their spots.
On March 17th, a total of 1,021 applicants were admitted from over 14,700 applications to Swarthmore’s Class of 2026. 93% of admitted students were reported to be in the top decile of their class rank, with engineering as the most popular intended major.
736 students were offered admission to Pomona College on March 17th, breaking diversity records with 61.4% domestic students of color and 23% first-generation students. Of the students accepted, 55% students had submitted their test scores.
On February 2nd, 259 students were accepted to Emory College out of 1,817 applicants and 143 students were accepted to Oxford College out of 1,110 applicants, amounting to 14% and 13% admission rates respectively for Early Decision II. The ED II applicant pool grew by 9% from the previous year, with greater geographical and demographic diversity. While 48% of the total applicant pool submitted standardized test scores, 71% admitted applicants submitted scores. Emory attributes the increase in ED II to stronger recommendation letters, curriculum quality, grades, and test scores.
Approximately 250 students, or 10.3%, were accepted into Vanderbilt’s ED II decisions. The overall early decision rate dropped to 17.6% from the previous year’s 18.1%. A total of 5,107 prospective students applied for ED I and II, and 2,407 of the early round applicants were from the ED II pool. Approximately 900 students were admitted, making up half of the incoming Class of 2026.
On March 28th, Vanderbilt announced its acceptance of 1,964 students from a pool of 41,610 applicants, yielding a 4.7% acceptance rate. Vanderbilt typically limits its first-year class to 1,600 students.
On March 29th, Tufts University announced its admissions decisions for the Class of 2026. The school received over 34,880 applications and accepted fewer than 3,200 students. This yielded the lowest acceptance rate the school has ever seen, 9%. Over 56% of admitted students are people of color and 12% are first generation students. Additionally, 50% of all applicants and 60% of admitted students submitted test scores for review.
University of Virginia
On March 18th, the University of Virginia released its regular decision admissions for the Class of 2026. UVA offered admission to 2,123 students. Including early decision and early action, UVA has offered admission to a total of 9,522 students. The school received a record breaking 50,962 applications this past cycle.
On March 24th, Rice University announced its admissions decisions for the Class of 2026. The school received a record-breaking 31,424 applications and offered admission to 2,691 students. This yielded a record-low acceptance rate of 8.56%. Vice President of Enrollment Yvonne Romero da Silva explained that the university just added an undergraduate business major. Students who applied to Rice Business make up 9% of the admitted class.
University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame announced its admissions decisions for the Class of 2026 on March 17th. The university received a record breaking 26,506 applications and accepted 3,412 students. This yielded the schools lowest acceptance rate yet, 12.9%. Of the 1,598 students who were deferred in the restrictive early action cycle, 145 were offered admission in the regular cycle. Additionally, 3,046 students were put on the waitlist. 41% of admitted students identify as students of color and 14% of admitted students are first generation. 33% of admitted students did not submit test scores for review.
In February, Wesleyan University released its Early Decision II admissions decisions. The school admitted 116 students which, combined with students admitted in Early Decision I, totals 473 admitted students for the Class of 2026 so far. The Early Decision II acceptance rate was 31%.
On March 19th, Wellesley College released its admission decisions. The college received just over 8,700 applications and admitted 13% of those applicants. Notably, about 55% of applicants chose not to submit ACT or SAT test scores and about 40% of admitted students did not submit test scores. 62% of admitted students are domestic students of color and 23% of admitted students are first generation.
MIT released admissions decisions for the Class of 2026 on March 14th, otherwise known as Pi Day. MIT received a record 33,796 applications for both Early Action and Regular Decision. MIT admitted 1,337 students to the Class of 2026, yielding an acceptance rate of 3.956%.
University of California, Berkeley
On March 24th, University of California, Berkeley released its admissions decisions for the Class of 2026. Earlier in March, the school planned to offer admission to over 15,000 students. Campus officials have not verified this number yet. A record-breaking 128,196 students applied to UC Berkeley this year.
University of Michigan
On March 25th, University of Michigan released its admissions decisions for the Class of 2026. The school has not released the number of students accepted yet. UMich received a record number of 84,000 applications for this admissions cycle. The school also saw an increase in applications from first generation and underrepresented students.