On December 9th, Rice University announced that they have accepted 440 applicants for the Class of 2026! Last year, Rice admitted 421 Early Decision and 57 Questbridge applicants of the 2,635 students who applied early to the class of 2025.
Johns Hopkins University
On December 10th, Johns Hopkins announced that they have accepted 520 students who applied to the Class of 2026 under the Early Decision application program! The university reported that they similarly accepted 520 early decision applicants last year. Congratulations to this year’s newest Blue Jays!
The University of Virginia has offered admission to 1,098 Early Decision applicants this year! The school reports that they received nearly 3,500 applications, yielding an Early Decision acceptance rate of 32%. More specifically, 37.8% of in-state applicants and 25.1% of out-of-state applicants were offered admission. Fifteen of the newly admitted students are Questbridge scholars. The school released their acceptances on December 10th.
Columbia released Early Decision application results on December 14th, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. EST. Though Columbia has not yet announced the number of students admitted under the early decision program, they published that 6,305 students applied to be admitted to the Class of 2026.
On December 14th, Barnard College released Early Decision application decisions. Barnard has not released the number of applicants or acceptances. In 2020, the school admitted 292 students with an acceptance rate of 23.9%.
Compared to last year’s pool of 2,664 applicants, 2,633 students applied for early admission to Dartmouth this year. On December 10th, the school announced the acceptance of 530 Early Decision applicants, or 20 percent, to the Class of 2026.
Yale’s admission decisions were released on the evening of December 15th. 800 students were accepted from a pool of 7,288 Early Action applicants, yielding a 10.9 percent acceptance rate. An additional 31 percent of students have been deferred, while 57 percent were rejected.
University of Pennsylvania
On December 16th, 2021, The University of Pennsylvania offered admission to 1,218 of the 7,795 students who applied to join the Class of 2026 under the Early Decision application program, yielding a 15.6 percent acceptance rate. The 1,218 students will make up approximately half of the incoming class, which is expected to grow to 2,400 students once regular decision acceptances are released this spring.
740 students were accepted to Harvard’s Class of 2026 on December 16th, 2021 at 7 p.m. 9,406 students had applied to under the Early Action program, yielding an acceptance rate of 7.8 percent.
Brown admitted 896 students to the Class of 2026 from a pool of 6,146 applicants on December 16th, 2021. 14.6 percent of Early Decision applicants were accepted this year. The school received 11 percent more Early Decision applicants this year than last year, when 5,540 students applied through the Early Decision program.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
MIT released the early action acceptances on Saturday, December 18th at 3:14 p.m.. The school received 14,781 applications, and offered early admission to 697, yielding 4.7% early admission rate. Admissions deferred 9,489 students and rejected 3,959 students