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Class of 2025 Ivy League Admission

College

Overall Acc. Rate

Regular Decision Acc. Rate

Regular Decision Apps Total

Regular Decision Apps Accepted

Early Decision/Action Acc. Rate

Early Decision/Action Apps Total

Early Decision/Action Apps Accepted

Early App Class %

Total Apps Received

Total Apps Accepted

Brown

5.45%

4.03%

41,028

1652

15.97%

5540

885

34.88%

46,568

2537

Columbia

3.66%

TBA

54,116

TBA

TBA

6435

TBA

TBA

60,551

2218

Cornell

8.52%

TBA

TBA

TBA

TBA

TBA

TBA

TBA

~68,500

5836

Dartmouth

6.17%

4.51%

25,693

1158

22.18%

2664

591

33.79%

28,357

1749

Havard

3.43%

2.58%

47,349

1223

7.41%

10,086

747

37.96%

57,435

1968

Penn

5.68%

4.15%

48,371

2008

15.00%

7962

1194

37.29%

56,333

3202

Princeton

3.98%

3.98%

37,601

1498

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

37,601

1498

Yale

4.62%

3.42%

38,966

1332

10.54%

7939

837

38.59%

46,905

2169

Notes

  1. Princeton suspended the Early Action application option for the Class of 2025
  2. Columbia does not share exact data on ED Acceptance Rates 
  3. Cornell has pushed the release of data into the summer. They have announced the exact number of applications accepted, and the total number of apps received is based on primary sources (+17,000 from last year)

Brown University

Brown admitted 2,537 of 46,568 applicants, yielding a 5.45% acceptance rate. While the number of students accepted this year remained very similar to the number of students accepted last year, Brown received 10,000 more applications this year. This increase caused a 1.43% decrease in the admissions rate, from last year’s 6.88% to this year’s 5.45%. The Early Decision acceptance rate fell from around 17.5% to just under 16%, also a result of an increased number of applications, as only 85 more students were accepted Early Decision this year than last year, rising from 800 to 885.

Brown’s website cites that 95% of the admitted class of 2025 are in the top 10% of their high school class, and that 55% of the class identify as students of color. Students were accepted from all 50 U.S. states. The top international countries represented in admissions were: China, India, the UK, Canada, Turkey, and South Korea. 19 of about 700 applicants were admitted to Brown’s RISD fine arts dual degree program and 82 of about 3,500 applicants were accepted into Brown’s combined undergrad and medical school PLME program.

Sources: Brown Website ED, Brown Website General Info

 

Columbia University

Columbia admitted 2,218 students out of 60,551 applicants, yielding an acceptance rate of 3.66%. This immense drop from the class of 2024’s 6.35% acceptance rate results from the acceptance of about 300 less applications and the receipt of over 20,000 more applications this year than last year. Columbia’s student newspaper speculates that this rise in applications across all the Ivies was likely the result of this cycle’s test-optional admission policy. 

Bwog, a Columbia student news website, states that 6,435 students applied in the Early Decision round, a 2,000 application increase from last year. While Columbia has not released official statistics about how many Early Decision applications were accepted, Columbia’s admission trends over the previous couple of years suggest around 650 students were accepted from this Early Decision applicant pool. Using these past trends, we can speculate an Early Decision acceptance rate of roughly 10%, a large drop from the 15.05% Early Decision acceptance rate for the class of 2024.

Sources: Columbia Bwog, Columbia Spectator

 

Cornell University

Cornell admitted 5,836 total students, but that remains the only official statistic released by the school. Cornell’s vice provost Jonathan Burdick cites an effort to reduce ‘metric mania’ as the reason for delaying the release of further statistics until the summer, according to the Cornell student newspaper. The same article mentions that total applications increased by around 17,000 for the class of 2025. Using last year’s data, which indicated that 51,500 students applied, we can speculate that roughly 68,500 students applied this year, yielding an acceptance rate of around 8.52%, down from last year’s 10.71%. With the wild variations in this year’s acceptance rates, we are currently unable to project the Early Decision acceptance rate until more information is released.

Cornell has released some general information about the makeup of the class of 2025. As reported by the Cornell Chronicle, students came from every state except Wyoming, and the incoming class represents 87 countries outside the U.S.. 59.3% of the class of 2025 identify as students of color, 55.4% of the accepted students are female,  and 1,163 members of the class (about 20%) are first-generation college students. Among the 59.3% of the class that identifies as students of color, the vast majority are represented by the following three groups: Asian (22.1%), Hispanic (18.2%), Black (11.7%). 

Sources: Cornell Daily Sun, Cornell Chronicle 

 

Dartmouth College

Dartmouth accepted 1,749 of the 28,357 applications they received, yielding a 6.17% acceptance rate. Dartmouth received 6,963 more applicants this year than last year, marking a roughly 33% increase in the number of applicants. Dartmouth News reports that this is the lowest acceptance rate in Dartmouth history, decreasing by 2.62%  from last year’s acceptance rate, which was 8.79%. Early applicants will make up 33% of Dartmouth’s incoming class. 591 of 2,664 applicants were offered early admission, yielding a 22.18% Early Decision acceptance rate.

Dartmouth News further reports that admitted students come from all 50 states, Washington D.C., Puerto Rico, and Guam. 15% of the class lives outside of the United States. Canada, China, the U.K., India and Brazil are the top represented countries. In addition to being geographically diverse, Students in the class of 2025 hail from 51 tribal nations and Indigenous groups across North America. 48% identify as Black, Indigenous and other people of color, and 17% are first generation college students. 25 of the admitted students were accepted through the Questbridge program. 

Source: Dartmouth News

 

Harvard University 

Harvard admitted 1,968 students out of 57,435 applicants, yielding an acceptance rate of 3.43%. Harvard accepted a similar number of students this year as they accepted last year, but saw an increase of around 17,000 applications, resulting in the 1.43% drop from last year’s 4.92% acceptance rate. Harvard was the first of the Ivies whose acceptance rate fell below 5% last year, and it remains the most selective of all the Ivies, joined only by Columbia and Princeton in having acceptance rates below 4%. Harvard accepted 747 of 10,086 Early Decision applicants, with an Early Decision acceptance rate of 7.41%. This Early Decision acceptance rate marks a substantial drop from last year’s Early Decision acceptance rate of 13.93%, and reflects both the large increase in Early Decision applications (up by almost 4,000 applications) and the decrease in Early Decision acceptances (down by around 150) compared to the class of 2024.

Harvard’s class of 2025 represents all 50 states and 94 countries, with international students making up 12.2% of the total class. The class breakdown by U.S. region is as follows: Middle Atlantic (20.4%), South (19.8%), New England (16.4%), Western and Mountain (17%), Midwest (11.9%). Harvard also touts the class of 2025 as their most diverse class yet, with women making up 52.5% of the admitted students and students of color making up over 60% of the class: African American/Black (18%), Asian American (27.2%), Hispanic (13.3%), Native American (1.2%) Native Hawaiian (0.6%).

Sources: Harvard Crimson, Harvard Gazette

 

University of Pennsylvania 

Penn admitted 3,202 of 56,333 total students, yielding an acceptance rate of 5.68%. This rate is a significant drop from last year’s 8.07%, and results from the receipt of 15,000 more applications and the acceptance of 200 less students than were admitted to the class of 2024. Penn accepted 1,194 out 7,962 Early Decision applicants, yielding an Early Decision acceptance rate of 15%. This rate is down from last year’s Early Decision acceptance rate of 19.67%, as 1,500 more applications were received and 100 less students were admitted this year than last year. While last year’s acceptance rate of 8.07% was up from the class of 2023’s 7.44%, this year’s drop to 5.68% represents the significantly lower rates seen at all of the Ivies due to general increase in applications and a decrease in acceptances.

Like many of the other Ivies, Penn’s admitted students come from all 50 states. The states with the most admitted students are: Pennsylvania, California, New York, New Jersey, Florida, and Texas. About 5% of admitted students are from the city of Philadelphia and international students make up 11% of admitted students. The class of 2025 is composed of 54% women, 53% students of color, and 13% legacy status students.

Source: The Daily Pennsylvanian

 

Princeton University

Princeton admitted 1,498 of 37,601 total students, yielding an acceptance rate of 3.98%. The drop in acceptance rate from last year’s 5.55% is the result of almost 5,000 more applications and a whopping 325 less admissions, resulting in both the most applications and least students accepted to Princeton in the last decade. The daily Princetonian cites the 200 students from the class of 2024 who chose to defer for a year as the biggest reason for the dip in the acceptance rate. Due to the pandemic, Princeton chose to suspend their Early Action application for the class of 2025, but the college is expecting to offer it again next year. For further information about Princeton’s decision to suspend their Early Action application, feel free to read through our founder and CEO’s attached Forbes article published when the decision was first announced.

Princeton’s admitted class comes from all 50 states and 73 countries outside the U.S., and international students make up 14% of the class. Of the admitted students, 68% identify as students of color, 52% are women, and 10% have legacy status. 24% of the admits are planning to pursue a degree in engineering, and 15% are planning to major in the humanities. 

Sources: Daily Princetonian, Forbes – Christopher Rim

 

Yale University 

Yale admitted 2,169 of 46,905 total students, yielding an acceptance rate of 4.62%. While Yale did accept 135 less students than last year, the main factor behind the drop from the class of 2024’s 6.54% acceptance rate was the receipt of 11,000 more applications. The dip in admitted students is almost certainly the result of the 336 students from the class of 2024 choosing to defer their admission for a year. 

Yale accepted 837 out of 7,939 Early Action applications, yielding an Early Action acceptance rate of 10.54%. Yale’s EarlyAction acceptance rate fell from the 13.78% admission rate the year before, reflecting a similar drop as the overall acceptance rate. Students from the class of 2024 who deferred admission will make up over 15% of the class. Yale has not released much biographical data on the admitted class of 2025, but they have confirmed that students were accepted from all 50 states and 72 countries.