Ivy League Acceptance Rates for 2013

For rising seniors finalizing their college lists, don’t be alarmed by falling acceptance rates at top schools. While all but one Ivy League school announced lower acceptance rates this past spring, the majority of schools across the United States are much less competitive. To find out more information on specific schools and to get a head start on writing your college essays, create or log into your College Essay Organizer account. Yale and University of Pennsylvania have already released their questions!

If you are considering a top school, take a look at these acceptance rates:

Harvard: 5.9% in 2012 to 5.8% in 2013
Yale: 6.8% in 2012 to 6.7% in 2013
Columbia: 7.4% in 2012 to 6.9% in 2013
Princeton: 7.9% in 2012 to 7.3% in 2013
Dartmouth: 9.4% in 2012 to 10% in 2013
Brown: 9.6% in 2012 to 9.2% in 2013
University of Pennsylvania: 12.3% in 2012 to 12.1% in 2013
Cornell: 16.2% in 2012 to 15.2% in 2013

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Ivy League Acceptance Rates Decrease

By now, students have either heard from colleges or are anxiously awaiting a decision over the next few days. However, the statistics are already being released. Seven of the eight Ivy League schools have lower acceptance rates this year. Interestingly, decreased acceptance rates occurred whether or not there was an increase in the number of applications. Fortunately, as applicants should remember, there are over 2,000 schools across the United States where students can receive a quality education, and not be faced with intimidating acceptance rates.

Here is a sneak peak of the latest Ivy League acceptance rates:

  • Cornell, whose applicant pool totaled 40,006, admitting 15.15% this year.
  • Columbia reviewed 33,531 applications, and admitted 6.89%.
  • Yale received 29,610 applications, and accepted 6.72%.
For a complete list of acceptance rates, see this article.


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