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College Admissions Statistics Class of 2021: Early and Regular Decision Acceptance Rates

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Replies to: College Admissions Statistics Class of 2021: Early and Regular Decision Acceptance Rates

  • jackwang0703jackwang0703 Registered User Posts: 413 Member
    Northwestern RD acceptance rate?
  • jackwang0703jackwang0703 Registered User Posts: 413 Member
    Boston University RD acceptance rate? I heard it's pretty low.
  • acron611acron611 Registered User Posts: 371 Member
    @jackwang0703 I believe it's 25%.

    Can someone do Boston College RD and Syracuse Rd?
  • jackwang0703jackwang0703 Registered User Posts: 413 Member
  • CathJRCathJR Registered User Posts: 398 Member
    @acron611 Nobody can do Syracuse since they haven't released all their results yet.
  • spayurpetsspayurpets Registered User Posts: 849 Member
    Adding Pomona and BU:

    MIT RD 781 out of 11,853 (6.6%)
    MIT EA 657 out of 8394 (7.8%) (def=69.7%, rej=22.4%)
    Pomona ED/RD ~742 out of 9046 (8.2%)
    Johns Hopkins RD 2542 out of 24,644 (10.3%)
    Georgetown EA 931 out of 7822 (11.9%)(def=88.1%)
    Boston University ED2 ~274 out of 2039 (~13.4%)
    Harvard SCEA 938 out of 6473 (14.5%)
    Georgetown RD ~3,219 out of 21,459 (15%)(Yield,1600=38.6%)
    Princeton SCEA 770 out of 5003 (15.4%)
    Washington University in St. Louis ED/RD ~4875 out of 30,464 (16%)
    Yale SCEA 871 out of 5086 (17.1%) (def=52.7%, rej=28.6%)
    Georgia Tech RD (IS/OOS) 2917 out of 15,769 (18.5%)
    Rice ED 329 out of 1604 (20.5%)
    Brown ED 695 out of 3170 (21.9%)(def=60%, rej=18%)
    Georgia Tech EA (OOS) ~2300 out of 11,515 (~21%)
    Penn ED 1354 out of 6147 (22.0%)
    UVA EA (OOS) 3339 out of 14,968 (22.3%)
    Vanderbilt ED1/ED2 __ out of __ (23.6%)
    Carnegie Mellon ED 330 out of 1375 (24.0%)
    Notre Dame REA 1470 out of 6020 (24.4%) (893 def=14.8%)
    Duke ED 861 out of 3516 (24.5%)(def,671=19.1%)
    Boston University RD 14,013 out of 56,634 (24.7%)(Yield,3400=22.4%)
    Cornell ED ~1379 out of 5384 (25.6%)(def=20.9%, rej=53.5%)
    Northwestern ED ~963 out of 3736 (~25.7%)
    Dartmouth ED 555 out of 1999 (27.8%)
    Georgia Tech EA (IS/OOS) 4380 out of 15,715 (27.9%)
    Boston University ED1/ED2 ~1190 out of 4181 (~28.5%)
    UVA EA (IS/OOS) 5914 out of 20,446 (28.9%)(def,5458=26.7%; rej,9074=44.4%)
    Tulane EA 6480 out of 22,256 (29.1%)
    Tufts ED1/ED2 ~675 out of 2310 (~29.2%)
    Johns Hopkins ED 591 out of 1934 (30.6%)
    Emory ED 474 out of 1493 (31.7%)
    Boston College EA ~2900 out of 9000 (~33%)(def,3500=38.9%, rej,2500=27.8%)
    Williams ED 257 out of 728 (35.3%)
    University of Florida RD 13,214 out of ~34,000 (~38.9%)
    Boston University ED1 916 out of 2142 (42.8%)
    UVA EA (IS) 2575 out of 5278 (48.8%)
    Fordham EA 9812 out of 19,859 (49.4%)
    Georgia Tech EA (IS) ~2080 out of 4200 (~49%)
    Middlebury ED1 343 out of 673 (51.0%) (def,60=8.9%, rej,270=40.1%)
    William & Mary ED 528 out of 1023 (51.6%)
    University of Georgia EA 8059 out of 15,614 (51.6%)
    Fordham ED 156 out of 293 (53.2%)
    Trinity College ED 315 out of 443 (71.1%)
  • spayurpetsspayurpets Registered User Posts: 849 Member
    From the data, it is pretty clear that applying ED2 to BU is one of the worst decision you could make. Your odds would have nearly doubled this year checking the RD box. How long before students realize that ED2 is a sucker's bet.
  • LookAtThisNetLookAtThisNet Registered User Posts: 159 Junior Member
    ED2 doesn't even make sense anyway. You give up your freedom to pick a different college to go to in exchange for learning about your decision sooner.
  • CariñoCariño Registered User Posts: 55 Junior Member
    UChicago admission rate EA/ED combined was 9%. Incredibly low...
  • ChrchillChrchill Registered User Posts: 491 Member
    edited March 20
    Why is ED2 a suckers bet. You are thereby 100% committed to attend. Colleges love that. clearly should enhance chances vis a vis RD.
  • spayurpetsspayurpets Registered User Posts: 849 Member
    edited March 20
    @chrchill re "Sucker's bet"

    That's the problem with BU's ED2, it clearly has longer odds than RD even though the student is committing to attend. The unspoken "deal" with ED is that that it is mutually beneficial--the college has certainty on yield and the student gets a slight edge in gaining admissions. With BU, there is no edge at all and arguably there's a disadvantage. RD had a 25% acceptance rate this year, and ED2 had a 13.4% acceptance rate. I don't know how anyone can use that data to explain why it is to a student's advantage to apply ED2 to BU.
  • spayurpetsspayurpets Registered User Posts: 849 Member
    You'd have to come up with some pretty far-out explanation of why BU's ED2 pool of applicants is weaker than their general pool to rationalize why they have such a low acceptance rate. If you look at other schools that have ED2 programs, they go as one might expect--ED easiest, ED2 easier, RD hardest. Hamilton College is a good example from 2020, ED1=45% accepted, ED2=35% accepted, RD=24% accepted. This is BU from this year: ED1=43%, ED2=13%, RD=25%. Last year was similar: 47%/14%/29%. so they can't claim that this year was anomalous.
  • tintininamericatintininamerica Registered User Posts: 34 Junior Member
    Any data on Harvey Mudd's RD yet? The notices are out.
  • tintininamericatintininamerica Registered User Posts: 34 Junior Member
    Cal Berkley?
  • jellybeanjjellybeanj Registered User Posts: 52 Junior Member
    just out of curiosity, does anyone know northeastern's ea and calpoly's?
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