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20 Colleges with Lowest Acceptance Rates for Class of 2013

NealJ2KNealJ2K Posts: 561Registered User Member
edited February 2011 in College Admissions
Hey, I'm working at putting together a list of the top 20 or 25 colleges with the lowest acceptance rates for the class of 2013 out of curiousity. I have data from a few schools and would like your help with the rest, as I am sure many of you have it memorized for your school of choice! If you think a college might be in the top 20 or 25, put down their overall acceptance rate for this season. Once I have all the necessary data, I'll make a new thread with the list. Thanks!

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Claremont McKenna College -- 15.7%
Vanderbilt University -- 18.9%
Duke University -- ~17% (anyone have exact?)


Thanks everyone!
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  • chronicfuture12chronicfuture12 Posts: 1,538- Member
    Cornell -- 19.1%

    I don't know if that will be top 20-25 though.
  • NealJ2KNealJ2K Posts: 561Registered User Member
    Harvard -- 7%
    29,112 apps
    Yale -- 7.5%
    26,000 apps
    Princeton -- 9.79%
    21,964 apps
    Brown -- 10.8%
    24988
    UPenn -- 17.11%
    22939
    Cornell -- 19.1%
    34381
    Dartmouth -- 12%
    18130
    Columbia -- 9.82%
    24428
    Stanford -- 7.6%
    MIT -- 10.2%
    15661
    Pomona -- 15.7%
    6,149
  • NealJ2KNealJ2K Posts: 561Registered User Member
    SO FAR:

    Harvard -- 7% -- 29,112 apps
    Yale -- 7.5% -- 26,000 apps
    Stanford -- 7.6%
    Princeton -- 9.79% -- 21,964 apps
    Columbia -- 9.82% -- 24428
    MIT -- 10.2% -- 15661
    Brown -- 10.8% -- 24988
    Dartmouth -- 12% -- 18130
    Claremont McKenna College -- 15.7%
    Pomona -- 15.7%
    Duke University -- 17%
    UPenn -- 17.11% -- 22939
    Vanderbilt University -- 18.9%
    Cornell -- 19.1% -- 34381
  • tokenadulttokenadult Posts: 17,473Super Moderator Senior Member
    It's too early to know. Until all the waiting list movement has happened over the summer, and "summer melt" in enrollment, it's unclear what any college's official admission rate is.

    Here's a FAQ about timing of comparable information:

    CURRENCY OF COMMON DATA SET INFORMATION

    Each school year the colleges officially count their new freshman class AFTER the school year begins. (One college admission officer told me near the beginning of the 2008-2009 school year that his college counts on the tenth day of class in the new school year, which I think is industry-standard practice. Whatever the date, usually each college does this on the same date each year.) Sometime around the turn of the calendar year (that is, in January during the school year) a college's figures for that freshman class begin to be posted on the College Board website, and possibly on the college's own website in the form of a Common Data Set filing. So what you see early in the school year on the College Board descriptions of colleges is mostly information about the entering freshman class that entered in fall of the PREVIOUS school year (for example, information about new enrolled college students from high school class of 2008 is available to applicants in fall of 2009). That is the MOST RECENT information you have to go on as you apply for colleges yourself in fall of 2009, as a member of high school class of 2009. It is always like this--there is always a built-in lag between the year you can look up and the year you are living in as a student. Sometimes colleges post press releases right after they admit a new class in the spring, but those press releases are not comparable from college to college in the way that Common Data Set information is.
  • ShesOnHerWayShesOnHerWay Posts: 757Registered User Member
    SO FAR:

    Harvard -- 7% -- 29,112 apps
    Yale -- 7.5% -- 26,000 apps
    Stanford -- 7.6%
    Princeton -- 9.79% -- 21,964 apps
    Columbia -- 9.82% -- 24428
    MIT -- 10.2% -- 15661
    Brown -- 10.8% -- 24988
    Dartmouth -- 12% -- 18130
    Amherst -- 15.1% - 7667
    Claremont McKenna College -- 15.7%
    Pomona -- 15.7%
    Duke University -- 17%
    UPenn -- 17.11% -- 22939
    Vanderbilt University -- 18.9%
    Cornell -- 19.1% -- 34381
  • voilaJvoilaJ Posts: 105Registered User Junior Member
    Swarthmore-- 17%--5,574 applicants
  • DunninLADunninLA Posts: 4,272Registered User Senior Member
    Here is the top 25 from Fall, 2006. Unfortunately I have updated some with Fall 2008 figures, and not others. I don't think very much will have changed from 2006 to 2008 in terms of ranking, and I expect just about every school to have become 10-15% harder to get into over that span.

    School/%admitted 2006 (with some 2008 date intermixed)

    Harvard 7
    Yale 8
    Princeton 10
    Cooper Union 10
    Stanford 9
    Columbia 12
    MIT 13
    Brown 14
    Dartmouth 16
    Caltech 17
    Penn 18
    Pomona 18
    Williams 19
    Amherst 19
    Swarthmore 19
    Wash U 21
    Georgetown 22
    Duke 22
    Middlebury 22
    Bowdoin 22
    Claremont 22
    UC Berkeley 23
    Rice 24
    Cornell 25
    UCLA 25

    Most lists forget about Cooper Union....
  • zenenjzenenj Posts: 82Registered User Junior Member
    I believe Georgetown this year was 18%.
  • star_sstar_s Posts: 460Registered User Member
    WUSTL will probably remain around 17% like last year (23,000 applicants, class of 1,400, 34% yield).
  • zfox001zfox001 Posts: 1,212Registered User Senior Member
    Harvard -- 7% -- 29,112 apps
    Yale -- 7.5% -- 26,000 apps
    Stanford -- 7.6%
    Princeton -- 9.79% -- 21,964 apps
    Columbia -- 9.82% -- 24428
    MIT -- 10.2% -- 15661
    Brown -- 10.8% -- 24988
    Dartmouth -- 12% -- 18130
    Amherst -- 15.1% - 7667
    Claremont McKenna College -- 15.7%
    Pomona -- 15.7%
    Duke University -- 17%
    UPenn -- 17.11% -- 22939
    Bowdoin College -- 18.6% 5,940
    Vanderbilt University -- 18.9%
    Cornell -- 19.1% -- 34381
    Williams College -- 20.6% 6017
  • principalviolaprincipalviola Posts: 2,418- Senior Member
    Deep Springs varies from either four or twelve each year (they have different rounds that you have to pass). That should be in there.
  • g0gat0rs23g0gat0rs23 Posts: 205Registered User Junior Member
    U.S. Naval Academy was around 11-12%, but there was a 50% increase in applications this year (from 10,000 to 15,000 roughly), meaning their acceptance rate dropped to about 8% this year
  • stephennnstephennn Posts: 2,103Registered User Senior Member
    remember schools like juilliard generally have the lowest acceptance rates. cooper union has a pretty low acceptance rate as well.
  • NealJ2KNealJ2K Posts: 561Registered User Member
    Harvard -- 7% -- 29,112 applications
    Yale -- 7.5% -- 26,000
    Stanford -- 7.6%
    Princeton -- 9.79% -- 21,964
    Columbia -- 9.82% -- 24428
    MIT -- 10.2% -- 15661
    Brown -- 10.8% -- 24988
    Dartmouth -- 12% -- 18130
    Amherst -- 15.1% - 7667
    Claremont McKenna College -- 15.7%
    Pomona -- 15.7%
    Duke University -- 17%
    Swarthmore -- 17% -- 5574 [need exact to tenths]
    UPenn -- 17.11% -- 22939
    Bowdoin College -- 18.6% -- 5,940
    Vanderbilt University -- 18.9%
    Cornell -- 19.1% -- 34381
    Williams College -- 20.6% -- 6017
    UCLA -- 21.4% -- 46104
    UC: Berkeley -- 21.6% -- 48640

    Still need numbers on:

    WashU
    Georgetown
    Rice
    Middlebury
    CalTech
    ..and maybe some others


    Thanks for keeping this going
  • iskanderiskander Posts: 539Registered User Member
    I confirm that Duke is at 17% but Tokenadult brought up a good point we are going to have to wait for fall of 2009 to have the exact figures.
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