For the Class of 2017, Yale received a total 4,514 early applications.
The number is a slight increase from last years count of 4,323 early applications, though it is lower than the 5,257 applications received in 2010 before Harvard and Princeton reinstated their early action programs. Dean of Undergraduate Admissions Jeffrey Brenzel said in an email that he expects to admit somewhere between 650 and 750 applicants in the early process.
Once again, we are seeing an extraordinary range and diversity among the most accomplished students in the world seeking to do their undergraduate work at Yale, he said.
The Nov. 1 Early Action deadline was pushed back multiple times this year in light of power outages and other inconveniences caused by Hurricane Sandy.
Dartmouth, Brown and the University of Pennsylvania received 1,526, 2,957, and 4,780 early applications, respectively. Cornell, Columbia, Princeton and Harvard have not released their early application numbers at this time.