4,245 Early Admissions apps for Class of 2016

<p>Early</a> Action returns | Harvard Gazette</p>

<p>So this means we should expect a 16-19% Early acceptance rate?</p>

<p>Hm.</p>

<p>Unless Harvard anticipates the total applications will go down from 32,000, it is unlikely the admit rate for EA will be that high. I am betting the EA admission number will be between 600-650, leading to a rate of 14-15%.</p>

<p>I confess I have no clue. However, Yale announced that it will accept 650-750 of its 4310 applicants. I would be very surprised if Harvard accepted less. Maybe wishful thinking as the parent of 1 of the 4245...</p>

<p>i would guess more along the lines of 18-20% considering out of all the years I have looked at, they have never admitted below 800 early</p>

<p>So if the early acceptance rate is 18-20%, wouldn't that make the regular decision acceptance rate brutally low? I'm scared/I wish I applied early!</p>

<p>When they admitted 20% last time, their overall admit rate was 9.2%. </p>

<p>However, the percentage admitted is deceptive since it will include athletes, legacies, highly sought after URMs/first gens that are in the pool. </p>

<p>There are athletes out there who have already received letters.</p>

<p>Theoretically yes, but no one can predict what will actually happen. I am just basing my guess off of old statistics. Yale says it will admit 650-750 and this falls in pattern with how many they have admitted every year they have had early dating back to statistics i found from 2004. When Harvard offered early action in the past, statistics I looked at from 2008-2011 showed around 800-900 applicants always being accepted early. Just a guess that they will keep with this same number. Plus, since Harvard is in fact HARVARD, it makes sense that early will have a way higher admission rate. Many students will see the 'no supplement' and just toss their name in the Harvard hat with no expectation of admission.</p>

<p>Well, guess I was wrong - and off pretty much (!!!). But I'm glad, that's a good news to all the early applicants. Good luck everyone!</p>

<p>These numbers make my heart happy. ^w^</p>

<p>Poor regular decision'ers...</p>

<p>I think that the admit rate will be ~20%.
College</a> Rejects Early Admissions | News | The Harvard Crimson
The article above suggests that 2/5 of the class will be admitted in the early round. Last year they admitted 2110 applicants so that means around 844 applicants in this round. Divided by 4245 that gives a 19.9% admit rate. The college could theoretically accept more, as it would definitely increase the yield rate. On the whole, with greater retention, I think that this year's regular round will be brutal...</p>

<p>Assuming that the RD application number is around 30,000, the admission rate would be 4.56% if Harvard admits 800 in the EA round and 4.89% if Harvard takes in 700 in the EA round. From the institutional perspective, it brings little benefits to create a huge disparity between the EA and RD. One critical factor is the non-binding EA would unlikely to bring the yield up a lot for Harvard. It would make sense to hold the line on the EA admission to the lower end, defer a large pool of the EA applicants.</p>

<p>Nearly</a> 4,250 Apply to New Harvard Early Admission Program - NYTimes.com</p>

<p>This news makes me extremely happy!!!!!!! I love life!</p>

<p>Geez, they plan to have a smaller freshman class...1660.</p>

<p>It's not a smaller freshman class size. That is their usual size. They have around 75-78% matriculation rate of acceptances</p>

<p>Current freshman are packed tightly because of the higher than expected yield. My D is among those with an extra person in their suite. I think Harvard will be cautious this year and use their waitlist if necessary.</p>

<p>1660 is a standard Harvard class size. It won't change (certainly won't go down) until Faust house is built sometime in the distant future.</p>

<p>Harvard acceptance is a big deal, and admissions knows this (okay, I know both of those statements are obvious...) T admissions committee saviors every last spot, and won't leave a single bed open in freshman dorms.</p>

<p>So... for non URM early action applicants, is this news really good or bad in any way? Honestly 18-20% is higher than I thought it'd be.</p>