EA rates.. since everyone has been wondering.

<p><a href="http://www.collegejournal.com/aidadmissions/newstrends/20040217-chaker.html%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://www.collegejournal.com/aidadmissions/newstrends/20040217-chaker.html&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>Very interesting read, but if you are lazy...</p>

Harvard / Single-choice early action /14% /23%<br>
Yale /Single-choice early action / 21% /17%<br>
Princeton / Early decision / 24% /32%<br>
Stanford /Single-choice early action/ 24% / 20%<br>
Dartmouth /Early decision / 33% /30%<br>
MIT /Early action / 15% /15%<br>
Johns Hopkins / Early decision /57%/ 55%<br>
U. of Chicago / Early action/ 43% / 40% </p>

<p>Harvard saw its pool of early applicants for the fall shrink by 49%. As a result, there was a statistically greater chance for any one of those students to get in: 23% compared with 14% last year.</p>

<p>Yale and Stanford, on the other hand, received many more early applications this year than last -- 55% and 66% more, respectively. That made it somewhat harder for those students to get in: Yale admitted only 17% of its early applicants this year, compared with 21% last year. Stanford took 20% versus 24% last year.</p>

<p>Is "this year" 2004 or 2003?</p>

<p>This data is for Fall 2003.</p>

<p>these are the last available dates and rates... only available dates and rates actually, since this is the second year only, right?</p>

<p>hmm I wonder if these stats would change a lot THIS year</p>

<p>i think the number of EA applicants will dramatically increase this year, while the admission rate would continue to go down. Perhaps it'll be around 6000 applying and 1000 getting in (17%).</p>

<p>Do all the other schools in the country know where applicants have been accepted? (ie. under the EA scheme at Stanford/Yale/Harvard).</p>

<p>they might ask on their application but i doubt it</p>