HARVARD Class of 2010 - Final Admissions Statistics

<p>Total apps: 22,754
Total admits: 2,124
Total matriculants: 1,684
Overall admit rate: 9.3%
Overall yield rate: 79.3%
RD yield rate (estimated) 71.4%</p>

<p>EA apps: 3869
EA admits: 813
EA admit rate: 21%
EA rejected: 151
EA deferred: 2,905
EA admitted after deferral (estimated): 183
EA deferred admit rate (estimated) 6.3%</p>

<p>Admitted from waiting list: 17</p>

<p>RD apps: 18,885
RD admits (including EA deferreds): 1,311
RD admit rate (including EA deferreds - pool total: 21,790): 6%</p>

<p>Male apps: 11,030
Males admitted: 1,023
Male matriculants: 803
Male admit rate: 9.3%
Male yield rate: 78.5%</p>

<p>Female apps: 11,724
Females admitted: 1,101
Female matriculants: 881
Female admit rate: 9.4%
Female yield rate: 80%</p>

EA rejected: 151
EA deferred: 2,905


these are pretty odd numbers...only 151 rejected?</p>

<p>That is a typical ratio. The only EA apps rejected initially are those which clearly would not be considered RD under any circumstances. The admit rate for EA deferreds is generally similar to the admit rate for "ordinary" RD applicants.</p>

<p>Well that's odd...I always thought they only defer those who really stand a chance in RD.
That's cause I know quite a few ED rejected students that I thought had big chances of getting in (yale and columbia). And they had about everything...ECs, grades, even 2200+ sat. Or maybe they screwed up or something..but highly unlikely.</p>

<p>Different schools run differently. Harvard is one of the few that I've heard of that rejects so few early applicants. Yale, on the other hand, rejects something like 33% of their early applicants.</p>

<p>Of course its fairly irrelevant how many early applicants are deferred/rejected at the outset. The key stat is how many of them are <em>admitted</em> - both in the first round and after deferral.</p>

<p>Think about it: NO school is tougher on early applicants than it is on "regular" applicants. If that were so, there would be no percentage in applying early. People apply early because they assume (correctly) that their odds of admission are greater than if they applied "regular." </p>

<p>In calculating the RD admit rate and yield rate, it is important to filter out the early round deferreds - who are often admitted at a higher rate than "ordinary" RD applicants and, of course, can be counted on to matriculate at a much higher rate.</p>