Is early decison harder than regular decision?

<p>I was talking to some of my friends and they said that the guidance consoler told them that applying to ivys and top schools like that early is harder to get into than regular including nyu stern. I heard from a different friend that that is true for boston college and she heard it from the admissions person. Is this true? I wanted to apply to nyu stern early but if this is true then would it be better to apply regular?</p>