Class of 2020 Admission Rates

Thursday, March 31, 2016

stanford.jpgColleges Continue to Report Record-Low Admission Rates, Stanford Admits 4.69% of Applicants for the Class of 2020


It was another competitive admission season for the class of 2020, with admission rates for the incoming freshman class remaining low and even dropping  from the 2014-15 cycle.

Admission Rates

Stanford University again reported a record-low admission rate of 4.69% for the class of 2020. Last year Stanford became the most selective large university, admitting just 5.05% of applicants.

Other colleges like Johns Hopkins, Middlebury, and MIT also reported dips in their admission rate from last year. Some Ivy League admission rates also dropped this year. As more decisions are released, expect other colleges to report record-low admission rates.

Application Numbers

Once again, many colleges reported a record-high number of applications for the Class of 2020.

Harvard received 39,044 applications for the Class of 2020, a 4.6% increase over last year and a record-high for the Ivy League university. Princeton also reported a record-high number of applications for the 2015-16 admission cycle, receiving 29,313 applications – a 7.4% increase over the year before. NYU reported receiving 63,702 applications – also coming in at a record-high for the institution.

Here are some available admission rates for the Class of 2020. Check back for updates as more statics become available!

SchoolClass of 2020 Admission RateClass of 2019 Admission Rate
Brown University9%8.49%
Columbia University6.04%6.15%
Cornell University14%14.88%
Dartmouth College10.5%10.34%
Duke University10.4%10%
Georgetown University16.4%16.44%
Harvard University5.2%5.33%
Johns Hopkins University11.58%12.4%
Middlebury College16.04%17%
New York UniversityTBA30.67%
Northwestern University10.69%13.03%
Pomona College9.1%9.76%
Princeton University6.46%6.99%
Stanford University4.69%5.05%
Swarthmore College12%12%
Tufts University14%16%
University of Chicago7.9%7.83%
University of Pennsylvania9.4%10.1%
University of Southern California16.49%17.47%
University of Virginia28.86%28.48%
Vanderbilt University10%11%
Williams College17.27%16.8%
Yale University6.27%6.49%


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