Class of 2021 Admission Rates
Colleges Continue to Report Record-High Application Numbers, MIT Admits 7.1% of Applicants to the Class of 2021
Here’s a look at some of the first admission rates and application numbers from the class of 2021.
MIT was one of the first highly selective colleges to release admission decisions this year, notifying students of their application decision on Pi Day. Of the 20,247 students who applied to MIT’s class of 2021, only 1,438 were accepted – just 7.1% In 2016, MIT admitted a slightly higher percentage of applicants, with an admission rate of 7.8% for the class of 2020.
Georgetown University saw a slight dip in its admission rate for the class of 2021 compared to last year, with 15% of applicants admitted to the fall 2017 class – down from 16.4% for the class of 2020.
Once again, many colleges reported a record-high number of applications for the class of 2021.
Yale University reported a record-number of applications to the class of 2021, with 32,891 students applying. Harvard University also reported a record-high number of applications for 2016-17, with 39,494 students applying for admission.
Brown University also reported a record-high number of applications, with 32,699 students applying for admission to the class of 2021.
36,700 students applied to the University of Virginia’s class of 2021, with 20,466 applying in the early action round – a record number for the institution. 29% of those early applicants were accepted.
Case Western Reserve University also reported a record-number of applications to the class of 2021, with over 25,000 students applying for fall admission.
Dartmouth actually reported a slight dip in the number of applications for the class of 2021, with 20,021 applying for admission – a 3.2% decrease from last year.
Here are some available admission rates for the class of 2021. Check back for updates as colleges continue to release regular admission decisions and more class of 2021 acceptance rates become available!
|School||Class of 2021 Admission Rate||Class of 2020 Admission Rate|
|Johns Hopkins University||11.8%||11.5%|
|New York University||27%||32%|
|University of Chicago||TBA||7.9%|
|University of Pennsylvania||9.15%||9.4%|
|University of Southern California||16%||16.5%|
|University of Virginia||27%||28.8%|
|Wake Forest University||27%|
|Washington University in St. Louis||16%|
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