Class of 2021 Admission Rates

By IvyWise on Wednesday, March 15, 2017

MIT class of 2021.jpgColleges 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.

Admission Rates

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.

Application Numbers

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!

Click here for class of 2021 early admission rates.

School Class of 2021 Admission Rate Class of 2020 Admission Rate
Barnard College 14.8% 16.7%
Boston College 32% 32%
Boston University 25% 29%
Brown University 8.3% 9%
Columbia University 5.8% 6.04%
Cornell University 12.5% 13.9%
Dartmouth College 10.4% 10.6%
Duke University 9% 10.4%
Emory University 21.8% 25.2%
Georgetown University 15% 16.4%
Harvard University 5.2% 5.2%
Johns Hopkins University 11.8% 11.5%
Middlebury College 19.7% 16%
MIT 7.1% 7.8%
New York University 27% 32%
Northwestern University 9% 10.7%
Pomona College 8.2% 9.1%
Princeton University 6.1% 6.46%
Stanford University 4.65% 4.69%
Swarthmore College 10.2% 12.5%
Tufts University 14.8% 14%
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%
Vanderbilt University 10.3% 10.4%
Wake Forest University 27%


Washington University in St. Louis 16%


Williams College 14.6%


Yale University 6.9%



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