Class of 2021 Yield Rates

Thursday, May 18, 2017

class of 2021 yield rates.jpgColleges Report Matriculation for the Class of 2021

This college admissions season saw record-low admission rates, but what colleges are really concerned about now is yield – the percentage of admitted students who enroll. Class of 2021 yield rates are starting to emerge – giving prospective students a better picture of the most recent freshman class.

Why does yield matter?

There’s a lot that goes into building a class. Every college and university has its own set of institutional needs, and those are examined along with the applicant pool in order to build a well-rounded class. Yield is important because it sets the tone for the next academic year and the next admissions season, because everything, from class size to program funding and more factors in yield.

Increasingly, colleges are finding it harder and harder to predict yield, because students are applying to more colleges than ever before. Colleges want to admit students who want to attend, so in order to better predict yield colleges take into consideration demonstrated interest and other factors like applying early decision or early action to determine how likely a student is to enroll if admitted. This is important information for students just starting the college admission process, as it helps them understand what colleges are looking for and how they can use that to their advantage.

Here are some of the available yield rates for the class of 2021 and yield rates for the class of 2020 for comparison.

SchoolClass of 2021 YieldClass of 2020 Yield
Brown UniversityTBA55.7%
Columbia UniversityTBA65%
Cornell UniversityTBA52.7%
Dartmouth College61%53.1%
Georgetown University49%48%
Harvard University84%80%
Princeton UniversityTBA68.5%
Stanford UniversityTBA82%
University of PennsylvaniaTBA68-69%
Yale University71.4%70.5%


We will update this list as more information becomes available so be sure to check back!


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