Class of 2023 Early Admission Rates

Friday, December 14, 2018

Class of 2023 Early Admission RatesHere are the Early Admissions Statistics for the Class of 2023

The first members of the college class of 2023 are in! Here’s our breakdown of the early admission numbers for the class of 2023. More decisions will be released this month and into January, along with statistics, so we will be updating as more information becomes available!

Application Numbers
Many colleges and universities reported a record-high number of early applicants to the class of 2023.

Brown University reported a 19% increase in early decision applications for the class of 2023, with 4,169 students applying for early admission at the Ivy League institution. Yale University reported a record number of early applications this fall, with 6,020 students applying through the school’s early action round.

While other schools reported increases, the number of early decision applicants at the University of Pennsylvania plateaued – 6,746 applied this year for just a 0.22% increase over last year.

Early Admission Rates
Early admission rates for the class of 2023 are expected to be very similar to the stats for the class of 2022, with some schools reporting a lower early admission rate, while some may actually increase.

Here are some available early admission rates for the class of 2023.


SchoolClass of 2023 Early Admission Rate
Brown University18.2%
Cornell University22.6%
Dartmouth College23.2%
Duke University18%
Emory UniversityED I: 42.7%
Georgetown UniversityTBD
Harvard University13.4%
Johns Hopkins University31%
Middlebury CollegeED I: 45.4%
Princeton University13.9%
University of Pennsylvania18%
Williams CollegeTBD
Yale University13.2%


Often, instead of an acceptance or rejection, early applicants are deferred – meaning their application will be reviewed again within the regular decision pool. Deferred students will have to wait until March or April for a decision on their application.

This year, 18.6% of students who applied early to Duke were deferred to the regular round. At MIT, 6,182 out of 9,600 early applicants were deferred – almost 65% of the pool.

Last year, Harvard deferred 4,822 applicants – about 74% of students who applied in the early round. That was an especially high number of deferrals compared to other institutions, leaving a lot of students wondering what to do next.

If you were deferred in the early round, here’s what a deferral means and how you can improve your chances of admission in the regular round. At IvyWise we work with students to counsel them through their deferral decisions, including how to approach it and what their application strategy should be for the regular round. Contact us today for more information on our Deferral Consultation.


Related Topics

Admission Rates, Early Decision/Early Action

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