Class of 2026 Admission Rates
Students navigating the college admissions process continue to experience unique challenges and changes, including the announcement of an entirely digital SAT, continued test-optional policies, increasing application numbers, and more students applying to even more colleges than ever before. All of this has led to an even more competitive year at the most selective colleges in the US, while other schools plan to admit more students than ever before in order to manage enrollment numbers. Read on for our comprehensive list of admission rates for the class of 2026.
Class of 2026 Application Numbers
As far as application numbers go, many schools saw applications skyrocket as more students chose to apply to a wider range of schools in light of widespread test-optional admissions policies. Overall the Common Application saw a 21.3% increase in submitted applications over last year.
Class of 2026 Admit Rates
Below are some available admission rates for the class of 2026. Check back for updates as colleges continue to release regular admission decisions and more statics become available!
|School||Class of 2026 Admission Rate||Class of 2025 Admission Rate|
|Cornell University||Not Releasing Data||~8.70%|
|Johns Hopkins University||6.48%||7.40%|
|New York University||12.20%||12.80%|
|Princeton University||Not Releasing Data||3.98%|
|Stanford University||Not Releasing Data||3.95%|
|University of California Berkeley||11.39%||14.53%|
|University of California Los Angeles||8.56%||10.76%|
|University of Chicago||5.44%||6.20%|
|University of Notre Dame||12.87%||14.60%|
|University of Pennsylvania||Not Releasing Data||5.68%|
|University of Southern California||11.88%||12.00%|
|University of Virginia||18.68%||20.60%|
|Washington University in St. Louis||10.00%||13.00%|
|William & Mary||33.50%||36.50%|
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