Class of 2027 Admission Rates

Wednesday, November 15, 2023

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. 

Class of 2027 Application Numbers

The college admissions landscape continues to be competitive at the country’s most popular universities, with many schools posting record-high application numbers for the class of 2027. Schools like the University of Virginia (55,845), University of Pennsylvania (59,000+), NYU (~120,000), and Bowdoin (10,934) all reported their largest applicant pools ever, with some schools like Boston University seeing record-high numbers of students applying Early Decision or Early Action. With large applicant pools, it is likely we will see admission rates at these schools remain low or even decrease. This also might lead to more waitlist decisions, as colleges continue to try to manage their yields.

Class of 2027 Admit Rates

Overall admission rates for the class of 2027 are updated once information become available. Check back for updates as colleges continue to release Common Data Sets!

SchoolClass of 2027 Admission RateClass of 2026 Admission RateClass of 2025 Admission Rate
American University44.00%
(source: email)
Amherst College9.00%7.25%8.74%
Babson College20.00%22.35%25.35%
Barnard College7.87%8.79%10.40%
Bates College12.00%13.76%17.31%
Boston College15.45%16.70%18.90%
Boston University10.70%
(source: email)
Bowdoin College8.02%9.19% 8.80%
Brandeis University35.00%39.00%39.00%
Brown University5.23%5.00% 5.50%
Bucknell University32.01%32.55%34.50%
California Institute of TechnologyTBA2.69%3.90%
Carleton College21.75%16.63%17.55%
Carnegie Mellon University11.00%11.30%13.54%
Case Western Reserve University28.67%27.41%30.24%
Claremont McKenna College11.09%10.35%11.24%
Colby College7.00%7.45%8.00%
Colgate University12.00%12.43%17.20%
College of the Holy Cross21.00%36.00%43.00%
Colorado College20.00%16.30%14.25%
Columbia University4.00% 3.74% 3.90%
Cornell University7.90%7.26% ~8.70%
Dartmouth College6.23%6.38% 6.17%
Davidson College14.50%16.95%17.80%
Denison University17.00%22.00%28.27%
Dickinson College43.08%34.92%48.08%
Duke University6.30% 6.20% 5.70%
Elon University67.00%74.46%77.71%
Emory UniversityEmory campus: 10.65%
Oxford campus: 14.96%
Emory campus: 11.35%
Both campuses: 15.80%
Both campuses: 20.40%
Fairfield University44.90%52.18%55.81%
Florida State University23.77%25.04%37.06%
Fordham University54.30%54.13%
(source: email)
(source: email)
George Washington UniversityTBA48.98%49.71%
Georgetown University13.00% 12.10% 12.00%
Georgia TechOverall: 16.00%
In-State: 36.00%
Out-of-State: 12.00%
Grinnell College12.70%10.76%10.50%
Hamilton College11.77%11.78%14.10%
Harvard University3.45% 3.19% 3.43%
Harvey Mudd College13.10%13.36%9.99%
Haverford College12.90%14.21%17.84%
Howard UniversityTBA51.90%35.25%
Johns Hopkins University6.28% 7.24% 7.40%
Lafayette College31.40%33.60%40.70%
Lehigh University29.26%36.98%45.97%
Loyola University Maryland~76.00%83.48%84.21%
Macalester College27.55%28.42%31.26%
Massachusetts Institute of Technology4.80%3.96% 4.00%
Miami University – Ohio83.35%87.92%88.60%
Middlebury College11.68%12.69% 15.70%
Mount Holyoke College38.00%39.76%52.30%
New York University8.00% 12.46%12.80%
Northeastern University5.60%6.80%18.38%
Northwestern University7.20% 7.21% 6.80%
Oberlin CollegeCollege of Arts and Sciences: 32.92%
Conservatory of Music: ~34.68%
Olin College of EngineeringTBA19.14%17.97%
Pepperdine UniversityTBA48.71%52.71%
Pitzer College16.70%18.40%18.31%
Pomona CollegeTBA7.02% 6.60%
Princeton University4.50%5.70% 3.98%
Purdue University50.00%52.70%68.90%
Rensselaer Polytechnic InstituteTBA64.51%53.06%
Rice University7.88%8.68%9.30%
Santa Clara University43.80%52.11%53.99%
Sarah Lawrence CollegeTBA49.88%Unknown
Smith College20.00%22.86%29.91%
Stanford UniversityTBA3.68% 3.95%
Swarthmore College6.94%6.93%8.00%
Trinity University28.00%30.51%33.72%
Tufts University10.13%9.69%11.00%
Tulane University13.00%11.45%9.63%
University of California – Berkeley11.69%11.39%14.53%
University of California – Davis41.86%37.34%48.74%
University of California – Irvine25.75%21.27%26.34%
University of California – Los Angeles8.73%8.56%10.76%
University of California – Merced90.41%89.46%86.60%
University of California – Riverside68.14%68.69%65.37%
University of California – San Diego24.70%23.70%34.21%
University of California – Santa Barbara25.86%25.85%29.18%
University of California – Santa Cruz47.06%46.85%58.66%
University of Chicago4.77%5.44%6.20%
University of FloridaTBA23.35%28.98%
University of GeorgiaOverall: 35.10%
In-state: 47.66%
Out-of-state: 25.76%
Overall: 42.23% Overall: 38.96%
University of MiamiTBA18.94%28.49%
University of MichiganTBA17.69%20.15%
University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill18.39%16.85% 19.24%
University of Notre Dame11.90%12.87%14.60%
University of Pennsylvania5.80%6.50%5.68%
University of Richmond23.31%24.37%27.33%
University of Southern California10.02%12.02%12.00%
University of Texas – Austin29.12%31.41%28.75%
University of Vermont60.00%59.79%63.51%
University of VirginiaIn-state: 27.58%
Out-of-state: 12.92%
In-state: 27.58%
Out-of-state: 15.21%
In-state: 28.16%
Out-of-state: 17.45%
Vanderbilt University6.15%6.10%6.70%
Vassar CollegeTBA18.66%20.15%
Villanova University20.50%23.39%25.24%
Wake Forest University22.31%21.37%25.18%
Washington and Lee University17.36%16.96%18.87%
Washington University in St. Louis11.95%11.33%13.00%
Wellesley College13.00%13.57% 16.00%
Wesleyan University16.50%14.43% 19.44%
Willamette University79.08%80.63%79.38%
William & MaryOverall: 33.00%
In-State: 39.00%
Out-of-State: 28.00%
Williams College9.80%8.50%8.00%
Yale University4.50%4.57%4.62%


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