Class of 2027 Early Admission Rates

Tuesday, February 21, 2023

Class of 2023 Early Admission RatesThe first members of the college Class of 2027 are in! Here’s our breakdown of the early admission numbers for the Class of 2027. More decisions and statistics will be released in the coming weeks, so we will be updating this post as more information becomes available!

Early Admission Trends

Early application rounds have gained popularity in recent years, with both colleges and applicants. More schools are offering more early admission rounds, with some even offering three (or even four!) opportunities to apply early with Early Action (EA), Early Decision (ED) I and II, and even “hidden” Early Decision III rounds. Admission rates in early pools tend to be higher, with a smaller pool of highly qualified applicants that have indicated that the early school is their top-choice. Since colleges care about informed interest and yield rates, these applicants are sure to attend if applying in a binding round (ED), or more likely to enroll if admitted EA.

Early Admission Rates

So, how have trends impacted college admissions rates? Some schools experienced record-high application numbers, which resulted in yet another year of low acceptance rates at some of the most selective institutions. To learn about the early round acceptance rates at the colleges on your best-fit list, check out our chart below:

SchoolClass of 2027 Early Admission RateClass of 2026 Early Admission Rate
Barnard CollegeED: ~25.6%ED: 29%
Boston CollegeED I: 30%
(confirmed via email)
ED I and ED II: 28%
(calculated across both early decision rounds)
Brown UniversityED: 12.98%ED: 14.6%
Dartmouth CollegeED: 19.21%ED: 20.1%
Duke UniversityED: 16.5% ED: 21.3%
Emory UniversityED I: 37.41%
(rate calculated overall across both campuses)
ED II: Emory College: 11.73%
ED II: Oxford College: TBA
ED I: 36.5%
(rate calculated overall across both campuses)
ED II: Emory College: 14%
ED II: Oxford College: 13%
Georgetown University TBA EA: 10%
Georgia TechEA I (In-State): 40%
EA II (Out-of-State): TBA
EA I (In-State): 39%
EA II (Out-of-State): 12%
Harvard UniversityREA: 7.56% REA: 7.9%
Johns Hopkins University TBA ED I: unknown
ED II: ~10.03%
MITEA: 5.74%EA: 4.7%
Northeastern UniversityED I: ~38.9%
(Boston campus only, confirmed via email)
ED I: ~32.6%
(Boston campus only, confirmed via email)
Rice University TBAED: 18.75% 
University of GeorgiaEA: 31.74%EA: 41.4%
University of Notre Dame REA: 15.24%REA: 17.3%
University of Pennsylvania TBAED: 15.6%
University of VirginiaED: In-State: 31.11%
Out-of-State: 17.06%EA: In-State: 27.47%
Out-of-State: 12.37%
ED: In-State: 37.8%
Out-of-State: 25.1%EA: In-State: 30.3%
Out-of-State: 18.1%
Vanderbilt UniversityED I & II: 15.7%ED I: 24.1%
ED II: 10.3%
Washington University in St. Louis ED I: ~35%ED: 27%
(calculated across both ED I and ED II)
Williams CollegeED: 27.04%ED: 31.3%
Yale UniversityREA: 10%REA: 10.9%


Often, instead of an acceptance or rejection, applicants are deferred, meaning that their applications will be reviewed again in the Regular Decision round. If you were deferred, here are some additional resources on what a deferral means and how you can improve your chances of admission in the Regular Decision round.


At IvyWise, we work with students to help them navigate 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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