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Yield Rates for the Class of 2027

Monday, April 1, 2024

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After many colleges reported all-time low acceptance rates, some students might be curious about their yield rates, or just how many of these admitted applicants have chosen to enroll. Yield is a priority for every college because it impacts their place on rankings lists and it can also influence their bond ratings. Additionally, yield rates help schools evaluate their admissions process and how attractive they are to prospective students.   

As a result, many universities have aimed to improve their yield rates over recent years by utilizing strategies and techniques, like demonstrated interest, to ensure students are serious about applying to their school. Keep reading to learn more about the yield rates at various colleges for the class of 2027.

Learn What Yield Rates Look Like for the Class of 2027

When reviewing yield rates, it’s important to also pay attention to what we don’t see right away. Namely, many colleges take months to release their yield rates because they are still crunching the numbers and admitting students off of their waitlists to round out their first-year class. Given all of the uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and disruptions to the admissions process, many schools also have longer waitlists than they did during previous years.

School Yield Rate Admit Rate
American University 22.02% 47.38%
Amherst College 39.07% 9.81%
Auburn University 24.42% 50.47%
Babson College 39.67% 19.74%
Barnard College 77.93% 7.87%
Bates College 42.62% 13.06%
Baylor University 16.37% 50.97%
Bennington College 14.28% 48.10%
Boston College 41.36% 15.45%
Boston University 36.01% 10.85%
Bowdoin College 57.34% 8.02%
Brandeis University 21.90% 35.33%
Brown University 63.10% 5.23%
Bucknell University 29.23% 32.01%
California Institute of Technology 63.83% TBA
Carleton College 37.36% 22.28%
Carnegie Mellon University 44.44% 11.40%
Case Western Reserve 13.79% 28.67%
Chapman University  20.41% 55.61%
Claremont McKenna College 49.77% 11.12%
Clark University 30.07% 41.67%
Clemson University 19.64% International and Out-of-State: 35.94%
In-State: 49.23%
Colby College 48.84% 7.00%
Colgate University 32.18% 11.87%
College of Charleston 13.73% In-state: 75.61%
Out-of-state: 70.92%
International: 49.06%
College of the Holy Cross 45.05% 21.10%
Colorado College 34.26% 20.03%
Columbia University 64.07% 4.00%
Cornell University 66.01% 7.90%
Dartmouth College 67.28% 6.23%
Davidson College 48.78% 14.48%
Denison University 25.77% 16.93%
DePaul University 12.44% 73.53%
Dickinson College 16.96% 43.08%
Duke University 55.92% 6.30%
Elon University 13.26% 67.31%
Emory University Emory Campus: 40.25%
Oxford Campus: 14.36%
Emory Campus: 10.65%
Oxford Campus: 17.53%
Fairfield University 20.64% 44.98%
Fordham University 10.26% 54.30%
George Washington University 21.52% 43.54%
Georgetown University 47.96% 13.08%
Georgia Tech 43.61% In-state: 36.60%
Out-of-State: 12.53%
International: 9.95%
Gonzaga University 17.32% 75.96%
Grinnell College 36.33% 12.70%
Hamilton College 40.70% 11.77%
Harvard University 83.72% 3.45%
Harvey Mudd College 35.67% 13.10%
Haverford College 45.21% 12.91%
Howard University 21.46% 34.81%
Indiana University 21.89% In-State: 75.79%
International: 70.64%
Out-of-State: 83.91%
Johns Hopkins University 48.18% 7.56%
Lehigh University 28.41% 29.26%
Lewis & Clark College 11.71% 74.53%
Loyola Marymount University 16.31% 40.29%
Loyola University – Chicago 8.96% 81.39%
Macalester College 22.67% 28.21%
Marquette University 13.78% 87.48%
Massachusetts Institute of Technology 84.59% 4.80%
Miami University – Ohio ~14.00% 83.35%
Middlebury College 44.60% 10.37%
New York University 54.39% 9.41%
Northeastern University 50.27% 5.65%
Northwestern University 56.13% 7.22%
Oberlin College and Conservatory College of Arts and Sciences: 20.95%
Conservatory of Music: 31.4%
College of Arts and Sciences: 32.92%
Conservatory of Music: ~34.68%
Olin College of Engineering 48.76% 21.66%
Pepperdine University 11.79% 49.85%
Pitzer College  47.66% 16.66%
Pomona College 49.82% 6.76%
Princeton University 76.66% 4.50%
Providence College ~20.20% 48.00%
Purdue University 25.50% 50.00%
Reed College 12.87% 27.16%
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 16.63% 58.50%
Rice University 45.97% 7.88%
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology 14.49% 72.81%
Santa Clara University 18.79% 43.84%
Sarah Lawrence College 14.47% 58.93%
Smith College 33.33% 19.73%
Southern Methodist University 17.23% 61.22%
Stanford University 80.94% 3.91%
Swarthmore College 41.83% 6.94%
Syracuse University 20.30% 43.12%
Texas A&M University 42.55% 63.10%
Texas Christian University 28.47% 42.60%
Trinity College ~27.56% 33.00%
Trinity University 20.48% 28.16%
Tufts University 50.49% 10.13%
Tulane University 45.79% 14.59%
United States Naval Academy 85.21% 9.36%
University of British Columbia – Vancouver 45.35% International and American: 56.04%
Canadian: 49.98%
University of California – Berkeley 44.97% Overall: 11.73%
In-State: 15.13%
Out-of-State: 7.80%
International: 3.53%
University of California – Davis 15.36% 41.86%
University of California – Irvine 21.79% 25.75%
University of California – Los Angeles 51.70% Overall: 8.73%
In-State: 9.46%
Out-of-State: 8.62%
International: 6.09%
University of California – San Diego 21.62% Overall: 24.76%
In-State: 24.51%
Out-of-State: 31.92%
International: 17.93%
University of Chicago 87.94% 4.79%
University of Colorado – Boulder 16.67% In-State: 92.35%
Out-of-State and International:  74.82%
University of Denver 10.74% 70.67%
University of Georgia 38.09% In-State: 50.24%
Out-of-State: 28.11%
International: 21.60%
University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign 28.27% Overall: 43.69%
In-State: 56.23%
Out-of-State: 35.87%
International: 34.50%
University of Maryland 23.38% In-State: 41.56%
Out-of-State and International: 53.90%
University of Massachusetts – Amherst 18.09% Out-of-State: 58.65%
In-state: 60.05%
International: 47.89%
University of Miami 26.04% 18.51%
University of Michigan 47.49% 17.94%
University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill 46.01% 16.85%
University of Notre Dame 59.12% 12.38%
University of Pennsylvania 69.66% 5.84%
University of Richmond 23.63% 23.31%
University of Rochester Overall: 19.85%
College of Arts, Sciences and Engineering: 19.50%
Eastman School of Music: 32.58%
Overall: 35.85%
College of Arts, Sciences and Engineering: 35.81%
Eastman School of Music: 36.89%
University of Southern California 44.89% 10.02%
University of Texas – Austin 48.75% Overall: 29.12%
In-State: 40.97%

Out-of-State: 11.76%
International: 13.24%
University of Virginia 41.60% In-State: 27.58%
Out-of-State: 12.92%
University of Washington – Seattle 26.39% In-state: 52.27%
Out-of-state: 38.46%
International: 45.42%
University of Wisconsin – Madison 28.94% Overall: 43.24%
In-State: 60.67%
Out-of-State: 42.67%
International: 31.91%
Vassar College 32.05% 17.73%
Villanova University 34.96% 20.50%
Vanderbilt University 57.03% 6.28%
Virginia Tech 26.73% In-State: 47.08%
Out-of-State: 63.16%
International: 68.01%
Wake Forest University 36.76% 21.56%
Washington & Lee University 42.40% 17.36%
Washington University in St. Louis 47.59% 11.95%
Wellesley University 50.35% 13.91%
Wesleyan University 31.54% 17.10%
Willamette University 16.04% 79.08%
William & Mary 28.20% 32.72%
Williams College 47.25% 9.99%
Worcester Polytechnic Institute 19.69% 58.50%
Yale University 70.37% 4.50%

Yield is an important metric for students and families to consider because it can impact college admissions decisions. College admissions officers are likely to continue to assess demonstrated interest, which is why it is so important for applicants to do their research and clearly articulate why their best-fit college is truly the right choice for them.

For over a decade, yield rates have overall declined, particularly as students continue to apply to a greater number of colleges. During this last year, many top schools received more applications than ever before, meaning yield rates are likely to remain hard to predict. Waitlists for the class of 2027 were also often longer, so some applicants may have only recently decided where they wanted to enroll.

If you’re getting ready to apply to college and looking for clarification and guidance throughout the process, our team of college admissions experts can support you throughout your entire journey.

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