Yield Rates for the Class of 2027

Friday, August 18, 2023

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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.

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
Barnard College 76.00% 8.00%
Bates College 43.00% 13.00%
Bennington College 14.28% 48.10%
Boston University 36.54% 10.70%
Bowdoin College 57.68% 8.02%
Brown University 63.25% 5.23%
California Institute of Technology 63.83% TBA
Carleton College 21.75% 38.76%
Carnegie Mellon University 45.00% 11.00%
Colby College 48.84% 7.00%
Colgate University 32.18% 11.87%
College of the Holy Cross 45.51% 21.00%
Colorado College 34.60% 20.00%
Dartmouth College 67.41% 6.23%
Davidson College 49.30% 14.50%
Duke University 58.99% 6.00%
Emory University Emory Campus: 40.53%

Oxford Campus: 14.26%

Emory Campus: 10.65%

Oxford Campus: 14.96%

Fairfield University 20.82% 44.90%
Fordham University 10.26% 54.30%
Georgetown University 49.92% 12.79%
Grinnell College 36.33% 12.70%
Hamilton College 40.79% 11.77%
Harvard University slightly over 84% 3.41%
Haverford College 45.50% 12.90%
Johns Hopkins University ~54.10% TBA
Lehigh University 29.37% 28.49%
Massachusetts Institute of Technology 84.90% 4.80%
Miami University – Ohio ~14.00% 83.35%
Middlebury College On campus fall 2023: 40.57%

Overall: 47.00%

Northeastern University 49.00% 5.60%
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: Approximately 34.68%

Providence College ~20.20% 48.00%
Purdue University 25.50% 50.00%
Rice University 45.97% 7.88%
Santa Clara University 19.00% 43.80%
Swarthmore College 41.50% 7.00%
Trinity College ~27.56% 33.00%
Trinity University 20.64% 28.16%
Tufts University 53.93% 9.50%
Tulane University 46.25% 13.00%
University of Georgia ~40.42% Overall: 35.10%

In-state: 47.66%
Out-of-state: 25.76%

University of Notre Dame 60.00% 11.90%
University of Pennsylvania 69.66% 5.84%
University of Richmond 23.95% 23.31%
University of Virginia ~43.55% In-State: 26.86%

Out-of-State: 12.35%

Villanova University 34.96% 20.50%
Washington & Lee University 42.36% 17.36%
Washington University in St. Louis 47.59% 11.95%
Wesleyan University 32.85% 16.50%
Willamette University 16.04% 79.08%
William & Mary 29.76% 39.00%
Yale University 72.00% 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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