Monday, March 27, 2023

JHU Admitted 2403 Students to the Class of 2027

 Johns Hopkins University offered admission Friday to 1,592 students representing 47 U.S. states, 39 countries, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico, and Guam in the Regular Decision cohort of the Class of 2027.

These students will join the 811 students admitted during Early Decision I and Early Decision II to make up the university's next incoming undergraduate class.
"It's exciting to see how so many young people are thinking about the future and imagining themselves as agents of positive change," said Ellen Chow, dean of undergraduate admissions. "They've demonstrated the qualities that align with our student body, and we look forward to the ways they will contribute to our campus and the world."

The personal character and accomplishments of these students highlight their innovation and commitment to serving their communities. These admits include:

    A high schooler who was selected for a college mission rocket-building team and is in the process of becoming a commercially licensed pilot
    A climate activist and photojournalist who partnered with the Korean government
    A co-founder and chief technology officer of a company that makes eco-friendly sanitary pads from dragon fruit peels

Students admitted to the Class of 2027 in this cohort have developed apps and founded startups, launched a nationwide anti-colorism campaign, and designed a pair of optimized lenses that account for varying conditions of color deficiency glasses. They have also authored books, appeared on Penn & Teller: Fool Us, and created a charity that distributes magic kits to children internationally.

Their high school teachers and counselors have identified them as lifelong learners and global citizens, and noted their true selflessness, unwavering kindness to others, and insightful conversations beyond school events and grades. During high school, 93% held part-time jobs, internships, or summer jobs; 64% were active in the arts; and 55% were involved in student government or advocacy work, showing a strong desire to serve their communities. Of the admitted students, 18% will be among the first in their families to go to college.

"Even more than their achievements, what's truly impressive about these students is how they went about them," Chow said.

Admitted students have until the deadline of May 1, 2023, to accept their spot in the class.

Williams Admitted 1113 Students to the Class of 2027

 The College admitted 858 students on March 17 through its regular decision process, according to Dean of Admission and Student Financial Services Liz Creighton ’01.  Applicants who accept their offers of admission will join the 255 incoming students admitted through early decision in December to form the Class of 2027.

This year, the College received 10,315 applications in the regular decision round, a decline of more than a quarter since last year. The total acceptance rate for the 2022-2023 admission cycle is 9.8 percent, a slight increase from the consecutive record-breaking lows for the Classes of 2025 and 2026.

In addition to the 858 students who were accepted on Friday, including 14 who were deferred from the early decision round, the College waitlisted 1,970 students and denied admission to 7,487. During the past five admission cycles, the College has accepted an average of 35 students off the waiting list. Last year, the College admitted one waitlisted student.

This year, the College has accepted almost two hundred fewer students than it did for the Class of 2026. In September, that cohort made history as the College’s largest-ever first-year class, putting pressure on many aspects of student life. “The modest increase in yield for the Class of 2026 was factored into our modeling for this admission cycle,” Creighton wrote in an email to the Record.

“Each year, it’s hard to imagine a cohort that can match the talent and impact of recent classes, but somehow, they do,” Creighton continued.

Applicants to the Class of 2027 were the first to apply to the College following the announcement of its new all-grant financial aid program on April 13, 2022, which eliminated all loans and work-study contributions from aid packages. “The all-grant financial aid program made Williams an exciting option for students exploring colleges this past year, but it’s too early to determine its impact on the Class of 2027,” Creighton wrote.

All admitted students have been invited to campus for Williams Previews, which will begin on April 16. “As always, we’re enormously grateful to the many members of the Williams community who are contributing their time and efforts to welcoming admitted students to campus in the weeks ahead,” Creighton wrote. The Office of Admission will also hold Virtual Previews on April 20.

The enrollment deadline for admitted students is May 1.

Tuesday, March 14, 2023

MIT Admitted 1259 Students to the Class of 2027

 This past year, inclusive of both Early and Regular Action, 26,914 students applied to join the MIT Class of 2027. This is fewer than the 33,796 who applied last year, before we reinstated our testing requirement, but more than the 20,075 who applied for entry to the MIT Class of 2024, which was the last class selected before we suspended our requirement for the first two years of the pandemic. Ever since our application opened last August, our dedicated team has carefully considered them all, subject to our standard of attentive, empathetic, holistic review.

Of those 26,914 applicants, we have offered admission to 1,259 students⁠01 who will have the opportunity to climb the mountain that is MIT. They hail from all 50 states, 63 countries, and nearly 900 different high schools. Though they all do different things — linguistics and lacrosse, cartography and Catan, topology and tango — they are united by a shared standard of rigorous academics, high character, and a strong match with MIT’s mission to use science, technology, and the useful arts to make the world a better place. We can’t wait to welcome them to our campus to join the outstanding undergraduates who already call MIT home.

There are also students who may be climbing other mountains, with other fellow mountaineers, next fall. Of the students to whom we do not offer admission today, we have placed a modest number on our waitlist and informed the balance that we will not be able to admit them to the Class of 2027. Getting to “meet” so many capable, compassionate students through this process has, as always, left us bleary-eyed and reminded us that what we do is more than a job: it is a privilege and an honor. We are grateful to have walked this short part of your path with you.

If you are among the many stellar students to whom we are not offering admission, then I want to remind you success is not always a straight line. Your future isn’t something MIT creates for you, it’s something you manifest for yourself. And if you spend the next few years trying to make wherever you are as amazing as you can (as you already are), then someday you’ll look back on this Pi Day and realize it all worked out okay.⁠02

I’m closing comments on this blog post to concentrate conversation in the open threads for admitted, waitlisted, and not admitted students. Answers to frequently asked questions for waitlisted students can be found here, with more information about next steps to come in early April.

Congratulations to the Class of 2027, and best wishes to all of our applicants. No matter where you enroll next fall, please make it a better place. I know you can. I hope you will.

Thursday, December 22, 2022

Brown Admitted 879 ED Students to Class of 2027

 PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — On Tuesday, Dec. 20, Brown University invited 879 prospective students who applied through its early decision program to become the first members of its undergraduate Class of 2027.

The pool of 6,770 early decision applicants, which increased 10% compared to the Class of 2026, reflected the University’s sustained commitment to making a Brown education more accessible to students from every socioeconomic and geographic background with a broad array of talents and experiences, according to Associate Provost for Enrollment and Dean of Admission Logan Powell.

“This is the foundation of the Class of 2027 and the beginning of the next generation of great Brunonians,” Powell said. “They represent a remarkable group of academically superlative students with a wide array of perspectives.”

For the fifth consecutive year, applications increased for the early decision program, which is intended for prospective students who express a commitment to attend Brown if accepted.

Powell said that the trend coincides with dedicated outreach to prospective students who come from rural, first-generation and low-income backgrounds. Brown has also strengthened its financial aid packages and introduced new access initiatives — replacing loans with grants in initial University financial aid packages, eliminating consideration of a family’s home equity as an asset when calculating available financial resources, and working toward becoming fully need-blind for international students starting with the graduating Class of 2029.

“We’ve made incredible strides in making Brown accessible and affordable for students from all backgrounds, and our work on this will continue,” Powell said. “We do everything we can to make sure that students from all socioeconomic backgrounds with a high level of academic success know that they should never discount the opportunity because they think Brown is not affordable.”

Among the admitted students, Powell said flexibility in challenging circumstances and a determination to seek and build community support were some of the characteristics that stood out most — in part, in reaction to impact of COVID-19 on their high school experiences, in which remote learning, time spent away from friends or family, and health and financial hardships were realities for many.

“These students were incredibly adaptive to all of the changes that were forced upon them as a result of the pandemic,” Powell said. “We are impressed by the ways they sought to overcome the challenges that were placed in their way and how they continued to try to find opportunities for joy — both for themselves, and to share joy with others.”

Among this year’s diverse cohort of admitted early decision students, 62% will apply for financial aid and 15% of students will be first in their family to attend college. Geographically, they represent 50 nations, 44 U.S. states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. The top countries represented outside the United States are Brazil, Canada, China, the United Kingdom, South Korea, Turkey and Ukraine.

Among the 879 accepted students are 62 admitted through Brown’s partnership with QuestBridge, a national nonprofit that works to equalize access to top colleges and universities for high school students from low-income families. That number continues to grow each year and is up from just three students as recently as seven years ago.

Powell, who is leading a new Enrollment Division that includes the offices of College Admission, Financial Aid and the Registrar, said an increasingly integrated approach across those University functions will support the newest class of admitted students all the way through their Brown experience to graduation.

“Everything we do is driven by individuals — the individuals who apply and the individuals here on the Brown campus who support the application process,” Powell said. “That’s the heart of everything we do, and as I reflect on this talented cohort of students who will begin to form the Class of 2027, it’s just an incredible honor to help build a class of individuals who will contribute to the Brown community and support each other.”

Applicants were able to learn their application status beginning at 7 p.m. EST on Tuesday, Dec. 20, via a secure website. All early decision applicants indicated that Brown was their first-choice college and agreed to accept an offer of admission if the University extended one.

The deadline for regular decision applications for Brown’s undergraduate Class of 2027 is Jan. 5, 2023.

Sunday, December 18, 2022

Duke Admitted 800 ED Students to Class of 2027

 Duke admitted 800 students to the Class of 2027 through its Early Decision application cycle, according to Dean of Undergraduate Admissions Christoph Guttentag.

There were 4,855 Early Decision applicants, the second highest number in Duke's history, which brought the Early Decision acceptance rate to a record low 16.5%. This represents a 4.5% decrease from the 21% acceptance rate for the Class of 2026. The Class of 2025 had an Early Decision acceptance rate of 17%, the second lowest in University history.
This is also Duke’s third-year of being test-optional, after first becoming test-optional for the 2020-21 admissions cycle as a result of the pandemic.

All students admitted through the Early Decision cycle are required to enroll at Duke upon being admitted. Of those accepted in this cycle, 55 were admitted through the QuestBridge National College Match Program, the highest number in Duke’s history. The remaining 745 applied as Early Decision applicants.

Of the admitted students, 634 students plan to enroll in Trinity College of Arts and Sciences and 166 plan to enroll in the Pratt School of Engineering. In addition, 10% are international students, 52% identify as students of color, and 57.5% are female.

“We were struck in particular by the personal qualities and commitments of the students admitted Early Decision this year,” Guttentag said. “They are community-minded, eager to make a difference, and committed to the environment and sustainability.”

North Carolina, New York, California, Texas and Florida are the states most represented among the Class of 2027’s Early Decision admits.

Guttentag did not respond to multiple requests for comment from The Chronicle about trends in applications, standardized testing and legacy admissions.

Saturday, December 17, 2022

MIT Admitted 685 EA Students to Class of 2027

 This year, 11,924 students to the MIT Class of 2027, and as of *checks watch* right now, we have offered early admission to 685. Though they are all different in their own way —  muralists and mountaineers, locksmiths and lifeguards, baristas and blacksmiths — they are united by a shared standard of rigorous academics, high character, and a strong match with MIT’s mission to use science, technology, and the useful arts to make the world a better place. We can’t wait to welcome them to campus to join the 4,638 outstanding undergraduates already enrolled at MIT.

We deferred 7,892 applicants;⁠ these students will be reconsidered without prejudice in Regular Action. If you are deferred, you are not expected to send us any new information besides the February Updates and Notes Form, which will be posted in mid-January to your application portal. We have posted more information for deferred students here; you can also read posts from bloggers who were deferred here, here, here, here, and most recently here and here. 

Given the competitiveness of our pool, we have also informed 2,815 students that we will not be able to offer them admission this year. This decision has been made with care, and it is final. I know this can be a difficult decision to receive, but trust me: it works out okay in the end. Take a deep breath, shake it out, and go crush the rest of your college applications (or whatever else you choose to do) this year.

The balance of our applicants —  532 —  withdrew from our process before we issued their decision. 

We recognize it’s a lot of effort for all of you to apply to MIT. It’s an honor and a privilege for us to read your applications. Thank you for sharing your story with us.

Again, congratulations to the newest members of the Class of 2027. I’ll be closing comments on this post to focus the conversations on the open threads for admitted, deferred, and not admitted students.

All best, everyone; wishing you a healthy and happy end of 2022, and bright beginnings to 2023.

Friday, December 16, 2022

Dartmouth Admitted 578 ED Students to Class of 2027

 The 3,009 students who submitted early decision applications represent a 14% increase from last year, the College’s third record pool in the last five early admission cycles. Over the past three years, Dartmouth’s early decision pool has increased by 45%.

“The growth in our early applicant pool paired with its clear depth has been remarkable for my admissions colleagues and me to witness,” Coffin says.

Dartmouth extended acceptances to 578 early decision applicants. Earlier this month, an additional 47 students matched with Dartmouth via QuestBridge, a national access program that introduces high-achieving students from low-income backgrounds to many of the leading institutions of higher education. The match cohort was drawn from a pool of 1,260 candidates.

The initial offers of admission were extended to students from 47 states, as well as Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, and from 43 countries in addition to the United States. Of those who are American citizens, 41% are people of color, a record high for the early rounds, and 15% are in the first generation in their families to attend college. Fourteen percent are the children of Dartmouth alumni.

“The sustained growth of our early pool reflects the continued expansion of Dartmouth’s footprint around the world,” Coffin says. “Within that pool, we’re seeing some extraordinarily accomplished students who are strikingly good fits for our academic program and community.”