Saturday, March 28, 2020

JHU Admitted 2604 Students to Class of 2024

Johns Hopkins University invited 1,922 new students today to join the Class of 2024, which was selected from an applicant pool of 27,256. They'll join the 682 early decision students who were offered admission in December.

The Hopkins Class of 2024 comes from 49 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and 41 other countries, including most prominently China, Canada, South Korea, and India.

The Class of 2024 have already demonstrated exceptional academic and personal excellence. Among those offered admission is the CEO of a nonprofit that has raised over $30,000 in scholarship funding to support and empower female aspiring scientists; the cofounder of a magazine for budding high school journalists; a scholar whose research focuses on the ideological strategies used by ISIS to recruit women, and whose findings were shared at a United Nations conference; and the inventor of QuitPuff, a simple test to assess early risk of oral and pre-oral cancer, which won a third grand prize biochemistry award at the International Science and Engineering Fair.

Students who applied regular decision can view admissions decisions online at Notifications were sent out at 3 p.m. today.

Admitted students have until May 1 to accept their spot in the class.;postID=7057638530249832523

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Friday, March 27, 2020

MIT Admitted 1457 Students to Class of 2024

Between Early and Regular Action, 20,075 students applied to join the MIT Class of 2024. As of today (inclusive of Early Action), we have offered admission to 1,457 students.

The Class of 2024 has been curated with care to collectively climb the mountain that is MIT. They represent all 50 states, 64 countries, and nearly 1,000 high schools all across the world. Though they all do different things — geology and gymnastics, journalism and jujitsu, cross-stitch and combinatorics — 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 4,516 outstanding undergraduates who already call MIT home.

There are also students who may be climbing other mountains, with other mountaineers, next fall. Of the students to whom we do not offer admission today, we have placed a small number on our waitlist and informed the balance that we will not be able to admit them to the Class of 2024. Turning away so many kind, generous, and super-smart students has left us bleary-eyed and reminded us that what we do is more than a job, but a privilege and an honor. Thank you for sharing your aspirations and inspirations with us in the application process.

If you are among the many stellar students to whom we are not offering admissions, then all I can remind you is that success is not always a straight line. That your path isn’t something MIT sets you on, it’s something you make 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.

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 2024, 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.

Brown Admitted 2533 Students to Class of 2024

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — On Thursday, March 26, Brown University made 1,733 offers of admission to prospective members of next year’s entering undergraduate class.

These students from Brown’s regular decision applicant pool joined the 800 early decision applicants offered admission in December 2019 for a total admitted class of 2,533 students.

A total of 36,794 students applied to Brown this year, the second largest pool to date.

Among students admitted to the Class of 2024, 70% intend to apply for financial aid at Brown, marking the third consecutive year that the share of admitted students applying for financial assistance has increased. That trend coincides with the launch of The Brown Promise initiative, which replaced loans with scholarship funds in all University-packaged undergraduate financial aid awards beginning in the 2018-19 academic year.

“We are incredibly fortunate each year to select a distinguished and diverse class of incoming students from among tens of thousands of accomplished applicants,” said Logan Powell, dean of admissions at Brown. “This year's admitted class will bring to Brown an exceptionally impressive range of talents, skills and experiences. We are excited to see the incredible contributions they make to the world.”

The regular decision review and acceptance timeline at Brown and most other universities has coincided this year with the fast-evolving novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. While Brown’s Jan. 1 application deadline preceded the virus’s global spread, Powell noted the challenges the outbreak has caused for prospective students and their families and said the Office of College Admissions is taking multiple steps to assist admitted students in considering their college options.

For example, with A Day on College Hill — Brown’s annual open house for admitted students — cancelled to ensure the health and safety of would-be participants, the admissions office has launched the Brown Admitted Students Network, a robust virtual campus visit platform available through May 1. On the platform, admitted students can interact with more than 150 faculty, staff, students and alumni from Brown in a range of discussion formats, including one-on-one conversations and live Q&As.

“While there's no way to replicate what students experience when stepping onto campus for the first time, our virtual platform will provide admitted students with the opportunity to connect with all of the members of the Brown community that they would meet during a traditional visit to College Hill,” Powell said.

Given the impact that the COVID-19 crisis has had on the families of many admitted students, the University has also anticipated how best to consider likely requests for enrollment deadline exceptions or one-year deferrals. To ensure that waitlisted students receive timely updates on their application status, Brown will maintain the May 1 enrollment deadline agreed upon by U.S. colleges at the start of the admissions cycle but is committed to considering requests for exemptions on a case-by-case basis, Powell said. The admissions office is also prepared to receive a higher volume of deferral requests than is typical, he noted.

“All of our prospective students — including those already admitted and others on the waitlist — are making this critical decision during a moment of unprecedented global uncertainty,” Powell said. “We are committed to doing all that we can to address the needs of each family, especially those who have been most impacted by the current health crisis.”

Applicants began logging on to a secure website at 7 p.m. on March 26 to learn the status of their applications. Brown anticipates an incoming class of approximately 1,665.

Dartmouth Admitted 1881 Students to Class of 2024

Dartmouth has offered admission to 1,881 applicants to the Class of 2024, Lee Coffin, vice provost for enrollment and dean of admissions and financial aid, announced today as decisions were released at 7 p.m. The acceptance rate of 8.8 percent is the third lowest in Dartmouth history.

The news is a reminder that the ordinary cycle of the academic year continues, even in extraordinary times, which have seen Dartmouth—like other colleges and universities in the country—shift to remote classes during the spring term in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

But there is nothing ordinary about these prospective new members of the Dartmouth community, Coffin says. "This is an exceptional group of students—as talented, motivated, curious, and engaged as any Dartmouth has ever admitted. They make me optimistic about the future."

The admitted students—who come from all 50 states and 71 countries—were selected from a pool of 21,394 applicants. Those offered admission are academic high achievers. When ranked, 96% are in the top 10% of their high school class. They have average scores of 1501 on the SAT and 33 on the ACT, tying last year's record highs.

The prospective class includes 62% who applied for financial aid and 17% who are projected to be eligible for Pell grants, federal awards offered to students from the lowest socioeconomic quartile.

"The socioeconomic diversity of this cohort is remarkable," notes Dino Koff, director of financial aid. Preliminary estimates reflect $46 million in scholarship offers to nearly half of the admitted class for an average scholarship of $55,600.

"That figure is phenomenal," Coffin added.

The total number of admitted students includes 97 who were offered admission through the college's partnership with QuestBridge, a national access organization that connects high-achieving, low-income students from across the country with educational opportunities at 42 colleges and universities.

Of the admitted students, 21% are from the West and 21% are from the South, with California, New York, Massachusetts, Florida, and Texas seeing the greatest number of admitted students. Fourteen percent are foreign citizens or live outside the United States, with the United Kingdom, China, Canada, India, and Turkey as this year's top-represented countries.

"The global signature of the '24s is strong," Coffin says.

In a more typical year, Dartmouth would welcome admitted students to campus in April for its annual Dimensions of Dartmouth program, which lets the prospective class meet faculty and current students, visit classes, and experience other aspects of College life in person.

Because of Dartmouth's response to COVID-19, Dimensions will not be held on campus this year, Coffin says. "We may not be hosting a traditional Dimensions program on campus, but we are planning extensive digital outreach to preserve as much of Dimensions as we can, as well as a Facebook group for the class and other online resources," he says.

"We want to make sure students and their families have all the information they need to make their decision."

As usual, the reply deadline for enrollments in May 1 for a projected class of 1,150 students in September.

Yale Admitted 2304 Students to Class of 2024

Yale College admitted 2,304 students to the class of 2024 from a pool of 35,220 applicants, the Office of Undergraduate Admissions announced on Thursday.

The number of admitted students represents 6.54 percent of applicants for both early action and regular decision, up from class of 2023’s 5.91 percent. Last year, Yale accepted 2,178 students from both the early decision and regular decision round out of Yale’s record pool of 36,843 applicants. This year, admitted students come from all 50 states, as well as from Washington D.C., Puerto Rico and 72 countries.

The class of 2024 will complete the expansion of Yale College that began three years ago with the opening of Pauli Murray and Benjamin Franklin colleges. The newest Yalies will bring the total undergraduate enrollment to approximately 6,250 — an increase of 15 percent since 2017.

“Offering a Yale education to more talented and promising students has been a highlight of my work and will complete the University’s vision for a larger and stronger Yale College that has been more than a decade in the making,” said Dean of Undergraduate Admissions and Financial Aid Jeremiah Quinlan. “The world has never been more in need of intelligent, strong, committed, energetic and visionary young people, and I am delighted so many of those young people decided to apply to Yale College.”

Yale also offered a spot on the waiting list to 1,290 applicants this year, according to Director of Outreach and Recruitment at the Office of Undergraduate Admissions Mark Dunn. Dunn said the admissions office does not know whether it will offer admission to any students on the waitlist, which is unranked. 30,149 applicants were denied admission, 1,281 applicants withdrew their applications, and 196 of the applications were incomplete.

In December, Yale offered admission to 796 applicants in the early action round. The College also admitted 87 applicants through the QuestBridge National College Match program — a 58 percent increase from last year’s record of 55 matches. The 87 QuestBridge matches set a new record for Yale and represented the largest number of matching students at any of the 40 QuestBridge partner schools.

As it stands, Yale’s undergraduate student body includes more than 1,000 students who receive Federal Pell Grants for low income students, Director of the Office of Undergraduate Financial Aid Scott Wallace-Juedes noted. This is an increase of 50 percent in the past four years.

In past years, admitted students were able to attend Bulldog Days, a three-day program that aims to showcase everything Yale has to offer, as well as Bulldog Saturday, a one-day condensed version of Bulldog Days. This year, however, the two events were cancelled due to COVID-19.

In lieu of on-campus admissions events, admitted students will be able to connect via chat and video in a new online Admitted Students Network, attend online master classes taught by Yale faculty, attend live-streamed video panels about different elements of campus life, and explore virtual content from student organizations, said Hannah Mendlowitz, director of recruitment at the admissions office.

“Although we are disappointed that admitted students won’t be able to visit campus this spring, the Yale community is stepping up to provide an amazing collection of virtual events and opportunities to connect with current students, faculty and staff,” Mendlowitz said. “We are transforming the three days of Bulldog Days into the ‘30 Bulldog Days of April.’ We are looking forward to helping our admitted students experience what makes Yale so special, from wherever they are in the world.”

Admitted students will have until May 1 to accept or decline their Yale admission offers.

Duke Admitted 3057 Students to Class of 2024

Duke accepted 2,170 high school seniors Regular Decision to join the Class of 2024, according to a news release.

The Class of 2024 had a Regular Decision acceptance rate of 6%, which is a slight increase from last year’s 5.7%. Duke considered 36,252 applications in Regular Decision, which included 35,483 Regular Decision applicants and 769 who were deferred from the Early Decision window. The overall admission rate is 7.7%, the same rate as last year.
"Every year, when we have the opportunity to sit down and read the applications of the students who are considering Duke, we’re consistently impressed and amazed by all that they accomplish even while they’re fulfilling all of their academic requirements," Dean of Undergraduate Admissions Christoph Guttentag said in the release. "We’re fortunate to be able to choose from among such accomplished young women and men, and we wish we were able to admit more of them."

The University saw 39,783 total applications this year—including Early Decision—fewer than last year’s 41,600.

In the release, Guttentag said he expects more than 1,700 total students to enroll in the Class of 2024. There are 887 students in the class from Early Decision. North Carolina, California, Florida, Texas, New York and Virginia were the states boasting the most prospective Class of 2024 members.

For the first time in three years, Duke’s Early Decision acceptance rate increased, ticking up to 21% from the previous year’s 18%. The rise was driven by a drop in Early Decision applications, which fell more than 500 from the previous acceptance cycle.

Unlike in past years, admitted students will not be invited to campus for Blue Devil Days, which were canceled as part of Duke’s measures to deal with COVID-19.

Despite changes at Duke due to COVID-19, Duke chose not to postpone the Regular Decision announcements, which will be released at 7 p.m. March 26.