Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Stanford to Release REA Decisions on December 7, 2018 for the Class of 2023

Admission decisions for Restricted Early Action applicants will be available on Friday, December 7 at 4 p.m. (PT). Applicants can review their decision by logging in to their Application Status page. The Office of Undergraduate Admission will close on Friday at 4 p.m. and reopen on Monday, December 10 at 8:30 a.m.

Friday, March 30, 2018

Stanford Admitted 2,040 Students for Class of 2022

Stanford University has offered admission to 2,040 students, including 750 who were accepted last December through the early action program, the Office of Undergraduate Admission announced today.

Students admitted to the Class of 2022 represent all 50 states, plus Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico. Of the admitted class, 11.4 percent are international students by citizenship, representing 63 countries. The new class is 50.8 percent male and 49.2 percent female.

“We continue to be awed and humbled by the interest Stanford receives from outstanding young people around the world,” said Richard H. Shaw, dean of admission and financial aid. “Indeed, the incredible strength of the students applying to Stanford is simply awesome, and all candidates who applied will have wonderful choices in higher education.”

The office announced an increase in the proportion of admitted students who are the first in their families to attend a four-year college – rising to 18.3 percent of the admitted class.

“We are proud of the intellectual strength and incredible diversity represented by the Class of 2022,” said Shaw. “Overall, the admitted students reflect the broad diversity of our country and the world. These students already have had incredible impact on their communities, and we know they will contribute to the world in immeasurable ways.”

The admitted students expressed a primary academic interest across Stanford’s undergraduate schools, with 65 percent expressing interest in Humanities and Sciences programs, 30 percent in Engineering, and 3.5 percent in Earth, Energy and Environmental Sciences. The remainder were undecided.

Under Stanford’s generous financial aid program, which the university expanded in 2015, parents with total annual income below $125,000 and typical assets for this income range will pay no tuition. Parents will be ensured that all tuition charges are covered with need-based scholarships, federal and state grants and/or outside scholarship funds, so that the expected parent contribution is only for room, board and other expenses. Typical parents with annual income below $65,000 are not expected to contribute anything toward educational costs.

This year Stanford received 47,450 applications. Students admitted under the early and regular decision admission programs have until May 1 to accept Stanford’s offer.

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Dartmouth Admitted 1,925 Students for Class of 2022

1,925 students have been admitted to Dartmouth’s Class of 2022 from a pool of 22,033 applicants — the largest application pool in five years — representing a record-low admission rate of 8.7 percent.

This is the College’s all-time lowest acceptance rate and is the lowest number of students accepted since the early 1990s. The Class of 2021 saw an acceptance rate of 10.4 percent, taking 2,092 students.

Of this year's 1,925 admitted students, 97 percent are in the top 10 percent of their high school class, an increase of one percent from last year. Mean SAT and ACT scores are 1497 for SATs — a record high — and 33 for ACTs.

The Class of 2022 is comprised of 15 percent first-generation college students, 11 percent foreign citizens and nine percent legacy students. Half of those admitted who are U.S. citizens and permanent residents are also students of color and 59 percent of the accepted class attend a public or charter school.

More than 60 percent of the admitted students have applied for need-based financial aid. The College expects to offer around $28 million in need-based scholarships after financial aid awards are finalized. In the regular decision round, 77 QuestBridge students were offered admission.

Accepted students hail from all 50 U.S. states and from Washington, D.C., American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico and the Mariana Islands. California, New York, Massachusetts, Florida and Texas have the most accepted students. Out of the 65 countries represented in the accepted class, the foreign countries with the most accepted students are Brazil, Canada, China, India and the United Kingdom.

The cohort of 1,925 accepted applicants includes the 565 students accepted in the early decision round, of whom 558 have already enrolled.

Admitted students from the regular decision pool saw their decisions on March 28. The national candidates reply date is May 1.

The Dimensions of Dartmouth programs, which provide accepted students with an opportunity to learn more about Dartmouth through an on-campus visit, are scheduled to take place on April 12-13 and April 23-24.

Duke Admitted 2,998 Students for Class of 2022

DURHAM, N.C. -- More than 2,120 high school seniors from across the country and around the world who go online at 7 p.m. ET March 29 will learn they have been accepted to Duke University.

More than 37,300 students applied for admission this year -- the highest number ever received -- with almost 33,300 applying under Duke’s Regular Decision program. Among the Regular Decision applicant pool, 2,123 students – 6.4 percent -- will receive a notice of acceptance inviting them to become members of the Class of 2022. Another 99 students who applied Early Decision and whose decisions were deferred to March will also learn they have been admitted.

These students have until May 1 to make their final decisions.

In December, 875 students were admitted under the university's binding Early Decision program.

“My staff and I have been so impressed by the students who applied to Duke this year,” said Christoph Guttentag, dean of undergraduate admissions. “We expected that they would be academically talented and accomplished in their activities; what struck us most was how engaged they are in the process of learning and how committed they are to their communities. They often identified programs like Focus, Bass Connections and Duke Engage as ones they look forward to participating in once they come to Duke.”

This was the second year that Duke participated in the QuestBridge Scholars program, the sixth year of Duke’s partnership with the KIPP program, and the second year of the Rubenstein Scholars program. Together these programs identify and support between 75 and 100 first-year students a year, with an emphasis on low-income and first-generation students.

“While there’s always more work to be done, we’re pleased with the university’s commitment to finding students who might not have considered Duke in the past, and actively supporting them during their time here.”
- Christoph Guttentag

"We’re pleased that all of these programs have made it possible for us to attract and enroll some wonderfully talented Duke students,” Guttentag said. “While there’s always more work to be done, we’re pleased with the university’s commitment to finding students who might not have considered Duke in the past, and actively supporting them during their time here.”

In the current academic year, Duke expects to invest more than $161 million in university funds to support undergraduate financial aid, a 25.5 percent increase over the past five years. About half of all Duke students from a wide range of family incomes receive some form of financial assistance from the university this year, making the average net cost of attendance for those students receiving need-based aid approximately $19,000.

Duke is among the few institutions nationally committed to a need-blind admissions policy, under which the university accepts U.S. students without regard to their ability to pay for college and then fully meets their demonstrated financial need. That aid includes support for study abroad, summer programs and other components of the undergraduate experience.

All applicants can receive their decisions online, but only admitted students will receive mailed letters. As in previous recent years, students can reply online to offers of admission or to be placed on the waiting list.

All admitted students are invited to campus for Blue Devil Days, a series of two-day events that provide students and their parents opportunities to discuss Duke's offerings with faculty and administrators, attend classes and tour the campus. Participants also can get acquainted with other members of the Class of 2022. This year, Blue Devil Days take place April 19-20 and April 22-23.

For the first time this year, students admitted during the Early Decision process had the opportunity to visit campus for a special one-day Blue Devil Days program in mid-February.

Yale Admitted 2,229 Students for Class of 2022

Yale’s Office of Undergraduate Admissions has completed its review of the 35,306 applications for the Class of 2022 and has offered admissions to 2,229 students. This marks the second year with a larger first-year class after the opening of Pauli Murray and Benjamin Franklin colleges; like the Class of 2021, the Class of 2022 will be approximately 15% larger than previous recent classes.

Jeremiah Quinlan, dean of undergraduate admissions and financial aid, reported that the size and diversity of Yale’s applicant pool allowed the Admissions Committee to admit a larger class for the second year in a row without any significant changes to the holistic selection process. “All of our admissions officers continue to be impressed with and humbled by the number of highly qualified applicants in our pool,” Quinlan said. “We’re thrilled that the expansion of Yale College has allowed us to offer admission to such a large number of students from such a variety of backgrounds.”

Students admitted to the Class of 2022 represent all 50 states, Washington D.C., Puerto Rico, and 64 countries, and will graduate from nearly 1,500 secondary schools around the world. They expressed interest in majoring in more than 80 of Yale’s academic programs. Over the past several years, the proportion of applicants, admitted students, and incoming first-years who identify as a member of a minority group and/or first in their family to attend college has steadily increased, and this year is no exception.

Yale admits students without regard to their ability to pay and extends need-based financial aid to all admitted students who qualify. “Last year Yale was able to offer need-based financial aid awards to more incoming first-years than ever before with the expansion of Yale College,” noted Scott Wallace-Juedes, director of undergraduate financial aid. “My colleagues and I look forward to working with the admitted students to the Class of 2022 to ensure that cost of attendance is not a barrier for any admitted student when considering Yale.” Yale’s financial aid awards meet 100% of demonstrated financial need without requiring students or their families to take out loans. More than half of current undergraduates receive a need-based Yale scholarship, with an average annual grant amount of over $49,000. More than 84% of the Yale College Class of 2017 graduated debt-free.

The Class of 2022 will benefit from some recent updates to Yale’s financial aid policies. For the third consecutive year, Yale will expand financial aid for families with the greatest financial need. For several years Yale has not required parents earning less than $65,000 annually — with typical assets — to make any contribution toward the cost of a child’s education. Beginning in the 2018-2019 academic year, all students who qualify for one of these financial aid awards will also receive free hospitalization insurance coverage ($2,332 annually) and an additional reduction in Student Effort, beyond reductions announced in 2015 that set the summer income contribution for these students 35% lower than for others receiving financial aid. The Class of 2022 will also be one of the first classes to benefit from the Domestic Summer Award, a new summer fellowship to support undergraduate students receiving financial aid while pursuing unpaid internships and other learning experiences with non-profit organizations, NGOs, government agencies, and practicing artists.

Admitted students will have the opportunity to learn more and get to know Yale’s campus at one of two yield programs in April – Bulldog Saturday, a one-day program on April 7, and Bulldog Days, a three-day program April 23-25. “Our office relies on the help of the entire Yale community to run both admitted student programs in April,” said Hannah Mendlowitz, director of recruitment. “We are thrilled with the support we have received from all corners of campus to help with both events and show our admitted students and their families all that Yale has to offer.” Both programs include hundreds of events planned by current Yale students as well as master classes, panels, and an academic fair led by dozens of Yale faculty and staff.

Penn Admitted 3,731 Students for Class of 2022

Penn admitted 3,731 out of 44,482 applicants for the Class of 2022, setting a record-low acceptance rate of 8.39 percent for the incoming freshman class.

The drop from last year's acceptance rate — which broke a previous record-low of 9.15 percent for the Class of 2021 — is the most drastic decrease in recent years.The Class of 2020 had an acceptance rate of 9.41 percent, the Class of 2019 was 9.92 percent, and the Class of 2018 was 9.90 percent.
The total applicant pool of 44,482 saw a drastic increase of 4,069 students since last year's 40,413 total.

The Early Decision acceptance rate for the Class of 2022, released in December, also set a new low at 18.5 percent — a significant drop from last year’s 22 percent ED rate and the previous year’s 23.2 percent rate. The current total acceptance rate of 8.39 percent takes the ED acceptance rate into account.
One in every seven admitted students to the Class of 2022 is the first in their families to attend college, according to a statement released to The Daily Pennsylvanian. Dean of Admissions Eric Furda said this is a dramatic increase from the one in every eight first-generation students admitted last year.

The number of international applicants increased by 6 percent as well.

The admitted class includes 178 students who applied through Questbridge, a national scholarship program that seeks to aid high-achieving, low-income students gain enrollment at top universities.

Members of the class hail from all 50 states, Washington D.C., Puerto Rico, and Guam. Pennsylvania, New York, California, New Jersey, Florida, and Texas are the states with the most representation.

There are 104 countries represented in the admitted class as well.
On March 1, Penn’s Board of Trustees increased the financial aid budget by 5.3 percent, providing for Penn’s largest financial aid budget in history.

The number of admitted students affiliated with community-based organizations, including National College Advising Corps, EducationUSA, and National Hispanic Institute increased to 465, more than double last year's 225 students.
Regular decision applicants to Penn and other Ivy League schools can view their admission decisions starting Wednesday, March 28, at 7 p.m. Eastern Time.

Penn already accepted 1,312 applicants in December’s Early Decision round and plans to enroll a total of 2,445 students across all four undergraduate schools.

“We are thrilled about the possibility of these students joining our community, brining their intellectual curiosities, analytical minds and collaborative spirits to enrich our campus,” Furda said. “We can’t wait to meet them.”

Cornell Admitted 5,288 Students for Class of 2022

Cornell accepted 10.3 percent out of 51,328 applicants for the incoming Class of 2022, breaking the all-time record for lowest admission rate and highest number of applicants. The accepted students, notified at 7 p.m. Wednesday, constitute the “most diverse class in university history,” according to the University.

Cornell admitted 5,288 applicants for the Class of 2022 while 6,684 students were placed on the waitlist.

Of the students accepted, 33 percent self-identify as underrepresented minorities, setting a new record for the fourth year in a row. Students of color — which include underrepresented minorities and Asian-American students — represent 54 percent of the student body.

Geographically, the prospective class represents all 50 U.S. states, in addition to Washington D.C., Guam, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and American Samoa. International students, who make up nearly nine percent of the admitted class, hail from 93 countries around the globe. Canada, China, India, South Korea, Singapore and the United Kingdom are the top countries represented, just as last year.

Jason C. Locke, associate vice provost for enrollment, said that the incoming class reflects Cornell’s diversity and its “any person … any study” motto.

“The exceptionally large applicant pool this year produced a most remarkable class,” Locke said in a press release. “No doubt Ezra would be proud of the Class of 2022!”

Also among the admitted students are over 700 first-generation college students. About 60 total freshmen are expected to join the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the College of Arts and Sciences in January 2019 as the fourth class of the First-Year Spring Admission program.

“We have admitted a highly talented and accomplished Class of 2022 who will flourish as Cornellians,” said Barbara Knuth, senior vice provost. “We look forward to welcoming them into our campus community.”

Accepted students have until May 1 to accept Cornell’s offer of admission. Before then, approximately 1,800 admitted students will visit the campus during Cornell Days between April 12 and April 23, the University estimates.