The College offered admission to 2,180 students for the Class of 2016 out of a total of 23,110 applicants, signifying a record-low acceptance rate of 9.4 percent, according to a College press release. The total accepted students include 465 students admitted through the early decision process in December.
Forty-six percent of accepted students are students of color. Of the
admitted students, 48 percent are valedictorians and 12.7 percent are
salutatorians of their high school classes, according to the press
Accepted applicants to the Class of 2016 represent all 50 states and
49 countries. The number of admitted international students — comprising
9.3 percent of total accepted students — is the highest since the Class
of 2013, according to the press release.
The College plans on enrolling between 1,100 and 1,110 students in the fall, according to the press release.
The Admissions Office accepted 9.7 percent of applicants for the
Class of 2015 and 11.7 percent of applicants for the Class of 2014.
Other Ivy League institutions also released admissions figures on
Thursday. Harvard University accepted 5.9 percent of applicants, while
Yale University accepted 6.8 percent, according to The Harvard Crimson
and the Yale Daily News. Princeton University admitted 7.9 percent of
applicants, and Brown University, Columbia University and Cornell
University accepted 9.6 percent, 7.4 percent and 16.2 percent,
respectively, the schools' daily newspapers reported. The University of
Pennsylvania admitted 12.3 percent of applicants for the Class of 2016,
according to The Daily Pennsylvanian.