The early decision admission rate dropped to 18.5 percent for the class of 2017, with 558 out of 3,010 applicants receiving offers to enroll, according to University admission officers. Early applicants were notified of their admission decisions 5 p.m. Wednesday.
The slight dip from last year's 19 percent acceptance rate corresponded to a larger applicant pool — the number of early applications rose by 91 from last year's 2,919.
This year's early decision applicant pool was the largest of the past four years. Around 2,800 students submitted early applications in 2010 and 2,847 students applied early in 2009.