Approximately 30,200 students applied to the class of 2018, the second-largest applicant pool in University history and about a 4 percent increase from last year, said Dean of Admission Jim Miller ’73.
Roughly 27,100 students applied through the regular decision process — which had a Jan. 1 deadline — while 3,088 students submitted early decision applications, according to the Office of Admission. The University admitted 18.9 percent of early decision applicants in December.
The Admission Office received 28,919 applications last year, accepting approximately 9.2 percent. Applications reached an all-time high with the class of 2015, when the Admission Office received over 30,900 applicants, 8.7 percent of whom were accepted.
The Admission Office will likely not be able to provide comprehensive geographic and demographic data on this year’s applicant pool until next week, Miller said.
This year’s pool resembles applicant totals over “the last five or six years” as the number of applications has hovered between 28,000 and 31,000, Miller said.
Regular decision applicants will be notified of their admission decisions in late March.