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Early Action and Early Decision for the Class of 2024 and 2023.

Early Action and Early Decision for the Class of 2024 and 2023.

Early Acceptance and Early Decision - Class of 2024

Class of 2024 Early Decision Acceptance Statistics of Brown University

Brown accepted a record low 17.5% of early applicants to the class of 2024. Of the 800 newly admitted students, 17% are first-generation college-goers, up from 11% for the early decision admits to the class of 2023. Consistent with last year’s demographics, 44% of students self-identify as students of colour. Students applying for financial aid account for 62% of admitted students, up from 57% last year and 50% two years ago.

Class of 2024 Early Decision Acceptance Statistics of Princeton University

Princeton has offered admission to 791 students for the Class of 2024 through the University’s single-choice early action program. The admission process reflects Princeton’s enduring commitment to attract, enrol and support extraordinary students from all backgrounds.

Class of 2024 Early Decision Acceptance Statistics of Harvard University

Harvard’s early action acceptance rate increased for the first time in six years — up from 13.4% last year to 13.9% this year. Harvard College admitted 895 of 6,424 early applicants to join its Class of 2024.

However, the number of early applicants also decreased by 537, representing a 7.7% decrease from last year’s applicant pool, which totalled 6,958. The last time the number of early applicants had decreased was in 2013 (Class of 2018). Harvard had reinstated its early action admissions program back in 2011.

As per Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid William R. Fitzsimmons, uncertain economy, California wildfires, natural disasters, and school shootings might have affected application numbers. He said that when schools are forced to close, some students are unable to consult with their college counsellors to complete college applications. The percentage of applicants that Harvard saw from California declined 16.6 percent, representing a loss of 116 applicants, according to Fitzsimmons. He called the decline “huge” and said California is usually ranked among the top three states.

The percentage of students admitted early action who identify as Asian Americans fell from 26.1% to 24% from the Class of 2023 to the Class of 2024. The percentage of admitted students who are international citizens also declined from 11.2% to 9.6%.

Class of 2024 Early Decision Acceptance Statistics of Duke University

Like Harvard, Duke’s early decision acceptance rate also went up, for the first time in three years. The number of ED applicants decreased by 550 for the Class of 2024 at Duke.

Duke admitted 887 high school seniors from a pool of 4,300 Early Decision applicants. By applying Early Decision, these students indicate that Duke is their first choice and commit to enrol at the university if admitted.

For those who are not too familiar with the rules at the Ivy Schools. Harvard, Yale, and Princeton are restrictive early acting schools. It means, applicants can apply to one school at the early action round but can decide whether they want to join or not by the summer (May). On the other hand, Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, and Pennsylvania (UPenn) are strictly early decision schools.

Cornell Early Admission Statistics for Class of 2024

Cornell admitted 1,576 out of 6,615 early decision applicants (23.8%), a slight increase from last year’s 22.6% acceptance rate for the Class of 2023.

Of the accepted students, 51.6% are female – a 4% decrease from last year. Students of colour comprise 39.7% of admitted students, a similar figure to the percentage of students of colour admitted early for the Class of 2023. Early decision applications from underrepresented minorities also increased by 11%.

Legacy students constitute 22.1% of the class, the same as last year. Athletes are 12.1% of the admitted class, a 1.4% decrease from last year.

Unlike Harvard and Duke, Cornel saw an increase of 7.4% in the early decision applications for the Class of 2024, as compared to the Class of 2023 and 4.6% over the Class of 2022.

Dartmouth Early Acceptance Rate 2024

Dartmouth has offered admission to the first members of the Class of 2024, as 526 early decision applicants and an additional 21 applicants through the Quest Bridge National Match Program were notified of their acceptance on Dec. 12.

Dartmouth received 2,069 early decision applications this year, marking the third consecutive year the College has received more than 2,000 early applications and the third-largest early pool in the College’s history.

The Class of 2024 at Dartmouth is supposed to be the most global batch ever. The accepted students come from 47 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, and 28 other countries, with California and China the most represented in the U.S. and international cohorts, respectively.

The group also includes record percentages of public high school students (54%), first-generation students (15%), foreign citizens (12%), and students of colour (35%). The children of Dartmouth alumni represent 15% of the accepted students and recruited athletes make up 25% of the group.

University of Pennsylvania (Penn) Class of 2024 ED Statistics

Like Harvard and Duke, Penn also experienced a more than 14% decline in the early decision applications this year. Penn received 6,088 early decision applications for the Class of 2024.

Penn admitted 19.7% of early decision applicants to the Class of 2024 — breaking nearly a decade of declining ED acceptance rates.

The University received 6,453 ED applications this year, a 9% decline from last year’s 7,109 applicants. This year’s dip comes after a steady increase in the ED applicant pool since 2011.

Early Acceptance Rate of Yale University for Class of 2024

Yale College admitted 796 students out of a total of 5,777 early action applicants to the class of 2024. The number marks a 13.8% admission rate for early action, up from the class of 2023’s 13.19%.

56% of EA applicants were deferred for reconsideration in the spring, 29% were denied admission and 1% were withdrawn or incomplete.

Early Acceptance and Early Decision - Class of 2023

Ivy League – Early Action and Early Decision


Brown accepted 617 of the 3,016 early applications received for the class of 2019. The university deferred 1,968 applications to the regular admission round and rejected 408. The 3,016 applications for early decision this year represent a slight decrease from last year’s 3,088. Approximately 30,360 students applied to the class of 2019, marking a slight increase from previous years.


Columbia received 3,373 early applications compared to 3,296 last year. Inasmuch as Columbia declined the release the exact number of admissions, the rate of admission should have remained similar with an estimated admission of about 600 students.


Cornell also failed to release its admissions’ statistics for the Class of 2019. We are estimating an admission rate of 25 percent of an applicants’ pool of 4,800.


Dartmouth received 1,859 Early Decision applications for the Class of 2019. This represents a substantial increase over the Early Decision applications for the Class of 2018. Dartmouth accepted 483 ED applications –14 more than last year’s 469 students. Dartmouth deferred 787 applicants and rejected 578 applicants The 483 students will compose approximately 41 percent of the Class of 2019 estimated at 1110 students. Nearly 20,500 students have applied for acceptance to the Class of 2019, representing a more than six percent increase in applications over last year.


Harvard accepted 977 students or 16.5 percent of the 5,919 early applicants to the Class of 2019. Last year, Harvard’s Early Action program admitted 992 students to the Class of 2018 for early admission from a pool of 4,692. The Office of Admissions deferred 4,292 applicants to be reconsidered in the regular application pool and rejected 541 students.


Penn received 5,489 early decision applications for the Class of 2019 and reported an increase from last year’s 5,149 early decision applications. Penn admitted 1,316 students under the Early Decision program for a 24% admit rate. The university plans to only accept 2,420 students to their undergraduate program this year out of more than 37,000 applications.


Princeton admitted 767 students and received 3,850 applications for an acceptance rate of 19.9 percent of their applicants. The university deferred 2,918 applicants to the regular admissions and rejected 165 applicants. For the Class of 2018 the early admission numbers were lower with only 18.5 percent or 714 of 3,854 applicants accepted. Princeton forecasts a total admission of just above 1300 students for the Class of 2019 to be chosen from a record number of applicants. Princeton received 27,259 applications for its next freshman class, a 2 percent increase over last year.


Yale reported a total of 4,693 applications, a slight increase from last year’s 4,750 applications for its SCEA program. The school offered admission to 753 applicants for its Class of 2019. The 15.7 percent early acceptance rate marks an increase from last year’s 14.5 percent early admission rate.

Stanford And MIT – Early Action


Massachusetts Institute of Technology received 6,519 early action applications (down from the 6,820 received last year) and accepted 625 students for an acceptance rate of 9.59%.


Stanford accepted 10.18% percent of its SCEA pool by admitting 743 out of a record 7,297 applications. Last year, Stanford admitted 748 students out of 6,948 applicants. At less than 10 percent, the rates of admissions at both MIT and Stanford remain more than one-half of the combined Ivy League.

More Selective Schools – Early Action and Early Decision


Chicago did not release official numbers, but it is expected that the school received about 11,500 applications and accepted around 11 percent in its non-restrictive EA round.


Duke reported that 3,180 students applied under its Early Decision program and 815 were offered admission to the Class of 2019. Last year, the university accepted 797 students through Early Decision. Students admitted through Early Decision this year will represent 38 percent of next fall’s incoming class, which is expected to include 1,705 students.


Georgetown received 6,840 applications and admitted 907 students for an admission ratio of 13%. Last year, Georgetown received 6,734 applications and admitted 955 students for an admission ratio of 14%. The number of total applications for the Class of 2019 remained steady at 19,427 or nine fewer than last year.


Johns Hopkins reported that 1,865 applied for the Class of 2010. This represents an increase of 70 applications from last year. 539 applicants will be the first students welcomed into the Class of 2019.


Northwestern University reported 2,793 applications and admitted 1,011 students to its Class of 2019. In 2014, Northwestern had 2,863 applications and admitted 925 students to its Class of 2018. With 32,090 total applications for admission to the Class of 2019, Northwestern has received 4.7 percent fewer applications than it did last year. Regular decision applications totaled 29,297.