Acceptance rates at Ivy League institutions hit an all-time low this year, reports a Daily Pennsylvanian article last week. Penn, for example, accepted only 12.3% of applicants this year, compared to 14.2% last year. And this low rate is actually the second highest in the Ivy League, following Cornell admitting 18%, the highest rate.
The most selective school this year in the Ivy League was Harvard, which accepted only 6.2% of applicants. At both Penn and Harvard, minority students accounted for 44% of acceptances.
Waitlist numbers also vary among the schools in the Ivy League. Penn placed 2,400 on the waitlist; Cornell’s total was 2,988; Princeton waitlisted 1,248; and Yale waitlisted just 996 students.
You can see an interactive chart on acceptance rates by visiting the DP article, “Ivy admissions hit record low.” For a more extensive chart on acceptance rates (i.e. not just of Ivy League schools), check out the New York Times blog post, “Stanford and Duke Accepted How Many? Colleges Report 2011 Admission Figures.” (P.S. Stanford admitted 7.07% and Duke accepted 12.59.)
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