IVY DAY 2021: Ivy League admissions rates for the Class of 2025 were released today with all eight universities recording record lows. Of major significance was Harvard and Princeton, both of which reported acceptance rates below an unprecedented 4% - Harvard’s being 3.43% and Princeton 3.98%. Moreover, all Ivies reported admit rates below 9% for the Class of 2025.
By now it’s no secret that the current admissions round has been the most competitive yet. With widespread test-optional policies brought on by COVID-19 restrictions, many elite universities this year reported the highest application numbers they’ve ever seen — with MIT seeing a 66% increase, Columbia up 51%, Harvard up 42%, UPenn up 34%, Dartmouth up 33% and Brown up 26%!
Sky-high application numbers led the Ivy League to postpone their regular round notification date — widely known as Ivy Day in the university admissions sphere — to today, at least a week later than their usual admissions notification date in late March.
With admissions decisions released by all eight Ivy League universities today, acceptance rates have plummeted to new lows. At Yale, last year’s 6.54% acceptance rate dropped to 4.62%, while Princeton’s 5.5% acceptance rate dove to 3.98%. Perhaps most notable, though, was Harvard’s: the most selective Ivy League university reported a 3.43% acceptance rate — an all-time low for any university.
For a more granular breakdown of admissions trends across the Ivy League in recent years, take a look at the tables below.
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