Early Admission Rates for the Class of 2022 | Early Action & Early Decision Acceptance for Freshman Batch of Fall 2018

The last week saw some of the most highly selective colleges in the US release their Early Admission stats for the Class of 2022. So, congrats to the high school students who applied for the Early Decision or Early Action admissions for the Class of 2022. Below is the snapshot of all the top schools that released their early acceptance data for the class of 2022 so far.



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Class of 2022 Early Admission Rate at Harvard

Harvard turned out to be one of the first of the Ivy schools to declare the early admit data. Of the 6, 630 students who applied for Early Action admission to the university this year, 964 got in. In addition to the 964 admitted students, 4, 882 students were deferred to the regular applicant pool and 611 students were rejected, reflecting 73.6% and 9.2% of the early applicant pool, respectively.

Image Credit: The Harvard Crimson

The deadline for regular action admissions is Jan. 1, and students will be notified of admissions decisions on March 28. Harvard’s Early Action is non-binding, so students are now free to apply to other institutions and compare other admission and financial aid offers until May 1, 2018.

Harvard’s leading financial aid program continues to attract a diverse talent pool. In 2017, Harvard University awarded a financial aid of $185 million to undergraduate students, including full financial support to 20% of all accepted students. Read more.

Class of 2022 Early Acceptance Rate at Yale 

Yale College has offered admission to 842 applicants for the class of 2022 under early action program. 55% of the 5, 733 students who applied through early action was deferred for reconsideration in the spring, 29% were denied admission, and 2% were withdrawn or incomplete.

Image Credit: Yale College

Yale is also a very generous school in terms of financial aid. At Yale, students also receive a $2, 000 startup grant in their first year, and $600 supplements in subsequent years. On Dec. 1, Yale also offered admission to 52 students through the QuestBridge National College Match Program. The program helps high-achieving, low-income students gain admission to and full scholarships at 39 partner colleges, including Yale. Like Harvard, Yale’s offers are also non-binding. So, admitted students will have the time to reply until May 1, 2018.

Class of 2022 Early Admission Rate at MIT 

MIT continued to be the most competitive among the elite colleges when it comes to early admissions. This year, 9, 557 students applied for early admission to MIT, 664 applicants have been accepted, 2, 498 students rejected, and 6, 210 applicants have been deferred. 185 applicants withdrew from the application process.

Class of 2022 Early Acceptance Rate at Brown

Brown University accepted 738 early decision applicants from a pool of 3, 502 candidates, to become members of its undergraduate Class of 2022. The students accepted from the early decision applicant pool come from 33 nations and 43 U.S. states. The top countries represented outside the United States are China, the United Kingdom, India, South Korea and Turkey. Brown offers binding offers, so the successful applicants need to accept the offer.

Data Source: Brown University

Brown meets 100% of the demonstrated financial need for all admitted undergraduates, and 43% of the University’s undergraduate student body currently receives need-based financial aid.

Recommended Video: Watch the College Admission Journey of Sandip, who got admits at Stanford, Harvard & Yale in Fall 2016 (Class of 2020).

Princeton Early Admission Rate for the Class of 2022

Princeton University has offered admission to 799 students from a pool of 5, 402 candidates who applied through the single-choice early action for the Class of 2022.

The admitted students represent 48 countries and 44 states, in addition to the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. 44% of the admitted students are U.S. students from diverse backgrounds and 11% are international students. The admitted students are balanced in terms of gender: 50% are male and 50% are female. Approximately 60% of undergraduate students receive financial aid, and the average grant is $52, 000. Read more.

UPenn Early Acceptance Rate for Class of 2022

The University of Pennsylvania admitted 18.5% of its early decision applicants for the Class of 2022, a dramatic drop from last year’s 22% ED rate and the previous year’s 23.2% rate.

Infographic Credit: thedp.com

Penn received a record-breaking 7, 074 early decision applications this year, a 15% increase from last year’s 6, 147 applicants. Among the admitted students, 25% had a parent or grandparent who had attended Penn, and 11% of accepted students are first-generation college students. Click here for more news on Penn admissions for the Class of 2022.

Class of 2022 Early Admission Rate at Duke 

At Duke University, 875 high school seniors will be attending the Class of 2022. Of the 875 students offered admission, 707 will enrol in the Trinity College of Arts & Sciences and the remaining 168 will enrol in the Pratt School of Engineering. Of those who applied via Early Decision this year, 882 were deferred to the spring Regular Decision process. Learn more about Class of 2022 Admissions at Duke.

Image Source: Duke University

Class of 2022 Early Acceptance Rate at Notre Dame 

Notre Dame admitted 1, 636 applicants to the Class of 2022, welcoming students of exceptional academic merit, with records of service and demonstrated leadership. Admitted students represent 52 nationalities.

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Class of 2022 Early Admissions at Johns Hopkins

Johns Hopkins University offered early admission to a talented and diverse group of 610 high school students. The 2, 037 applicants represent a slight increase from the record number who applied early decision last year. Of the 610 applicants, 29 percent intend to study in the Whiting School of Engineering and 71 percent are interested in the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences.

The remainder of the Class of 2022 will be selected from the regular-decision applicant pool. Regular decision applications are due by January 3, 2018, and the admissions decisions will be announced in mid-March.

 We will update this blog post with the addition more colleges soon. Continue reading for few interesting insights and tips for Fall 2018 & Fall 2019 admissions.

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. If accepted, applicants must enrol. Learn more about Early Decision Vs Early Action: Pros and Cons.

Candidates who got deferred in the early admission or early decision round will be eagerly waiting for the regular round decision. Getting deferred from the top choice college is obviously disappointing. But, the deferred candidates can take the following steps:

  • Find out what the college is asking from you
  • Compose a deferral letter
  • Reach out and arrange additional letters of recommendation
  • Visit the college in person, if possible
  • Continue to apply to other colleges for the regular decision round. You can have a look at the application deadlines for top colleges for Fall 2018 (Class of 2022) here.

Take-Home Thoughts

As usual, there is a clear advantage of applying early to the highly-selective schools (see the charts below).

Data aggregated from University Websites and US News

Early vs Regular Decision: Class of 2021 (Image Credit: admitsee.com)

Early Admission Results: 2020 vs 2021 (Image Credit: admitsee.com)

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About Author Tanmoy Ray

I have got a Molecular Pharmacology background with 5 years of research experience in the fields of Cardiovascular Medicine, Cancer Biology, Biomarkers, and Drug Discovery. I did my Masters from the UK (Aston University) and have worked at University of Oxford (UK), Utrecht University (Netherlands), University of New South Wales (Australia) and MeetUniversity (India). Currently, I am working with Stoodnt Inc. as a Career Adviser & Admission Counselor. I can be reached at tanmoy.ray@stoodnt.com

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