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Admission Statistics: Acceptance Rates – Early vs. Regular

Many colleges and universities continue to offer early action and early decision programs.  When considering early vs. regular admission options, applicants should keep in mind recent acceptance rates for those applying early vs. regular admission.  The acceptance rate differential has been significant at many colleges and universities including Bowdoin, Boston College, Brown, Columbia University, Cornell, Dartmouth, Duke, Northwestern, Stanford, Williams College, Wellesley, and Yale.

With early action, students can apply for early notification without having to make a binding commitment.   Early action and early decision applicants generally learn by year-end whether they’ve been accepted, rejected or deferred to the regular admissions pool.

Jenny Kent and Jeff Levy, members of the IECA, compiled this helpful Early Decision and Regular Decision Acceptance Rates Chart based on recent data.  It’s an excellent resource.

The College Finder, an InLikeMe favorite resource, by Steven R. Antonoff, Ph.D., a nationally recognized educational consultant, contains a wealth of admissions-related information including acceptance rates.

InLikeMe provides this information to assist our readers and does not take responsibility for accuracy.  Please independently confirm early action & early decision information and related requirements.



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