(2012.04.10) Record Low Admission Rates at Private Colleges



No. of Applicants

No. of Admitted Students

 Percentage Admitted

 Harvard

 34,302 (34,950 in 2011)

 2,032 (2,158 in 2011)

 5.9% (6.2% in 2011)

 Stanford

 36,631 (34,348 in 2011)

 2,427 (2,427 in 2011)

 6.6% (7.1% in 2011)

 Yale

 28,974 (27,282 in 2011)

 1,975 (2,006 in 2011)

 6.8% (7.4% in 2011)

 Columbia

 31,851 (34,929 in 2011)

 2,363 (2,410 in 2011)

 7.4% (6.9% in 2011)

 Princeton

 26,664 (27,189 in 2011)

 2,095 (2,282 in 2011)

 7.9% (8.4% in 2011)

 Brown

 28,742 (30,948 in 2011)

 2,670 (2,692 in 2011)

 9.3% (8.7% in 2011)

 Dartmouth

 23,110 (22,385 in 2011)

 2,180 (2,178 in 2011)

 9.4% (9.7% in 2011)

 Duke

 31,610 (29,689 in 2011)

 3,752 (3,739 in 2011)

 11.9% (12.6% in 2011)

 Amherst

 8,555 (8,438 in 2011)

 1,020 (1,077 in 2011)

 11.9% (12.8% in 2011)

 U Penn

 31,216 (31,659 in 2011)

 3,840 (3,880 in 2011)

 12.3% (12.3% in 2011)

 Pomona College

 7,457 (7,207 in 2011)

 956 (979 in 2011)

 12.8% (13.6% in 2011)

 Univ of Chicago

 25,277 (21,773 in 2011)

 3,344 (3,446 in 2011)

 13.2% (15.8% in 2011)

 Northwestern

 32,065 (30,975 in 2011)

 4,895 (5,575 in 2011)

 15.3% (18.0% in 2011)

 Cornell

 37,812 (36,392 in 2011)

 6,123 (6,534 in 2011)

 16.2% (18.0% in 2011)

 Georgetown

 20,100 (19,275 in 2011)

 3,316 (3,466 in 2011)

 16.5% (18.0% in 2011)

 Williams

 7,067 (7,030 in 2011)

 1,182 (1,199 in 2011)

 16.7% (17.1% in 2011)

 Johns Hopkins

 20,496 (19,388 in 2011)

 3,628 (3,550 in 2011)

 17.7% (18.3% in 2011)

 USC

 45,917 (37,107 in 2011)

 8,358 (8,449 in 2011)

 18.2% (22.8% in 2011)

 Wesleyan

 10,503 (  in 2011)

 2,073 (  in 2011)

 19.7% (23.3% in 2011)

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