15 May 2019

Class of 2023 Waitlist Notification Dates and Stats

Posted in Class of 2023, Waitlist

UPDATE #2 (5/15)

waitlist2019For those of you that have been waitlisted at one of your top choices, here's a list of 2018 waitlist statistics for several popular private and public schools, along with notification dates and latest status where available.  

Our sample of waitlist statistics from 138 private and public institutions paints the following picture:

  • On average, 11 percent of students accepting a place on a waitlist were admitted
  • 71 percent of the schools admitted 10 percent or less of the students accepting a place on the wait list last year
  • 57 percent of the schools admitted 5 percent or less
  • 24 percent admitted no one

There are several factors driving the low rates, including the size of the waitlist (often very large), and how well a school anticipates its admissions yield. 

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Class of 2023 Waitlist Notification Dates and 2018 Statistics

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InstitutionWaitlist Offered (2018)Waitlist Accepted (2018)Waitlist Admitted (2018)Admit Rate (2018)Notification DateLink
American 4,598 760 188 25% by 5/15 Link
Amherst 1,482 836 0 0%   Link
Babson 1,852 746 5 1%    
Bates 1,903 994 0 0% most by 6/30, no later than 8/1 Link
Boston College 7,566 2,953 273 9%    
Brandeis 1,844 721 1 0%    
Brown 2,724 1,634 86 5%    
Bryn Mawr 450 244 0 0%    
Bucknell 2,726 1,188 78 7% by 8/1 Link
Cal Poly SLO 6,643   2,436   by 5/15 Link
Carnegie Mellon 3,677 2,310 109 5% priority waitlist by 5/6, regular waitlist by 6/1 Link
Claremont McKenna 1,037 651 25 4%    
Clemson 2,715 1,153 449 39% reviewed early May Link
Colby 2,395 1,035 4 0%   Link
Colgate 1,788 1,007 0 0%    
Holy Cross 1,581 752 0 0%    
William & Mary 4,133 2,172 94 4% by 8/1; update mid-June Link
Colorado College 851 244 60 25% most by mid-May, some as late as June Link
Colorado School of Mines 1,280 426 16 4% by 5/18 Link
Columbia           Link
Connecticut College 1,385 574 22 4% After 5/1 Link
Cornell 6,683 4,546 164 4% As of 3/28: 4,948 waitlist offers made Link
Dartmouth 1,925 1,292 0 0% early May - end of June Link
Davidson         5/1 - 6/30 Link
Dickinson 644 216 9 4% begins mid-April Link
Elon 1,696 508 86 17%   Link
Emory 4,983 2,660 0 0%    
Georgetown 2,473 1,571 50 3% by 5/15 Link
Georgia Tech 3,511 2,265 72 3% by 6/1 Link
Grinnell 1,447 724 33 5%    
Hamilton 1,406 759 28 4% begins early May Link
Harvey Mudd 509 327 0 0%    
Haverford 1,349 613 11 2%    
James Madison 3,713 1,950 445 23% majority in June, as late as 8/1 Link
Johns Hopkins 3,555 2,179 207 9% majority after 5/1 Link
Kenyon 1,857 907 4 0% update after 5/1 Link
Lafayette 2,332 948 2 0%    
Lehigh 7,737 3,358 69 2%    
Lewis & Clark 390 122 7 6% late April to mid-May Link
Macalester 426 238 0 0%    
Middlebury 1,215 914 24 3% early May to mid-June Link
Miami - Oxford 1,527 331 72 22% by 8/1 Link
MIT 460 381 0 0%   Link
NYU         by 8/1 Link
NC State 4,133 4,127 20 0% by 6/15 Link
Northwestern 2,861 1,859 24 1%    
Oberlin 1,290 1,188 83 7%    
Occidental 1,095 568 8 1%    
Pitzer 707 234 4 2%    
Pomona 826 527 67 13% update early-mid May Link
Princeton 1,125 844 0 0%   Link
Purdue 5,276 4,409 565 13%    
RPI 5,769 3,845 3 0%    
Rhodes 1,253 306 42 14%    
Rice 2,080 1,328 17 1% by 7/1 Link
Santa Clara 2,620 1,776 149 8%    
Scripps 780 388 4 1% begins mid-May Link
Sewanee 513 101 9 9%    
Skidmore 2,459 486 137 28%    
Smith 923 458 68 15%    
SMU 1,746 736 21 3%   Link
Stanford 870 681 30 4% by 7/1 Link
Swarthmore     40      
Syracuse 6,523 2,087 609 29%    
Trinity College         by 7/1 Link
Tufts 1,957 723 8 1% by early June Link
Tulane 10,384 3,111 2 0% by 6/1 Link
Union College 1,045 516 13 3% beginning early May Link
UC Davis 9,213 3,207 24 1% by 6/30 Link
UC Irvine 12,522 6,428 136 2% by 6/30 Link
UC Riverside 11,058 6,695 1,143 17% by 6/30 Link
UCSB 7,856 4,883 14 0% by 6/30 Link
Georgia 1,257 704 32 5% 1,542 on waitlist as of 3/15, decisions mid-May to mid-June Link
UMass Amherst 6,250 2,911 8 0% beginning mid-May Link
Michigan 14,893 6,000 415 7% by late June Link
UNC - Chapel Hill 4,977 2,300 22 1% by 6/30 Link
Notre Dame 1,450 912 20 2% mid-May Link
Oregon 264 105 69 66% by 6/14 Link
UPenn 3,535 2,561 9 0%    
URichmond 3,653 1,243 28 2% 5/1 - 6/30 Link
U Rochester 2,060 550 60 11%    
USD 2,205 903 2 0% After 5/1 Link
Virginia 5,972 3,588 13 0% by 6/30 Link
Vassar 1,138 566 48 8% early May to 7/1 Link
Virginia Tech 3,485 2,404 0 0% by 7/1 Link
Washington and Lee 1,689 801 2 0% after 5/1 Link
Wellesley 1,909 1,245 36 3% 2nd week in May to 6/30 Link
Wesleyan 1,965 1,098 0 0% by 6/30 Link
Wheaton - MA 73 36 0 0%    
Williams 1,772 653 76 12% by 6/30 Link
WPI 3,202 1,092 153 14%    
Yale         984 offered place on waitlist Link