08 October 2018

Early Decision Schools That Double Admission Odds

Posted in Your College List, Early Admission, Class of 2023

earlydecisionLooking for a way to enhance admission odds? Here's a list of schools with early decision admission rates that are at least twice as high as their regular decision admission rates.  

Because Early Decision is a binding commitment, it only makes sense if you're a competitive applicant, affordability isn't an issue, and you're absolutely certain it's the school for you. But as the list shows, there can be a meaningful advantage in applying this way if you are.  For example, at Swarthmore College, over half of the incoming class is admitted through Early Decision, and the admission rate is 28% vs. 9% for those who applied via regular decision.  That's a difference too big to ignore.

Note: most early decision deadlines occur in early November, so the time is now to consider if it makes sense for you. Click here for more information about early admission, and here to find out how College Kickstart can help you take full advantage. 


Early Decision Schools That Double Admission Odds

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SchoolED/RD AdvantageAdmit % (ED)Admit % (RD)ED/Enrolled %
Colorado College5.4027 556
Northwestern University4.5027 656
Tufts University3.8242 1164
Dartmouth College3.5725 749
Claremont McKenna College3.5725 759
Brown University3.5021 645
Colby College3.4538 1151
Middlebury College3.3647 1464
Johns Hopkins University3.3330 946
Swarthmore College3.2526 855
Washington University in St. Louis3.2342 1350
University of Pennsylvania3.1719 652
Amherst College3.1738 1237
Lehigh University3.1660 1956
Duke University3.1422 751
Williams College3.0934 1148
Bates College3.0045 1564
Davidson College2.8846 1665
Pomona College2.8317 650
American University2.7981 2945
Washington and Lee University2.7850 1858
Haverford College2.7544 1655
Pitzer College2.7330 1149
Cornell University2.6724 947
Vanderbilt University2.6321 853
Bowdoin College2.5623 949
Marist College2.5386 3422
Barnard College2.5030 1249
Trinity University2.3979 3317
Wesleyan University2.3838 1651
College of the Holy Cross2.3181 3544
Grinnell College2.2661 2744
Hamilton College2.2142 1951
Wofford College2.1994 4321
Northeastern University2.1641 1917
Sacred Heart University2.1490 4212
Villanova University2.1159 2824
New York University2.0635 1759
Kenyon College2.0670 3443
Skidmore College2.0451 2553