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

College Kickstart LLC


SchoolED/RD AdvantageAdmit % (ED)Admit % (RD)ED/Enrolled %
Colorado College5.4027 549
Trinity University5.0866 1310
Northwestern University4.3326 656
Washington and Jefferson College4.0673 183
Johns Hopkins University3.7530 846
Claremont McKenna College3.5725 755
Dartmouth College3.5725 748
Brown University3.5021 645
Washington University at St. Louis3.2342 1350
University of Pennsylvania3.1719 654
American University3.1585 2743
Swarthmore College3.1128 951
Duke University3.0021 750
Amherst College2.8334 1237
Colby College2.7939 1450
Pitzer College2.7330 1150
Lehigh University2.7360 2254
Pomona College2.7119 750
Davidson College2.6943 1660
Williams College2.6935 1347
Bates College2.6748 1871
Cornell University2.6724 947
University of Miami2.6764 2428
Middlebury College2.6342 1657
Sewanee: The University of the South2.5664 2526
Bowdoin College2.5623 949
Marist College2.5386 3422
Skidmore College2.5055 2252
Vanderbilt University2.5020 853
Washington and Lee University2.4246 1957
Barnard College2.3831 1348
Hamilton College2.3745 1954
Haverford College2.3342 1850
Wesleyan University2.3137 1649
Grinnell College2.2661 2744
Tufts University2.2329 1348
Wofford College2.1994 4321
Sacred Heart University2.1490 4212
College of the Holy Cross2.1178 3742
Miami University - Oxford2.0877 3719
Kenyon College2.0666 3251