12 October 2017

Early Decision Schools That Double Admission Odds

Posted in Your College List, Early Admission, Class of 2022

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 34% vs. 11% 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 %
Tulane University12.0036 326
Colorado College6.6033 555
Trinity University5.0866 1310
Northwestern University4.3326 656
Washington and Jefferson College4.0673 183
Claremont McKenna College3.8831 859
Johns Hopkins University3.7530 845
Dartmouth College3.5725 747
Middlebury College3.4348 1464
University of Pennsylvania3.1719 654
American University3.1585 2743
Brown University3.1422 742
Duke University3.1325 849
Swarthmore College3.1128 951
Amherst College2.8334 1237
Colby College2.7939 1450
Pitzer College2.7330 1150
Lehigh University2.7360 2254
Pomona College2.7119 750
Williams College2.6935 1347
Vanderbilt University2.6724 954
Bates College2.6748 1871
Washington University at St. Louis2.5338 1539
Marist College2.5386 3422
Skidmore College2.5055 2252
Davidson College2.4742 1757
Washington and Lee University2.4246 1957
Barnard College2.3831 1348
Cornell University2.3626 1142
Bowdoin College2.3328 1249
Haverford College2.3342 1850
Wesleyan University2.3137 1653
Grinnell College2.2661 2744
Tufts University2.2329 1348
Wofford College2.1994 4321
College of the Holy Cross2.1178 3742
Miami University - Oxford2.0877 3719
Kenyon College2.0666 3251