Articles tagged with: Class of 2020

11 December 2015

Williams admits 246 early decision applicants to Class of 2020

Posted in Early Admission, Class of 2020

williams logoWilliams admitted 246 applicants to the Class of 2020 under early decision.  

A total of 585 early decision applications were received, resulting in an early admission rate of 42%.

Early decision admits will comprise 45 percent of this year's class. 

Click here for the news release.

 

11 December 2015

Columbia receives 3,520 early decision applications for Class of 2020

Posted in Class of 2020

Columbia University announced it received 3,520 early decision applications for the Class of 2020, up 4.4 percent from the previous year.  The actual admission results were not provided.  

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11 December 2015

Harvard Admits 918 Applicants to Class of 2020

Posted in Early Admission

harvardHarvard announced earlier today that it admitted 918 applicants to the Class of 2020 under early action.  

With the total pool of early applicants up 4.3% from last year, the early admission rate fell to 14.8% compared to 16.5% for the Class of 2019. 

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10 December 2015

Duke Admits 813 Applicants to Class of 2020

Posted in Early Admission

duke logoDuke admitted 813 applicants to the Class of 2020 under early decision.  

The total number of early decision applicants grew 11% to 3,455 this year, resulting in an early admission rate of 23.5%.

Early decision admits will comprise 48 percent of this year's class, unchanged from last year. 

Click here for the news release.

 

10 December 2015

Brown Admits 669 applicants to Class of 2020

Posted in Early Admission

brown logoBrown accepted 669 applicants to the Class of 2020 under early decision.  

The total number of early decision remained steady at 3,030 this year, resulting in an early admission rate of 22%.

  

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22 November 2015

University of Georgia Offers Early Admission to 7,500 Applicants

Posted in Class of 2020

UGA logoThe University of Georgia offered 7,500 high schools students early admission.  A record 14,516 early action applications were received this year, up nearly 10 percent from the last year.

 

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20 November 2015

University of California to boost in-state enrollment by 5,000 students for Fall 2016

Posted in Perspectives

ucIt's official—the University of California Board of Regents approved a budget plan to enroll an additional 10,000 California undergraduates over the next three years, including 5,000 freshman and transfer students for the Fall of 2016. 

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19 November 2015

Yale Single Choice Early Action applications hold steady for Class of 2020

yaleYale announced today that the number of Single Choice Early Action applications remained stable for the Class of 2020.  Applications totaled 4,662 for the Class of 2020, compared to 4,693 for the previous year. 

Although the number of applicants remained essentially unchanged, the university did not increased diversity in the mix, both geographically and ethnically.

Decisions will be made in mid-December.

 

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18 November 2015

Perspectives from a former Princeton Admissions Director on Mistakes Applicants Make

Posted in Perspectives

business-insider-logoHere's an interesting video from Steve Lemanger, a former admissions director at Princeton University, on the mistakes that applicants make.  The big takeaway is that much of your application has already been set with your grades, test scores and recommendations.

Click here to check it out.

16 November 2015

Foreign Students Pinch University of California Home-State Admissions

Posted in Perspectives

wsjHere's the Wall Street Journal's take on the University of California and the shift at many of its campuses to greater foreign and out-of-state enrollment.  According to the article, the UC system accepted 62% of in-state applicants in the 2014 school year compared to 84% four years earlier.

The good news for Class of 2020 applicants is that in-state admissions should improve this year, thanks to $50 million in additional state and UC system support.  If approved later this week, an additional 5,000 in-state applicants will be admitted relative to last year.

Click here for the article, or here for our take on Fall 2015 UC admission trends.

 

14 November 2015

Northwestern Class of 2020 Early Decision applications rise 12 percent

Posted in Early Admission, Class of 2020

northwestern logoNorthwestern received 3,022 early decision applications as of the November 1st deadline, an increase of approximately 12 percent from the previous year.  According to Michael Mills, the associate provost for university enrollment, the acceptance rate for early decision candidates is likely to be similar to last year.  Mills also expects early decision admits to make up 45-50 percent of the incoming freshman class.

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13 November 2015

Princeton Class of 2020 early action applications rise 9.4 percent

Posted in Early Admission, Class of 2020

princeton logoPrinceton announced that it received 4,164 single-choice early action applications as of November 11. This represents a 9.4 percent increase from last year, and is attributable to both increased outreach and the removal of the SAT subject test requirement this year.

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05 November 2015

University of Pennsylvania sees slight rise in Early Decision applications

Posted in Your College List, Early Admission, Class of 2020

upenn logoThe University of Pennsylvania reported a slight rise in Early Decision applicants for the Class of 2020.  A total of 5,629 early decision applications were received this year, up 140 from last year.

Decisions will be posted on Friday, December 11.

 

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01 November 2015

Top 5 Tips for University of California Applicants

Posted in Perspectives

uclogoWith the University of California application now open for submissions, it's time to make sure everything is in order.  

Here are the top five tips for freshman applicants, courtesy of the University of California:

 

1. Send official test scores to just one UC campus

It'll be shared with all campuses where you've applied.  One exception: IELTS test scores must be sent to each campus. Note also that AP/IB scores are not required at the time of application review.


2.  November/December test scores are acceptable

November and December exam dates are acceptable even though the application due date is November 30th. Just indicate your planned test date(s) on the application, then log back into to self-report your scores once they're received.  Be sure to request that the official scores are sent to one UC campus. 


3. Don't send transcripts or academic records

They'll be requested if they're needed during the application review process.


4. Don't send letters of recommendation

They're not required or read unless specifically requested. A campus will contact you via email if one is needed.


5. You can review and make minor modifications to your application after submission

You can log in to review your application after it's been submitted, as well as update your contact information and report new test scores.  It's also possible to make *minor* changes to your activities, awards, volunteer work, employment or personal statement.  If there are significant changes, notify the UC Application Center at [email protected].

 

29 October 2015

Keeping Vigil on Merit Scholarship Deadlines (Class of 2020)

Posted in Your College List, Class of 2020, Affordability

moneyIf you're in the hunt for merit scholarships, be sure to stay on top of explicit deadlines a school on your list might have.

In some cases, like Boston University and the University of Richmond, it's a hard deadline that you have to meet in order for you to be considered at all.  In others, like Indiana University and many other public institutions, it's a "priority" deadline that maximizes your chances of merit aid before the money runs out.  Either way, merit aid continues to be an excellent way for good students to defray the cost of an education.  

We've compiled a list of schools in our coverage universe with explicit deadlines, along with some stats to help you gauge the size and breadth of the institution's merit offerings.  We've also included links to each school's scholarship page for easy access to the details.

Most of these schools automatically consider you for merit scholarships without the need for an additional application.  

Click on Continue Reading below for the list.

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