7% Admitted at Harvard – Record Rejections at Ivy Schools

Despite the poor economy, interest in attending many of America’s most competitive colleges and universities has not subsided.
According to the New York Times, this year, 7 percent of applicants will be admitted to the Class of 2013 at Harvard, down from 8 percent last year.
The Times reported that representatives of Harvard, Stanford, Dartmouth, Yale, and Brown, and other highly selective institutions, stated that applications for the Class of 2013 had jumped sharply from last year resulting in record rejections from the Ivy League and other highly competitive schools.
According to the Times, Harvard received a record 29,112 applications for the Class of 2013, a 6% increase from last year. Dartmouth is expected to admit 12% of a record 18,130 applicants. Applications to Stanford increased 20% this year to an all-time high of 30,350 with an estimated 7.5% admission rate, the lowest in the school’s history.
Applications were also up an estimated 21% Brown, 14% at Yale and 13% at Columbia. Smaller increases were noted at Cornell, Princeton and at Penn.
See the New York Times College Blog for more details.