College sees 2 percent increase in early decision applications
Following at 10.7 increase in early decision applications in 2014, the College has seen a 2 percent increase over last year’s number of applicants, according to an email sent to alumni interviewers. Last year’s 1,859-person applicant pool was the largest in College history, so this year’s applicant pool passes that record.
Students admitted through the early decision process comprised 41 percent of the Class of 2019. While a decade ago this figure was about 35 percent, it has been closer to 40 percent for the past several years.
The number of early decision applications has increased every year since 2006, with the exception of a 12.6 percent drop in the number of early applications for the Class of 2017. Over this time, the number of applicants has increased from 1,287 to 1,859.
The deadline for early applications was Nov. 1. Students will be notified of their admissions status in mid-December.