Admit Rates Decline at Selective Colleges
Many of the selective schools are posting lower acceptance rates than in previous years. At Barnard College only 21% of applicants were selected, down 4% from last year. At Boston University the acceptance rate also fell by 4% from the previous year, yet applications were up.
At Brown, international students from China, Canada, Korea and India made up most of the applications. They accepted 2,760 students at an acceptance rate of 9.6%. Ninety-five percent are in the top 10% of their high school class; 47% are valedictorians or salutatorians.
Columbia University applicant pool was the second largest in history. A total of 31,818 applicants applied for 1,391 seats, up 21% in applicants from last year.