Last year, Stanford announced that the school will no longer be posting acceptance rates starting in 2019. We wanted to find out why.
The headlines can be recycled (again)! This year, like many consecutive years before it, marked a new record low for acceptance rates across the countries. With acceptances sinking down below 5 percent for some Ivies and nearing the single digits for some non-Ivies, there is no sign of competition slowing down in the near future. In this post, we chart out how rates have changed over the last few years.
The majority of our school specific blog posts focus on schools with an acceptance rate of less than 30%, but we decided to flip the script and put together a list of the top 100 liberal arts schools that had an acceptance rate of 35% and above for the class of 2022.
2018 acceptances for the Class of 2022 are out and what we predicted has come to pass: it is harder to get into college than ever. HOT TAKE. Acceptance rates are plummeting, and the rates at top schools have yet again hit record lows. At the same time, the number of applicants who were waitlisted is off of the charts. Colleges are becoming more conservative in their admissions decisions. Unfortunately, students are bearing the brunt of it.