Class of 2016 Admission Results at Top U.S. Universities

Posted on: 2012 -03-30; last updated on:  2012 -04-22

Another year's admission season has come. The data below are the college admission results so far obtained by the edugym site from various resources such as media, universities official websites, and data we collected last year. As in previous years, the Edugym site will update the information frequently, so please stay tuned. In addition, we also noticed that the application number for several schools reported by various media are not consistent., We adopted the following principles: if the school's official website or official media reported the data, we'll use the data from the college website.

Universities/Colleges 2012 Application Number 2012 admitted number 2012 Admission Rate 2011 Application Number 2011 admitted number 2011 Admission Rate
Amherst College 8,555 1,022 11.92% ( RD:10.00%) 8,461 1,127 13.32%
Babson College 5,511 1,603 29.09% ( RD: 21.41%) 5,079 1,685 33.18%
Barnard College 5,376 1,141 21.22%( RD: 18.30%) 5,154 1,284 24.91%
Binghamton University 28,174 11,802  41.89%( RD:36.00%) 28,023 11,362 40.55%
Boston College 34,000 9,800  28.82%( RD:26.00%) 32,974 9,227 27.98%
Boston University 43,979 19,589  44.54%( RD:44.10%) 41,760 19,921 47.70%
Bowdin College 6,716 ( RD 5829) 1,079 ( RD 802)**** 16.1%**** ( RD: 13.80%) 6,554 1,022 15.59%
Brown University 28,742 2,760 9.60% 30,946 2,692 8.70%
Carleton College 5,850 1,496 25.57%( RD:25.50%) 4,988 1546 30.99%
Carnegie Mellon 17,300 4,694  27.13% ( RD: 27.00%) 16,527 5,023 30.39%
Claremont McKenna College 5,056 628 12.42% ( RD:10.40%) 4,481 623 13.90%
Colgate College 7,795 2,242  28.76%( RD:26.60%) 7,832 2,260 28.86%
Columbia University 31,818* 2,363 7.40% 34,929 2,419 6.93%
Cooper Union 3,556 225  6.33% ( RD: 6.00%) 3,415 264 7.73%
Cornell University 37,812 6,123 16.20% 36,387 6,534 17.96%
Dartmouth College 23,110 2,180 9.43%( RD: 7.90%, international students 8.6%) 22,385 2,178 9.73%
Davidson College 4769 1153 24.21%(international students 5.5%) 4757 1192 25.06%
Dickinson College 5,843 2,323  39.76%( RD:28.00%) 6,067 2,543 41.92%
Duke University 31,600 ( RD 28909) 3,753 ( RD 3105)***** 11.88%*****( RD:11.00%) 29,724 3,739 12.58%
Elon University 10,195 5,204 51.04%( RD:29.00%) 29,026 5,135 56.89%
Emory University 17,502 4,539 25.93%( RD:25.00%) 17,027 4,410 25.9%
Georgetown University 20,111 3,316 16.50% 19,275 3,466 17.98%
George washington University 21,700 7,105 32.74% 21,497 6,910(including wait list: 7022) 32.14%(including students off wait list : 32.67%)
Hamilton College 5,107 1,386 27.14% 5,265 1,441 27.37%
Hanover College 3,546 2,215 62.46%( RD:62.40%) 3,099 2,091 67.47%
Harvard University 34,302 2,032 5.92% 34,950 2,158 6.17%
Harvey Mudd College 3,591 616 17.15%( RD:17.00%) 3,144 614 19.53%(including students off wait list : 21%)
Johns Hopkins 20,496 3,636 17.74%( RD:16.00%) 19,391 3,572 18.42%
Juilliard School 2,319 161  6.94% ( RD: 6.90%) 2,543 140 5.51%
Lafayette College 6654 2,286 34.36%( RD:32.00%) 5,716 2,304 40.31%
Lehigh University 11,527 3,737  32.42%( RD:29.60%) 11,578 3,864 33.37%
Lewis & Clark College 6,506 4,149 63.77%( RD:58.00%) 5,938 3,887 65.46%
Macalester College 6,031 2,098 34.79% 6,110 2,137 34.98%
MIT 18,109 1,620 8.90% 17,909 1,715  (including wait list: 1,742) 9.58%(including students off wait list : 9.73%)
Middlebury College 8,849 1,635 18.48%( RD:16.00%) 8,533 1,514 17.74%
Northwestern University 32,065 4,895 15.27%( RD:14.70%) 30,975 5,575 18.00%
Occidental College 6,136 2,393 39% 6,107 2,321 38.01%
Olin College 785 139 17.71%( RD: 17.70%) 767 126 16.43%
Pitzer College 4,227 663 15.68% ( RD: 15.70% 3,743 903 24.13%
Pomona College 7,457 956 (Chinese Students:26) 12.82%( RD: 11.90%) 7,207 979 13.58%
Princeton 26,664 2,095 7.86% (international students 12.2%) 27,189 2,282(including wait list: 2311) 8.39% (including students off wait list : 8.5%)
Rensselaer Polytechnic 15,203 6,495 42.72%( RD:42.70%) 14,583 5,779 39.63%
Reed College 3,131 1,069 34.14% 3,059 1,219 39.85%
Rutgers, New Brunswick 28,126 16,690 59.345 28,602 17,487 61.14%
Scripps College 2,373 714 30.09%( RD:30.00%) 2,161 781 36.14%
St. Lawrence University 4,033 1,844  45.72% ( RD: 43.00%) 4,273 1,855 43.41%
Stanford University 36,631 2,427 6.63%  ( RD: 6.60%) 34,348 2,427 7.07%
SUNY Stony Brook 27,305 10,382 38.02%( RD: 38.10%) 26,911 10,536 39.15%
德州农工大学 31,478 18,514 58.82%( RD: 38.10%) 29,713 16,188 55.49%
Trinity College 7,716 2,572 33.33% 6,965 2,118 30.41%
Tufts University 16,378 21%(international students 11%) 17,130 3,735 21.80%
UC Berckelery 61,661 12,000 19.5% 52,786 1,1440 22.77%
UC Davis 49,416 22,538 45.61% 45,825 21,074 45.99%
UC Ivirne 54,532 19,806 36.32% 47,251 21,518 45.54%
UCLA 72,657 15,455 21.27% 61,517 15,551 25.28%
UC Merced 13,148 9,874 75.10% 12,890 10,048 77.95%
UC Riverside 29,888 18,375 61.48% 26,044 16,203 62.21%
UC San Diego 60,838 22,939 37.71% 53,461 18,212 34.07%
UC Santa Barbara 54,831 22,803 41.59% 49,033 22,386 45.65%
UC Santa Cruz 32,954 19,936 60.50% 28,105 19,074 67.87%
University of Chicago 25,277 3,344 12.26% 21,773 3,446 15.83%
University of Delaware 26,534 14,109 53.17%( RD:53.00%) 24,778 13,483 54.42%
University of Florida 29,220 12,040  41.20%( RD:41.00%) 29,299 11,733 40.05%
U Mass-Amherst 34,600 62% 23,753 7,469 31.44%
University of North Dame 16,152 3,850 22.7% 16,520 4,019 24%
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 28,491 7,596 26.66%( RD:15.90%) 23,753 7,469(including wait list: 7661) 31.44%
University of Pennsylvania 31,216*** 3,846 12.32% ( RD 9.80%) 31,659 3,880 12.26%(including students off wait list : 12.4%)
University of Puget Sound 6,772 3,573 52.76%( RD:53.00%) 7,195 3,730 51.84%
University of Richmond 10,121 9419 2989 31.73%
University of Southern California 46030 8,381 18.21%( RD:18.20%) 37,107 8,450 22.77%
University of Virginia 28,272 7,758 27.00% 24,005 7,750(including wait list: 7844) 32.28%
University of Wisconsin Madison 29,008 15,737 54.25%( RD:54.25%) 29,983 14,627 48.78%
Vanderbilt University 28,340 3,757 ( RD: 3062) 13.26% ( RD: 12.02%) 24,837 3,825 15.40%
Vassar College 7,908 1,778 22.48%( RD: 20.70%) 7,985 1,780 22.29%
Wake Forest University 11,366 3,685 32.42% ( RD: 31%) 9,869 3,933 39.85%
Washington and Lee University 5,970 1,064 17.82%( RD:15.00%) 6,487 1,182 18.22%
Washington University in St Louis 28,826** 4,440** 15.40%** 24,939 5,285 21.19%
Wesleyan University 10,503 2,073 19.74% 10,033 2,339 23.31%
William and Mary College 13,651 4,248 31.12%( RD: 29.49%) 12,825 4,447 34.67%
Williams College 7,067 1,182 16.7% (International students 8%) 7,030 1,199 17.06%
Yale University 28,974 1,975 6.82% 27,283 2,006 7.35%

Source: :

*: the data comes from The Columbia Daily Spectator, **: the data comes from Student Life,***: the data comes from The Daily Pennsylvanian,****: the data comes from The Bowdoin Orient,*****: the data comes from The Chronicle (Duke university). The rest data come from Princeton ,Brown University,Williams College , Vanderbilt University and over twenty media and university magazines, including Examiner, The Observer, The Cornell Daily Sun, Harvard Magazine, Yale Daily News, The Stanford Daily, The New York times, Dartmouth Now, The Bowdin Orient, The Tech, Daily Trojan, The Dp, The Daily Beast, The Emory Wheel, The Occidental Weekly, The Chicago Maroon, Tufts Now, The Davidsonian.com, The Tufts Daily, etc.

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