Does the early bird get the worm? Well, that all depends…
Over the past month, the Early Decision and Early Action college admissions results for most colleges have been released, and the trend, as it always does, shows that more students are applying to ED/EA than ever before.
Every year is record-breaking for many of America’s top universities. For example, Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, and Harvard all saw increases in their applicant pools. The dean of admissions and financial aid at Harvard, William R. Fitzsimmons, has stated that he believes early admissions looks to be “the new normal,” with many more students each year opting to send their applications sooner than later, determined to get a leg-up in the applications rounds. Fitzsimmons does put a little wrinkle in that belief--he claims that Harvard still only accepts EA students who would “100 percent certain” be admitted during Regular Action.
We will post more later when all the admissions results come out, but for now, feast your eyes on the Early Action and Early Decision results for these select universities:
Note: These data are taken from the respective university publications and/or correspondences.
Have some good Early Decision/Early Action news? Share it with us! We are proud of our students at B2A and would love to spread the joy. And if you are still waiting to hear back about your Regular Decision application, don’t fret! The news should start rolling out in March and April.
In the meantime, for those who are still spreading their wings before getting the college admissions worm, let us help you have the best chance at getting the Early Decision result that you want. As you can see, the competition is fiercer than ever before, but that doesn’t mean you’re not talon-ted! (#punsforever)