This year, selective college admission rates in the United States continued the trend of continual shrinking. Stanford Univer- sity led this year with the most selective acceptance rate of only 5.04%. UCLA received a record-breaking 92,681 ap- plications—the most college applications
of any school in the United States. Here is a sampling of
this year’s admission rates for some of the most selective
schools in the United States:
Admit Rate School
Continuing the Trend of Success in Selective
Despite the increased competition, our Class of 2015
continued our tradition of gaining acceptance to the
most selective colleges and universities in the United
States and abroad. The 83 members of the Class of 2015
College Counselors Ashley Rochman and Chris Sharp share their views on the Class of 2015’s
college application activity.
Selective College Admit Rates Continue to Shrink
who applied to college this year received a wide array of fantastic offers of admission. Twenty-six different
students received offers from universities that accept
15% or fewer of its applicants. Students in the Class
of 2015 received offers from such schools as Harvard
( 2 students), Stanford ( 3 students), Brown ( 3 students),
Columbia ( 2 students) Cornell ( 3 students), Yale, University of Chicago ( 3 students), Georgetown ( 2 students)
Middlebury, Northwestern, Washington University in St.
Louis ( 3 students), Barnard College ( 3 students), Carnegie
Mellon ( 7 students), and other prestigious schools in the
US and abroad. Please see the side bar showing all acceptances the Class of 2015 received.
On the University of California front, UCLA had a
record-breaking 15 percent admit rate. Despite the
competition, ten of our students received offers from
UCLA. UC Berkeley’s admit rate for California residents
will hover at around 15%—perhaps as low as 13% (the
admit rate has not been officially announced yet). Berkeley received 78,863 applications. Despite this increased
competition, the Class of 2015 received nine acceptances to UC Berkeley. All UC campuses have experienced
system-wide increases in applications. Five years ago,
the UC system received 142,235 applications. This year,
the UC system received 193,873 applications.
Internationally, we experienced an increase in the
number of students interested in the UK. Students received multiple prestigious UK acceptances, including
multiple unconditional offers to Edinburgh, St. Andrews,
Glasgow, and King’s College London. Students also received offers from Durham, Exeter, and York. In Canada,
our students received offers from McGill University,
University of British Columbia, University of Toronto,
and Concordia University. One of our students received
offers from the prestigious Columbia University-Sciences
Po joint degree program and the University of British
Columbia-Sciences Po joint degree program. Decisions
from other French universities are still pending.
Please see the other side bar for a list of where the
members of the Class of 2015 will attend college (not all
decisions are available at this time).
Congratulations to the Class of 2015!