This year, selective college admission rates in the United States continued the trend of continual shrinking. Stanford University lead the way again this year posting the most selective acceptance rate of only 4.69%. To put that statistic another way, Stanford received 43,997 applications
and rejected 41,934 of them. Harvard’s admit rate was
a record-breaking 5.2%, and Columbia’s was 6.4%. On
the UC front, UCLA, UC San Diego, and UC Berkeley
received over 100,000 applications each. UC Berkeley’s
admit rate was only 14% this year, and UCLA’s was 15%.
Continuing the Trend of Success in Selective
Despite the increased competition, our Class of 2016
continued our tradition of gaining acceptance to the
most selective colleges and universities in the United
States and abroad. The 72 members of the Class of
2016 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,
Ashley Rochman, Director of College Counseling
Selective College Admit Rates Shrink Even More
including acceptances from Harvard, Columbia, Brown,
Cornell ( 2 students), Carnegie Mellon ( 7 students),
Northwestern, Stanford ( 3 students), University of Chicago ( 3 students), Washington University in St. Louis,
Williams College, Swarthmore College, and other prestigious schools in the US and abroad.
On the University of California front, six students
received offers from UCLA and six from UC Berkeley
despite the ever-shrinking admit rate. In 2012, the UC
system received 160,939 applications. This year, the UC
system received 206,339 applications.
Internationally, students received multiple prestigious
UK acceptances, including many unconditional offers
to Edinburgh, St. Andrews, Glasgow, Durham, York, and
King’s College London. In Canada, our students received
offers from McGill University, University of British
Columbia, Ryerson University, and Bishop’s University.
(Decisions from French universities were still pending at
time of publication.)
On the opposite page is a list of all acceptances and
where our seniors will be attending college.
Congratulations to the Class of 2016!