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Ivy and Top-Tier School Acceptance Rates for the Class of 2024

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Well, 2020 was a year for the history books, but we don’t need to tell you that.

Despite the global pandemic, colleges and universities continued to accept students at a shockingly low rate.

If you’re looking for more current data, our Admissions Statistics for the Class of 2025 is here for you.

Here are the 2020 acceptance rates for top schools across the nation:

  • American University – 38% (Up 2%)
  • Amherst College – 11.8% (Up 1%)
  • Barnard – 11% (Down .3%)
  • Boston College – 24% (Down 3%)
  • Boston University – 18.5% (Down .40%)
  • Bowdoin College – 8.3% (Down .60%)
  • Brown – 6.9% (Up .30%) 
  • Colby College – 9.4% (Down .1%)
  • Colgate University – 22.6% (Down 2.3%)
  • Columbia – 6.1% (Up .8%)
  • Dartmouth College – 8.8% (Up 1.5%)
  • Duke – 7.7% (Same as last year) 
  • Emory – 16.6% (Up 1.6%)
  • Georgetown University – 15% (Up 1%)
  • Georgia Institute of Technology – 20% (Up 1.2%)
  • Harvard – 4.92% (Up .29% )
  • Johns Hopkins University – 9% (Up 1.3%)
  • Lehigh University – 32% (Up 10%)
  • Middlebury College – 24% (Up 8%)
  • MIT – 7% (Up .8%)
  • New York University – 15% (Down 1%)
  • Northwestern University – 9% (up .1%)
  • Princeton – 5.55% (Down .23%)
  • Rice – 10% (Up 1.3%)
  • Swarthmore College – 8.8% (Up .1%)
  • Tufts University – 15% (Up .4%)
  • University of Chicago – 6.2%  (Up .3%)
  • University of Florida – 29% (Down 5.1%)
  • University of Georgia –  46% (Up 1%)
  • University of Notre Dame – 16.5% (Up 1.1%)
  • University of Pennsylvania – 8.07% (Up .23%)
  • University of Southern California – 15.9% (Up 4.5%)
  • University of Virginia – 20.53% (Down 3.27%)
  • Vanderbilt University – 9% (Down .1%)
  • Washington University (St. Louis) – 13%  (Down 1%)
  • Wellesley – 19% (Down 1%)
  • Wesleyan University – 19.8% (Up 4%)
  • Yale – 6.54% (Up .63%)

**Stanford is no longer on our list, as this prestigious institution is no longer releasing admissions statistics.

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