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2013-14 Early Decision and Early Action Application Numbers

Wed, Nov 20, 2013 @ 11:07 AM

Class of 2018 Early Application Numbers resized 600Despite Common App Woes Schools Report Increase in Number of Early Applications

Princeton University, Brown University, University of Pennsylvania, and Northwestern University all reported an increase in the number of early applications this fall.  

Princeton received a total of 3,831 early applications, a slight increase over the 3,810 Early Action applications students submitted last year.  

After having Common App system processing troubles, Brown was finally able to confirm the final number of Early Decision applications at 3,086, a record high for the university and an increase over the 3,010 they received last year.  

Northwestern University also reported a 14% increase in early applications, receiving 2,794 this fall compared to 2,450 in the 2012-13 application season.  

University of Pennsylvania reported a 6.6% increase in early applications over last year, with the school receiving 5,133 early decision applications. Dartmouth University also saw a 6.7% increase in early applications, receiving 1,678 this fall.

Because of issues with the Common App, many schools were forced to push back their early decision and early action deadlines. This and other technical problems have delayed the admissions process at some schools, forcing some schools to even seek alternatives like the Universal Application.

Technical problems have also delayed the reporting of early application numbers. 

We will update with more application numbers as soon as they are available.  

School

Early Apps This Year

Early Apps Last Year

Babson College

2,275

2,324

Boston University

1,742

1,505

Brown University

3,086

3,010

Columbia University

3,296

3,126

Dartmouth College

1,678

1,574

Duke University

3,191

2,540

Georgetown University

6,569

6,851

Harvard University

4,692

4,856

Northwestern University

2,794

2,450

Princeton University

3,831

3,810

University of Chicago

11,143

10,316

University of Pennsylvania

5,133

4,817

University of Virginia

14,309

13,668

Yale University

4,768

4,520

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