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Weekly College Admissions News Roundup, March 14-18

Fri, Mar 18, 2016 @ 10:28 AM

MIT Class of 2020First Class of 2020 Admission Rates, More Decisions Coming Today and This Weekend

 

We’re in the thick of admission decision season, with tens of thousands of students across the country and globe anxiously waiting to hear from their top-choice colleges!

This time is stressful for college bound teens and their families. It can be hard to concentrate on anything else with admission decisions looming.

At IvyWise, we want this process to be enjoyable for families. We aim to ease some of the stress by keeping families informed on the latest college admissions news and upcoming decision release dates. Staying informed is important, and we want to make it as easy as possible.

Here are some of the top stories in college admissions and higher education news from this past week:

  1. With admission decisions this week came the first full picture of the class of 2020 at some colleges. MIT admitted 1,485 students to the class of 2020 out of a pool of 19,020, bringing the school’s admit rate to 7.8%.
  2. Georgia Tech admitted 25% of applicants to the class of 2020, and 75 of students admitted to Wheaton College got their decisions hand-delivered!
  3. While Brown won’t release decisions until March 31, the Ivy League institution did reveal that a record number of students applied to the class of 2020 – 32,280.
  4. More decisions, from Babson, Boston University, Middlebury, and more, will be released today and throughout the weekend. Find out more here.
  5. The University of Main announced it received such a surge in applications this year they’ll be utilizing a university-wide waitlist.
  6. Accepted? Rejected? Waitlisted? Here’s what to do after your admission decisions arrive – no matter the outcome.
  7. Can your gender give you an edge in the admissions process? At some colleges and universities it can.
  8. Wonder what happens when admissions officers discuss applicants? Here’s some insight into the admissions committee process at NYU!

Do you think admission rates for the class of 2020 will dip to historic lows again this year? What schools are you waiting to hear back from? Tell us in the comments below!

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