The first members of the College Class of 2027 are in! Here’s our breakdown of the early admission numbers for the Class of 2027. More decisions and statistics will be released in the coming weeks, so we will be updating this post as more information becomes available!
Early Admission Trends
Early application rounds have gained popularity in recent years, with both colleges and applicants. More schools are offering more early admission rounds, with some even offering three (or even four!) opportunities to apply early with Early Action (EA), Early Decision (ED) I and II, and even “hidden” Early Decision III rounds. Admission rates in early pools tend to be higher, with a smaller pool of highly qualified applicants that have indicated that the early school is their top-choice. Since colleges care about informed interest and yield rates, these applicants are sure to attend if applying in a binding round (ED), or more likely to enroll if admitted EA.
According to NACAC: “Between Fall 2017 and Fall 2018, colleges reported an average increase of 11% in the number of Early Decision applicants and 10% in ED admits. The number of Early Action applications increased by 10% and the number of students accepted through EA increased by 9%.”
Early Admission Rates
So, how have trends impacted college admissions rates? Some schools experienced record-high application numbers, which resulted in yet another year of low acceptance rates at some of the most selective institutions. To learn about the early round acceptance rates at the colleges on your best-fit list, check out our chart below:
|School||Class of 2027 Early Admission Rate|
|Boston College||EDI: 30%|
|Johns Hopkins University||TBA|
|University of Georgia||31.74%|
|University of Notre Dame||TBA|
|University of Pennsylvania||TBA|
|University of Virginia||ED: In-State: 31.11%, Out-Of-State: 17.06%|
Often, instead of an acceptance or rejection, applicants are deferred, meaning that their applications will be reviewed again in the Regular Decision round. If you were deferred, here are some additional resources on what a deferral means and how you can improve your chances of admission in the Regular Decision round.
At IvyWise, we work with students to help them navigate deferral decisions, including how to approach it and what their application strategy should be for the regular round. Contact us today for more information on our Deferral Consultation!