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Admission Comparison Between Ivy League Members

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Acceptance Rate and Application Statistics

The following table compares the admission related statistics including number of applicants, admitted, and enrolled between colleges in Ivy League. The average acceptance rate of colleges in Ivy League is 7.63% and the average admission yield (enrollment rate) is 59.81%.
Harvard University has the tighest (lowest) acceptance rate of 5.01% and Harvard University has the highest yield (enrollment rate) of 69.83% among colleges in Ivy League. The numbers in parenthesis() in below table represent the number and rate by gender (men/women). The statistics is based on the latest data from IPEDS, U.S. Department of Education for academic year 2020-2021.
Admission Stats Comparison Between Colleges In Ivy League
Name ApplicantsAdmittedEnrolledAcceptance RateEnrollment Rate
Yale University35,220 (16,409/18,811) 2,299 (1,185/1,114) 1,264 (656/608) 7% (7%/6%) 55% (55%/3%)
Harvard University40,248 (20,036/20,212) 2,015 (974/1,041) 1,407 (674/733) 5% (5%/5%) 70% (69%/4%)
Dartmouth College21,392 (10,366/11,026) 1,972 (984/988) 1,057 (537/520) 9% (9%/9%) 54% (55%/5%)
Princeton University32,835 (16,782/16,053) 1,848 (907/941) 1,154 (584/570) 6% (5%/6%) 62% (64%/4%)
Columbia University in the City of New York40,462 (18,488/21,974) 2,695 (1,276/1,419) 1,521 (727/794) 7% (7%/6%) 56% (57%/4%)
Cornell University51,500 (26,848/24,652) 5,514 (2,457/3,057) 3,249 (1,481/1,768) 11% (9%/12%) 59% (60%/7%)
University of Pennsylvania42,205 (21,197/21,008) 3,789 (1,789/2,000) 2,321 (1,071/1,250) 9% (8%/10%) 61% (60%/6%)
Brown University36,793 (15,050/21,743) 2,822 (1,394/1,428) 1,756 (838/918) 8% (9%/7%) 62% (60%/4%)
Average37,582 (18,147/18,147)2,869 (1,371/1,499)1,716 (821/895)7.63% (7.6%/8.3%)59.81% (59.9%/59.7%)

SAT Scores Comparison

The average SAT score of 25th percentile is 1,446 and 75th percentile is 1,566 for colleges in Ivy League. By subject, the average score of the SAT Evidence-based Reading and Writing is 740 and the average SAT Math score is 766.
has the highest SAT scores of -1 and has the lowest SAT scores of 1,000,000 among colleges in Ivy League. The following table compares SAT Scores between colleges in Ivy League for academic year 2020-2021.
SAT Score Comparison Between Colleges In Ivy League
NameSubmit%*
(Submit#**)
Evidence-Based Reading and WritingMath
25th 175th 225th 175th 2
Yale University70%
(891)
720780740800
Harvard University72%
(1,007)
720780740800
Dartmouth College57%
(605)
710770730790
Princeton University71%
(816)
710770740800
Columbia University in the City of New York66%
(1,009)
720770740800
Cornell University73%
(2,361)
680750720790
University of Pennsylvania65%
(1,501)
710770750800
Brown University71%
(1,239)
710770730790
Average68.13% 710.00770.00 736.25796.25

*Number of first-time degree/certificate-seeking students submitting SAT scores.

**Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking students submitting SAT scores.

125th Percentile: 25% of students scored at or below.

275th Percentile: 25% of students scored above.

ACT Scores Comparison

The average ACT score of 25th percentile is 97 and 75th percentile is 106 for colleges in Ivy League. By subject, the average ACT Composite score is 34, the average ACT English score is 35, and the average ACT Math score is 33.
has the highest ACT scores of -1 and has the lowest ACT scores of 1,000,000 among colleges in Ivy League. The following table compares ACT Scores between colleges in Ivy League for academic year 2020-2021.
ACT Score Comparison Between Colleges In Ivy League
NameSubmit%*
(Submit#**)
CompositeEnglishMath
25th 175th 225th 175th 2 25th 175th 2
Yale University46%
(583)
3335 34363135
Harvard University45%
(634)
3335 35363135
Dartmouth College43%
(452)
3235 33363035
Princeton University45%
(524)
3235 34363135
Columbia University in the City of New York46%
(695)
3335 34363135
Cornell University36%
(1,161)
3235 34353035
University of Pennsylvania35%
(820)
3335 34363135
Brown University43%
(755)
3335 34363035
Average42.38% 32.6335.00 34.0035.88 30.6335.00

*Number of first-time degree/certificate-seeking students submitting SAT scores.

**Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking students submitting SAT scores.

125th Percentile: 25% of students scored at or below.

275th Percentile: 25% of students scored above.

Application Requirements

The following table list and compare the requirements when applying colleges in Ivy League based on academic year 2020-2021 data.
Application Requirements Comparison Between Colleges In Ivy League
NameHS GPAHS RankHS Record Prep. ProgramRec.Compe.SAT/ACTTOEFL
Yale University
Harvard University
Dartmouth College
Princeton University
Columbia University in the City of New York
Cornell University
University of Pennsylvania
Brown University

: Required : Considered but not Required : Recommended : Neither Required nor Recommended

  • HS GPA: High School or Secondary School GPA
  • HS Rank: High School or Secondary School Rank
  • HS Record: High School or Secondary School Record
  • Prep. Program: Completion of College Preparatory Program
  • Rec.: Recommendations
  • Comp.: Formal demonstration of competencies (e.g., portfolios, certificates of mastery, assessment instruments)