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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 7.00% and the average admission yield (enrollment rate) is 66.05%.
Harvard University has the tighest (lowest) acceptance rate of 4.64% and Harvard University has the highest yield (enrollment rate) of 82.08% 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 2019-2020.
Admission Stats Comparison Between Colleges In Ivy League
Name ApplicantsAdmittedEnrolledAcceptance RateEnrollment Rate
Yale University36,844 (17,076/19,768) 2,241 (1,128/1,113) 1,550 (771/779) 6% (7%/6%) 69% (68%/4%)
Harvard University43,330 (21,730/21,600) 2,009 (1,009/1,000) 1,649 (833/816) 5% (5%/5%) 82% (83%/4%)
Dartmouth College23,650 (11,384/12,266) 1,875 (959/916) 1,190 (607/583) 8% (8%/7%) 63% (63%/5%)
Princeton University32,804 (16,720/16,084) 1,895 (907/988) 1,335 (656/679) 6% (5%/6%) 70% (72%/4%)
Columbia University in the City of New York42,823 (19,362/23,461) 2,332 (1,152/1,180) 1,465 (716/749) 5% (6%/5%) 63% (62%/3%)
Cornell University49,114 (25,582/23,532) 5,330 (2,402/2,928) 3,189 (1,437/1,752) 11% (9%/12%) 60% (60%/7%)
University of Pennsylvania44,961 (22,459/22,502) 3,446 (1,625/1,821) 2,400 (1,150/1,250) 8% (7%/8%) 70% (71%/6%)
Brown University38,674 (15,792/22,882) 2,733 (1,375/1,358) 1,662 (821/841) 7% (9%/6%) 61% (60%/4%)
Average39,025 (18,763/18,763)2,733 (1,320/1,413)1,805 (874/931)7.00% (7.0%/7.5%)66.05% (66.2%/65.9%)

SAT Scores Comparison

The average SAT score of 25th percentile is 1,444 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 736 and the average SAT Math score is 769.
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 2019-2020.
SAT Score Comparison Between Colleges In Ivy League
NameSubmit%*
(Submit#**)
Evidence-Based Reading and WritingMath
25th 175th 225th 175th 2
Yale University68%
(1,061)
720770740800
Harvard University71%
(1,172)
710770750800
Dartmouth College57%
(680)
710770730790
Princeton University70%
(940)
710770750800
Columbia University in the City of New York65%
(936)
700770740800
Cornell University71%
(2,257)
680760720800
University of Pennsylvania62%
(1,499)
700760750800
Brown University67%
(1,118)
700770740800
Average66.38% 703.75767.50 740.00798.75

*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 98 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 2019-2020.
ACT Score Comparison Between Colleges In Ivy League
NameSubmit%*
(Submit#**)
CompositeEnglishMath
25th 175th 225th 175th 2 25th 175th 2
Yale University50%
(773)
3335 35363135
Harvard University45%
(743)
3335 34363136
Dartmouth College43%
(510)
3235 33363035
Princeton University50%
(669)
3335 34363135
Columbia University in the City of New York45%
(644)
3335 34363135
Cornell University41%
(1,298)
3235 33363035
University of Pennsylvania38%
(901)
3335 34363235
Brown University48%
(805)
3335 34363135
Average45.00% 32.7535.00 33.8836.00 30.8835.13

*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 2019-2020 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)