Applications Hit Record High
Published: Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Updated: Wednesday, March 30, 2011 16:03
The Office of Undergraduate Admissions sent letters of acceptance to 2,345 high school seniors on Friday, selecting 18 percent of applicants to the Class of 2015.
The admission rate this year was slightly lower than last year's regular cycle rate of 19.3 percent.
The acceptance rate for the College was 17 percent, the lowest among the four undergraduate schools, but application rates of the other schools were only slightly higher. Among applicants to the School of Foreign Service, 19.8 percent of applicants were admitted, compared to 19.4 percent for the School of Nursing and Health Studies and 19.2 percent for the McDonough School of Business.
Black students make up about 11 percent of admitted students. Twelve percent of admitted students are Latino and 16 percent are Asian-American. International students comprise about 10 percent of the admitted group.
While 3,468 applicants were accepted in the early and regular cycles combined, the target incoming class number is 1,580 students, according to Charles Deacon, dean of undergraduate admissions. There are currently 1,200 students on the waiting list.
The original version of this story stated that 3,648 students were accepted in the regular cycle. That is the total number of students accepted. The original version also stated that 19,275 applied during the regular cycle. That is the total number of applicants.