The College Scorecard is a resource provided by the US Department of Education in order to directly compare colleges and universities based on three important criteria: average cost, graduation rate, and salary after attending.
Looking for college admissions statistics, acceptance rates, 25th/75th percentile scores on the ACT/SAT, and high school class rank data for hundreds of the nation’s top colleges and universities all in one place? Well, you’ve found it. College Transitions is happy to offer all of this useful admissions information in one easy-to-use, sortable database. We recommend using this resource early in the college search process to explore schools that may be appropriate “reach,” “target,” and “safety” schools for someone with your academic credentials. It can also be useful for identifying schools where you would be likely to capture some degree of merit aid. These would be institutions where your high school class rank and test scores are above those of the college’s average admitted applicant.
Here’s a fact that may surprise you—college admissions offices will be sweating every bit as much as college applicants during this college application season. While anxiety-filled students are praying for acceptance into their first-choices schools, equally nervous admissions directors are trying desperately to ensure that they meet their enrollment targets in the spring. Amazingly, the majority of colleges fail to meet this goal and they are pining for strong candidates that are willing to commit to their school. This is why applying early decision, which is binding, can be a strategic advantage for applicants. Below you will find the ED acceptance rates and regular decision acceptance rates for some of the most prestigious schools in the United States. Where applicable, we included non-binding, early action admission rates as well.
*Data collected from 2020-21 Common Data Set (CDS) forms and institution websites, and indicates admission outcomes for students entering in Fall 2020, the most recent year for which data is made available.
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