The results are out for the college class of 2024 for several Ivy League and highly selective colleges and universities. What we are discovering from parents who are calling us as to what happened is that students (and their parents) who believed that was just high GPA, top SAT scores, high grades and a manufactured application and personal statement have now discovered that it’s not all about that!
Even though the number of early applicants have decreased in some schools (Harvard, Duke and UPenn, to date), its still hypercompetitive to gain acceptance into these schools.
It has been a wonderfully satisfying early action/early decision season. This year, 100% of our students who applied early decision/action to their top-choice schools, including Harvard, Brown, Yale, UPenn, Columbia and Dartmouth, were accepted! How do we achieve our successful outcomes? We work continually to know and understand our clients; we utilize this knowledge and couple it with our specialized awareness of how to make them stand out; we understand the changing admissions landscape better than high school guidance counselors, private school college counselors, and many independent educational consultants; and we continually visit schools to learn about their admissions policies and missions, which, in today’s world, has seemingly become a continuously evolving landscape. Most importantly—our admissions strategies work!
Here is a list of the Class of 2024 Early Action/Decision Acceptance Rates and the number of accepted applicants at several schools (We will have additional rates as more information becomes available):
- Harvard – 13.9%
- Yale – 13.8%
- Princeton – TBA
- Brown – 17.5%
- Dartmouth – TBA
- UPenn – 19.7%
- Cornell – 23.8%
- MIT – TBA
- Duke – 20.6%
- Johns Hopkins – TBA
“Year after year, I hear the horror stories from parents whose kids got in nowhere because they thought the college admissions race was just about grades, SAT scores, their perceived ‘unique’ applications, generic essays and perfect connections.” – Dr. Paul Lowe
“Admissions is a competitive sport! Why gamble with uncertainty?” – Dr. Paul Lowe
“We provide our clients access to our specialized knowledge!” – Dr. Paul Lowe
Dr. Paul Reginald Lowe, founder and managing director of Pinnacle Educational Center Admissions Advisors Group, provides comprehensive counseling advice, exclusively for admissions to top private schools; Ivy League and highly-selective colleges/universities; BS/MD programs; graduate and medical schools and top visual and performing arts programs. Its medical school admissions affiliate: Medical School Admissions Advisors. The admissions affiliate: Ivy League Admissions Advisors specializes in admissions to Ivy League and highly selective colleges, Dr. Lowe also specializes in helping students who have been wait-listed, deferred or rejected gain admission into their top-choice schools: College Application Rejected. and student who wish to transfer to another college: College Transfer Admissions Advisors.