In line with the overall trend of early application numbers this year, Princeton and Columbia have both reported increases in their early application counts for the class of 2017.
Princeton received 3,791 early applications this year, marking a 10 percent increase from last year, while Columbia received 1.3 percent more applications, bringing its total this year to 3,126.
Due to power outages and other issues following Hurricane Sandy, both Princeton and Columbia extended their early application deadlines this year by several days. Princeton Dean of Admissions Janet Rapelye said her office would consider early applications submitted up until some time after Thanksgiving.
Yale, Brown and the University of Pennsylvania all reported increases in the numbers of early applications this year, though Dartmouth reported a sharp decrease. Harvard and Cornell have not yet released the number of early applications they have received this year.
Early admissions decisions for all eight Ivy League schools will be released mid-December.