Yale’s application count for the class of 2015 is 27,230 right now, Dean of Undergraduate Admissions Jeffrey Brenzel said. This is an approximate 5 percent increase from last year, when 25,869 student applied.
Brenzel said he expects the admission rate will decline slightly, as the University received more applications but will be holding the number of students accepted constant at slightly over 2,000.
Yale joins other Ivy League schools in experiencing a rise in application numbers this year. Brown and Princeton saw approximately 3 percent increases, while Harvard’s, Dartmouth’s, and the University of Pennsylvania’s application count rose by around 15 percent. Columbia saw the most dramatic rise in applications, with a jump of 32 percent.
Cornell is the only Ivy League School that has not yet released its application count for the class of 2015.