Yale admitted 675 of the 4,304 early applicants for admission to the class of 2016, yielding a 15.7 percent acceptance rate for early action candidates, according to statistics released to alumni interviewers. Of the early applicant pool, 2,394 students have been deferred for regular decision and 1,180 were denied admission.

The 15.7 percent early acceptance rate marks an increase from last year’s 14.5 percent and the 13.9 percent early acceptance rate for the class of 2014.

Yale accepted 50 fewer students than Princeton and 100 fewer than Harvard in this admissions cycle, the first in four years in which all three schools have had early action policies.

The breakdown:

  • Total applicants: 4,304
  • Number of applicants accepted: 675 (15.7 percent)
  • Number of applicants deferred: 2,394 (55.6 percent)
  • Number of applicants rejected: 1,180 (27.4 percent)
  • Number of incomplete/withdrawn applications: 55