IVY League Admission

Given that the eight universities—Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Penn, Princeton, and Yale—consistently rank among the top in the world, Ivy League admittance rates are of great importance. Hundreds of thousands of students with perfect or near-perfect grades and test scores apply each year in the hopes of being accepted into one or more of these exclusive colleges.

The statistics on admissions are dismal. The record number of Ivy League applicants for the Class of 2023 was 311,948. Unfortunately, the acceptance percentage of 6.78 percent across all eight colleges was a record low at the time.

While acceptance rates for the Class of 2024 increased slightly at most Ivy League institutions because of the uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 breakout, getting into Ivy League colleges remained extremely difficult.

Now that the Class of 2025 admissions results are in, it is evident that Ivy League applications soared in the most recent application cycle, with approximately 100,000 more students submitting than the year before. Acceptance rates for the Class of 2025 are, unsurprisingly, historically low.


It is easy to overlook the larger picture when evaluating which Ivy League schools are the “easiest” or “toughest” to get into. The great majority of Ivy League applicants will not be accepted into any of the eight schools due to the low overall acceptance percentage.

While this is a difficult pill to swallow, it supports our advice to construct a well-balanced college list. Ivy League institutions, in particular, should be considered as part of a broader admissions plan that includes reach, target, and safety schools, rather than as the exclusive focus of high-achieving candidates.

Ivy League admissions data has sparked annual headlines in prominent media for years, reinforcing the Ivy League schools’ exclusivity and selectivity.

Rather than accepting failure before your child applies to the Ivy League, it is critical to learn about the statistics at each school. We will go over the most recent admissions figures and examine the important findings when you come for a consultation. Then we will go over the tactics your child can use to improve their chances of getting into an Ivy League school in future application rounds.

Ivy League acceptance rates are projected to stay low for the foreseeable future, given the increasing quantity of applications and high levels of achievement among America’s high school students.

While these admissions numbers may seem discouraging, your child can gain admission to Ivy League and other prestigious schools by excelling academically, participating in extracurricular activities, and writing excellent college essays (e.g., the Common App Essay and supplemental essays).

However, each Ivy League institution is unique, and increasing your child’s chances of acceptance would necessitate slightly different techniques and the Ivy League admission experts at IB Scholars will guide you through these in the most apt way.

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