We have some early returns on the college process. Early Decision, as you may recall, is the binding arrangement: you apply early, and if admitted, you must attend that school. But now the Ivies and some others have come up with Restricted Early Action, and then there’s just Early Action, in which one applies early and gets a decision early, but there’s no obligation to attend.
Harley students always do well in this process. Two years ago we did a study and found that, over a 15-year period, our students were admitted to selective institutions at significantly higher rates than the rest of the world: at the top 15 “national universities,” as determined by US News & World Report, Harley kids were admitted at a 19% rate, compared to a 9% rate for everyone else; at US News’ top 15 national liberal arts colleges, Harley students were admitted at a 37% rate, while others were admitted at a 20% rate.
Students have already been admitted Early Action to Bard, Binghamton (3), Case Western Reserve (2), University of Dayton, DePaul College of Computing and Digital Media, Harvard (REA), Hofstra, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Engineering, Ithaca (2), Le Moyne, Lesley University, Michigan State, University of Minnesota–Twin Cities, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Penn State (2), Providence College, Saint Michael’s College (2), Sarah Lawrence, Siena, Simmons, St. John Fisher, SUNY New Paltz (2), SUNY Albany (2), University of Tampa, Temple, SUNY Buffalo (3), Ursinus, and the University of Vermont (2).
The ED admits are Barnard, Boston University, Brandeis, Clarkson (2), University of Rochester (3), Trinity College, and the College of William and Mary. The Class of 2019 has 45 seniors who have completed 426 college applications thus far.