Only 27.2 percent of applicants to the Class of 2012 got in. Only 22 percent of applicants to the Class of 2013 got in. Only 20.5 percent of applicants to the Class of 2014 got in. Only 23 percent of applicants to the Class of 2015 got in (though more 2015 applicants accepted than expected, as we all know). Now, the Class of 2016 is unseating us all with the most selective rate of admission yet: 19.7%.
The increase in selectivity isn’t just at Wesleyan, however. The Ivy League reported that every school in the consortium except Brown and Columbia accepted a smaller percentage of applicants this year. Harvard’s acceptance rate reached a new low of 5.9% and Yale accepted only 6.8%. In our peer group, Williams accepted 16.7% and Tufts accepted 21.2%.
If you want to know the full details on 2016, check out the Class of 2016 Profile. If you want to know the full creepy details on 2016, check out WesAdmits 2016. The specific stats from the Class of 2016 Profile are more-or-less consistent with the current Wesleyan student body. The characters, however, will always be unique. Don’t pretend you’re not already creeping either, I seem to have two dozen Facebook friends in the group already.
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