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Class of 2025 First Look- Increase in Early Decision Admits

Updated: Apr 28, 2021

2nd in a series of 3

High-quality admissions data is critical to the success of any data-driven college planning process. While we cannot predict the future, we can use historical data to put events in context. At CPC, we've partnered with College Kickstart to stay on top of the latest admissions data to help students and parents navigate the process through information vs. emotion.

Recently, the team at College Kickstart invited us to join a partner roundtable, where they shared their first look at Class of 2025 results and implications for the upcoming application cycle. While the data is preliminary, we wanted to share with you some of the important insights we took away from the session.

Let's talk about the Class of 2025 through the lens of reported Early Decision results and which schools appeared to lean more heavily on Early Decision to fill their classes this cycle. For the schools below, the average increase in ED mix for this year was 4%. When schools are already working on thin margins for roster spots plus feeding 2024 Gap Year students into their 2025 class, (Dartmouth, Duke, Princeton, and Williams to name a few) regular decision was a tough admit for many students.