Many of the most highly selective colleges in the U.S. released their total admission statistics for the Class of 2022. As always, significantly more students applied than were accepted. And this year, it was harder than ever to get in.
What this also means is that more students were waitlisted. If you are on a waitlist, contact your college advisor at International College Counselors for next steps on what to do. If you are not a client, visit Editthework.com for help writing a waitlist letter. At Cornell University for example, 6,684 students have a place on the waitlist as of March 28, 2018.
Below is a chart of some of the Class of 2022 acceptance data released by a sample of different highly selective schools.
Total # of Applications Received
# of Accepted Applicants
Overall Acceptance Rate including Early Decision/Action
|University of Southern California||64,256||8,258||13%|
|U of Virginia||37,222||9,850||25.5%|
|Washington U in St. Louis||31,300+||Not reported||15%|
* Regular decision applicants
Looking at the press releases from schools, students were accepted from almost every country, from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe. It’s a global, competitive world. Congratulations to all students who are college bound!
For those who were waitlisted, here’s an interesting list to see from the Princeton Review. The Waitlist List shows the number of applicants offered a place on schools’ waitlists and the number of students admitted.