Westfield, NJ College Admissions Expert from Montgomery Educational Consulting Comments On Early Acceptance Rates At Ivy League And Other Highly Selective Colleges

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Early application acceptance numbers have started to come in for Ivy League and other highly selective schools for the Class of 2017, and the data shows that gaining admission to these institutions is becoming harder and harder. Andrea Aronson, a Senior Associate at Montgomery Educational Consulting publishes and comments on Early Decision and Early Action rates and the competitiveness of applying to these high caliber schools.

"...early applications seem to continue to be on the rise for these very selective institutions."

Andrea Aronson, a college admissions consultant based in Westfield, NJ, recently collected early admissions data from the Ivy League and other highly selective schools. Her findings were published in a blog post on the Montgomery Educational Consulting website GreatCollegeAdvice.com, and the information reflects how students who applied under Early Decision and Early Actions plans for the Class of 2017 fared in their college admissions efforts.

In her blog post, Class of 2017 Early Application Results From Highly Selective Colleges: What Do They Indicate?, Ms. Aronson, a Senior Associate with Montgomery Educational Consulting, reveals the number of applicants who applied early, the total students who were accepted, and the overall acceptance rate of several schools such as Harvard, Brown, Stanford, MIT, Northwestern and Williams College. She notes that early applications seem to continue to be on the rise for these very selective institutions.

“More and more students are looking to apply early to help their chances of gaining admissions to these incredibly competitive schools,” Ms. Aronson explained. “Prospective candidates see that the early admissions rates tend to be significantly higher – often double or more – than the regular decision percentages at the schools, so they think, ‘If I apply early, maybe I’ll increase my odds, too.’”

Ms. Aronson’s blog also points out some of the shifting dynamics in admissions, citing the tremendous percentage of early applicants who were deferred at selected institutions. “As early applications go up, I’ve been seeing the number of students who are deferred increase, as well. Schools just don’t want to flat out turn away qualified applicants,” she stated.

With early applications to the most selective schools becoming ever more competitive, Ms. Aronson laments that high caliber students are being forced to make their own decisions about where they want to go to college too early. She suggests that students start to research their college options earlier in their high school careers to familiarize themselves with the collegiate landscape.

From offices in Colorado and New Jersey, Montgomery Educational Consulting offers comprehensive, personalized educational counseling services to students locally, around the country, and around the world. These college admissions experts guide students every step of the way as they navigate the university search and application process. Then, they help students get admitted to the college that is right for them.

For more information about Montgomery Educational Consulting, call 720.261.8299, or email info(at)greatcollegeadvice(dot)com. Or visit http://greatcollegeadvice.com.

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