Early Admission of Women to Leading Colleges and Universities

yesSeveral of the nation’s highest ranked colleges and universities have reported data on students they have accepted under early decision or early action admissions plans. Some of these selective educational institutions have provided data broken down by gender.

Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts, accepted 237 students under its early decision plan. More than 42 percent of the college’s early decision applicants were accepted and they will make up about 43 percent of next fall’s entering class. Of the 237 students accepted, 124, or 52 percent are women.

Princeton University in New Jersey offered admission to 714 students under its non-binding early action admission plan. Some 18.5 percent of all early action applicants were accepted for admission. Of the 714 students accepted under the plan, 48 percent are women.

Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, accepted 583 students under its early decision plan from a record applicant pool of 3,088. Of the 583 students accepted under the early decision plan, 318, or 54.5 percent, are women.


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