The Yale Daily News reports that the number of early applications to Yale has dropped 5 percent from last years number. Admissions received 5,265 applications this year, down from a record 5,556 in 2008. Dean of undergraduate admissions Jeff Brenzel, declined speculation on the reasons for this dip.
“I think speculating about small fluctuations in year to year counts is pointless,” Brenzel said in an e-mail. He also noted that figures are still 6 percent higher than the in 2007, the first year Harvard and Princeton did not allow early admissions.
Last year, Yale admitted 13.4 percent of early applicants, a record low. Brenzel expects a similar rate for the class of 2014.
Good luck, y’all.