How Many Arlington Students Get Into Ivy League Schools?

Not many. Here's a look at recent application and acceptance data.

Harvard

Suffice it to say the Ivy Leagues were tough to get into well before the shift to test-optional policies sent 2021 applications soaring. Even in Arlington, where 66% of graduates earn an advanced studies diploma, and SAT and ACT scores outpace state and national averages by significant margins, these prestigious East Coast institutions are a reach for the vast majority of college-bound seniors, with acceptance rates mostly in the single digits. Below is a breakdown of Arlington Public Schools (APS) applications and acceptances at Ivy League schools from 2017 to 2020. The data were drawn from Arlington Magazine’s annual College Admissions snapshot, which highlights where graduating seniors applied and were accepted. The data were self-reported by APS students from H-B Woodlawn, Wakefield, Washington-Liberty and Yorktown.


 

Brown

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Brown University

Providence, Rhode Island    

 

                                                  2017               2018               2019               2020      

Applied                                  45                    61                    72                    62

Accepted                               7                      5                      4                      7

Admit rate                            16%                8%                  6%                  11%


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Columbia University (Chenyu Guan on Unsplash)

Columbia University

New York, New York

 

                                               2017               2018               2019               2020

Applied                                 35                    36                    46                    48

Accepted                               4                      1                      2                      1

Admit rate                            11%                3%                  4%                  2%


 

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Cornell University (Emily Xie on Unsplash)

Cornell University

Ithaca, New York

 

                                               2017               2018               2019               2020

Applied                                  58                    43                    67                    47

Accepted                               12                    4                      5                      6

Admit rate                             21%                9%                  7%                  13%


 

Dartmouth

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Dartmouth College

Hanover, New Hampshire

 

                                               2017               2018               2019               2020

Applied                                 27                    31                    28                    32

Accepted                               8                      5                      6                      2

Admit rate                            30%                16%                21%                6%


Harvard 3

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Harvard University

Cambridge, Massachusetts    

   

                                               2017               2018               2019               2020

Applied                                  36                    36                    39                    30

Accepted                               2                      1                      0                      2

Admit rate                            6%                  3%                  0%                  7%


 

Princeton

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Princeton University

Princeton, New Jersey

                                              2017               2018               2019               2020

Applied                                 30                    45                    34                    42

Accepted                               1                      3                      2                      0

Admit rate                            3%                  7%                  6%                  0%


 

U Penn

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University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

 

                                               2017               2018               2019               2020

Applied                                 64                    49                    67                    65

Accepted                               8                      4                      2                      2

Admit rate                            13%                8%                  3%                  3%


 

Yale

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Yale University    

New Haven, Connecticut

 

                                               2017               2018               2019               2020

Applied                                  36                    46                    46                    36

Accepted                               1                      1                      2                      1

Admit rate                            3%                  2%                  4%                  3%


 

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