Bad News U: Colleges Reject Record Numbers

April 3, 2008
The college-admissions season set records this year -- both in the number of students who applied, as well as the number of students who were rejected. Harvard University has a record applicant pool of 27,462 and an admissions rate of 7.1%, meaning that 1,948 students were accepted -- the lowest number in the school's history and a drop from last year's 8.9%. Yale University received 22,813 applications and accepted only 8.2%, down from 9.6% last year. And at Princeton University, of the 21,369 applications, 9.3% were accepted, down from 9.5% last year.
Article Source: Wall Street Journal