Admissions

First-Year Admissions Data
Fall 2016  2017 2018 2019 2020
 Applications 6172 5941 6248 6426 5375
 Acceptances  2667 2894 3070 2574 2776
 Enrolled  610 *606 635 453 490
 Acceptance Rate  43% 49% 49% 40% 52%
 Yield  23% 21% 21% 18% 18%
*In 2017: 1 part-time, first-year student not counted in any reported statistics.          
Admitted Student Profile
Fall 2015  2016 2017 2018 2019
 SAT Range (Redesigned score)  -- -- 1280-1430 1290-1430 1320-1450
 SAT Range (Old Scores) 1250-1390 1250-1400 1210-1380 1220-1380 --
 ACT Range Scores  28-32 28-32 28-32 29-32 29-33
 Top 10% Class Rank  52% 55% 51% 48% 53%
 Top 20% Class Rank  75% 77% 72% 72% 73%
 Top 50% Class Rank  97% 99% 95% 97% 97%
Transfer Admissions Statistics
  Fall 2017 Spring 2018 Fall 2018 Spring 2019 Fall 2019 Spring 2020 Fall 2020 Spring 2021
                 
Applications 93 13 102 18 120 22 65 24
Acceptances 30 7 25 5 43 13 25 10
Enrolled 8 3 9 1 23 8 6 3
Acceptance Rate 32% 54% 25% 28% 36% 59% 38% 42%
 Yield 27% 43% 36% 20% 54% 62% 24% 30%

NOTE: The list of top admissions overlap institutions is included under Peers.

First-Year Student Profile
Fall 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
 Total First-Years 610 606 635 453 490
 Male: Female Ratio 43%:57% 43%/57% 43%/57% 45%/55% 37%/63%
 % Students of Color 21% 24% 21% 22% 27%
 % International 12% 16% 14% 10% 7%
 SAT Range (Redesigned score) -- 1260-1420 1270-1420 1280-1400  
 SAT Range (Old Scores) 1240-1380 1190-1370 1200-1370 --  
 ACT Range Scores 28-31 27-32 27-31 28-32  
 Top 10% Class Rank 48% 48% 41% 43%  
 Top 20% Class Rank 71% 68% 64% 64%  
 Top 50% Class Rank 99% 96% 96% 96%  
 % from Out-of-State 80% 82% 79% 74% 74%
 No. of States (Excluding DC, PR, and VI) 32 29 29 31 31
 No. of Countries (citizenship) 19 24 24 17 13
 % Visited Campus 80% 80% 81% 85% 73%
 % Aided (with institutional grant) 75% 70% 80% 79% 89%
 % Receiving Academic Scholarships (including students with need) 37% 27% 31% 36% 55%
 John Dickinson Scholars 17 23 13 22 91
 Benjamin Rush Scholars 34 25 25 40 72
 Total Institutional Grants $14,804,796 $14,672,154 $18,434,393 $12,335,943 $17,140,605
 Average Institutional Grant $32,254 $34,523 $36,360 $34,554 $39,223
 Tuition Discount Rate 47% 46% 53% 48% 62%