Early Decision Acceptance Rates at Ivies (not as hard to get into as you think):...
% of Early decision applicants accepted: Cornell 27%, Dartmouth 26%, U.Penn 24%, Princeton 20%, Brown 20%, Columbia 18%, Harvard 16%. Now if a student applied to Harvard regular decision, chances were 3.2%. To Princeton Regular Decision 4.9%. So students should pick one they love but have a realistic chance for and apply early. That's the biggest factor.
This is true and Ivies recruit more athletes than Big 10 schools because they don't have athletic scholarships, i.e. the kids don't have to play even if they were admitted in part...(more)6-9-2016 7:21pm