If you just opened your Ivy League rejection, you’re not alone. Ivy League universities, which began notifying most applicants of decisions via email today at 5 p.m., report lower acceptance rates than in previous years.
Yale offered admission to just 6.8 percent of applicants, down from 7.7 percent last year and Princeton‘s acceptance rate declined to 7.9 percent, from 8.5 percent a year earlier. The University of Pennsylvania‘s acceptance rate was down to 12.3 percent this year, compared to 12.4 percent last year. Cornell’s rate is down too.
Princeton said in a statement that this year’s applicant pool was the second largest in the university’s history. In the last eight years, applications to the school have doubled.
As schools release admissions decisions to anxious applicants, they are reporting their acceptance rates for 2012. See a more complete list of colleges’ acceptance rates across the nation at Business Insider.