University Announces 8.7 Percent Acceptance Rate for Class of 2021

The acceptance rate for the Class of 2020 was 7.9 percent.


The admissions office housed in Rosenwald Hall.

By Maroon Staff

The acceptance rate for the Class of 2021 was 8.7 percent, the University announced today, a slight increase from the 7.9 percent acceptance rate for the Class of 2020. 

The acceptance rate was released in the third paragraph of a UChicago News article, "Diverse Class of 2021 Already Making an Impact."

The article notes that there are 1,735 students in the Class of 2021, "the largest incoming class in [the College's] modern history." There were 1,591 students who enrolled in the Class of 2020. The University unexpectedly expanded undergraduate housing options this summer, accomodating additional students in a new, privately-owned apartment building north of campus.

The College received 27,694 applications, the article said, which marks a decline from the 31,411 applicants for the Class of 2020. 

The yield rate for the Class of 2021 was 72 percent, up from 66 percent for the Class of 2020. 

This was the first year that the University accepted binding early decision applications.