Colleges 2001

Statistics from the 2001 America’s Best Colleges by U.S. News & World Report for 1999-2000 freshman class.   

school % accepted total applicants number accepted % Asian-Am. in student body
Juilliard School 7.5 1755 132 12
U.S. Coast Guard Academy      9.6 5,457 522 5
Harvard 11.387 18,161 2,068 17
Princeton    11.388 14,875 1,694 12
U.S. Military Academy 12.9 11,490 1,484 5
Cooper Union 13.1 2,216 290 25
Columbia 13.6 13,012 1,766 16*
U.S. Naval Academy 14.9 10,145 1,511 4
Stanford 15.0 17,919 2,689 24
Yale 16.1 13,270 2,135 15
Brown 17.0 14,756 2,509 15
CalTech 17.97 2,894 520 24
MIT 19.1 9,136 1,742 28
Amherst 19.2 5,198 999 12
U.S. Air Force Academy 20.0 8,828 1,762 4
Dartmouth 20.8 10,259 2,131 10
Swarthmore 21.8 4,163 906 13
Georgetown 22.8 13,244 3,024 9
Williams 23.1 5,007 1,157 9
Middlebury 25.6 4,869 1,247 4
U. of Pennsylvania 26.4 17,666 4,668 19
Rice 26.8 5,740 1,541 15
U. of Calif. – Berkeley 27.1 31,108 8,444 39
Claremont McKenna 27.8 2,827 785 17
Duke 28.2 13,407 3,777 13
Average       14.6 
*Columbia University statistics.  

Excerpts from 9/29/99 e-mail from
U.S. Coast Guard Academy

The following are statistics from our last two entering classes the below numbers are the numbers of Asian-Americans that applied/were selected/enrolled v. the entire population. I hope that you find this
information useful.

Class of 2002 Asian-American Overall Percentage
Applied   229 5757 4.0%
Selected 19   409   4.6%  
Enrolled  14   266   5.3%  
Class of 2003 Asian-American Overall Percentage
Applied   193 5457 3.5%
Selected 19 522 3.6%
Enrolled  12 326   3.7%

I believe that the above statistics address your concerns. We do not keep statistics in the format that you requested, so I have included some other information that I hope you find helpful.  Our overall SAT average is 1257, and our ACT average is 27.  We do not use GPA’s directly in our admissions process, instead, we use high school class rank’s.  For our freshman class 47% of our entering class was in the top 10% of their high school class.  100% of our entering class was in the top 50% of their high school class.  50% of our entering class were varsity sport team captains in high school, and 75% participated in a varsity sport.

The Coast Guard Academy continuously seeks to maintain and increase it’s ethnic diversity and I would personally appreciate if you were to use your resources to advertise the Coast Guard Academy to your community.  We are a small military/engineering college located in New London, CT.  Our graduates serve the country through a variety of exciting missions like search and rescue, illegal drug and migrant interdiction, fisheries protection, aids to navigation, and marine environmental protection.

If you like I would be happy to supply some of our informational materials to any address you indicate. Please reply to this e-mail with an address that you would like them sent to.

LTJG Dulani Woods
Admissions Division
Admissions Processing Branch Chief

9/23/99 letter from Harvard

Thank you for your letter of August 16th.  In response to your queries, I am enclosing a profile of the Class of 2003, the current freshman class.  We do not make available to the public such data as the number of applicants in each ethnic category nor do we make public their average SAT scores or average grade point averages.  I hope this information is helpful to you.  With best wishes.

Margot Hsu Carroll
Senior Admissions Officer

8/7/00 letter from U.S. Naval Academy

I have received your letter of June 25, 2000 requesting information for the classes of 2003 and 2004 at the Naval Academy.  I am able to provide all the information you desire with the exception of average high school GPA.  The Naval Academy considers individual GPA’s during the admission process but does not calculate average GPA’s for segments of the incoming class.

Class of 2003 Asians Overall
Applicants 540 10,143
Admitted 49 (9.1%) 1232 (12.1%)
SAT average 1306 1301
Class of 2004 Asians Overall
Applicants 549 10,298
Admitted 49 (8.9%) 1224 (11.9%)
SAT average 1316 1305

While SAT scores are important in helping a candidate’s eligibility for admission, it is only one of a number of pieces of information considered.   The Naval Academy Admissions Board utilizes the “whole person” concept to evaluate a candidate’s potential for success at the Naval Academy.  Each candidate’s high school academic record, SAT scores, athletics, teacher recommendations, Blue and Gold Officer interviews and, if applicable, prior armed forces service are considered by the Admissions Board.  In addition, each candidate must be medically qualified and have passed the physical aptitude exam.  By considering all of this information, the Board is better able to predict a candidate’s chances of successfully completing four years at the Academy with follow on service as a Navy or Marine Corps officer.

In addition to the requirements listed above, each applicant must obtain a nomination in order to receive an appointment to the Naval Academy.  Applicants to the Naval Academy generally receive a nomination from one of four sources, Presidential, Secretary of the Navy, Congressional or Congressionally qualified alternate.  The nomination process is governed by Title 10 of the United States Code and ensures that all service academies are reflective of the geographic diversity of the United States.

I hope this information has been helpful and answered your questions.  Thank you again for your interest in the Naval Academy.

David A. Vetter
Dean of Admissions

8/23/99 letter from Stanford

Here are the statistics for the Class of 2003 that you requested.

  Overall Asian-American
Applicants 17,919   no info
Admitted 2,689 657
Admit rate 15% 24% of 2,689

Asian-Americans in student body: 23%

Vivian Berry
Associate Dean
Dir. of Administration and Technology

When I asked for the number of Asian-American applicants, Stanford sent this 7/5/00 e-mail:
I am sorry, but we do not release that information.
Robert M. Kinnally
Dean of Admission and Financial Aid

7/13/00 letter from MIT

The statistics for the classes of ’03 and ’04, that you requested, are:

 2003 all Asian-American
applicants   9,136 2,163
admits         1,742 (19%) 456 (21%)
 2004 all Asian-American
applicants   10,679 2,432
admits         1,740 (16%) 506 (21%)

Bette Johnson
Associate Director of Admissions
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

8/23/99 e-mail from Dartmouth

Thank you for you inquiry about the admission of Asian American students at Dartmouth.

We do not keep most of the statistics you requested but I can provide the following: For the Class of 2003, which will enter in September, 1999 10,260 students applied, 2,131 were admitted, and 1,059 will matriculate. For Asian American students in this same class 1,047 applied, 298 were admitted, and 117 will matriculate.

As you can see from this data Asian American students make up 11 percent of the Dartmouth undergraduate population. Further, Asian American students are admitted at a rate of 28.4 percent, compared to an overall rate of admission of 20.8 percent for the entire applicant pool.

I trust these figures clearly demonstrate that Dartmouth has a large pool of Asian American students and that they are well represented in the student body at Dartmouth.

Best wishes,
Karl Furstenberg
Dean of Admissions
Dartmouth College

6/28/00 e-mail from Williams

Connie Sheehy of our admissions office forwarded to me your request for information on admissions statistics specifically related to the acceptance rate at Williams College for Asian-American students.  While we recognize your interest in this issue, it is the practice of Williams College not to release admissions information to the general public on any specific subgroup group of students, regardless of whether that subgroup is defined by race, ethnicity, income, extracurricular pursuits, type of high school, or any other factor. As such, we are unable to comply with your request.

Rick Myers
Associate Provost

6/28/00 e-mail from University of Pennsylvania

I’m afraid we don’t have a breakdown of test scores and grades of specific groups within our applicants. Our average SAT I score of accepted students is approximately 1400 and most accepted students were in the top 2 – 5% of their high school classes.

Penn Admissions

4/4/01: University of California at Berkeley newspaper: Berkeley offers admission to 8,707 high school seniors.  The number of students admitted increased from 8,343 last year to 8,707 this year.  The 1,013 Chicano and Latino students admitted this year represent 11.9% of admitted students, up from 10.8%.  The number of African-American students offered admission increased from 301 last year to 313 this year. African Americans represent 3.7 % of students admitted.  The number of
Asian-American students offered admission increased from 3,225 last year to 3,336 this year.  Asian Americans represent 39.1% of students admitted.  White students
offered admission increased from 2,767 last year to 2,872 this year. Whites represent 33.7% of students admitted.  American Indian students offered admission increased from 43 last year to 56 this year, representing 0.7 percent of students admitted.  The campus received an unprecedented number of applications, 36,000 for the
fall 2001 freshman class. Approximately 24% of applicants were offered admission, with the aim of enrolling 3,880 students.

6/28/00 e-mail from Richard C. Vos of Claremont McKenna College

Class of 2003 Overall Asian-American
Applicants 2,827   780
Admitted 785 155
Admit rate 27.8% 19.9%
Class of 2004 Overall Asian-American
Applicants 3,043   765
Admitted 850 169
Admit rate 27.9% 22.1%



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