ED1 Decisions for VU Class of 2014 Are Out the Door
At 7:30 AM this morning, the US postal service carried the first decision letters of the Vanderbilt class of 2014. The momentum that Vanderbilt has been on for the last five years keeps on rolling, due at least in part to The Commons, our Expanded Aid program, and our increasingly national and international reputation. Early decision I applications for the next incoming class posted a healthy 20% increase over last year. The applicant pool continues to reach historic new ground in academic quality, leadership, and community engagement. Again this year, the multicultural diversity of the applicant pool expanded for all groups (African-American, Asian, Hispanic, and Native American). Keep in mind that it is our practice not to publish academic quality statistics until the entire admitted class is complete (at the end of regular decision).
The early decision review and committee process was difficult, with many hours spent analyzing transcripts, recommendations, and reports of extracurricular activities. We are truly excited about the mixture of personality and intellect that these admitted students will bring to campus. It’s a great start to VU’s next incoming class. This year, we will report the aggregate early decision admit rate once the ED2 letters mail, but we can assure you that a) we model our class to leave space for both early decision I and II applicants and b) we aim to enroll about 1/3 of our incoming class through early decision.
We are already busy evaluating ED2 and Regular Decision files, and we anticipate an even larger volume of materials to arrive in the next several weeks. Please be patient with us as we process these thousands of pieces of paper as quickly as possible.
Some things to remember about the newly mailed ED1 letters:
- All decisions come in standard business (#10) envelopes. Admitted students will get their big “Open ‘Dores” packet in the spring.
- If you have not yet received your admission decision by this Thursday (12/17), you can call our office to receive the decision by phone (800-288-0432).
- International applicants (who live outside of the U.S.) will receive their admissions decision via email by Wednesday (12/16)
Congratulations all new ‘Dores!