10 Schools Where Applying Early Makes a Big Difference

Applications for students applying Early Decision or Early Action are coming up. We don't recommend applying Early Decision unless you know you really want to be at a certain school, but applying early to certain schools can make a difference in your admissions chances. Here are 10 of the most popular, courtesy of U.S. News.

Agnes Scott College Decatur, GA

Early Decision Admit Rate: 82%

Regular Decision Admit Rate: 31%

Skidmore College Saratoga Springs, NY

Early Decision Admit Rate: 78%

Regular Decision Admit Rate: 44%

Connecticut College New London, CT

Early Decision Admit Rate: 61%

Regular Decision Admit Rate: 29%

Davidson College Davidson, NC

Early Decision Admit Rate: 58%

Regular Decision Admit Rate: 26%

Oberlin College Oberlin, OH

Early Decision Admit Rate: 61%

Regular Decision Admit Rate: 29%

Tougaloo College Tougaloo, MS

Early Decision Admit Rate: 100%

Regular Decision Admit Rate: 34%

University of Arkansas Little Rock, AK

Early Decision Admit Rate: 91%

Regular Decision Admit Rate: 35%

Miami University at Oxford Oxford, OH

Early Decision Admit Rate: 88%

Regular Decision Admit Rate: 52%

Trinity College Hartford, CT

Early Decision Admit Rate: 81%

Regular Decision Admit Rate: 49%

American University Washington, DC

Early Decision Admit Rate: 73%

Regular Decision Admit Rate: 42%

Increase your admissions chances with an admissions consultant. You can find one through our Guidance Counselor Search or see more schools that favor early applicants at U.S. News and World Report.

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