This week, the Ivy League colleges released their admissions decisions, we learned that grad school applications are up, and more schools mandated vaccinations for the fall.
On Tuesday, the Ivy League notified Regular Decision applicants of their admissions decisions. Due to large increases in applications this year, acceptance rates are at an all-time low. You can see the Ivy numbers here. But the Ivies aren’t the only schools that saw large application increases; application surges (along with plummeting admit rates) were the trend at other selective schools.
It has also been a competitive year for graduate school admissions. Many institutions are reporting application increases in the fields of medicine, law, business — and to some people’s surprise — in fields such as psychology, economics, and philosophy. Yes, philosophy!
Rutgers was the first school to announce that vaccinations will be required for in-person learning next fall. Many schools followed suit this week including Cornell, Brown, and Northeastern. We’re keeping track of colleges requiring vaccinations for fall on our blog. Make sure to check back often for updates.
Current high school seniors asked what college will look like next year given all of the changes due to the pandemic, and NPR enlisted current college students to answer their questions. You can listen to the story here.
Also in Covid-related news, The Ohio State University has administered more Covid tests than more than 10 states combined! Despite having a population of 60,000 students, OSU students returned to campus last fall and have had no major outbreaks.