Admission is competitive and highly selective

We take a holistic approach to admissions. We will read closely your essay, recommendations and additional materials. Read our collection of outstanding essays.

Each year, we have about 5,000 applicants for a class of approximately 500 students. We look for smart, interesting students with diverse perspectives and the ability to excel academically. We're also looking for important personal qualities like integrity, idealism and intellectual curiosity.

Tell us what gets you excited, where you find ideas, how you plan to change the world . . . Show us who you really are.

Application Requirements:

First-year
Transfer

Resources for:

International applicants
Transfer applicants
Non-traditional applicants
Athletes

Learn more:

Early decision information
Requirements and application deadlines
Admitted student statistics
Standardized test policy
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