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Waitlist Statistics

Being waitlisted isn’t as crushing a result as being rejected, but it can feel like you’ve been exiled to admissions purgatory.

It’s important to know if your waitlisted status means you still have a serious shot at being admitted to your first-choice university or if it’s the equivalent of a Powerball ticket. For example, at Amherst, Tufts, and Yale somewhere between zero and 20 students are likely to be plucked from the waitlist. On the other hand, Stanford, Colby College, and Northwestern all took more than 60 students off of their waitlists. The following table indicates waitlist statistics at some of America’s most selective colleges and universities for the 2022-23 academic year.

*Data collected from Common Data Set (CDS) forms and institutional websites.

Table updated November 2023

InstituteApplicants Placed on WaitlistApplicants Accepting Spot on WaitlistStudent Accepted from Waitlist
138600Agnes Scott CollegeYes0N/A
210669Allegheny CollegeYes482
131159American UniversityAUYes9,14688
164465Amherst CollegeYes1,41936
197869Appalachian State UniversityApp StateYes1,350194
104151Arizona State UniversityASUNoN/AN/A
100858Auburn UniversityNoN/AN/A
164580Babson CollegeYes2,6990
189088Bard CollegeNoN/AN/A
189097Barnard CollegeYes2,52466
160977Bates CollegeYes2,4410
223232Baylor UniversityYes3,767491
238333Beloit CollegeYes2019
230816Bennington CollegeYes8823
164739Bentley UniversityYes1,59422
156295Berea CollegeNoN/AN/A
164748Berklee College of MusicYes8212
196079Binghamton UniversityYes7,669309
142115Boise State UniversityNoN/AN/A
164924Boston CollegeBCYesNot ReportedNot Reported
164988Boston UniversityBUYes9,6433
161004Bowdoin CollegeYesNot Reported10
165015Brandeis UniversityYes1,6387
230038Brigham Young University-ProvoBYUNoN/AN/A
217156Brown UniversityYesNot Reported15
217165Bryant UniversityYes2808
211273Bryn Mawr CollegeYes1,2930
211291Bucknell UniversityYes3,46310
150163Butler UniversityYes6212
110404California Institute of TechnologyCaltechYes19515
111081California Institute of the ArtsYesNot ReportedNot Reported
110422California Polytechnic State University-San Luis ObispoCal PolyYes10,233345
110529California State Polytechnic University-PomonaYes10,742381
110556California State University-FresnoNoN/AN/A
110565California State University-FullertonYesNot ReportedNot Reported
110583California State University-Long BeachYesNot ReportedNot Reported
110592California State University-Los AngelesNoN/AN/A
173258Carleton CollegeYes1,36330
211440Carnegie Mellon UniversityCMUYes8,98643
201645Case Western Reserve UniversityYes11,620436
131283Catholic University of AmericaNoN/AN/A
156408Centre CollegeYes32822
230852Champlain CollegeYes1,288114
111948Chapman UniversityYes9920
112260Claremont McKenna CollegeCMCYes85011
165334Clark UniversityYes80245
190044Clarkson UniversityYes1123
217882Clemson UniversityYes10,0571,667
161086Colby CollegeYes5,13032
190099Colgate UniversityYes3,6630
217819College of CharlestonYes2,6591,041
160959College of the AtlanticYes471
166124College of the Holy CrossYes2,0051
231624College of William and MaryW&MYes4,0044
126678Colorado CollegeCCYes1932
126775Colorado School of MinesYes7656
126818Colorado State UniversityCSUNoN/AN/A
190150Columbia University in the City of New YorkYesNot ReportedNot Reported
128902Connecticut CollegeYes2,4845
190372Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and ArtYes9624
153162Cornell CollegeNoN/AN/A
190415Cornell UniversityYes7,729260
181002Creighton UniversityYes740
190512CUNY Bernard M Baruch CollegeNoN/AN/A
190594CUNY Hunter CollegeYes5,3531,676
182670Dartmouth CollegeYes2,09841
198385Davidson CollegeYesNot ReportedNot Reported
202523Denison UniversityYes1,56433
144740DePaul UniversityYes2,63778
150400DePauw UniversityYesNot ReportedNot Reported
212009Dickinson CollegeYes97418
153269Drake UniversityNoN/AN/A
184348Drew UniversityYes14120
212054Drexel UniversityYesNot ReportedNot Reported
198419Duke UniversityYesNot ReportedNot Reported
212106Duquesne UniversityYes999274
150455Earlham CollegeNoN/AN/A
198464East Carolina UniversityECUNoN/AN/A
133492Eckerd CollegeYes3791
212197Elizabethtown CollegeNoN/AN/A
198516Elon UniversityYes2,915220
133553Embry-Riddle Aeronautical UniversityNoN/AN/A
165662Emerson CollegeYes2,02650
165671Emmanuel CollegeYesNot ReportedNot Reported
139658Emory UniversityYes6,448107
129242Fairfield UniversityYes4,57410
191126Fashion Institute of TechnologyFITYes928117
133669Florida Atlantic UniversityFAUNoN/AN/A
133881Florida Institute of TechnologyNoN/AN/A
133951Florida International UniversityFIUNoN/AN/A
134079Florida Southern CollegeNoN/AN/A
134097Florida State UniversityFSUYesNot ReportedNot Reported
191241Fordham UniversityYes10,496229
212577Franklin and Marshall CollegeF&MNoN/AN/A
441982Franklin W Olin College of EngineeringYes5928
218070Furman UniversityYes76928
232186George Mason UniversityGMUYes794302
131469George Washington UniversityGWUYes5,0981
131496Georgetown UniversityYes2,45540
139861Georgia College & State UniversityYes00
139755Georgia Institute of TechnologyGeorgia TechYes7,12241
139940Georgia State UniversityYesNot ReportedNot Reported
212674Gettysburg CollegeYes754Not Reported
235316Gonzaga UniversityYes1,829495
162654Goucher CollegeNoN/AN/A
153384Grinnell CollegeYes2,69958
212805Grove City CollegeYes14619
173647Gustavus Adolphus CollegeYes00
191515Hamilton CollegeYes3,0540
166018Hampshire CollegeYes71
150756Hanover CollegeYes109
166027Harvard UniversityYesNot ReportedNot Reported
115409Harvey Mudd CollegeHMCYes61217
212911Haverford CollegeYes1,7427
107080Hendrix CollegeYesNot ReportedNot Reported
170286Hillsdale CollegeYes1937
191630Hobart William Smith CollegesYes2271
191649Hofstra UniversityYes173130
170301Hope CollegeNoN/AN/A
131520Howard UniversityHUYes2,9310
145725Illinois Institute of TechnologyIITNoN/AN/A
145646Illinois Wesleyan UniversityYes00
151351Indiana University-BloomingtonIUBYes78225
153603Iowa State UniversityNoN/AN/A
191968Ithaca CollegeYes21673
232423James Madison UniversityJMUYes4,6661,198
162928Johns Hopkins UniversityJHUYes3,4430
213251Juniata CollegeNoN/AN/A
170532Kalamazoo CollegeYesNot ReportedNot Reported
155399Kansas State UniversityNoN/AN/A
203535Kenyon CollegeYes2,16523
169983Kettering UniversityNoN/AN/A
146427Knox CollegeYes81
213385Lafayette CollegeYes2,45617
146481Lake Forest CollegeYes00
239017Lawrence UniversityYes181
192323Le Moyne CollegeYes1023
213543Lehigh UniversityYes5,03493
209056Lewis & Clark CollegeYes93769
159391Louisiana State UniversityLSUNoN/AN/A
117946Loyola Marymount UniversityLMUYes6,78869
146719Loyola University ChicagoLUCNoN/AN/A
163046Loyola University MarylandYes5260
173902Macalester CollegeYes1,0810
161299Maine Maritime AcademyNoN/AN/A
192819Marist CollegeYes3,052136
239105Marquette UniversityYes344168
166683Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyMITYes7630
140447Mercer UniversityYes295255
204024Miami University-OxfordYes2,739257
171100Michigan State UniversityMSUYes3,00012
171128Michigan Technological UniversityNoN/AN/A
230959Middlebury CollegeYes2,25912
239318Milwaukee School of EngineeringMSOENoN/AN/A
176080Mississippi State UniversityNoN/AN/A
178411Missouri University of Science and TechnologyMUSTNoN/AN/A
180461Montana State UniversityNoN/AN/A
140553Morehouse CollegeYes732351
166939Mount Holyoke CollegeMHCYes1,0857
214175Muhlenberg CollegeYes6063
262129New College of FloridaYes10
185828New Jersey Institute of TechnologyNJITYesNot ReportedNot Reported
187967New Mexico Institute of Mining and TechnologyNMITNoN/AN/A
193900New York UniversityNYUYesNot ReportedNot Reported
199193North Carolina State UniversityNC StateYes7,43914
167358Northeastern UniversityYesNot ReportedNot Reported
147767Northwestern UniversityYesNot Reported83
204501Oberlin CollegeYesNot ReportedNot Reported
120254Occidental CollegeOxyYes1,47011
204796Ohio State UniversityOSUYes3,236468
204857Ohio UniversityOUYesNot ReportedNot Reported
204909Ohio Wesleyan UniversityNoN/AN/A
209542Oregon State UniversityOSUNoN/AN/A
214777Pennsylvania State UniversityPSU; Penn StateYes3,796419
121150Pepperdine UniversityYes1,6510
121257Pitzer CollegeYes7751
121345Pomona CollegeYes86613
194578Pratt Institute-MainYes1,306203
186131Princeton UniversityYes1,7100
217402Providence CollegeYes3,0053
243780Purdue University-Main CampusYes13,29019
130226Quinnipiac UniversityYes1,043256
186201Ramapo College of New JerseyYes873175
209922Reed CollegeYes167576
194824Rensselaer Polytechnic InstituteRPIYes1,7282
217493Rhode Island School of DesignRISDYesNot ReportedNot Reported
221351Rhodes CollegeYes1,1879
227757Rice UniversityYes4,2440
195003Rochester Institute of TechnologyRITYes2,115210
136950Rollins CollegeYes90221
152318Rose-Hulman Institute of TechnologyRHITYes23017
184782Rowan UniversityNoN/AN/A
186371Rutgers University-CamdenNoN/AN/A
186380Rutgers University-New BrunswickRUYesNot ReportedNot Reported
186399Rutgers University-NewarkNoN/AN/A
183239Saint Anselm CollegeYes1908
179159Saint Louis UniversitySLUNoN/AN/A
231059Saint Michael's CollegeYes797
122409San Diego State UniversitySDSUYes8,5850
122755San Jose State UniversitySJSUNoN/AN/A
122931Santa Clara UniversitySCUYes4,0098
195304Sarah Lawrence CollegeSLCYes1,24132
123165Scripps CollegeYes7222
236595Seattle UniversityYes3091
195474Siena CollegeYes2142
167783Simmons UniversityYesNot ReportedNot Reported
195526Skidmore CollegeYes3,0230
167835Smith CollegeYes2,25437
399911Soka University of AmericaYes12635
228246Southern Methodist UniversitySMUYes1,5473
228343Southwestern UniversityYes909
195216St Lawrence UniversitySLUYes30419
174844St Olaf CollegeYes88314
163976St. John's CollegeYes390
245652St. John's CollegeYes41
163912St. Mary's College of MarylandYes2429
243744Stanford UniversityYes5538
196176State University of New York at New PaltzYesNot ReportedNot Reported
137546Stetson UniversityYes28433
186867Stevens Institute of TechnologyYes2,173172
167996Stonehill CollegeYes1,16441
196097Stony Brook UniversityYes4,2531,028
196219SUNY at Purchase CollegeNoN/AN/A
196167SUNY College at GeneseoYes1,095334
196103SUNY College of Environmental Science and ForestryYes553
216287Swarthmore CollegeYesNot Reported0
196413Syracuse UniversityYes12,638321
216339Temple UniversityYes3,813633
228723Texas A & M University-College StationNoN/AN/A
228875Texas Christian UniversityTCUYes1,7332
229115Texas Tech UniversityNoN/AN/A
187134The College of New JerseyTCNJYes1,01818
206589The College of WoosterYes37711
193654The New SchoolYes714204
100751The University of AlabamaNoN/AN/A
180489The University of MontanaNoN/AN/A
137847The University of TampaYes6,0550
221759The University of Tennessee-KnoxvilleUTKYes2,198140
228778The University of Texas at AustinUT AustinNoN/AN/A
228787The University of Texas at DallasUTD; UT DallasNoN/AN/A
221519The University of the SouthYes32110
124292Thomas Aquinas CollegeYesNot ReportedNot Reported
216366Thomas Jefferson UniversityNoN/AN/A
164076Towson UniversityYes1,101240
130590Trinity CollegeYesNot ReportedNot Reported
229267Trinity UniversityYes1,50549
178615Truman State UniversityNoN/AN/A
168148Tufts UniversityYes2,664183
160755Tulane University of LouisianaYes6,2323
196866Union CollegeYes58210
128328United States Air Force AcademyUSAFANoN/AN/A
130624United States Coast Guard AcademyUSCGAYes3627
197027United States Merchant Marine AcademyYesNot ReportedNot Reported
197036United States Military AcademyUSMANoN/AN/A
164155United States Naval AcademyYes23361
196088University at BuffaloYes4,1991,115
100663University of Alabama at BirminghamUABNoN/AN/A
104179University of ArizonaUANoN/AN/A
106397University of ArkansasYes34315
110635University of California-BerkeleyUCB: UC BerkeleyYes8,45644
110644University of California-DavisUCD; UC DavisYes49603919
110653University of California-IrvineUCI; UC IrvineYes1288189
110662University of California-Los AngelesUCLAYes16,979367
445188University of California-MercedUC MercedNoN/AN/A
110671University of California-RiversideUCR; UC RiversideYes11,8822,282
110680University of California-San DiegoUCSD; UC San DiegoYes51,3502,400
110705University of California-Santa BarbaraUCSB; UC Santa BarbaraYes16,3402,793
110714University of California-Santa CruzUCSC; UC Santa CruzYes18,0991,573
132903University of Central FloridaUCFYes6,41019
144050University of ChicagoUChicagoYesNot ReportedNot Reported
201885University of Cincinnati-Main CampusYesNot ReportedNot Reported
126614University of Colorado BoulderYes6,570101
129020University of ConnecticutUConnYes3,966122
224323University of DallasNoN/AN/A
130943University of DelawareUDYes81917
127060University of DenverUDYes5003
134130University of FloridaUFNoN/AN/A
139959University of GeorgiaUGAYes3,02234
225511University of HoustonNoN/AN/A
142285University of IdahoNoN/AN/A
145600University of Illinois at ChicagoUICNoN/AN/A
145637University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignUIUCYes6,423166
153658University of IowaYes00
155317University of KansasKUNoN/AN/A
157085University of KentuckyUKNoN/AN/A
157289University of LouisvilleNoN/AN/A
161253University of MaineYesNot ReportedNot Reported
232681University of Mary WashingtonYesNot ReportedNot Reported
163268University of Maryland-Baltimore CountyUMBCYes1,116977
163286University of Maryland-College ParkUMDYes3000
166629University of Massachusetts-AmherstUMass AmherstYes8,53174
166638University of Massachusetts-BostonUMass BostonNoN/AN/A
166513University of Massachusetts-LowellUMass LowellYes29731
135726University of MiamiUMYes20,206115
170976University of MichiganUMichYes21,07877
174233University of Minnesota-DuluthNoN/AN/A
174251University of Minnesota-MorrisNoN/AN/A
174066University of Minnesota-Twin CitiesUMNYesNot ReportedNot Reported
176017University of MississippiOle MissNoN/AN/A
178396University of Missouri-ColumbiaMizzouNoN/AN/A
181464University of Nebraska-LincolnUNLNoN/AN/A
182281University of Nevada-Las VegasUNLVNoN/AN/A
182290University of Nevada-RenoUNRNoN/AN/A
183044University of New HampshireUNHYesNot ReportedNot Reported
199111University of North Carolina at AshevilleUNC AshevilleYes40326
199120University of North Carolina at Chapel HillUNC Chapel HillYes7,258383
199139University of North Carolina at CharlotteUNCC; UNC CharlotteNoN/AN/A
199148University of North Carolina at GreensboroUNCG; UNC GreensboroNoN/AN/A
199218University of North Carolina WilmingtonUNC WilmingtonYes1,360454
152080University of Notre DameUNDYes3,0460
207500University of OklahomaOUYes2,965191
209551University of OregonYes1,111235
215062University of PennsylvaniaUPennYes3,351147
215293University of PittsburghYes6,9051,666
209825University of PortlandYes40860
236328University of Puget SoundYes210
121691University of RedlandsNoN/AN/A
217484University of Rhode IslandURIYes8500
233374University of RichmondYes3,9030
195030University of RochesterYes2,23642
122436University of San DiegoUSDYes3,07237
122612University of San FranciscoUSFYes1,86368
215929University of ScrantonYes80821
218663University of South CarolinaUSCYes5,84728
137351University of South FloridaUSFNoN/AN/A
123961University of Southern CaliforniaUSCNoN/AN/A
174914University of St ThomasNoN/AN/A
231174University of VermontUVMYes7,3483
234076University of VirginiaUVAYes8,3687
377555University of Washington-Bothell CampusYes8882
236948University of Washington-SeattleUWYes9,450127
240444University of Wisconsin-MadisonUW-MadisonYes6,44911
216524Ursinus CollegeYes19216
221999Vanderbilt UniversityVandyYesNot Reported221
197133Vassar CollegeYes1,33632
216597Villanova UniversityYes3,35536
234030Virginia Commonwealth UniversityVCUYes22
233921Virginia TechVirginia TechYes75872458
152673Wabash CollegeNoN/AN/A
199847Wake Forest UniversityYesNot ReportedNot Reported
234207Washington and Lee UniversityW&L; WLUYes1,81611
164216Washington CollegeNoN/AN/A
236939Washington State UniversityWSUNoN/AN/A
179867Washington University in St LouisWashUYes3447168
168218Wellesley CollegeYes2,57844
168227Wentworth Institute of TechnologyNoN/AN/A
130697Wesleyan UniversityYes2,75481
216764West Chester University of PennsylvaniaYes1,876150
238032West Virginia UniversityWVUNoN/AN/A
125727Westmont CollegeNoN/AN/A
149781Wheaton CollegeYes1330
168281Wheaton CollegeYes251
237057Whitman CollegeYes390
125763Whittier CollegeNoN/AN/A
210401Willamette UniversityYesNot ReportedNot Reported
168342Williams CollegeYes2,2410
218973Wofford CollegeYes81133
168421Worcester Polytechnic InstituteWPIYes3,109574
130794Yale UniversityYes1,0009
197708Yeshiva UniversityYUNoN/AN/A

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