According to the Yale Daily News, Yale's admissions office received 5% fewer application for early admission, down to 5,265 from 5,556 last year.
There is no explanation for the sudden drop in popularity of our favorite New Haven rival. "I think speculating about about small fluctuations in year to year counts is pointless," Jeff Brenzel, Yale dean of undergraduate admissions, said in an emailed statement to the YDN. He added that the early admission rate will likely reflect last year's figure of 13.4%.
Well, Yale sure won't be beating our early acceptance rate. We've already achieved the goal of ultimate exclusivity with zero percent.