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 more than 8,500 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, empathy 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.

Resources for:

First-year applicants
International applicants
Transfer applicants
Non-traditional applicants