--Acceptance Rate: 23%
Carnegie Mellon has two rounds of binding early decision admissions: the first group was notified Dec. 15 and the second group will be notified on Jan. 15. Carnegie Mellon's early applications are up 12% from last year, when the comparable acceptance rate was 34%.
8. Georgia Institute of Technology
--Acceptance Rate: 55%
Georgia Tech has a non-binding early action admissions program. The number of early applications received by Georgia Tech is up 6% from last year. Georgia Tech deferred 21% of applicants to the regular admissions decision round.
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