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First Years

How to get yourself here.

Each year, we enroll just under 4,000 students in our first-year class. If you’d like to be one of them, you’re in the right place.

We offer two application deadlines for first-year applicants, so you can choose whichever deadline best fits your schedule. You’ll apply through the Common Application, a convenient online application that allows you to apply to multiple schools in one place.


Only your online application and your application fee must be submitted by the deadline, but we ask that you submit the other parts of the application (transcripts, test scores, and any other requested supporting materials) within 2-3 weeks after the deadline. The sooner your application becomes complete, the sooner we’ll be able to review it. After you’ve submitted your application, we’ll send you information on how to check the status of your application and view any missing items online.

All students who wish to be considered for need-based financial aid should submit the FAFSA and CSS/Profile by March 1. Learn more about applying for financial aid.

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