The Office of Admissions received a total of 6,788 applicants for the class of 2020—two fewer than last year—according to Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid Scott Meiklejohn. There were 5,918 regular decision applicants, an increase of about one percent from last year.

Of the 614 Early Decision I (EDI) candidates, 207 were admitted—an acceptance rate of 33.7 percent. There were 256 Early Decision II (EDII) applicants; decisions for those applicants will be announced next Monday.

The 6,788 applicants represent 3,362 different high schools, a slight uptick from last year’s 3,271. This statistic has steadily increased over the past few years, a trend Meiklejohn has attributed to Bowdoin’s “increasing geographic reach.”