Where Early Admissions Programs Weren't Axed, Fewer Early Applications

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After several schools dropped early admissions this year, some that stuck with the option are getting fewer applicants. Yale and Brown both report receiving fewer early applications to the class of 2011, with Yale posting a 13 percent decrease from last year and Brown 2.5 percent. Harvard, Princeton, the University of Virginia, and several other schools dropped early admissions this year, calling the program a deterrent to low-income students.