US Early round quota

#1

For the early round (EA/ED), do top US universities have ‘quotas’?

For example, Harvard might have a limit of accepting 2 students (incl athletes) for EA
If there were four very high-calibre applicants (not athletes), would they accept all four, or waitlist two?
(All hypothetical, purely based on the assumption they have rough quotas)

Thanks in advance!

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#2

The Ivies are extremely private about this sort of info - so we actually don’t really know for sure what they would do in that situation.

Check out this article about Princeton trying to block admissions data, and you’ll get a sense of the tone of secrecy the top schools have about the choices they’re making: