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Links to the Common Data Sets Posted by Colleges

richs73casrichs73cas Posts: 900Registered User Member
MODERATOR'S EDIT:

I really appreciate richs73cas gathering these links and sharing them with participants here. The thread has grown and been updating with the help of many other CC participants. As I post this edit, you can jump to the 2014 revision of the list, spread over multiple posts in alphabetical order,
http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/college-search-selection/76444-links-to-the-common-data-sets-posted-by-colleges-p34.html

Keep up the good work.
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Replies to: Links to the Common Data Sets Posted by Colleges

  • razorsharprazorsharp Posts: 6,161Registered User Senior Member
    Great list.
  • 2331clk2331clk Posts: 1,656Registered User Senior Member
    richs73cas,

    I've already added your post to my list of Favorites...great post and thanks.
  • emeraldkity4emeraldkity4 Posts: 35,861Registered User Senior Member
    this is the closest thing I could find to Harvards dataset
    By standard measures of academic talent, including test scores and academic performance in school, this year's applicant pool (and admitted group) remained quite similar to last year's impressive Class of 2008. For example, once again 56 percent of the candidates scored 1400 or higher on SATs; almost 2,150 scored a perfect 800 on their SAT verbal test; more than 3,200 scored an 800 on the SAT math; and nearly 3,200 were valedictorians of their high school classes.
  • minimini Posts: 26,431Registered User Senior Member
    Amazing, and they still rank 26th (out of 31 schools) in student satisfaction with academic quality.
    http://www.boston.com/news/education/higher/articles/2005/03/29/student_life_at_harvard_lags_peer_schools_poll_finds/
  • WS17WS17 Posts: 663Registered User Member
    Excellent post. Thanks.
  • macinicimacinici Posts: 157Registered User Junior Member
    bookmark...
  • SAT=MyKryptoniteSAT=MyKryptonite Posts: 248Registered User Junior Member
    where is gtown
  • interesteddadinteresteddad Posts: 24,177Registered User Senior Member
    For example, once again 56 percent of the candidates scored 1400 or higher on SATs; almost 2,150 scored a perfect 800 on their SAT verbal test; more than 3,200 scored an 800 on the SAT math; and nearly 3,200 were valedictorians of their high school classes.

    Actually, this data just shows how little self-selection there is in the Harvard applicant pool.

    Based on this data, almost half of the people who apply have SATs below Harvard's 25th percentile. Why bother? Did they research the school at all?

    And 85% of Harvard's applicants were not valedictorians of their high school? What are they thinking? Yeah, I'm 25th in my class and I was editor of the yearbook, so I'm applying to Harvard?

    Maybe I'm nuts. But it seems like common sense that, if you don't have a very strong class rank and 1400+ SATs, you probably aren't going to get accepted to Harvard. Who is advising these kids?

    So what we really have is half the apps going straight from the envelop to the recyling bin and an acceptance rate in the high teens from the stack of "real" applications.
  • hazmathazmat Posts: 8,435User Awaiting Email Confirmation Senior Member
    I love the Vals stat the most.....a low quality Val but they think they count for the big time. I hear about and read this all the time. It reminds me of the PSAT National Merit stuff.
  • SAT=MyKryptoniteSAT=MyKryptonite Posts: 248Registered User Junior Member
    where is gtown ahhhh
  • Cre8tive1Cre8tive1 Posts: 1,342Registered User Senior Member
    Yeah, there was the 1560 SAT valedictorian from New York a few years ago who applied to every Ivy with an essay that said please disregard my essay, I'm not that good of a writer, just review the rest of my application...from what Brown told me, he's going to a state school now. To this date, Brown still retells that story at their information sessions.

    With 32,000 vales in the country, why does everyone think they're going to get into an Ivy, or have a shot at Harvard no less?
  • xiggixiggi Posts: 25,434Registered User Senior Member
    These reports are not intended for public distribution and are therefore only accessible to Wellesley College faculty, staff, and students. They may not be distributed off-campus by e-mail, World Wide Web, paper, or other means. If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Institutional Research (Telephone: (781) 283-3183 or (781) 283-3288; email: lbaldwin or aevans).
  • thethoughtprocessthethoughtprocess Posts: 4,167Registered User Senior Member
    I'm looking for Georgetowns and Dukes along with these
  • fireflyscoutfireflyscout Posts: 5,367Registered User Senior Member
    Thank you! This is very helpful.
  • richs73casrichs73cas Posts: 900Registered User Member
    thethoughtprocess

    Georgetown and Duke don't seem to have their Common Data Sets Posted
    Here's Links to their Institutional Research Web Pages:
    Georgetown: http://www.georgetown.edu/opir/
    Duke: http://www.provost.duke.edu/units/factbook.html

    Maybe if you contact them they would e-mail it to you.
    Good Luck
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