140 students in 2009, only 9% of those who applied to dartmouth early decision, were deferred this year.
versus last year in 2008, 526 students were deferred early decision. 52 students in 2008, about 10% of those who were deferred, were then accepted regular decision.
my question is that since Dartmouth deferred nearly 400 fewer students this year does that mean that the acceptance rate for deferred students will be higher this year than last year? if 52 deferred students are accepted regular decision this year that would mean deferred students have a 37% chance of being accepted regular decision.
also, what about the factor that applications increased by 7.5 % regular decision this year? will that hurt the chances of deferred students being accepted regular decision?
i am a deferred legacy and so i'm very curious if my chances are higher than 10% that i will be accepted regular decision. does it help that i am a legacy? in the letter that i received, dartmouth did say that the chances of getting in for deferred students are still very slim.