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Georgia tech acceptance rate for class of 2014?

testingasdftestingasdf Posts: 42Registered User Junior Member
I recently read that on the georgia tech site that they "received more than 13,500 applications for a freshman class of only 2,650." Would that make the acceptance rate around 20%? or am I forgetting to factor something in here
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  • ilyssa1257ilyssa1257 Posts: 410Registered User Member
    not everyone accepted goes...about 40% of accepted actually end up going to Tech.
  • testingasdftestingasdf Posts: 42Registered User Junior Member
    thats what i was thinking but then whats the purpose of the waitlist?
  • VeracityVeracity Posts: 228Registered User Junior Member
    They admit about 6500, and of those 6500, 2650 enroll at the school.

    Admission Rate: 48%
    Rate of Enrollment (of Admissions): 41%

    Seems about right I suppose. Current budget crisis could explain for the lower than usual Admissions ratings.
  • VeracityVeracity Posts: 228Registered User Junior Member
    I'm not exactly sure, the waitlist might be factored in either the 6500 admitted, or the 7500 they denied. If they are included in the second (7500) then there would be absolutely no way for anyone on the waitlist to get in.

    So, therefore, they must be included into the 6500 "admitted".

    Though I might be wrong, this seems like the most logical option.
  • testingasdftestingasdf Posts: 42Registered User Junior Member
    ohh i see now thanks
  • jim1980jim1980 Posts: 254Registered User Junior Member
    Not sure this is final result, but here is initial acceptance data from one Ga Tech web site (take as it is). GPA is weighted. (i.e. add .5 for AP or IB course).

    Acceptance Acceptance rate SAT SAT GPA
    All Colleges 6,363 48.28% 1412 2079 3.92
    All Colleges (male) 4,128 46.38% 1423 2087 3.91
    All Colleges (female) 2,235 52.24% 1391 2064 3.95
    All Colleges (in-state) 2,318 47.42% 1398 2065 3.98
    All Colleges (out-of-state) 3,523 56.69% 1424 2090 3.89
    All Colleges (international) 522 25.13% 1394 2063 3.91
  • AkshayMAkshayM Posts: 388Registered User Member
    does this include the ones waitlisted?/ (are these for this year or last year?)
  • jim1980jim1980 Posts: 254Registered User Junior Member
    This is for this year and do not include wait list.

    Not sure why international student is so low (only 25% acceptance rate). With all the budget issues, I would assume Ga Tech would increase more international students.
  • InPursuitInPursuit Posts: 436Registered User Member
    Do you have a link to the source for that data?
  • AkshayMAkshayM Posts: 388Registered User Member
    i thought they were decreasing the number of admits.. if there are still ~6500 admitted its just like last year's statistics where ~6500 were admitted and ~2650 enrolled
  • jim1980jim1980 Posts: 254Registered User Junior Member
    The admission data can be found in

    http://www.hyperion.gatech.edu/reports/irp/Deposited_Freshmen_PDF.pdf

    For latest data for this morning,

    13541 applied 6456 accepted 577 paid deposit

    There was more detailed report in the web site, but now it is being blocked.
  • AkshayMAkshayM Posts: 388Registered User Member
    aren't there any stats on the no. of students waitlisted?
  • gadzooksgadzooks Posts: 28Registered User New Member
    All Colleges (in-state) 2,318 47.42% 1398 2065 3.98
    All Colleges (out-of-state) 3,523 56.69% 1424 2090 3.89
    All Colleges (international) 522 25.13% 1394 2063 3.91

    Looks like they did favor out-of staters a bit statistically Jim. Difference between a 2065 and a 2090 SAT is less than 1 percentile (95th+ versus 96th) but the spread on the GPAs is slightly larger the opposite way (maybe around 5% assuming a normal and a range similar to last year) -- should put paid to the idea that GT favors in-staters for admission purposes.
  • G.P.BurdellG.P.Burdell Posts: 2,294User Awaiting Email Confirmation Senior Member
    You can't really claim that from just the median score.

    I would expect OOS to have a higher admission rate than in-state. Many in-state students apply just to apply to their in-state flagship, so you get more variability. The OOS students targeting GT are more likely to be set on engineering/science and academically qualified for admission (match/slight reach).
  • gadzooksgadzooks Posts: 28Registered User New Member
    Jim mentioned the low acceptance rate for internationals, but it seems clear from the test scores and the GPAs that there was no bias against them.

    I wasn't talking about acceptance rates though (I agree with you about the overall acceptance rates), I was just comparing in-state and out-of-state SAT scores and GPAs for those offered admission. It seems pretty much a wash, if anything a slight statistical bias for out-of-state students due to the GPA difference, which is likely accounted for by non-statistical measures (strength of schools, essays, rigor, ecs, etc.).

    Someone on another post today mentioned that in-state students get preference at GT for admission like some of the other big flagships in the south-- UNC, Clemson, Florida, etc., this data shows that they do not. Internationals, in-state, and out-of-state students are held to more or less the same standard (UGA has the same approach).

    Now, in-state has higher enrollment percentages after admission, perhaps biased low statistically for SAT and GPA, so the enrolled class comparisons in the Fall between in-state and out-of-state will show that out-of-state students are on average stronger, but that does not mean that there was a bias in admissions.

    A bit of a problem for Georgia residents though, if you want to attend a research university as an undergraduate, spots at GT and UGA are becoming increasingly harder to come by as out-of-state applicants increase, and all the surrounding states stack the admissions deck against out-of-state students (plus you lose the Hope and other financial considerations).

    In-state transfer students do get lower GPA cutoffs however (but budget cuts are starting to shut that door also).
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