|gibby ||03-29-2012 08:55 PM |
2,032 admitted to Class of ’16
[url=http://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2012/03/2032-admitted-to-class-of-16/]2,032 admitted to Class of ?16 | Harvard Gazette[/url]
Letters and email notifications of admission to Harvard College were sent today to 2,032 students, 5.9 percent of the applicant pool of 34,302.
With the return of Early Action this year, it is more difficult than in the past to predict how many admitted students will accept Harvard’s offer of admission. “We have always been conservative about the number of acceptances sent out at this time of year in order to avoid the possibility of overcrowding. Harvard’s high graduation rate — typically 97 to 98 percent — leaves little margin for error,” said William R. Fitzsimmons, dean of admissions and financial aid. “As always, we expect to use the waiting list, and in some recent years as many as 200 students have been admitted in May and June.”
“This year’s applicant pool was remarkable by any standard in its academic and extracurricular excellence,” said Fitzsimmons. More than 14,000 scored 700 or above on the SAT critical reading test; 17,000 scored 700 or above on the SAT math test; 15,000 scored 700 or higher on the SAT writing test; and 3,800 were ranked first in their high school classes.
|persman ||03-29-2012 09:05 PM |
Just for comparison, the class of 2013 got a 7% acceptance rate, 2014 6.9%, 2015 6.2%, and 2016 5.9%.
|WindCloudUltra ||03-29-2012 09:12 PM |
My class had an admit rate of 9.1%.
|WindCloudUltra ||03-30-2012 11:42 AM |
Wait. That can't be right. The 2,032 number also includes e 600-700 or so from Early Action right? So the actual number of acceptances sent out yesterday is somewhere along the lines of 1,400?
|gibby ||03-30-2012 11:48 AM |
^^^ 1260 RD + 772 SCEA = 2,032 Total
See: [url=http://www.thecrimson.com/article/2012/3/29/admissions-harvard-rate-2016/]Harvard Accepts Record Low of 5.9 Percent to the Class of 2016 | News | The Harvard Crimson[/url]
We should see about 40-80 students will be accepted from the waitlist.
|WindCloudUltra ||03-30-2012 12:00 PM |
So that first sentence of the Gazette article is technically not correct, since the early action acceptances were sent several months ago.
So RD rate ~4.19%.
|gibby ||03-30-2012 12:03 PM |
^^ Lower. The Crimson article calculated the RD rate at 3.8 percent.
"The admit rate for those considered under regular decision, including the 2,838 early action candidates who were deferred to the original round, was 3.8 percent."
|WindCloudUltra ||03-30-2012 12:15 PM |
Ah ok. I didn't have the number of deferrals...
|HarvardParent ||03-30-2012 01:40 PM |
The number of total admission seems to be calculated with a yield rate of 90% for EA and 77% for RD. I think both would be really close to the real yield rates and there will be very few people coming off the waitlist. It the yield for EA is as high Fitz thinks it would be, they may have to ask people to take a gap year.
It does not matter as you are over-thinking on this. The "overall" yield tells you that they are counting down the yield from 1670/2032 = 82% to lower. For 81%, they will take 30 students from the waitlist; for 80%, they will take 55 students.
So Stanford does not think that its yield is going to change much.
[url=http://admission.stanford.edu/site/news/index.html#n102]Admission News : Stanford University[/url]
If Harvard's yield stays the same, Harvard will take 165 students, like what the Dean said.
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