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Acceptance Rates?

BaelorBaelor Posts: 3,640Registered User Senior Member
edited March 2010 in Stanford University
Has anyone calculated SCEA, RD, and total acceptance rates and numbers? I don't know if the RD ones have been released yet, just wondering. I am interested in the HYPS numbers this year, given Yale's decrease in apps and Princeton's enormous increase.
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  • ocgirl92ocgirl92 Posts: 298Registered User Junior Member
    "Of the 32,022 students who applied for admission, just 7.2% (2300) were offered admission. Roughly 3% (998) were offered a space on the waitlist."

    Source: Admission News : Stanford University


    Yeah it will definitely be interesting to see the stats this year.
  • KevRusKevRus Posts: 633Registered User Member
    Did they post the SCEA statistics?
  • ocgirl92ocgirl92 Posts: 298Registered User Junior Member
    "The number of high school students seeking early admission for the Class of 2014 – 5,566 applicants – was the highest in Stanford University's history.
    Stanford has sent acceptance letters to 753 early applicants, or 13.5 percent of those who applied, the Office of Undergraduate Admission announced today."

    Source: Stanford admits 753 early applicants


    I wonder if the stat about the 7.2% acceptance rate includes the REA admits?
  • AffeAffe Posts: 153Registered User Junior Member
    It includes REA admits. I remember doing the math before. The RD acceptance rate was estimated to be 5.8% and overall to be 7.2% (seems on target)
  • BaelorBaelor Posts: 3,640Registered User Senior Member
    Thanks for the info. I believe Yale will have a similar acceptance rate. Princeton should dip to around 8% or so, and H will have one similar to last year. It will be interesting to see whether Princeton can dip to YS levels without the benefit (in terms of having a low admissions rate) of an SCEA with high-yield applicants that permits a lower RD rate.
  • cardfancardfan Posts: 166Registered User Junior Member
    I am also interested in HYP admit rates. I am doing this from memory. Wasn’t Harvard’s overall admit rate 7.0% last year so it will even be slightly lower this year.

    Yale’s overall number of applications was down from last year so their admit rate should be slightly higher than last year. Princeton’s admit rate last year was 9.8% and should be around 8% this year as noted earlier.

    One thing I noticed is that the HYP students are far more obsessed with their school’s admit rate than Stanford students. My son goes to Stanford. He and his friends couldn’t care less about the admit rates. The only way he would know what it is would be if I told him.

    Last year Princeton’s number of applications decreased slightly and there were over 500 viewer comments on the article in Princeton’s student newspaper. They were mainly about what Princeton had to do to get more students to apply. In contrast, you will find 1 or 2 viewer comments on the Stanford Daily about the admit rate.
  • BaelorBaelor Posts: 3,640Registered User Senior Member
    Last year Princeton’s number of applications decreased slightly and there were over 500 viewer comments on the article in Princeton’s student newspaper.

    The number of applications increased. The admit rate went up slightly because of the class expansion, not because Princeton received fewer apps. Just clarifying.

    One thing I noticed is that the HYP students are far more obsessed with their school’s admit rate than Stanford students. My son goes to Stanford. He and his friends couldn’t care less about the admit rates. The only way he would know what it is would be if I told him.

    You're right -- that is definitely a difference between Stanford and HYP. It is worth noting, however, the Stanford recruits applicants through mail and email just as much as HYP does. Actually more than P last year, which was part of the frustration. I, for example, received mail from HYS, but not from P (have not yet talked to someone who has). On the other hand, P jumped on board this year, took off the Princeton app, and had an increase in 19%. So although the students at S might not care, the administrations at all of HYPS most definitely do.
  • ewhoewho Posts: 1,154Registered User Senior Member
    Early Decision /Action for Class of 2014
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    School Applied Accepted Admit Rate
    MIT ,5684, 590, 10.4%
    Stanford, 5566, 753, 13.5%
    Yale, 5235, 730, 13.9%


    Last year's data

    Admitted, Matriculated , Acceptance Rate, School, Comments
    2175, 1663, 7.5%, Harvard, ......... 127 from the waitlist
    1958, 1307, 7.5%, Yale, ...............7 from the waitlist
    2427, 1696, 8%, Stanford, ............127 from the waitlist
    1675, 1071, 10.7%, MIT, .............. 78 from the waitlist
    2209, 1301, 10.1%, Princeton, .............59 from the waitlist

    If they accept the same number of students as Stanford did, the projected initial acceptance rates for this year would be:


    Harvard -- 7.25%
    Yale -- 7.8%
    Princeton -- 8.8%

    Stanford -- 7.2%
  • ewhoewho Posts: 1,154Registered User Senior Member
    If they accept the same number of students as Stanford did, the projected initial acceptance rates for this year would be:
    I meant :

    If they accept the same numbers of students as they did last year:

    Princeton: 2150/26166=8.2%
    Yale: 1951/25800=7.56%
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