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I have to believe that Swarthmore shot themselves in the foot on this, sending out decisions (by Mail) last Thursday but only arriving 4 days later (March 31st), when we have had decisions from Ivy's and LAC for days, students have already in their minds decided where there preferences are, Swat has, I believe, missed out on alot of great students by leaving notifications and being the last to notify, anyone agree?
According to Jim Bock ’90, vice president and dean of admissions, in future years, the college may switch to exclusively electronic notifications of admissions decisions. This is a practice that many comparable institutions such as Williams and Amherst have adopted in recent years.
I can't believe that Swat had such a significant drop in applications! Do you guys no why?
Bock attributed the drop in applications to, among other things, “an increase in early decision activity at peer institutions; economic and demographic trends affecting many schools, especially in the northeast; and an additional essay the College required this year.”