Yeah I got wait listed at UCONN.... And it was my first choice as well
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS: First of all UCONN is being quite snobby considering it really isn't that great of a school. Solid applicants who are in the top 10-15% of our classes with good grades and decent test scores should be admitted. I got accepted into PENN STATE-UNIVERSITY PARK (Smeal College of Business) which is by far 10 times better than UCONN's business programs. All i can say is try to contact the school, maybe write a letter (like I did) and figure out what the hell their problem is.
And for being overbooked already, that is quite nonsense because that article is talking about for this year, and since UCONN has the highest number of students living on campus over any college in the nation, UCONN probably isn't overbooked already.
My guess on the deal with their wait list is that all of the CT residents want to go there this year, and the OOS's that have money who want to go there are applying because they see how much fun it looks at the basketball games and they want to be a part of it.
DOES EVERYONE FEEL THaT THIS INFORMATION IS ACCURATE? LET ME KNOW!!!!
If you got accepted into Penn State Smeal, WHY would you want to go to Uconn--unless you are a CT resident, and the cost is a factor. PSU>UConn! Besides being better ranked in almost everything, UConn is in the middle of friggin nowhere. I got into PSU-UP (barely haha), which was by far my first choice; was waitlisted at Uconn. Uconn was about my third or fourth choice. I would have gone there if I had to, but I was dreading spending 4 years in Storrs. Major drawback to that school, I think. Happy Valley>Storrs :-) And I still don't get how they waitilisted EA people, but I'm glad to say I don't care about their silly waitlist anymore. Good luck to all of you still waiting and hoping!
I don't see how this has anything to do with UConn being snobby. They're not rejecting people for laughs and giggles, or simply because they can. If you were rejected or waitlisted, then to put it bluntly there were enough better applicants more suited than you that were accepted. That's pretty much it, anyone who feels it's more is just having a case of sour grapes.
This is not directed strictly to any sole person. MPM, good luck with the letter, I'm sure if you worded it right and expressed your feelings that should hopefully give you an edge.
mpm: you're probably right, but I agree....PSU-Smeal is far superior to U-Conn business..
It's like musical chairs this year with NE publics....OOS kids getting in to all neighboring schools while in-state being deferred/waitlisted/rejected from their own state's schools.....are you keeping score?: Umass, Binghamton, Penn State and now UConn......
Once again, this isn't directed at anyone. I understand how those of you who were rejected or wait-listed must feel. I wish you all the very best in your college searches and futures. With that said, you can accept the results with your head high, or be sore about it. The latter is the wrong way to go. That little tip right there is probably more valuable than anything you can learn at any college. I'm offering it free of charge. You guys can thank me in fifty years.
bhxgryphon --"I think you need to look into what a state school is supposed to do."
I think you are maybe implying here that state schools are supposed to give preference to their own in state students. Some state schools do that, and set a quota on OOS which makes OOS much harder to gain acceptance. Like UNC Chapel Hill caps OOS at 18% of student body by state law or something. And like UDel accepts all Delaware students meeting a certain (not necessarily lofty) criteria, leaving the OOS less spots to compete for.
But other schools like Penn State, University of Georgia, and many others emphasize that in state/oos does not factor in admissions decisions.
Do you know if UConn caps OOS enrollment, or is a 'resident-blind' school for admissions? Their website doesn't really state.
Catandmouse, I'm not an expert in UConn admissions, nor have I done much research. However, at a glance I would assume so. Their 1st year student body is 71%/29% in/out. That might be because there's a higher amount of in-state applicants overall, but once again, I would assume UConn chooses in-state students more than out-of state.
Okay I just wanted to clear up when I said they were being "snobby." They obviously aren't and I am mad I didn't get in... I apologize for what I said, but I still would really like to go there... We'll see what happens... Thanks for the advice everyone. Any ideas on what would be good to do to get off the wait list??