They have to admit a lot more than double that if they want to fill the class. Since only around 20% of people choose to attend, they have to admit 5 times the size of the class which would be around 5000 people.
You are correct efg88. With a yield of 20% they need to offer admission to 5x the size of the freshman class. Perhaps this is why they jumped the gun in notifying RD students earlier than anticipated.
20% is an awful yield considering that there are two rounds of ED. They must be attempting to increase the yield which will eventually lead to a decrease in the acceptance rate.
U of R was very high on my list. I really liked the school but still had two schools that I favored more. During my interview, I candidly discussed the yield of U of Rochester and was told that the location was the main reason that applicants considered Rochester a second choice. Put U of R in a more desirable location and the school would be ranked in the top 25, have a higher yield and lower acceptance rate. The extreme winter weather and lack of sun are unfortunate.
I was accepted and I will wait until my financial aid offers to decide if I will attend. Rochester is my top choice right now if I can afford to go. I also applied to BU, Emory, George Washington, Tulane, Penn State, Brandeis, University of Miami, and Ga Tech.
Accepted to U Rochester (RD) + SUNY Albany Honors, SUNY Bing, SUNY Stony
Applied to: Oberlin College, Cornell University, Case Western Reserve University, Brandeis University, SUNY Binghamton, SUNY Stony Brook, SUNY Albany
U Rochester's got a great reputation for being a great school n its one of my top choices but Im really positive yet - i wonder why a school with such a great rep has gotten so much less selective though (wow 5k is alot of acceptances for such a small class)
Accepted UR (EDII), also accepted to SUNY Albany and Buffalo, Drew, Rutgers, Drexel, Temple
Others applied to: UPenn, CMU, JHU, GWU, Ursinus, TCNJ...others i forget
yeah, it definitely ranks in the "very selective" category by any ranking system including US News.
I havent heard back from rochester yet, but it is one of my top choices...when do u think ill hear back regular decision? what were all ur stats? im 7 for 7 so far in acceptances, tulane, uiuc, depauw, ithaca, bing....some others...i hope i get in..