I just thought it would be worthy to start a new thread for us waitlistees of the class of 2016! And I hope this thread can provide us with some useful information too. I really want to go to Yale so I put my mind to work and did some calculations.
The only useful data is of 2006: waitlist: 728 placed, 204 accepted, 56 admitted
More data: - Yale's yield was 65,9% for 2015
- Yale's 2015 size was: 1,351 students
- Yale admitted 1975 students this year
- Yale waitlisted 1001 students this year
Assuming that yield rate stays the same (which won't happen of course) then 1975*0.659=1301. So 1301 students of the 1975 who got admitted will enroll. If we assume that the size of the class will be the same then there's room for 50 students (supposedly, students who will be taken off the waitlist). And also, if the wait list yield is the same of 2006, then of the 1001 that were put on the wait list this year, only 280 student will accept to remain on the wait list.
Thus, 50/280=18% chance that if you accepted to remain on the wait list you will be taken off it.
> 18% CHANCE!!!!
Nearly 1/5 chance. I don't know if this makes me happy or not, but I had to do it. Maybe the yield will come down or whatever. Hope the numbers are right though
But also, where are you going to college (if the wait list doesn't work)? What do you want to major in? Tell us everything!!!!!!!!!! (: