Anyone know the wait-list statistics? I know that 932 were waitlisted this year, but generally, how many choose to stay on it? I know that the # of people they pull off the waitlist is roughly 20-59, so I'd like to make a very rough estimate to see my chances. I already got into Princeton, but I might still choose Yale over Princeton. I imagine of the people who choose to stay on the wait-list, the chance would be less than 10% still.
collegehapy: I'm in the same situation as you- accepted at Duke, waitlisted at Yale, would rather go to Yale. I'm hoping the same thing, because reading about last year's waitlistees (thanks for the links, 187!) was not heartening.
ricochet99999: Now that is just cruel! I fervently hope that you are able to get off of one of those waitlists, at least...
I have a bad feeling that Yale's going to oversubscribe again this year. That is, unless the admissions officers anticipated a similar event from last year. I'm content with with my choices so far though.
not sure if this will be a factor but apparently less upperclassmen are deciding to move off campus, resulting in housing overcrowding
even if yale isnt oversubscribed this year, they may not want to admit more students?
The big unknown is the yield rate. Admissions offices have to predict, based on past experience, how many accepted students will decide to come. It's more of a problem if too many accept (because Yale won't have anyplace to put some of them) than if too few (because you can go to the wait list). Last year, Yale took very few because yield was higher than anticipated. It could be better or worse this year -- it won't be until May that anyone knows.