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Application Numbers

ModadunnModadunn Registered User Posts: 6,263 Senior Member
edited January 2009 in Amherst College
Found this in the Amherst Student (school paper):
The Amherst Student | News | College Admits 31 Percent of Early

442 applied ED. 140 accepted (31% acceptance rate)
Parker (Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid Tom Parker) expects that about 15-20 of the students deferred admission will be accepted in the spring, when regular decisions are made. They will be competing with the roughtly 7,650 regular decision applicants to the College. This represents approximately one percent drop in applicants from last year, when over 7,700 regular decision applications were recieved. This is notable because the previous year, the college say a 17-percent jump in applicants. According to Parker, most liberal arts colleges have seen similar decreases in regular applications.

Additionally:
The Class of 2013 is slated to have 465 students, 25 more students than the Class of 2012. Parker said there had been plans to gradually increase the size of the accepted class, but that the process was sped up in order to raise additional revenue given the economic climate.
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Replies to: Application Numbers

  • Seachai86442Seachai86442 - Posts: 895 Member
    Harvard University

    Number of Applicants recieved: 9,068
    Number Admitted: 2,105
    Number Deferred: 26
    Number of Accepted from Waiting List: 10
  • kwukwu Registered User Posts: 4,759 Senior Member
    Of those 140 students, 40 are students of color, nine are non-U.S. citizens and 27 are legacies. The accepted students come from 121 different secondary schools and boast average SAT scores of 713 in critical reading, 722 in math and 730 in writing...

    In addition to the 140 students accepted, the College also accepted nine Questbridge Scholars, who go through a different admissions process. The previous high had been four.

    Next year's class looks promising: I'm impressed.
  • middsmithmiddsmith Registered User Posts: 1,005 Senior Member
    the College also accepted nine Questbridge Scholars, who go through a different admissions process. The previous high had been four.
    Parker said there had been plans to gradually increase the size of the accepted class, but that the process was sped up in order to raise additional revenue given the economic climate.

    So Amherst locked in enough to fill the poor quota. RD round will be bloodbath for serfs, peasants and petit bourgeois. Brilliant!
  • kwukwu Registered User Posts: 4,759 Senior Member
    If tp wants to admit 25 more full-tuition paying trust fund kids/legacies, that's his decision.
    Williams pulled this stunt and their endowment rose by more than 100 million dollars (8 percent) in less than two months.
    Causation, no. Correlation, probably.

    Give us back our cereal, our juicy burgers, and our exotic fruit juices.
    Stop making us leap over puddles of soy sauce.

    Every institution has quotas. Let blood run in the streets.

    Preferably not on the way to Val, though.
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