Okay, so I plan on applying to Christopher Newport, my first college choice, (CNU) this upcoming fall. I recently went to the campus for an open house and learned alot but something still confused me. When looking at the collegeboard.com (Pretty reliable?) admission statistics it list the previous years applicants as so:
Total applicants- 6,831
Early Decision & Action
Applied early decision - 430
Admitted early decision - 338
Applied early action - 2,843
Admitted early action - 2,148
What confuses me is that the whole college only has a mere 5000 students ovderall. And (confirmed by the president of college) the freshman class is only comprised of 1200 students. Does this mean that they received 6800 (around 9000 when including all admission outlets) applications, admitted 4400 of them, but only allowed 1200 in for the next year?
This is important because the selective-ness of the college is very important to me because i dont have the greatest academics at the moment.
Many websites have CNU at about a 50-56% for admission rate, but i dont see how that can be true.
Someone please clear this up for me!
Heres the collegeboard.com link for the college