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College Admissions Statistics Class of 2022


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  • bronze2bronze2 Registered User Posts: 243 Junior Member
    Many schools have announced they are fully enrolled or oversubscribed and not using the waitlist this year. Yields look to be up.

    Although some big schools (notably publics - UC's, UNC, UMich) have yet to announce their admission data, here are some macro numbers from this cycle and trends among the most competitive schools.

    Applications to Ivy schools are up almost 10% with fewer admits:
    21,856 admits / 306,918 apps (data from announcements) for class of 2022 compared to 23,166 / 281,075 for class of 2021 and 23,503 / 273,029 for class of 2020 (common data set). The percentages are 7.1%, 8.2%, 8.6% respectively. Note that the total number of admits has decreased as expected yields increase.
    More admits are coming in through EA/ED, where applications are also up 10%:
    7,453 admits / 41,015 apps (Columbia estimated to admit 700 early), compared to 7,280 / 37,378 for 2021 and 7,083 / 34,186 for 2020. The EA/ED admit rate has declined but in relative terms not as much as the RD rate - it is 18.2% v 19.5% v 20.7% for 2020.
    Backing out the RD rate (not including deferred EA/ED apps added back into the RD pool), this is where the decrease in the number of admits is felt the most:
    14,403 RD admits / 265,903 RD apps, compared to 15,886 / 243,697 and 16,420/ 238,843. RD admit rate of 5.4% v 6.5% v 6.9%. This is a 20% relative drop in two years.

    Schools with an admit rate of below 10% in this cycle (18 schools*) had total admit / total apps as follows:
    2022 - 37,632 / 533,705 (7.05%) (assume Caltech is 537 / 8,200);
    2021 - 39,380 / 486,541 (8.09%);
    2020 - 40,435 / 478,656 (8.45%).
    A similar pattern of increasing EA/ED admits. No EA/ED data on Caltech, Chicago, Pomona, Stanford, Swarthmore yet this year, but comparing the EA/ED data on the other 13 schools across years:
    2022 - 10,195 / 59,400 (17.2%) (assume Columbia 700 / 4085 and Vanderbilt 861/4200);
    2021 - 10,085 / 53,864 (18.7%);
    2020 - 9,963 / 49,844 (20.0%).
    So, slightly more spots at EA/ED, fewer overall admits meaning even fewer RD admits for a much larger RD pool of applicants.

    * The 18 schools are the 8 Ivy schools minus Cornell (admit rate of 10.3%) plus Stanford, MIT, Caltech, Pomona, Chicago, Duke, Northwestern, Claremont McKenna, Vanderbilt, Swarthmore and Johns Hopkins.
  • sbballersbballer Registered User Posts: 587 Member
    @Testingearly INSANE!

    Stanford's yield is even more remarkable considering it only admits about 33% of its class EA vs 50% for most of the ivies.
  • collegemomjamcollegemomjam Registered User Posts: 1,882 Senior Member
    Anyone know the ED I, ED II and RD breakdowns for Middlebury and Wesleyan?
  • lime20002001lime20002001 Registered User Posts: 90 Junior Member
    Wesleyan Class of 2022

    EDI 279 admitted out of 718 applicants
    EDII 125 admitted out of 378 applicants
    RD 1829 admitted out of 11,692 applicants

    total admitted 2233 out of 12788 applicants

    Middlebury Class of 2022

    EDI 326/650
    EDII 73/240
    RD 1297/8340

    total 1698/9230
  • citivascitivas Registered User Posts: 655 Member
    edited June 2018
    Is there Davidson, Bowdoin, Williams, Vassar and Pomona data that breaks out ED1 and ED2 like above?
  • HurricaneadmitHurricaneadmit Registered User Posts: 20 Junior Member
    Does anyone know the stat for early admission admit rate at Barnard?
  • collegemomjamcollegemomjam Registered User Posts: 1,882 Senior Member
    Forgive my ignorance, but a number of people have mentioned that the CDS is the most accurate resource on scores.

    How do I access their results? Just google Common Data Set Colleges?

    I'm sure I should know this....sorry!
  • lime20002001lime20002001 Registered User Posts: 90 Junior Member
    To my knowledge, Barnard has disclosed the number of ED applicants (993) in 2022 but not the number admitted. You will have to wait until the 2018/19 common data set is published. In 2017/18 the number of ED applicants admitted was 289 out of a total of 934 applicants. In 2016/2017 the numbers were 277/787.
  • BorgityBorgBorgityBorg Registered User Posts: 312 Member
    edited June 2018
    @collegemomjam yes, usually "common data set [name of college]" will get you straight to the college's page that will have a long history of CDSs... Remember that the CDS will reflect *enrolled* student scores and so we won't see 2018-2019 CDS results (from this spring's admissions process) until mid-December at the earliest for the most eager schools.
  • evergreen5evergreen5 Registered User Posts: 1,409 Senior Member
    edited June 2018
    @collegemomjam The CDS is easiest to compare between schools because the yardstick is the same (enrolled students). Just keep in mind that the latest CDS, 2017-2108, has stats for class of 2021, of which a portion took the Old SAT. The CDS requires Old scores be concorded to New using the 2016 tables such that inaccuracy in the tables may then infect the 2017-18 CDS for reported SAT scores. That issue will go away with the 2018-19 CDS next winter. However also note that the 2018-19 CDS won't be searchable at NCES until a year from now. https://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/
  • citivascitivas Registered User Posts: 655 Member
    @lime20002001 Thanks, but I had seen all those pages you linked to and none of them addressed the specific stats for ED1 and ED2. I was responding to the post directly above mine which did break it out for a couple peer LAC's to those I listed. Those break outs on not in those schools CDS's either.
  • collegemomjamcollegemomjam Registered User Posts: 1,882 Senior Member
    Thanks @evergreen5 and @BorgityBorg

    So I have a sophomore son.

    I won't have reliable data from the CDS until about a year from now that could help me with the colleges on his list? (I know I can probably get info from the colleges' websites).
  • evergreen5evergreen5 Registered User Posts: 1,409 Senior Member
    @collegemomjam Over on the concordance thread I posted a few schools where I could compare New scores vs the CDS for class of 2021. There are slight differences. https://talk.collegeconfidential.com/discussion/comment/21584384/#Comment_21584384 You can use the CDS data for a first cut, on 2021 numbers, and then look up the class profile for 2022 in the fall.

    In any year, there will always be the delay between when the class profile is posted and when the CDS is available and the even longer delay before the CDS data is searchable on NCES.
  • lime20002001lime20002001 Registered User Posts: 90 Junior Member
    The EDI and EDII results that I posted for Wesleyan and Middlebury were obtained from press releases issued by the schools. Vassar and Bowdoin do not publish breakdowns between EDI and EDII. Williams only has one round of ED.
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